Average Bench: 94.3% (121st of 1456)

Based on 2,263 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00090675 Model: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-12100
Poor: 87%Average: 94.3% Great: 100%
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 100%
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i3-12100 averaged just 5.7% 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 173Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 327Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-12100 is just 12.9%. 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 807Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 804Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 2,263 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.2 Memory 81.5 90.3
167 1-Core 173 179
296 2-Core 327 347
103% 194 Pts
Min Avg Max
524 4-Core 581 661
745 8-Core 804 839
87.4% 693 Pts
Min Avg Max
750 64-Core 807 841
50% 807 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 167
2-Core 313
100% 187 Pts
4-Core 588
8-Core 814
88% 701 Pts
64-Core 815
50% 815 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 167
2-Core 290
98% 180 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 761
80% 638 Pts
64-Core 812
50% 812 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 172
2-Core 307
98% 184 Pts
4-Core 559
8-Core 808
86% 683 Pts
64-Core 805
50% 805 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.9
1-Core 169
2-Core 282
95% 175 Pts
4-Core 524
8-Core 784
81% 654 Pts
64-Core 806
50% 806 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.2
1-Core 168
2-Core 294
97% 179 Pts
4-Core 518
8-Core 809
82% 663 Pts
64-Core 801
50% 801 Pts
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Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 102%
Workstation 85%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B660M DS3H DDR4 - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $605

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12th generation Alder Lake processor...

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2 months ago.


have one honestly great and recommend to entry gaming and especially great on a budget —Aug '23


5 months ago.

Ridiculous speed for the price


8 hrs ago.

performance per core is value for money


4 months ago.


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


15 days ago.

I use it my self amazing processor


4 months ago.


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


19 months ago.

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


2 years 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.


3 months ago.

Good CPU, and even better when on turbo clock.

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