Intel Core i3-12100F 3.3 GHz Quad-Core LGA 1700 Processor

BH #INCI312100F • MFR #BX8071512100F
Intel Core i3-12100F 3.3 GHz Quad-Core LGA 1700 Processor
Key Features
  • 4 Cores & 8 Threads
  • 3.3 GHz P-Core Clock Speed
  • 4.3 GHz Maximum Turbo Frequency
  • LGA 1700 Socket
Power up your productivity, gaming, and content-creation experiences by installing the Intel Core i3-12100F 3.3 GHz Quad-Core LGA 1700 Processor into your desktop computer system. Built using the Alder Lake architecture with the Intel 7 process, this 12th generation 3.3 GHz desktop processor's four Performance-cores support up to 8 threads and provide the speed for applications and games. Additionally, this processor has a 4.3 GHz Boost 2.0 frequency with 12MB of cache for fast and reliable performance. The Core i3-12100F also includes support for PCI Express 5.0 and dual-channel DDR5 memory at 4800 MHz to help run and multitask a variety of applications.

Intel i3-12100F Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2PCIe 4.0 & 5.0
  • 3Intel Deep Learning Boost
  • 4Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3.0

Power up your productivity, gaming, and content-creation experiences by installing the Intel Core i3-12100F 3.3 GHz Quad-Core LGA 1700 Processor into your desktop computer system. Built using the Alder Lake architecture with the Intel 7 process, this 12th generation 3.3 GHz desktop processor's four Performance-cores support up to 8 threads and provide the speed for applications and games. Additionally, this processor has a 4.3 GHz Boost 2.0 frequency with 12MB of cache for fast and reliable performance. The Core i3-12100F also includes support for PCI Express 5.0 and dual-channel DDR5 memory at 4800 MHz to help run and multitask a variety of applications.

The Core i3-12100F does not include integrated graphics, meaning that users will need to purchase a separate dedicated graphics card. An Intel Laminar RM1 thermal solution is included. The processor is compatible with Intel LGA 1700 socket motherboards and is backed by a 3-year warranty.

PCIe 4.0 & 5.0
This processor supports up to four PCIe 4.0 and sixteen PCIe 5.0 lanes, delivering 20 lanes in total for exceptional data throughput with compatible devices.
Intel Deep Learning Boost
Accelerates AI inference to improve performance for deep learning workloads.
Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3.0
Gaussian and Neural Accelerator 3.0 (GNA) technology helps with noise suppression while enhancing background blurring during video chats.
UPC: 735858504423

Intel i3-12100F Specs

General
CPU ModelIntel Core i3-12100F (12th Gen)
CPU SocketLGA 1700
Manufacturing Process10 nm
Maximum CPU Configuration1S
Maximum Number of PCIe Lanes16 (Revision 5.0)
4 (Revision 4.0)
UnlockedNo
Performance
Number of Cores4 (4 x P-Cores)
Number of Threads8
Base Clock SpeedP-Core: 3.3 GHz
Maximum Boost SpeedP-Core Turbo: 4.3 GHz
L3 Cache12 MB
Memory Support
Maximum Capacity128 GB
Memory SupportDDR4 Up to 3200 MHz
DDR5 Up to 4800 MHz
ECC MemoryYes
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
Maximum Memory Bandwidth76.8 GB/s
Optane Memory SupportYes
Power
Thermal Design Power (TDP)60 W
Included Thermal SolutionLaminar RM1 (89 W)
Maximum Temperature212°F / 100°C
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Technology
AES SupportYes
ExtensionAVX 2.0, AVX-512, SSE 4.1/4.2
Instruction Set64-Bit
VirtualizationYes: Intel VT-d, Intel VT-x, Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
DMIDMI4 (16 GT/s)
vPro SupportNo
Performance TechnologiesDeep Learning Boost, Gaussian and Neural Accelerator 3.0, Hyper-Threading, SpeedStep, Turbo Boost 2.0
Security TechnologiesControl-Flow Enforcement (CET), Device Protection with Boot Guard, Execute Disable Bit, MBE (Mode-Based Execute) Control, OS Guard, Secure Key
Integrated Graphics
Integrated GraphicsNone
Output SupportDisplayPort, HDMI
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.01 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5 x 4.8 x 3.1"

Intel i3-12100F Reviews

Fantastic Budget CPU

By Tyler
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-16

I upgraded from an I7-4790k and it blows it out of the water. At the time I was playing Death Stranding : Director's Cut, and went from getting 60-70FPS to getting 120FPS with full GPU utilization (before, it was at 30%). Now I can finally put my GPU to use. I got this at $90 in 2021, while I got that I7 for $250 in 2015. This CPU is showing about a 40% increase in speed in most applications.

Can't beat this little i3...

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

What more can you ask out of a cpu in the $100 range? Nothing cause this thing checks all the boxes. Handles games AAA games with fps right in line with 11600k. Also the new Intel cooler looks way batter and actually keeps the chip at low temps no matter what is thrown at it. My pick for a cheaper 1080p build.

Great budget cpu

By Rajit
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

Great budget chip. Using it for gaming and the single core performance is very high. Can't be beat at this price point. Stock cooler works fine.

Worth The Price To Upgrade From 6Th Gen Intel

By Steven
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-23

I was looking for something inexpensive for the time being to upgrade to newer technology. I purchased this 12 Generation, i3 Intel processor to replace my 6 Generation, i7 Intel processor. I also replace motherboard too. I was able to keep everything else the same, including the older DDR4 memory. The memory is slightly slower than what's recommended for this processor, but it does still work. A website CPU benchmark comparison between old and new processor indicates I should see about 30% increase in performance. Results: I am seeing that Windows 10 Pro loads much faster and system overall is more responsive. My PCIe 3.0 M2 SSD runs faster also too due to new technology on 12th Gen motherboard. I had non-OEM license for Windows 10, so I just had to reactivate license due to hardware change instead having to purchase new key. An added bonus is my system is also now eligible to upgrade to Windows 11.

Good Gaming

By Roger D Neth
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-15

Less expensive cpu for gaming, you need a discreet gpu. Running Windows 10 pro and Windows 11 pro.

i3 12100f

By Steeves
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-04

bonne performance et ne chauffe pas avec le ventilateur d'origine

Great for gaming

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-15

I got this for gaming and it is great

Works fine for price ppint

By Kenny
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-30

Price for value is solid.

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So this comes with thermal paste from B&H? Or is ...

So this comes with thermal paste from B&H? Or is the description incorrect? Because in the box I thought you only got the cooler and cpu
Asked by: Max
Hi, Max. The Intel® Core™ i3-12100F Processor comes with a fan and a thermal paste pre-applied on the fan. Thank you for choosing Intel®
Answered by: Intel team
Date published: 2022-06-06
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