Intel Core i3-12100 quad-core Alder Lake CPU Test Results Reveals It Is Faster Than Ryzen 3 3300X

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XFastest was able to get an engineering sample of the Core i3-12100. It is an entry-level Alder Lake-S processor that has not been released yet.

As of now, Intel has only produced unlocked K-Series processors based on the Alder Lake-S architecture. We expect more SKUs to release in the first quarter of 2022. According to the leaks, the LGA1700 desktop socket would be home to more than 30 CPUs in the 12th Gen Core family. What’s more, the update for the entry-level segment; it was with the Rocket Lake-S series, appears to be the most anticipated launch for PC users on a budget.

Moreover, the Intel Core i3-12100 processor features four cores and eight threads. It features one type of core- the Golden Cove. Plus, it does not support hybrid architecture. The sample examined has a maximum boost clock of 4.3 GHz. It is a single-core boost frequency, according to XFastest.

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Intel renamed power restrictions

Surprisingly, the sample’s PL1 and PL2 limits are not as expected. As a reminder, Intel renamed those power restrictions as Processor Base Power and Maximum Turbo Power with the release of the Alder Lake series. The PBP/MTP of this i3-12100 sample is 60W and 77W, respectively.

The sample was put through its paces on an ASRock Z690 Steel Legend motherboard with 16GB of DDR4-3600 RAM and an RTX 3060 Ti graphics card. It was then compared against AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X quad-core CPUs with the same memory and GPU running on an ASRock X470 Taichi motherboard.

In comparison to the Zen2-based Ryzen 3 series, the processor performs well in all tests. Depending on whatever AIDA64 test is used, it also produces less heat and power.

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