Core i3-12100F vs Core i7-11800H benchmarks
In our benchmarks, the Core i7-11800H beats the Core i3-12100F in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i3-12100F in all gaming tests too.
With info from our database, we find that the Core i7-11800H has significantly more cores with 8 cores whereas the Core i3-12100F has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i3-12100F. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i3-12100F has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-11800H. Despite this, the Core i7-11800H has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i7-11800H outputs less heat than Core i3-12100F thanks to a slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i3-12100F has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.