There might be a 9th Gen Core i3 processor

There might be a 9th Gen Core i3 processor

i3 is Intel’s low tier flagship. The chip finds a sweet spot in the wallet of budget builders, delivering great ‘performance to price’ ratio. When Intel’s 9th gen chip line up info-graphic emerged, i3 was left out. However, recent leaks indicate that a piece of happy news might be on its way.

According to the recent leaks that have surfaced, Intel might be working on an i3-9100F chip. The chip will surely lack integrated graphics, due to its ‘F’ suffix. Intel has dropped i3 8100-F from ARK database which seems a move to make room for the 9100-F.

The i3 9100 will be based on Intel’s 14nm ++ architecture. The processor will most probably be a 4 core 4 thread chip with support for 64 gigs of 2400 MHz memory running in dual channel. Much like the 8100, the new chip would have a TDP of 65W.
A listing by DELL Australia has indicated that 9100 would support Intel® Turbo Boost Technology with a boost clock of 4.1 GHz, much unlike the earlier chips and contrary to the rumours.

We recently covered Intel’s sTIM leaks, so it seems like that the chip will come with normal pTIM (aka Thermal Grease) which is not much of a problem given that 9100 is an entry-level chip with a locked multiplier.

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Arnav Mishra
Feb 11, 2019