Art of PC has shared some of the first gaming benchmarks for the 12th Gen Intel Core i3-12100F, a new budget desktop processor that was launched by Intel last week with an MSRP of just $97.
According to the metrics sourced from Testing Games, the Core i3-12100F fares substantially better than AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 in various games that include Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Forza Horizon 5. The Core i3-12100F is a 4C/8T (4P+0E) chip with a maximum turbo frequency of up to 4.3 GHz, while the Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6C/12T chip that features a maximum boost clock of 4.2 GHz.
“The system with which these were recorded featured 32GB of DDR4 3600MHz memory, a ROG STRIX Z690-A D4 motherboard, a be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 cooler, and an RTX 3080,” the publication noted. “The graphics card was never maxed out, ensuring that CPU performance is being measured correctly.”
“All benchmarks were recorded in 1080p at medium-to-high graphical settings. Credit goes to Testing Games. Ryzen 5 3600 benchmarks are included for comparison (at identical settings and with an Asus ROG X570 Crosshair VIII motherboard).”
AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 may be a significantly older chip, but the benchmarks might be relevant for those who want a solid look at how processors have continued to improve admirably over the years. The Ryzen 5 3600 launched in July 2019 at an MSRP of $199.