Intel Core i3-12100 quad-core Alder Lake CPU tested, faster than Ryzen 3 3300X

Published: 1st Dec 2021, 16:43 GMT   Comments

Intel i3-12100, 12th Gen Core on a budget

XFastest managed to obtain an engineering sample of the Core i3-12100, yet unreleased entry-level Alder Lake-S processor. 

So far Intel has only released its unlocked K-Series based on Alder Lake-S architecture, with more SKUs coming in the first quarter of 2022. According to the leaks, the 12th Gen Core series will feature more than 30 processors for the LGA1700 desktop socket. For PC users on a budget seemingly the most anticipated launch is the update for the entry-level segment, which was omitted with the Rocket Lake-S series.

Intel Core i3-12100, Source: XFastest

Intel Core i3-12100 is a quad-core CPU with eight threads. It does not support hybrid architecture as it only features a single type of core: Golden Cove (Performance). According to XFastest, the sample that has been tested has a maximum boost clock of 4.3 GHz, which is a single-core boost frequency.

Interestingly, the sample has different than expected PL1 and PL2 limits. As a reminder, with the introduction of the Alder Lake series, Intel has changed the naming of those power limits to Processor Base Power and Maximum Turbo Power. This i3-12100 sample has 60W and 77W PBP/MTP respectively

The sample has been tested on an ASRock Z690 Steel Legend motherboard with 16GB of DDR4-3600 memory and RTX 3060 Ti GPU. It was then compared to AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X quad-core CPUs running on ASRock X470 Taichi motherboard and the same memory and GPU.

The processor shows strong performance across all tests in comparison to Zen2 based Ryzen 3 series. It also generates less heat and power, depending on which AIDA64 test is considered.

PCMARK

Intel Core i3-12100 in PCMark, Source: XFastest

Cinebench R23

Intel Core i3-12100 in Cinebench R23, Source: XFastest

PugetBench for Premiere Pro

Intel Core i3-12100 in PugetBench for Premiere Pro, Source: XFastest

Counter-Strike Global Offensive

Intel Core i3-12100 Counter-Strike Global Offensive, Source: XFastest

Temperature and Power in AIDA64 test

Intel Core i3-12100 Temperature and Power in AIDA64 test, Source: XFastest

In this post, we are only sharing some benchmarks and we encourage you to check the full review at Xfastest. The pricing of this CPU is still unknown but it reportedly might cost 1000 HKD, which is less than 130 USD.

Intel 12th Gen Core Series “Alder Lake-S”
VideoCardzCores/ThreadsE-CoresP-coresL2 + L3iGPUPBP / MTPMSRP
i9-12900K
 
8P+8E/24T
2.4 / 3.9 GHz3.2 / 5.2 GHz14 + 30 MBUHD770125 / 241W$ 589
i9-12900KF
 
8P+8E/24T
2.4 / 3.9 GHz3.2 / 5.2 GHz14 + 30 MB125 / 241W$ 564
i9-12900
 
8P+8E/24T
1.8 / TBC GHz2.4 / 5.1 GHz14 + 30 MBUHD77065 / TBC W TBC
i9-12900F
 
8P+8E/24T
1.8 / TBC GHz2.4 / 5.2 GHz14 + 30 MB65 / TBC W TBC
i9-12900T
 
8P+8E/24T
TBC TBC / 4.9 GHz14 + 30 MBUHD77035 / TBC W TBC
i7-12700K
 
8P+4E/20T
2.7 / 3.8 GHz3.6 / 5.0 GHz12 + 25 MBUHD770125 / 190W$ 409
i7-12700KF
 
8P+4E/20T
2.7 / 3.8 GHz3.6 / 5.0 GHz12 + 25 MB125 / 190W$ 384
i7-12700
 
8P+4E/20T
1.6 / TBC GHz2.1 / 4.9 GHz12 + 25 MBUHD77065 / TBC W TBC
i7-12700F
 
8P+4E/20T
1.6 / TBC GHz2.1 / 4.9 GHz12 + 25 MB65 / TBC W TBC
i7-12700T
 
8P+4E/20T
TBC TBC / 4.7 GHz12 + 25 MBUHD77035 / TBC W TBC
i5-12600K
 
6P+4E/16T
2.8 / 3.6 GHz3.7 / 4.9 GHz9.5 + 20 MBUHD770125 / 150W$ 289
i5-12600KF
 
6P+4E/16T
2.8 / 3.6 GHz3.7 / 4.9 GHz9.5 + 20 MB125 / 150W$ 264
i5-12600
 
6P+0E/12T
3.3 / 4.8 GHz7.5 + 18 MBUHD77065 / TBC W TBC
i5-12600T
 
6P+0E/12T
TBC7.5 + 18 MBUHD77035 / TBC W TBC
i5-12500
 
6P+0E/12T
3.0 / 4.6 GHz7.5 + 18 MBUHD73065 / TBC WTBC
i5-12500T
 
6P+0E/12T
 TBC / 4.4 GHz7.5 + 18 MBUHD73035 / TBC W TBC
i5-12400
 
6P+0E/12T
2.5 / 4.4 GHz7.5 + 18 MBUHD73065 / TBC W TBC
i5-12400F
 
6P+0E/12T
2.5 / 4.4 GHz7.5 + 18 MB65 / TBC W TBC
i5-12400T
 
6P+0E/12T
 TBC / 4.2 GHz7.5 + 18 MBUHD73035 / TBC W TBC
i3-12300
 
4P+0E/8T
TBC / 4.4 GHz5 + TBC MBUHD73065 / TBC W TBC
i3-12300T
 
4P+0E/8T
 TBC / 4.2 GHz5 + TBC MBUHD73035 / TBC W TBC
i3-12100
 
4P+0E/8T
3.3 / 4.3 GHz5 + 12 MBUHD73060 / 77 W TBC
i3-12100T
 
4P+0E/8T
 TBC / 4.1 GHz5 + TBC MBUHD73035 / TBC W TBC
Pentium G7400
 
2P+0E/4T
 TBC2.5 + TBC MB TBC TBC TBC

Source: XFastest via @KOMACHI_ENSAKA




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