Average Bench: 92.4% (62nd of 1335)

Based on 8 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00090675 Model: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-12100
Poor: 87%Average: 92.4% Great: 100%
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Intel Core i3-12100 averaged just 7.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Intel Core i3-12100 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 169Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 318Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Intel Core i3-12100 is just 12.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Intel Core i3-12100 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 858Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 79.9Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8 samples)
Min Avg Max
75 Memory 79.9 88.4
151 1-Core 169 175
285 2-Core 318 344
104% 189 Pts
Min Avg Max
516 4-Core 564 621
768 8-Core 858 890
91.2% 711 Pts
Min Avg Max
752 64-Core 858 885
57.6% 858 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 88.4
1-Core 175
2-Core 344
111% 203 Pts
4-Core 600
8-Core 890
96% 745 Pts
64-Core 885
59% 885 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.1
1-Core 174
2-Core 303
103% 185 Pts
4-Core 621
8-Core 875
97% 748 Pts
64-Core 883
59% 883 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 75
1-Core 172
2-Core 334
105% 194 Pts
4-Core 592
8-Core 874
94% 733 Pts
64-Core 872
59% 872 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 151
2-Core 324
102% 186 Pts
4-Core 542
8-Core 855
89% 698 Pts
64-Core 865
58% 865 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 170
2-Core 316
103% 188 Pts
4-Core 562
8-Core 884
92% 723 Pts
64-Core 849
57% 849 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.1
1-Core 175
2-Core 298
102% 183 Pts
4-Core 548
8-Core 839
89% 694 Pts
64-Core 878
59% 878 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 81
1-Core 159
2-Core 285
98% 175 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 768
83% 642 Pts
64-Core 752
50% 752 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.2
1-Core 174
2-Core 337
106% 196 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 881
89% 705 Pts
64-Core 883
59% 883 Pts

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,652,081 CPUs tested.

Typical Intel Core i3-12100 Builds (Compare 18 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B660M DS3H DDR4

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