Intel Core i3-12100F vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i3-12100F CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
Intel Core i3-12100F AMD Ryzen 5 5500

CPU comparison

Intel Core i3-12100F or AMD Ryzen 5 5500 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i3-12100F has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.30 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-12100F was released in Q1/2022.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500 has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500 was released in Q2/2022.
Intel Core i3 (205) Family AMD Ryzen 5 (86)
Intel Core i 12000 (34) CPU group AMD Ryzen 5000G (16)
12 Generation 4
Alder Lake S Architecture Cezanne (Zen 3)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
Intel Core i3-13100F Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i3-12100F has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i3-12100F is 3.30 GHz (4.30 GHz) while the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 has 6 CPU cores and 12 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 is at 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz).

Intel Core i3-12100F Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500
4 Cores 6
8 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
3.30 GHz Frequency 3.60 GHz
4.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.20 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Core i3-12100F Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Core i3-12100F or AMD Ryzen 5 5500 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i3-12100F can use up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 76.8 GB/s. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500 supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 51.2 GB/s.

Intel Core i3-12100F Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500
DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-3200
128 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
76.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
No ECC No
5.00 MB L2 Cache 3.00 MB
12.00 MB L3 Cache 16.00 MB
5.0 PCIe version 3.0
20 PCIe lanes 24
78.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 23.6 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i3-12100F is 58 W, while the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core i3-12100F Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500
58 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
89 W TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down 45 W
100 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-12100F is manufactured in 10 nm and has 17.00 MB cache. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500 is manufactured in 7 nm and has a 19.00 MB cache.

Intel Core i3-12100F Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500
10 nm Technology 7 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+ ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
LGA 1700 Socket AM4 (PGA 1331)
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2022 Release date Q2/2022
97 $ Release price 159 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-12100F (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 (87%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 8 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-12100F (79%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 (99%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
86 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
82 (95%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
401 (69%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
582 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1658 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1396 (84%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
8443 (77%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
10940 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1716 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1355 (79%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
6422 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
5979 (93%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
2157 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1928 (89%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
7428 (93%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
8027 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
642 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
535 (83%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
3204 (78%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
4086 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
13880 (71%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
19622 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
3352 (72%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
4643 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
242 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
221 (91%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1204 (70%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
1714 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
146 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
584 (100%)

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