The Chinese XFastest website has come up with the Intel Core i3-12100 test, which is a 60W quad-core / eight-threaded Alder Lake at a maximum of 4.3GHz clock. It compares the novelty mainly with the Ryzen 3 3300X, which is a quad-core Zen 2. This can be viewed from different angles. A comparison with a quad core would be better Zen 3 (Ryzen 3 5300G), but it is designed for OEM markets, so it is not commonly available. However, the fact remains that most Core i3-12100 will end up in the OEM segment, so such a comparison would make sense.
If we were to consider the Ryzen 3 3300X as a processor from which a potential applicant would consider upgrading to the Core i3-12100, then at least according to the performance in PCMark, it would not pay off. The shift would be only 13.8% of performance (aggregate score).
The novelty is better in CineBench R23 – I have included the results in our chart, where they can be compared with a wider range of products:
The multi-core Core i3-12100 fits exactly between the Core i5-10600K and Ryzen 5 4650G PRO. I did not include the Ryzen 3 5300G result because the values listed in the various online databases are extremely different and it is safe to doubt that even the only ones have been tested under meaningful conditions (numbers below 6000 can be encountered, which would mean that it is Zen 3 slower than Zen 2 – and you can also see results around 8500, which would mean that Zen 3 has an IPC level Alder Lakewhich is also unrealistic; Ryzen 3 5300G should achieve performance somewhere between these values).
The single-core Core i3-12100 outperforms everything except faster models Alder Lake.
In the 7-Zip test, which is very popular according to our readers’ discussions, the Core i3-12100 performs better than the Ryzen 3 3300X in compression, but worse in decompression. It will also be because the test took place on the DDR4 platform. On the other hand, who would buy expensive DDR5 for a low-end processor? That is, if it is not about performance in 7-Zip.
Even in gaming performance (CS: GO), the Core i3-12100 performs better than the Ryzen 3 3300X. See the resources link for more results.
The more affordable Intel Alder Lake (12th generation) products are expected to be released in the first quarter. Some sources speak specifically of January, but it is not yet clear whether all 18 models will appear in January, whose names and partial specifications appeared earlier this week.
Source: Diit.cz by diit.cz.
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