Alleged early Core i3-12100 test suggests not even Ryzen 3 is safe from Alder Lake onslaught

AMD in red and Intel in blue fists about to strike
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Intel has already commenced launching its 12th Gen Alder Lake-S desktop CPU lineup with the introduction of its unlocked Core i9-12900K, and more SKUs. The accompanying LGA1700-based top-end Z690 motherboards, both DDR4 and DDR5 variants, are also out.

We have also got hints that the launch of locked (non-K) CPU parts isn't too far off with leaks of the Core i9-12900, i7-12700, i5-12600, i5-12500, and i5-12400. And although no Core i3 Alder Lake-S SKU was part of that story, an alleged early preview of the upcoming 12th Gen i3-12100 by Chinese media outlet XFASTEST suggests it will be just as potent in its segment as the other Alder Lake processors have been.

In fact, if these test results - pitted against currently available AMD Zen 2-based Ryzen 3 3300X and 3100 DIY CPUs - are to be believed, then the Core i3-12100 looks even more lethal than the higher end Alder Lake-S models. The processor was run on ASRock Z690 Steel Legend WiFi 6E DDR4 motherboard.

First, we have got a CPU-Z screenshot of the alleged i3-12100. We haven't had any leak regarding the specifications or the core configuration of this processor yet but CPU-Z thinks it's a 4-core, 8-thread SKU.

CPU-Z of Core i3-12100

This is followed by a multitude of tests across various benchmarks, both synthetic as well as real-world, including games.

Gaming:

Early Core i3-12100 vs Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X benchmarks
Early Core i3-12100 vs Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X benchmarks
Early Core i3-12100 vs Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X benchmarks
Early Core i3-12100 vs Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X benchmarks

VR:

Early Core i3-12100 vs Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X benchmarks

Production:

Early Core i3-12100 vs Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X benchmarks
Early Core i3-12100 vs Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X benchmarks
Early Core i3-12100 vs Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X benchmarks
Early Core i3-12100 vs Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X benchmarks
Early Core i3-12100 vs Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X benchmarks

Lastly, we have the data for power consumption as well as temperature.

Early Core i3-12100 vs Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X benchmarks
Early Core i3-12100 vs Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X benchmarks

You can find more details on the test on XFASTEST's website.

via @KOMACHI_ENSAKA (Twitter)

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