Intel Core i3-12100F: specs and benchmarks

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Core i3-12100F
2022
4 cores / 8 threads
9.24

Summary

Intel started Core i3-12100F sales on January 2022. This is an 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 9.24% of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

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General info

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

Place in performance ranking755
Place by popularity15
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameAlder Lake-S (2022)
Release dateJanuary 2022 (2 years old)
Current price$113 of 17802 (Threadripper PRO 7995WX)

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 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache80K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache1.25 MB (per core)of 96 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache12 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithographyIntel 7 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size163 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierNo

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
Power consumption (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)+
Speed Shift+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-
StatusLaunched

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, DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size128 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth76.8 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)

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.


Combined synthetic benchmark 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 9.24

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: 68%

i3-12100F 14153

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: 42%

i3-12100F 2222

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: 42%

i3-12100F 7449

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

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


Core i3-12100F 100

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core i3-12100F is Ryzen 5 2600X, which is slower by 2% and lower by 7 positions in our ranking.

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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i3-12100F:

Ryzen 7 1700 104.76
Ryzen 7 2700E 103.57
Core i3-12100F 100

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Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core i3-12100F, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core i3-12100F in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 63254 configurations based on Core i3-12100F in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
1.5% (972/63254)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.08% (51/63254)
RTX 4080 SUPER GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER
0.006% (4/63254)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.1% (78/63254)
RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XTX
0.02% (12/63254)
RTX 4070 SUPER GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER
0.01% (7/63254)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.2% (99/63254)
RX 7900 XT Radeon RX 7900 XT
0.01% (9/63254)
RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT
0.02% (11/63254)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.09% (55/63254)

User Ratings

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