Intel Core i3-12100 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i3-12100 has 4 cores with 8 threads and is based on the 12. gen of the Intel Core i3 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1700 socket and was released in Q1/2022. The Intel Core i3-12100 scores 1,716 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 6,422 points.
Intel Core i3-12100

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i3-12100
Family: Intel Core i3 (205)
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000 (34)
Architecture: Alder Lake S
Technology: 10 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Intel Core i3-11100B
Successor: Intel Core i3-13100

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i3-12100 has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i3-12100 is 3.30 GHz (4.30 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 8
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x Golden Cove
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 3.30 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.30 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): 4.00 GHz

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Core i3-12100 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Intel Core i3-12100 uses the Intel UHD Graphics 730, which has 192 texture shaders and 24 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: Intel UHD Graphics 730
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.40 GHz
Compute units: 24
Shader: 192
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2021
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 12
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 64 GB
Frame Generation: No

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.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 128 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 76.8 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR5-4800
DDR4-3200
76.8 GB/s
51.2 GB/s
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 5.0 x 20
PCIe Bandwidth: 78.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 60 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 60 W
TDP (PL2): 89 W
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-12100 is made in 10 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 17.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 10 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1700
L2-Cache: 5.00 MB
L3-Cache: 12.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
Release date: Q1/2022
Release price: 122 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i3-12100 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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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.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
87
Intel Core i5-11400F Intel Core i5-11400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
87
Intel Core i7-11800H Intel Core i7-11800H
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
87
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
86
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
86
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
86
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
85

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 5625U AMD Ryzen 5 5625U
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
417
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
415
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
411
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
401
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
401
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
400
Intel Core i7-9750HF Intel Core i7-9750HF
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
397

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.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1662
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1662
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1662
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1658
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1658
Intel Core i3-1315U Intel Core i3-1315U
6C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
1649
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.90 GHz
1644

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 i7-9700 Intel Core i7-9700
8C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
8540
Intel Core i7-9700F Intel Core i7-9700F
8C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
8540
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
8457
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
8443
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
8443
Intel Core i9-9980HK Intel Core i9-9980HK
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
8370
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
8346

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 i5-13505H Intel Core i5-13505H
12C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
1718
Intel Xeon E-2336 Intel Xeon E-2336
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
1718
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X AMD Ryzen 7 5700X
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1717
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1716
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1716
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
1712
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
1712

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 4500 AMD Ryzen 5 4500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6432
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
6431
Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
6428
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
6422
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
6422
AMD Ryzen 9 4900U AMD Ryzen 9 4900U
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
6422
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4
10C 20T @ 2.60 GHz
6422

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 Xeon W-11955M Intel Xeon W-11955M
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
2164
Intel Core i7-12650HX Intel Core i7-12650HX
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
2162
Intel Processor U300 Intel Processor U300
5C 6T @ 4.40 GHz
2158
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
2157
Intel Core i7-12650H Intel Core i7-12650H
10C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
2157
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
2157
Intel Core i7-1265UL Intel Core i7-1265UL
10C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
2154

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 i9-10900T Intel Core i9-10900T
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
7476
Intel Core i7-6900K Intel Core i7-6900K
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
7471
Apple A17 Pro Apple A17 Pro
6C 6T @ 3.78 GHz
7462
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
7428
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
7428
Intel Core i7-1366URE Intel Core i7-1366URE
10C 12T @ 1.70 GHz
7423
Intel Core i7-1365URE Intel Core i7-1365URE
10C 12T @ 1.70 GHz
7423

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.
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.90 GHz
647
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
645
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
645
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
642
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
642
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
642
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
642

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 Xeon E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
3299
AMD Ryzen 9 4900U AMD Ryzen 9 4900U
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
3292
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
3247
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
3204
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
3204
Intel Core i5-10400F Intel Core i5-10400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
3197
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
3197

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.
AMD A10-5750M AMD A10-5750M
AMD Radeon HD 8650G @ 0.72 GHz
553
AMD A10-5757M AMD A10-5757M
AMD Radeon HD 8650G @ 0.72 GHz
553
AMD A10-9600P AMD A10-9600P
AMD Radeon R5 - 384 (Bristol Ridge) @ 0.72 GHz
550
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
Intel UHD Graphics 730 @ 1.40 GHz
538
Intel Core i3-12100TE Intel Core i3-12100TE
Intel UHD Graphics 730 @ 1.40 GHz
538
Intel Core i3-12100E Intel Core i3-12100E
Intel UHD Graphics 730 @ 1.40 GHz
538
Intel Core i3-12100T Intel Core i3-12100T
Intel UHD Graphics 730 @ 1.40 GHz
538

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 Xeon E5-1660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
13919
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
13905
Intel Xeon W-1250E Intel Xeon W-1250E
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
13894
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
13880
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
13880
Intel Core i5-11600T Intel Core i5-11600T
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
13879
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3
12C 24T @ 2.70 GHz
13829

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.
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
247
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
245
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
245
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
242
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
242
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
241
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
237

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 Xeon E5-2618L v3 Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
1233
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
1221
Intel Core i7-10750H Intel Core i7-10750H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
1216
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1204
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1204
Intel Xeon E-2276M Intel Xeon E-2276M
6C 12T @ 2.80 GHz
1196
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3
8C 16T @ 2.80 GHz
1190

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The Intel Core i3-12100 came onto the market in the first quarter of 2022 and is based on the LGA 1700 socket. It can therefore be used in any mainboard with this socket, but when equipping the mainboard you should also consider the features of the processor , because it is of no use if the mainboard has various PCIe slots, but the processor does not have enough lanes for connection.

The processor is manufactured using the 10-nanometer process and is based on the Alder Lake S architecture. This is a CPU with 4 identical cores that have a basic clock frequency of 3.30 gigahertz. In turbo mode, the clock increases to up to 4.30 gigahertz, but only when a single core is loaded. The processor supports Hyperthreading technology, which means that it has 8 threads in addition to the 4 cores.

The Intel Core i3-12100 is equipped with an internal graphics unit. The Intel UHD Graphics 730, which was released in the first quarter of 2021, is used here. It is still manufactured using the 14-nanometer process and has a base clock of 0.30 gigahertz. The maximum dynamic clock frequency is 1.40 gigahertz and with its 24 execution units and 192 shader units it achieves a theoretical FP32 computing power of 538 GigaFLOPS. The graphics unit from the twelfth generation of Intels integrated graphics solutions can use up to 64 gigabytes of the built-in RAM as graphics memory.

You can either use DDR4-3200 modules or the newer DDR5-4800 type RAM. With the 2 existing memory channels, up to 128 gigabytes of RAM can be operated with the Intel Core i3-12100. The maximum bandwidth that the main memory can achieve in connection with the processor is 76.8 GB/s.

The processor has 20 PCIe lanes in version 5.0 for connecting internal expansion cards.



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