Gaming tests showed the superiority of the inexpensive Core i3 12100
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Gaming tests showed the superiority of the inexpensive Core i3-12100 over the Ryzen 5 3600

One of the first reviews of the Core i3-12100 processor appeared on the web and gave an impression of the gaming performance of the younger model in the Alder Lake desktop series. Quad-core new Intel portal Pc art compared with a six-core Ryzen 5 3600.

Image source: Newegg

Image source: Newegg

The Core i3-12100 chip differs significantly from the older Core i5 and Core i7 models of the Alder Lake series. It contains only four Golden Cove compute cores with support for eight virtual threads. The processor is not equipped with energy-efficient e-cores. The base frequency of the chip is 3.3 GHz and the maximum frequency on a single core can reach 4.3 GHz. There is also 12 MB cache memory on the 3rd level. The suggested cost for the Core i3-12100 is $ 122.

This processor cannot be called slow. According to Pc artThe performance of the Junior Alder Lake Core i3-12100 series is similar or even better than that of the six-core processors from Intel and AMD released a few years ago.

The new Intel processor was tested in a PC with 32 GB DDR4 RAM at a frequency of 3600 MHz, an ASUS ROG Strix Z690-A D4 motherboard and a GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card. The cooling of the chip was entrusted to the Dark Rock Pro 4 Cooler. , only the motherboard was different – ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero.

The site has run tests on several games including Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Cyberpunk 2077, Forza Horizon 5, and others. According to their results, the four-core Core i3-12100 was on average 7.85% faster than the six-core Ryzen 5 3600.

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The Core i3-12100 processor achieved 1649 points in the single-threaded test of the synthetic Cinebench R23 benchmark, and 8474 points in the multi-threaded test. For comparison: The Core i3-10100 achieved 1141 and 5612 points under the same conditions. The increase in single-threaded and multi-threaded performance of the Core i3-12100 is 44.5 and 51%, respectively.

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