According to the Intel Core i3-12100 test published by Art of PC, this entry-level processor can become an exceptionally and surprisingly efficient choice for gamers. The material focused primarily on the comparison of this quad-core and eight-thread Core with the 6-core Ryzen 5 3600, against which it looks great.
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The Core i3-12100 is “Intel’s traditional processor”. It offers four Performance cores (the “normal” ones) based on the Golden Cove architecture with multithreading support, which provides access to 8 threads. Its clocks are 3.3 GHz in the basic mode and 4.3 GHz Turbo for the single core.
This chip was compared to the Ryzen 5 3600, based on a 32GB DDR4-3600 platform, ASUS ROG Strix Z690-A D4 motherboard, Dark Rock Pro 4 cooling, and a GeForce RTX 3080 card. AMD’s platform has come down to the same except of course the motherboard. The choice fell on the ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero.
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According to tests in games like Microsoft’s Flight Simulator, Cyberpunk 2077, or Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Core i3-12100 in total exceeds the six-core Ryzen 5 3600 by 7.85%. There was no title by which Ryzen proved to be more efficient. All this with fewer cores and threads. This is especially impressive considering the fact that we will buy Core i3-12100 for less than PLN 700, and Ryzena 5 3600 for over PLN 1,100.