Intel Core i3 12100F vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

We compared two CPUs: the 3.3 GHz Intel Core i3 12100F (desktop) with 4-cores against the 2.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (laptop) with 6-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
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 5500U and 12100F
Advantages of Intel Core i3 12100F
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR5-4800 RAM
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • Has 4 MB larger L3 cache size
  • 52% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1679 vs 1108 points
  • 7% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.3 GHz vs 4 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 10 nanometers
  • Includes an integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 7


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i3 12100F and AMD Ryzen 5 5500U


Vendor Intel AMD
Released January 4, 2022 January 12, 2021
Type Desktop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Zen 2 (Lucienne)
Model number i3-12100F -
Integrated GPU No Radeon RX Vega 7


Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 6
P-Threads 8 12
Base Frequency (P) 3.3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.3 GHz 4 GHz
Total Cores 4 6
Total Threads 8 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 33x 21x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 12MB (shared) 8MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
Socket LGA-1700 FP6
TDP 58 W 10-25 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP 89 W -
Peak temperature 100°C 105°C


Integrated Graphics - Radeon RX Vega 7
GPU Base Clock - 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock - 1800 MHz
Shading Units - 448
TMUs - 28
ROPs - 7
TGP - 10-45 W
1.108 TFLOPS

Memory Support

Memory types DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4266
Memory Size 128 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s -
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i3 12100F official page AMD Ryzen 5 5500U official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 12

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