AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs Intel Core i3-12100F

Compare AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 core CPU vs Intel 12th Generation Core i3 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 243
$ 106
$ 137.48 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

71 %
10% slightly better overall score
64 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

83 %
101 %
21% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

66 %
24% slightly better multitasking score
53 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

65 %
27% slightly better heavy workload score
51 %

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

25% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
12% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
1% slightly higher turbo speed
4 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

105 W
58 W
81% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

768 KiB
139% significantly more L1 cache
320 KiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
33% slightly more L3 cache
12 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

160th of 1,337
207th of 1,337


The product line

Ryzen 7 Desktop
12th Generation Core i3

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2018
February 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Ryzen 7 2700X vs Core i3-12100F benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 7 2700X 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 7 2700X has significantly more cores than the Core i3-12100F. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 2700X has 8 cores compared to 4 cores found in the Core i3-12100F. It also has more threads than the Core i3-12100F. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 2700X has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i3-12100F. Also, the Ryzen 7 2700X has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i3-12100F outputs less heat than Ryzen 7 2700X thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 2700X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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