Real World Speed
Performance profile from 11,860 user samples
11,860 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 117th / 1442
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 100%
Workstation 80%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
94.1 % 106 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Memory Latency
83.8 Pts +1% 83 Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed
172 Pts 185 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Speed
323 Pts 362 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Speed
565 Pts 694 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Speed
788 Pts 1,178 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
OC Memory Latency
91 Pts 92.3 Pts +1%
OC Single Core Speed
178 Pts 195 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Speed
344 Pts 386 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Speed
647 Pts 754 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Speed
823 Pts 1,279 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 67,739,519 CPUs tested
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % +1% 96.8 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.43 % 0.95 % Hugely higher market share.
Price (score)
$95 Hugely cheaper.
225 USD
Value For Money
126 % Slightly better value.
117 %
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
58 Watts Much more energy efficient.
97.6 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 10.4 cores Hugely higher core count.
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16.9 threads Hugely higher thread count.
Manufacturing process
10 nm 9.78 nm +2%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.3 GHz 3.37 GHz +2%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz 4.86 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
OC Multi Core Speed
828 Pts 2,018 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Speed
795 Pts 1,890 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
27 Months More recent.
30.2 Months
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake   —
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700   —
Integrated Graphics
None   —

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]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2024 CPU Rankings

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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