Meet Intel’s i3-13100F, The Fastest Quad Core CPU In The World

Intel is apparently having some serious problems as many South Asian retailers have got their hands on various Raptor Lake Non-K SKUs. This was first spotted by us when 2 critically acclaimed retailers in Pakistan had listed these CPUs for purchase. More on that here. Today, a Vietnamese YouTuber by the name of Real Tech posted the first benchmarks of the i3-13100F. Spoiler alert, i3-13100 is now the fastest 4-core CPU in the world, beating the i3-12100.

The Intel i3-13100F

First things first, the i3-13100 features a 4-core / 8-thread configuration with no e-cores. This CPU will arrive with 12MB of total cache while requiring just 65W of power. One should note that this SKU is merely an Alder Lake refresh so do not expect mind-boggling increments over the last-gen. This CPU should cost users between $100$150.

i3-13100F Specifications 

Now, let’s get to the performance metrics. The i3-13100F managed to score 1735 points in the single-core and 8837 points in the multi-core test when tested in Cinebench R23. That’s a respectable improvement over the 12100 considering we don’t exactly get to see more cores. 

i3-13100F Cinebench R23 Benchmark

The single-core performance is higher than the i5-12400, making the i3-13100 a really budget-friendly option. However, the multi-core performance is nowhere near the 12400F due to a lower core/thread count. We expect Intel to equip its i3-141XX CPUs with e-cores. Either way, this CPU puts up some serious competition for AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 Non-X offerings.

i3-13100F Cinebench R23 Benchmark (Comparison)

In Blender 2.92, the i3-13100F is slightly better than its Alder Lake counterpart. Moving over to 3Ds Max – Vray, we again see a negligible performance difference.

Gaming Performance

In gaming performance when paired with a GTX 1660 Super and 16GB of DDR4-3200 memory, the i3-13100F is just 1 FPS faster than the i3-12100F. This is really disappointing but then again, Shadow Of The Tomb Raider is not exactly a CPU-intensive title (when compared to e-sports titles). 

i3-13100F in SOTTR

Other games also show a very small performance increase including a major e-sports title, Valorant. Speaking of Valorant, the i3-13100F managed to score just 4% higher when compared to the i3-12100F. Yet again, the i5-12400F remains a better option. The sample size for a conclusive result is too small, so do not consider these benchmarks to be an actual representation of the performance. 

Release Date

Intel will unveil the Raptor Lake Non-K budget CPUs at CES 2023. As highlighted by a leaked schedule, the event is set to unfold on January 3, 2023, at 6:00

  • Raptor Lake-S non-K
    Announcement — January 3, 2023, 6:00

Do you think Intel has what it takes to dethrone AMD once again in the sub $150 CPU market? Tell us your views in the comment section. 

Source: Real Tech


Abdullah Faisal

With a love for computers since the age of five, Abdullah has always sought to delve into the depths of information, and uses it as his guiding light. He believes success is of utmost importance as history is written by the victor.