Intel Core i5 11400 vs i3 12100

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 11400 with 6-cores against the 3.3 GHz i3 12100 with 4-cores. 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 12100 and 11400
Advantages of Intel Core i5 11400
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.4 GHz vs 4.3 GHz)
Advantages of Intel Core i3 12100
  • Newer - released 10-months later
  • Around 26.8 GB/s (54%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • More modern manufacturing process – 10 versus 14 nanometers
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • Consumes up to 8% less energy than the Core i5 11400 – 60 vs 65 Watt
  • 12% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1706 vs 1518 points

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1677
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
9638
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
3561
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
17208
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1717
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
7144
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 11400 and i3 12100

General

Vendor Intel Intel
Released March 17, 2021 January 4, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Rocket Lake Alder Lake-S
Model number i5-11400 i3-12100
Socket LGA-1200 LGA-1700
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 730 UHD Graphics 730

Performance

Cores 6 4
Threads 12 8
Base Frequency 2.6 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.4 GHz 4.3 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 26x 33x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s -
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 12MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No

Power

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

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 730 Intel UHD Graphics 730
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1300 MHz 1400 MHz
Shading Units 192 192
TMUs 48 48
ROPs 24 24
Execution Units 24 24
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 3840x2160 - 60 Hz 3840x2160 - 60 Hz
iGPU FLOPS
0.35 TFLOPS
0.35 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-3200 DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 50 GB/s 76.8 GB/s
ECC Support No No

Misc

Official site Intel Core i5 11400 official page Intel Core i3 12100 official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i3 12100 or i5 11400?
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guest_8291 25 July 2022 21:04
Thank you for the comprising the processor, I have satisfied that which generation laptop is better for me. Thank You Guys Very Much.
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