A new Alder Lake generation Intel processor has already appeared in initial benchmarks before its launch. The Core i3-12100 has already been compared to its main competitor at AMD, and the Intel chip seems more powerful.
Intel unveiled a new generation of Alder Lake processors on November 4, starting with the overclockable K and KF versions. The American giant has therefore launched 6 different processors, including the overpowering Intel Core i9-12900K which explodes the competition on the high end as we saw in our test.
Intel plans to launch new, more affordable processors soon, including the Core i3-12100. The first benchmarks have already unveiled everything about the chip, which will arrive in a few months. Unlike other high-end processors from Alder Lake, the Core i3-12100 does not have the new hybrid design. This means that the chip is equipped with Quad Core with Intel Golden Cove Hyper-Threading, while the other chips also offer Gracemont cores, which are more energy efficient.
The Core i3-12100 is more powerful than the competition in the game
According to the benchmarks shared by the Chinese site XFastest, the Core i3-12100 is classified with a TDP 60W PL1 and 77W PL2. This means that the Alder Lake is in direct competition with AMD’s Ryzen 3, and more specifically the Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100 which are them at 65W. The Core i3-12100 runs at a base frequency of 3.3 GHz, but XFastest found it was able to climb up to 4.3 GHz boost on a single core.
As can be seen from the graphics below, the Core i3-12100 does better in gaming than AMD’s chips. On Cyberpunk 2077, Intel’s processor takes the lead in 1080p when Nvidia’s DLSS or RT technologies are activated. On CS: GO, the processor also does a little better, since it manages to reach 255 FPS, which is 20 FPS more than the Ryzen 3 3300X, and 25 more than the Ryzen 3 3100.
On traditional benchmarks such as 3DMark, Intel’s chip also takes the edge by a short lead ahead of competing AMD processors.. It peaks at over 23,000 points on Fire Strike, while the Ryzen 3 3300X settles for 22,000 points.
The Core i3-12100 also performs better in productivity.
According to other benchmarks more focused on productivity, Intel’s Core i3-12100 also stands out from the competition. On PCMark, the processor dominates in the Essentials, Productivity and Digital Content Creation categories with a strong lead.
The Core i3-12100 also has the advantage in the famous CineBench R23 benchmark, with a score of more than 1500 points in single-core, and 8500 points in multi-core, compared to 1250 points in single-core and 6750 points in multi-core for the Ryzen 3 3300X from AMD.
Nevertheless, Intel’s chip does not have the advantage in all areas. Indeed, on the Z-Zip benchmark, which simulates the compression and decompression of files, despite a short lead in compression situation, the Core i3-12100 is left behind in decompression by the other two AMD processors.
Core i3-12100 heats less than AMD processors
XFastest concludes its test by measuring the temperature of the processors. AIDA64 CPU reveals that Core-13-12100 does not exceed 45 degrees, compared to over 60 degrees for the Ryzen 3300X. For his part, AIDA64 FPU announces an average temperature of 55 degrees, against 75 degrees for AMD’s competing processor.
Intel’s processor also had lower power consumption in the AIDA64 CPU test, with a TDP of only 38 W, against 50 W for the Ryzen 3300X. However, on AIDA64 FPU, AMD’s processor consumes the least, with 61 W compared to 64 W for the Core i3-12100. According to XFastest, Intel’s processor is expected to launch around $ 130, much less than the Ryzen 3300X which is often offered at more than 300 euros. However, we imagine that the Intel processor will be marketed a little more expensive because of the global shortage of components, which pushes the prices of the whole industry upwards.
We can therefore conclude that the Core i3-12100 ropose a much better price / quality ratio in the low-end segment than AMD’s solutions. The American giant is expected to strike back soon with new Ryzen Zen 3 and Zen 4 chips in 2022.
Source : XFastest