Intel Core i3 12100 vs i3 10100

We compared two 4-core desktop CPUs: the 3.3 GHz Intel Core i3 12100 against the 3.6 GHz i3 10100. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 10100 and 12100
Advantages of Intel Core i3 12100
  • Newer - released 1-year and 8-months later
  • Has 6 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Around 35.2 GB/s (85%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • 63% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1706 vs 1045 points
  • More modern manufacturing process – 10 versus 14 nanometers
  • Consumes up to 8% less energy than the Core i3 10100 – 60 vs 65 Watt

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1677
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
8102
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
3561
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
14397
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1717
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
6333
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i3 12100 and i3 10100

General

Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 4, 2022 May 1, 2020
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake-S Comet Lake-S
Model number i3-12100 i3-10100
Socket LGA-1700 LGA-1200
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 730 UHD Graphics 630

Performance

Cores 4 4
Threads 8 8
Base Frequency 3.3 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.3 GHz 4.3 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 33x 36x
Bus Bandwidth - 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 12MB (shared) 6MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No

Power

Fabrication process 10 nm 14 nm
TDP 60 W 65 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 730 Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1400 MHz 1100 MHz
Shading Units 192 192
TMUs 48 24
ROPs 24 3
Execution Units 24 24
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 3840x2160 - 60 Hz 4096x2304 - 60 Hz
iGPU FLOPS
0.35 TFLOPS
0.38 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 DDR4-2666
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
ECC Support No No

Misc

Official site Intel Core i3 12100 official page Intel Core i3 10100 official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 16

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i3 10100 or i3 12100?
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123 07 August 2022 04:43
How 10100 igpu performance better than 12100 igpu
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