Intel has stealthily launched a competitor to AMD’s Ryzen 3 3300X—the Core i3-10100F, a potential budget gaming champion. The budget chip, as reported by Tom’s Hardware, was not part of Intel’s initial 10th Gen Comet Lake-S lineup.
It’s incredible how much the semiconductor space, specifically in desktop computing, has changed over the past few years. Intel has been a dominant player for the better part, until AMD’s Zen and subsequently Zen 2 architecture came into the picture. For the longest time, quad-core processors ruled the roost. Now we’re talking six, eight, ten cores, and more. Most importantly, prices have been driven down to the benefit of consumers.