IntelBX8071512100F
AMD100-100000031BOX

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.3GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q1 2022.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 630,333 user samples
3,247 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 70th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
627,086 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 169th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
94 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
80.8 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+11%
74.5 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
175 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+34%
131 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
327 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+28%
255 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
568 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
468 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
816 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+5%
777 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
91.7 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+7%
85.7 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
183 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+28%
143 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
360 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+27%
284 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
654 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+21%
542 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
856 Pts 874 Pts +2%
Market Share
Based on 55,525,980 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.19 % 1.44 % Hugely higher market share.
+658%
Value
Value For Money
125 % Better value.
+29%
97.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
93 %
Price
Price (score)
$98 Much cheaper.
+31%
$141
Age
Newest
8 Months Much more recent.
+79%
38 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
58 Watts More energy efficient.
+11%
65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+30%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.3 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz +2% 4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
857 Pts 1103 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+29%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
822 Pts 987 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+20%
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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Gaming is more accessible with the i3-12100F: Intel’s entry level Alder Lake desktop processor. Higher end Alder Lake processors feature a combination of performance and efficiency cores, however, the 12100F contains just four hyper-threaded Golden Cove performance cores. It has a max boost frequency of 4.3 GHz, 12 MB of L3 cache and a 58W TDP. The 12100F is keenly priced at around $130 USD and needs to be paired with a new chipset such as the B660. Only users with discrete GPUs should consider “F” models as they do not have integrated graphics. Whilst a budget PC built around the 12100F represents unbeatable value for money, the 6-core i5-12400F, with 50% stronger multi-core, is a better option for gamers with 3060+ tier GPUs. AMD do not have any CPUs competing in this price segment. Entry level gamers, who cannot find reasonably priced discrete GPUs, could consider the similarly performing Ryzen 5 5600G APU which has integrated RX Vega graphics that are around three times faster than Intel's UHD 730. [Jan '22 CPUPro]

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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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