Core i3-12100F vs Ryzen 5 4500 benchmarks
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 5 4500 performs better than the Core i3-12100F. Despite this, the Core i3-12100F has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen 5 4500 has significantly more cores than the Core i3-12100F. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 4500 has 6 cores compared to 4 cores found in the Core i3-12100F. It also has more threads than the Core i3-12100F. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 5 4500 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i3-12100F. Despite this, the Core i3-12100F has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i3-12100F 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.
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.