Average Bench: 94% (97th of 1406)

Based on 1,016 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00090675 Model: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-12100
Poor: 90%Average: 94% Great: 99%
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 100%
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i3-12100 averaged just 6.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i3-12100 near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Single Core Speed 172Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 324Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-12100 is just 8.83%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-12100 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 807Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 798Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 1,016 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.9 Memory 83.6 91.2
163 1-Core 172 180
289 2-Core 324 346
104% 193 Pts
Min Avg Max
528 4-Core 564 620
739 8-Core 798 833
85.5% 681 Pts
Min Avg Max
757 64-Core 807 837
49.9% 807 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.7
1-Core 174
2-Core 332
103% 195 Pts
4-Core 551
8-Core 778
84% 665 Pts
64-Core 791
49% 791 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.5
1-Core 166
2-Core 312
98% 184 Pts
4-Core 538
8-Core 764
82% 651 Pts
64-Core 774
48% 774 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 47.8
1-Core 169
2-Core 278
86% 165 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 805
81% 660 Pts
64-Core 804
50% 804 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 6.35
1-Core 96.2
2-Core 194
46% 98.8 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 682
64% 531 Pts
64-Core 709
44% 709 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 61,868,157 CPUs tested.


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Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 103%
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Gigabyte B660M DS3H DDR4 - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $645

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12th generation Alder Lake processor...

Added 16 months ago.


2 months ago.

Ridiculous speed for the price


5 months ago.

just slightly better than the 12100F but very more pricey


3 months ago.


Ela é a combinação perfeita com a 3050—Aug '22


12 days ago.


its much faster and smoother than ryzen 3 3200g —Feb '23


6 months ago.

its a i3 so it has only 4 cores but its an excellent processor


13 months ago.

I don't really like how they added such a tax for the integrated graphics. An extra $20 for an iGPU - especially on an i3 - isn't good. However, this CPU is one of the fastest quad cores to date and can run even on the most potato of power supplies. It brings out incredible gaming performance up to 50% faster than the i3 10100. It even manages to beat 6 core CPUs from AMD that run on Zen2, very impressive for just an i3 processor. Good job Intel, you got your position as king back.

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