Intel Core i3-13100 vs Intel Core i3-12100

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i3-13100 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i3-12100
Intel Core i3-13100 Intel Core i3-12100

CPU comparison

Intel Core i3-13100 or Intel Core i3-12100 - 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 i3-13100 has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.50 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-13100 was released in Q1/2023.

The Intel Core i3-12100 has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.30 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-12100 was released in Q1/2022.
Intel Core i3 (205) Family Intel Core i3 (205)
Intel Core i 13000 (AL) (16) CPU group Intel Core i 12000 (34)
13 Generation 12
Alder Lake S Refresh Architecture Alder Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i3-12100 Predecessor Intel Core i3-11100B
Intel Core i3-14100 Successor Intel Core i3-13100

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i3-13100 has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i3-13100 is 3.40 GHz (4.50 GHz) while the Intel Core i3-12100 has 4 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i3-12100 is at 3.30 GHz (4.30 GHz).

Intel Core i3-13100 Characteristic Intel Core i3-12100
4 Cores 4
8 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
3.40 GHz Frequency 3.30 GHz
4.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.30 GHz
4.10 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 GHz

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 i3-13100 Characteristic Intel Core i3-12100
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Core i3-13100 or Intel Core i3-12100 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.

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

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 Intel UHD Graphics 730
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec AV1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i3-13100 can use up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 76.8 GB/s. The Intel Core i3-12100 supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 76.8 GB/s.

Intel Core i3-13100 Characteristic Intel Core i3-12100
DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 Memory DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
76.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s
No ECC No
5.00 MB L2 Cache 5.00 MB
12.00 MB L3 Cache 12.00 MB
5.0 PCIe version 5.0
20 PCIe lanes 20
78.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 78.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i3-13100 is 60 W, while the Intel Core i3-12100 has a TDP of 60 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core i3-13100 Characteristic Intel Core i3-12100
60 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 60 W
89 W TDP (PL2) 89 W
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-13100 is manufactured in 10 nm and has 17.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i3-12100 is manufactured in 10 nm and has a 17.00 MB cache.

Intel Core i3-13100 Characteristic Intel Core i3-12100
10 nm Technology 10 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+ ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
LGA 1700 Socket LGA 1700
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2023 Release date Q1/2022
134 $ Release price 122 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-13100 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 (94%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 7 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-13100 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 (93%)

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 i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
103 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
86 (83%)

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 i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
465 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
401 (86%)

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 i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
1751 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1658 (95%)

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 i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
8843 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
8443 (95%)

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 i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
1770 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1716 (97%)

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 i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
6835 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
6422 (94%)

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 i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
2272 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
2157 (95%)

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 i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
7943 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
7428 (94%)

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 i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
677 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
642 (95%)

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 i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
3368 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
3204 (95%)

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 i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
Intel UHD Graphics 730 @ 1.50 GHz
576 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
Intel UHD Graphics 730 @ 1.40 GHz
538 (93%)

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 i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
15302 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
13880 (91%)

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 i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
252 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
242 (96%)

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 i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1273 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1204 (95%)

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
Intel Core i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
8,843 CB R23 MC @ 88 W
101 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
3.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i3-13100 Intel Core i3-12100
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