Core i3-12100 vs Ryzen 5 4500 specs and performance
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 5 4500 performs better than the Core i3-12100. Despite this, the Core i3-12100 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
With info from our database, we find that the Ryzen 5 4500 has significantly more cores with 6 cores whereas the Core i3-12100 has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i3-12100. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 4500 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i3-12100. Despite this, the Core i3-12100 has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i3-12100 CPU outputs less heat than a Ryzen 5 4500 CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i3-12100 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.