Average Bench: 93.1% (58th of 1355)

Based on 454 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00090675 Model: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-12100
Poor: 86%Average: 93.1% Great: 101%
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i3-12100 averaged just 6.8% 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 Mixed Speed 169Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 325Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-12100 is just 14.7%. 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 Mixed Speed 863Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 81.2Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 454 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.6 Memory 81.2 91.9
157 1-Core 169 175
290 2-Core 325 348
105% 192 Pts
Min Avg Max
509 4-Core 565 631
774 8-Core 862 893
91.4% 713 Pts
Min Avg Max
799 64-Core 863 887
58% 863 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.2
1-Core 169
2-Core 331
105% 193 Pts
4-Core 658
8-Core 889
101% 773 Pts
64-Core 881
59% 881 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.1
1-Core 172
2-Core 332
106% 195 Pts
4-Core 574
8-Core 875
93% 724 Pts
64-Core 876
59% 876 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 88
1-Core 174
2-Core 335
110% 199 Pts
4-Core 534
8-Core 882
90% 708 Pts
64-Core 875
59% 875 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.1
1-Core 175
2-Core 333
107% 196 Pts
4-Core 557
8-Core 888
92% 722 Pts
64-Core 880
59% 880 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 170
2-Core 317
103% 188 Pts
4-Core 550
8-Core 872
91% 711 Pts
64-Core 862
58% 862 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 52,837,839 CPUs tested.


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Gaming 125%
Desktop 102%
Workstation 111%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B660M DS3H DDR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $612

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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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