Core i3-12100 Outperforms Ryzen 5 3600 in Gaming

Art of PC has released one of the Internet’s first reviews of Intel’s new Alder

Art of PC has released one of the Internet’s first reviews of Intel’s new Alder Lake Core i3-12100 CPU, giving us a sneak peek of the gaming performance for Intel’s new entry-level Core i3 product stack. The site compared the quad-core Alder Lake chip’s performance against a Ryzen 5 3600 and shows very competitive results — making it a contender in our Best CPUs for Gaming 2022 list.

Specs-wise, the Core i3-12100 is very different from its higher-tiered Core i5 and Core i7 brethren. Packing only four cores and eight threads, this CPU lacks E-cores and sports four Golden Cove performance cores. Base frequency starts at 3.3 GHz, with single-core turbo speeds maxing out at 4.3 GHz.