To compare the performance of the two processors, we used the PassMark benchmark, a widely recognized and reliable tool for measuring CPU performance. The PassMark score is an overall measure of CPU performance, taking into account factors such as single-core and multi-core performance, memory performance, and integer and floating-point calculations.
According to the PassMark benchmark, the i3-12100 has a score of 14,474, while the i3-8100 has a score of 7,682. This means that the 12th Gen i3 is almost twice as fast as the 8th Gen i3 in overall CPU performance.
The single-core performance of the i3-12100 is also significantly higher than the i3-8100, with a score of 3,038 compared to 2,191. This means that the 12th Gen i3 is more responsive and can handle single-threaded tasks more quickly.