Average Bench: 94.1% (81st of 1385)

Based on 579 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00090675 Model: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-12100
Poor: 87%Average: 94.1% Great: 99%
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 100%
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i3-12100 averaged just 5.8% 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 171Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 320Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-12100 is just 12.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-12100 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 792Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 790Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 579 samples)
Min Avg Max
71 Memory 84.8 91.3
164 1-Core 171 178
284 2-Core 320 348
103% 192 Pts
Min Avg Max
511 4-Core 559 635
754 8-Core 790 827
84.8% 675 Pts
Min Avg Max
751 64-Core 792 836
49% 792 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 174
2-Core 334
105% 197 Pts
4-Core 558
8-Core 814
86% 686 Pts
64-Core 813
50% 813 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.6
1-Core 171
2-Core 311
100% 187 Pts
4-Core 546
8-Core 814
85% 680 Pts
64-Core 821
51% 821 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 175
2-Core 316
102% 190 Pts
4-Core 533
8-Core 805
83% 669 Pts
64-Core 830
51% 830 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.5
1-Core 169
2-Core 305
95% 180 Pts
4-Core 584
8-Core 801
88% 693 Pts
64-Core 798
49% 798 Pts
579 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,840,294 CPUs tested.


MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Jan '22
AmazonUS $14317 mins
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Typical Core i3-12100 Builds (Compare 4,453 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 103%
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Gigabyte B660M DS3H DDR4 - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $735

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12th generation Alder Lake processor...

Added 12 months ago.


30 days ago.

just slightly better than the 12100F but very more pricey


4 months ago.


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


2 months ago.

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


9 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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