Average Bench: 94.5% (65th of 1363)

Based on 1,355 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00090675 Model: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-12100
Poor: 85%Average: 94.5% Great: 103%
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 101%
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i3-12100 averaged just 5.4% 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 178Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 336Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-12100 is just 17.4%. 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 839Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 836Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 1,355 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.4 Memory 80.9 91.6
167 1-Core 178 183
291 2-Core 336 365
105% 198 Pts
Min Avg Max
518 4-Core 584 676
774 8-Core 836 857
89.1% 710 Pts
Min Avg Max
790 64-Core 839 858
51.9% 839 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 87.1
1-Core 177
2-Core 309
104% 191 Pts
4-Core 603
8-Core 827
90% 715 Pts
64-Core 824
51% 824 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.8
1-Core 179
2-Core 360
111% 209 Pts
4-Core 543
8-Core 837
85% 690 Pts
64-Core 827
51% 827 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.5
1-Core 177
2-Core 336
104% 197 Pts
4-Core 579
8-Core 829
88% 704 Pts
64-Core 824
51% 824 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 182
2-Core 352
106% 203 Pts
4-Core 585
8-Core 837
89% 711 Pts
64-Core 841
52% 841 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.9
1-Core 171
2-Core 222
86% 154 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 776
80% 646 Pts
64-Core 762
47% 762 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,581,093 CPUs tested.


MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Jan '22
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Typical Core i3-12100 Builds (Compare 2,768 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 103%
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Gigabyte B660M DS3H DDR4 - $109

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $778

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


5 days ago.

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


5 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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