Intel Core i3-12100TE vs AMD Athlon II 170u

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Intel Core i3-12100TE CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Athlon II 170u
Intel Core i3-12100TE AMD Athlon II 170u

CPU comparison

Intel Core i3-12100TE or AMD Athlon II 170u - 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 i3-12100TE has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.00 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-12100TE was released in Q1/2022.

The AMD Athlon II 170u has 1 cores with 1 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Athlon II 170u was released in Q3/2010.
Intel Core i3 (205) Family AMD Athlon II (52)
Intel Core i 12000 (34) CPU group AMD Athlon II 100u (1)
12 Generation 1
Alder Lake S Architecture Sargas
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
Intel Core i3-13100TE Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i3-12100TE is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.10 GHz (4.00 GHz). The AMD Athlon II 170u has 1 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.00 GHz.

Intel Core i3-12100TE Characteristic AMD Athlon II 170u
4 Cores 1
8 Threads 1
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.10 GHz Frequency 2.00 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
3.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Core i3-12100TE Characteristic AMD Athlon II 170u
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel UHD Graphics 730 GPU no iGPU
0.30 GHz GPU frequency --
1.40 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
12 GPU Generation --
14 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
24 Compute units --
192 Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
64 GB Max. GPU Memory --
12 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.

Intel UHD Graphics 730 GPU no iGPU
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
Decode Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i3-12100TE supports a maximum of 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Athlon II 170u can connect up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Core i3-12100TE Characteristic AMD Athlon II 170u
DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 Memory DDR3, DDR2
128 GB Max. Memory
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
76.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth --
No ECC No
5.00 MB L2 Cache 1.00 MB
12.00 MB L3 Cache --
5.0 PCIe version --
20 PCIe lanes --
78.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core i3-12100TE has a TDP of 35 W, that of the AMD Athlon II 170u is 20 W.

Intel Core i3-12100TE Characteristic AMD Athlon II 170u
35 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 20 W
69 W TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-12100TE has a 17.00 MB cache, while the AMD Athlon II 170u cache has a total of 1.00 MB.

Intel Core i3-12100TE Characteristic AMD Athlon II 170u
10 nm Technology 45 nm
Monolithic Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+ ISA extensions MMX, 3DNow!, SSE3, SSE4a
LGA 1700 Socket AM3
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI No
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2022 Release date Q3/2010
125 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 0 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-12100TE (0%)
AMD Athlon II 170u (0%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-12100TE (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u (3%)

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 i3-12100TE Intel Core i3-12100TE
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
12880 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
340 (3%)

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 i3-12100TE Intel Core i3-12100TE
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
268 (100%)

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 i3-12100TE Intel Core i3-12100TE
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
268 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i3-12100TE Intel Core i3-12100TE
Intel UHD Graphics 730 @ 1.40 GHz
538 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i3-12100TE AMD Athlon II 170u
Unknown Unknown

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