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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 13,271 user samples
4,081 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 1369
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 101%
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
9,190 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 93% Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 93% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1369
Gaming 107%
Desktop 108%
Workstation 117%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
94.1 % 107 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Memory Latency
83.9 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
77.7 Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed
173 Pts 190 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Speed
324 Pts 376 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Speed
564 Pts 732 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Speed
795 Pts 1301 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
OC Memory Latency
91.4 Pts +2% 89.5 Pts
OC Single Core Speed
179 Pts 201 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Speed
351 Pts 394 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Speed
659 Pts 772 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Speed
836 Pts 1456 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 57,262,875 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.33 % 0.42 % Higher market share.
Value For Money
125 % Better value.
103 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
93 % Much more popular.
53 %
Price (score)
$98 Much cheaper.
11 Months 11+ Months
OC Multi Core Speed
834 Pts 2249 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Speed
802 Pts 2058 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.

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]


It just works, well [Nov '22 Randomgaming128]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2022 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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