Intel Core i3-12100F: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2022
Performance 14.23

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i3-12100F sales on January 2022. This is Alder Lake-S architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on Intel 7 manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4300 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1700 processor with a TDP of 58 Watt. It supports DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

14.23%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Core i3-12100F processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating519
Place by popularity11
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameAlder Lake-S (2022)
Release dateJanuary 2022 (recently)
Current price$142 of 18493 (Xeon Platinum 8280M)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Threads8
Base clock speed3.3 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.3 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
L1 cache80K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache1.25 MB (per core)of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache12 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithographyIntel 7 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size163 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-12100F compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCLGA1700
Thermal design power (TDP)58 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i3-12100F. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI+
AVX+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Speed Shift+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+
EDB+
Secure Key+
OS Guard+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-12100F's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR5-4800, DDR4-3200of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)
Maximum memory size128 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth76.8 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version5.0 and 4.0
PCI Express lanes20of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i3-12100F. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i3-12100F 14.23
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

i3-12100F 14344

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

i3-12100F 1621

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

i3-12100F 6112

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i3-12100F performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-12100F from AMD is Ryzen 7 2700E, which is faster by 2% and higher by 19 positions in our rating.

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