Intel 12th Gen Core i3 12100 and i3 12300 Review

Test Setup and Clock Speeds

Intel 12th Gen Core i3-12100 and i3-12300 Review

Test Setup

Intel Core i3-12300
Intel Core i3-12100

MSI B660M Mortar WiFi
MSI B660M Mortar WiFi DDR4
32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR5 5200MHz
Windows 11 64bit
Sabrent 4TB Rocket Plus
Nvidia RTX 2080Ti
Corsair AX1600i
Corsair H150i with Noctua 3000 RPM fans

Clock Speeds

It's amazing how little compromise you have to make to have a Core i3 in your rig. Just because you want an affordable processor doesn't mean you have to give up on your DDR5 and PCI Express 5.0 dreams, even if the reality is that you're more likely to go down the DDR4 route for cost reasons. Enough blather, let's get some results on the board.

Intel Core i3-12100

Intel 12th Gen Core i3-12100 and i3-12300 Review  

Intel Core i3-12300

Intel 12th Gen Core i3-12100 and i3-12300 Review  

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