Intel Core i3 12100F vs i3 12100

We compared two 4-core desktop CPUs: the 3.3 GHz Intel Core i3 12100F against the 3.3 GHz i3 12100. 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
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating
The "iGPU" and "Power Efficiency" have a minor impact on the NanoReview Score when comparing desktop CPUs.

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 12100 and 12100F
Advantages of Intel Core i3 12100
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 730

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 679.9 MB/sec 645.5 MB/sec
Clang compilation 46.1 Klines/sec 45.7 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 172.7 pages/sec 168.4 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 206.2 Mpixels/sec 206.9 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 217.9 pages/sec 224.1 pages/sec
Background blur 40.4 images/sec 38.2 images/sec
Photo processing 72.2 images/sec 74 images/sec
Ray tracing 10.9 Mpixels/sec 9.76 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 41.4 GOps/sec 41 GOps/sec
Floating point math 32.3 GOps/sec 32 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 64M Primes/sec 58M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 16.1M Strings/sec 15.9M Strings/sec
Data encryption 8.2 GBytes/sec 8 GBytes/sec
Data compression 162.7 MBytes/sec 160.6 MBytes/sec
Physics 1003 Frames/sec 886 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 10.9B Matrices/sec 10.8B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i3 12100F and i3 12100


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 4, 2022 January 4, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Alder Lake
Model number i3-12100F i3-12100
Integrated GPU No UHD Graphics 730


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


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 58 W 60 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 89 W 89 W
Socket LGA-1700 LGA-1700
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics - Intel UHD Graphics 730
GPU Base Clock - 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock - 1400 MHz
Shading Units - 192
TMUs - 48
ROPs - 24
Execution Units - 24
TGP - 15 W
Max. Resolution - 3840x2160 - 60 Hz

Memory Support

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


Official site Intel Core i3 12100F official page Intel Core i3 12100 official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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