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Intel Core i9-13900K vs Intel Core i3-12100 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-13900K vs Intel Core i3-12100

Processor comparisons   28-09-2022
   Let's say you are thinking about choosing a processor, you will be able to make a choice after reading the detailed tests Intel Core i9-13900K vs Intel Core i3-12100 and understand which is better for games or simple use for video editing, rendering, machine learning, programming, streaming. Here is useful information from real video editing and streaming tests or several benchmarks. A thorough review of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to understand, is summarized in the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in special testing software like Blender, UserBenchmark, PassMark, Gears 5, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Prime95, Dolphin Emulator, Blender, WPrime, MATLAB, 3DMark, Furmark, 7zip, SuperPi, Handbrake, PCMark 10, RealBench, AIDA64, Geekbench 5.2, VeraCrypt.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Valheim
  • Fallout 76
  • Death Stranding
  • Last Man Standing
  • Halo Infinite
  • Borderlands 3
  • Apex Legends
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Overwatch
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Valorant
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Fortnite
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Watch Dogs Legion

   After reading the results of all benchmarks and videos, you already be able to know which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i3-12100 or Intel Core i9-13900K.


 
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i3-12100

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
Processor Benchmark
Core i9-13900K68% Core i3-1210056%
The number of this parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-13900K is 17% better than Core i3-12100. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-13900K64% Core i3-1210054%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor at the moment. And of course, this is a server processor, on which no one will play games. Because the cost of this processor reaches several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you 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 other games in which processors were compared: Battlefield V, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), DOTA 2A, Hitman 3, Forza Horizon 4, NBA 2K20, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Metro Exodus, Control, Horizon Zero Dawn, League of Legends (LOL), Ghostrunner, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Monster Hunter World, Half-Life: Alyx, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG).

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite114.396.0
Valorant129.9109.1
Cyberpunk 207772.761.1
Apex Legends122.1102.6
Call of Duty Warzone97.481.8
Overwatch105.288.4
Red Dead Redemption 289.675.3
DOOM Eternal64.954.6
Warzone101.385.1
Assassin's Creed109.191.7
Valheim107.890.6
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 participating in the comparing not only were the equipped with different amounts of RAM and different video cards. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 4K, 2K or FullHD. Therefore, 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 get acquainted with the benchmarks that are made with the same video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i9-13900K66% Core i3-1210096%
To make a finishing 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 i3-12100 is more energy efficient than the Core i9-13900K as it consumes less power: 125W vs. 60W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you must know its TDP. It is necessary to calculate so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is greater than the TDP of the compared processor.

Software benchmarks

For example you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for machine learning, streaming, video editing or video rendering, programming, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor turns on all cores and threads that it has to the maximum to reach maximum performance. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the software you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that can use only one core to run, and all the advantages of multi-core mode are unused.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i3-12100
Cinbench 15 Single-core531267
Cinbench 15 Multi-core56031958
Cinbench 20 Single-core887642
Cinbench 20 Multi-core124584447
Cinbench 23 Single-core31501503
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3585214658

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i3-12100
Single-Core28793516
Multi-Core6111020521

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i3-12100
Single-Core25021740
Multi-Core257617859

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most useful will be the release date of the processor and the possibility of overclocking it. The newer the processor, the longer it will last you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system later. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, 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 i9-13900K Intel Core i3-12100
Announcement dateDecember 13, 2022January 07, 2022
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700FCBGA1744
Core nameRaptor LakeAlder Lake-U
Architecturex86x86
Generation1312
Turbo Frequency5.8 MHz4.3 MHz
Frequency4.3 MHz1 MHz
Cores244
Threads328
Bus rate16 GT/s8 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count14200 millions9800 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W60 W
Memory typeUp to DDR5 5600 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/sUp to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Max. Memory128 Gb128 Gb
Memory Frequency6500
Memory bandwidth89.6 GB/s76.8 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB
L2 cache8 MB5 MB
L3 cache36 MB12 MB
OverclockingyesNo
Supports ECCYesNo
Part numberExpansion Options
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-13900K is 76% better than Core i3-12100 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i9-13900K has 20 more core than Core i3-12100. 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 i9-13900K is better: 33
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i3-12100 is better: 3
   However, it should be understood that all the number in the article above do not mean that taking them into account you should undividedly trust a simple quantitative comparison. Be sure to watch benchmarks video and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i9-13900K and Intel Core i3-12100 before making a selection which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
Intel Core i9-13900K - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
Intel Core i3-12100 - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


Intel Core i9-13900K Processor Comparisons
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• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs EPYC 7702
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs EPYC 7452
• Vs EPYC 7272
• Vs EPYC 73F3
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs EPYC 7343
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Xeon W-3275M
• Vs Ryzen 9 3950X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs Core i9-10980XE
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
• Vs Xeon W-3175X
• Vs Core i9-9990XE
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i9-9960X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
• Vs Core i9-7980XE
• Vs Xeon W-3245
• Vs Core i9-11980HK
• Vs Core i9-10940X
• Vs Core i9-11900KB
• Vs Core i9-11900H
• Vs Apple M1X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X
• Vs Core i7-11700B
• Vs Core i9-11950H
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G
• Vs Xeon W-2275
• Vs Core i9-9940X
• Vs Core i9-11900K
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700G
• Vs Core i9-11900KF
• Vs Core i9-11900
• Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs Core i9-12900
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
• Vs Core i9-12900HX
• Vs Core i9-12950HX
• Vs Core i9-12900KS
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 7 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 5 7600X
• Vs Core i5-12500
• Vs Core i7-12650HX
• Vs Core i7-10700KF
• Vs Core i5-11600
• Vs Core i5-12600T
• Vs Ryzen 7 3700X
• Vs Core i5-12600H
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
• Vs Core i9-10900KF
• Vs Core i7-12700T
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800X
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600G
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Core i3-12100T
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600X
• Vs Core i9-10900K
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 6650HS
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D
• Vs Core i5-12500T
• Vs Core i5-11600KF
• Vs Ryzen 9 5980HX
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Core i7-11700KF
• Vs Core i9-9900X
• Vs Core i7-12850HX
• Vs Core i7-12650H
• Vs Core i5-12490F
• Vs Core i9-11900F
• Vs Core i7-10700K
• Vs Core i9-10900X
• Vs Core i7-11700K
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Core i9-10910
• Vs Core i7-12700H
• Vs Core i7-11700
• Vs Core i3-12300T
• Vs Core i3-12300
• Vs Ryzen 9 6980HS
• Vs Core i7-12700K
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 3700
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
• Vs Core i3-12100F
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Core i9-13900KS
• Vs Core i5-13400
• Vs Core i5-13500
• Vs Core i7-13700
• Vs Core i9-13900
• Vs Core i3-13100
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Apple M1 Pro
• Vs Apple M1 Max
• Vs Apple M1 Ultra
• Vs Apple M2 Pro
• Vs Apple M2 Max
• Vs Core i5-13600
• Vs Core i7-13700H
• Vs Core i9-13900HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HX
• Vs Core i5-13600HX
• Vs Core i9-13950HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900
• Vs Ryzen 7 7700
• Vs Ryzen 5 7600
• Vs Core i5-13500HX
• Vs Core i9-13980HX
• Vs Core i9-13900T
• Vs Core i9-13900F
• Vs Core i7-13700F
• Vs Core i7-13700T
• Vs Core i5-13600T
• Vs Core i5-13500H
• Vs Core i5-13505H
• Vs Core i5-13500T
• Vs Core i5-13400F
• Vs Core i5-13400T
• Vs Core i3-13100T
• Vs Core i3-13100F
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700X
• Vs Ryzen 5 5500
• Vs Core i3-13300
• Vs Core i3-13300F
• Vs Ryzen 9 7950X3D
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X3D
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 5945
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700GE
• Vs Ryzen 5 4500
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800XT
• Vs Core i5-11600K
• Vs Core i5-12600
• Vs Core i7-11700F
• Vs Core i5-12400
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600XT
• Vs Ryzen 9 5600X
• Vs Core i5-11400
• Vs Core i5-12400F
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600GE
• Vs Ryzen 3 5300GE
• Vs Ryzen 7 4700GE
• Vs Ryzen 5 4600G
• Vs Ryzen 5 4600GE
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 5645
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 5845
• Vs Ryzen 3 PRO 5350G
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 4655G
• Vs Core i5-13490F
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 4655GE
• Vs Core i7-13790F
• Vs Ryzen 7 7800X3D
• Vs Ryzen 3 PRO 4355G
• Vs Ryzen 3 PRO 4355GE


Intel Core i3-12100 Processor Comparisons
• Vs Core i3-12100T
• Vs Core i3-12100F
• Vs Core i5-11600K
• Vs Core i5-1155G7
• Vs Ryzen 7 4700GE
• Vs Core i5-1250P
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 4700G
• Vs Core i9-10900F
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G
• Vs Core i9-10900
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700U
• Vs Core i9-7900X
• Vs Core i7-1260P
• Vs Ryzen 9 4900U
• Vs Core i9-9900X
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800
• Vs Xeon Gold 6130T
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600G
• Vs Apple M1
• Vs Core i5-12500TE
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600X
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800U
• Vs Core i7-1270P
• Vs Core i5-12500T
• Vs EPYC 7F32
• Vs Core i9-10910
• Vs Core i5-12500E
• Vs Core i9-10900X
• Vs Core i7-1280P
• Vs Core i5-12500
• Vs Core i5-11500H
• Vs Core i9-9820X
• Vs Core i5-11600KF
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE
• Vs Core i5-1240P
• Vs Core i5-11500B
• Vs Core i3-12100E
• Vs Ryzen 7 4700G
• Vs Ryzen 9 4900HS
• Vs Core i5-11600
• Vs Core i7-10700KF
• Vs Core i9-9900KS
• Vs Core i7-10700K
• Vs Core i7-7900X
• Vs Core i5-11500
• Vs Core i5-11400H
• Vs Ryzen 9 4900H
• Vs Ryzen 7 4800H
• Vs Ryzen 7 4800HS
• Vs Core i5-11400
• Vs Core i9-9900KF
• Vs Core i3-1220P
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600XT
• Vs Core i9-9900K
• Vs Core i5-11400F
• Vs Xeon E5-2680R v4
• Vs Xeon E5-2697R v4
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600X
• Vs Xeon W-1290T
• Vs Core i7-9800X
• Vs Core i3-12100TE
• Vs Core i3-12300
• Vs Core i3-12300T
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 5875U
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 5675U
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 5650GE
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 5650G
• Vs Core i7-1265UL
• Vs Core i5-1250PE
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 7 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 5 7600X
• Vs Core i9-12900KS
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Core i3-N305
• Vs Core i3-13100
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Apple M2 Pro
• Vs Core i5-13600
• Vs Core i5-13600HX
• Vs Core i9-13950HX
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900
• Vs Ryzen 7 7700
• Vs Ryzen 5 7600
• Vs Core i9-13900T
• Vs Core i9-13900F
• Vs Core i7-13700F
• Vs Core i7-13700T
• Vs Core i5-13600T
• Vs Core i5-13500H
• Vs Core i5-13500T
• Vs Core i5-13400F
• Vs Core i5-13400T
• Vs Core i3-13100T
• Vs Core i3-13100F
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700X
• Vs Ryzen 5 5500
• Vs Core i3-13300
• Vs Core i3-13300F
• Vs Ryzen 3 PRO 5350GE
• Vs Ryzen 9 7950X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7950X3D
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X3D
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700GE
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D
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• Vs Core i3-8100
• Vs Ryzen 5 4500
• Vs Core i3-6100
• Vs Core i5-6500T
• Vs Core i5-6600
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Core i5-7600K
• Vs Core i7-5820K
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X
• Vs Ryzen 7 3700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5600X
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600GE
• Vs Ryzen 3 5300GE
• Vs Ryzen 5 4600G
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 4655GE
• Vs Apple M1 Ultra
• Vs Ryzen 3 PRO 4355G
• Vs Ryzen 7 7800X3D
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