Intel Core i3 13100F vs i3 12100F

We compared two 4-core desktop CPUs: the 3.4 GHz Intel Core i3 13100F against the 3.3 GHz i3 12100F. 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 12100F and 13100F
Advantages of Intel Core i3 13100F
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • 5% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.5 GHz vs 4.3 GHz)

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 696.9 MB/sec 679.9 MB/sec
Clang compilation 50 Klines/sec 46.1 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 179.6 pages/sec 172.7 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 215.5 Mpixels/sec 206.2 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 235.6 pages/sec 217.9 pages/sec
Background blur 42.9 images/sec 40.4 images/sec
Photo processing 79.2 images/sec 72.2 images/sec
Ray tracing 11.6 Mpixels/sec 10.9 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 43.2 GOps/sec 41.4 GOps/sec
Floating point math 33.4 GOps/sec 32.3 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 61M Primes/sec 64M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 16.9M Strings/sec 16.1M Strings/sec
Data encryption 8.5 GBytes/sec 8.2 GBytes/sec
Data compression 169.4 MBytes/sec 162.7 MBytes/sec
Physics 1034 Frames/sec 1003 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 11.4B Matrices/sec 10.9B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i3 13100F and i3 12100F


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 3, 2023 January 4, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Raptor Lake Alder Lake
Model number i3-13100F i3-12100F
Integrated GPU No No


Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 4
P-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (P) 3.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.5 GHz 4.3 GHz
Total Cores 4 4
Total Threads 8 8
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 34x 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 58 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 89 W 89 W
Socket LGA-1700 LGA-1700
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C

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 13100F official page Intel Core i3 12100F official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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