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Intel Core i3-7167U vs Intel Core i3-8121U gaming benchmark

Intel Core i3-7167U vs Intel Core i3-8121U

Processor comparisons   20-01-2022
   Let's say you are thinking about choosing a processor, you will be able to make a choice by looking at the Intel Core i3-7167U vs Intel Core i3-8121U tests and decide which is better for games or simple use for machine learning, programming, streaming, video editing, rendering. Here is all information from real video editing and streaming tests or different benchmarks. A step-by-step analysis of all the technical characteristics, so that it can be easier to understand, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint testing in software tests such as 7zip, 3DMark, PassMark, UserBenchmark, RealBench, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Gears 5, Geekbench 5.2, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Blender, Prime95, MATLAB, VeraCrypt, Handbrake, AIDA64, PCMark 10, Blender, Dolphin Emulator, Furmark, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), WPrime, SuperPi.
   And how good the CPUs are in games:
  • Valorant
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Fortnite
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Apex Legends
  • Valheim
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Halo Infinite
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Borderlands 3
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Fallout 76
  • Last Man Standing
  • Overwatch
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Death Stranding
  • Rainbow Six Siege

   After reading the results these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i3-8121U or Intel Core i3-7167U.

 
Intel Core i3-7167U
Intel Core i3-8121U

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

Processor Benchmark
Core i3-7167U51% Core i3-8121U52%
The number of this parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i3-8121U is 1% better than Core i3-7167U. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i3-7167U51% Core i3-8121U51%
For the maximum in this test, the results of the most powerful processor in the site database are taken. And it is clear that this is a server processor, on which no one will run games. Because this processor costs several tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a small game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of less popular games in which processors were compared: Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Monster Hunter World, Hitman 3, Half-Life: Alyx, DOTA 2A, Forza Horizon 4, Battlefield V, League of Legends (LOL), Microsoft Flight Simulator, Metro Exodus, Control, NBA 2K20, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Ghostrunner.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite90.791.2
Valorant103.1103.6
Cyberpunk 207757.758.0
Apex Legends96.997.4
Call of Duty Warzone77.377.7
Overwatch83.583.9
Red Dead Redemption 271.171.5
DOOM Eternal51.651.8
Warzone80.480.8
Assassin's Creed86.687.0
Valheim85.686.0
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the computer (RAM size and Video Card) and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Cinebench, GeekBench and Passmark becnmarks.
The computers that were in the comparisons not only did they have different video cards and different amounts of RAM. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, 4K or FullHD. So the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. You will get more accurate information about how powerful the processor will be in games, if you compare it in one assembly with the video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i3-7167U94% Core i3-8121U200%
To make a final decision on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. It is clear that the newer the generation, the better the performance of the processor in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Core i3-8121U is more energy efficient than the Core i3-7167U since it has less power consumption: 28W vs. 15W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, it will be useful to know its TDP. You need to buy a cooler that has the TDP data specified in the specification was greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

Let's say you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for machine learning, streaming, video rendering or video editing, programming, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to achieve maximum efficiency, the processor uses all cores and threads that it has. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to find out whether the program that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that can use only one core to work, and all the advantages of multi-core mode turns out to be unnecessary.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
Intel Core i3-7167U Intel Core i3-8121U
Cinbench 15 Single-core120139
Cinbench 15 Multi-core306305
Cinbench 20 Single-core267340
Cinbench 20 Multi-core629598
Cinbench 23 Single-core448563
Cinbench 23 Multi-core17392184

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i3-7167U Intel Core i3-8121U
Single-Core18521939
Multi-Core34784369

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i3-7167U Intel Core i3-8121U
Single-Core793901
Multi-Core17722063

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most useful will be the the possibility of overclocking it and release date of the processor. The later the processor is released, the longer it will last in your computer. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS in new games. Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The savings are obvious!

Intel Core i3-7167U Intel Core i3-8121U
Announcement dateMarch 07, 2017July 07, 2018
TypeLaptopLaptop
SocketUnknownUnknown
Core nameKaby LakeCannon Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation78
Turbo Frequency3.2 MHz
Frequency2.8 MHz2.2 MHz
Cores22
Threads44
Bus rate4 GT/s4 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography14 nm10 nm
Transistors count1700 millions1800 millions
Power consumption (TDP)28 W15 W
Memory typeDDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600DDR4-2400, LPDDR4/x-2400
Max. Memory32 Gb32 Gb
Memory Frequency
Memory bandwidth34.1 GB/s37.5 GB/s
L1 cache
L2 cache
L3 cache3 MB4 MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCNoNo
Part numberExpansion Options
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i3-7167U is 21% better than Core i3-8121U in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption (relevant for laptops).

Result:
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i3-7167U is better: 3
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i3-8121U is better: 27
   However, it should be realized that all the data in the table above do not mean that taking them into account you should totally trust a simple comparison of these figures. Be sure to watch the testing video and read the reviews of of people who bought Intel Core i3-7167U and Intel Core i3-8121U before making a decision which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
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