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.
Intel Core i3-12100

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i3-12100. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i3-12100.

Name: Intel Core i3-12100
Family: Intel Core i3
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Intel Core i3-11100B
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i3-12100 can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

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

Internal Graphics

The 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. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

GPU name: Intel UHD Graphics 730
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.40 GHz
Execution units: 24
Shader: 192
Max. GPU Memory: 64 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 12
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Release date: Q1/2021

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 memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

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

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

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

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i3-12100 as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Technology: 10 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1700
L2-Cache: 5.00 MB
L3-Cache: 12.00 MB
Architecture: Alder Lake S
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

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 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
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.90 GHz
1644
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
1636
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



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 i9-9880H Intel Core i9-9880H
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
8657
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
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
Intel Core i5-10505 Intel Core i5-10505
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
8294
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



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
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



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 i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
1721
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1721
Intel Core i7-11700F Intel Core i7-11700F
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1721
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
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
1714
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
1712
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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.

Microsoft XBox Series S Microsoft XBox Series S
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
6824
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
6821
Intel Core i7-7800X Intel Core i7-7800X
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
6759
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
6739
Intel Core i7-9700F Intel Core i7-9700F
8C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
6714
Intel Core i7-9700 Intel Core i7-9700
8C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
6714
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
6693
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



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 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v3
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
14656
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
14633
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
14555
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
14539
Intel Xeon E-2276M Intel Xeon E-2276M
6C 12T @ 2.80 GHz
14536
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
14508
Intel Core i7-8086K Intel Core i7-8086K
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
14503
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



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
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



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.


Leaderboards

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