Average Bench: 67.2% (137th of 985)

Based on 32,782 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, 1F8BFBFF000306A9, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz

The Intel Core i5-3470 is a relatively fast quad core desktop processor based on the 3rd generation Ivy Bridge architecture which was launched in Q2 2012. It scores a good effective speed of 87 (max turbo frequency of 3.6 Ghz). Unlike the ‘K’ model processors, the i5-3470 doesn't have an unlocked multiplier, so the max overclocked frequency is not much beyond its stock frequency. The i5-3470 features integrated Intel HD Graphics 2500 which are relatively weak by modern standards, so to enjoy a good 3D gaming experience a GPU upgrade is necessary. Whilst the 3470 is a reasonable CPU, it's only fractionally cheaper than the i5-3570K which scores an effective speed of 98 and has an unlocked multiplier. Overall the 3470 is somewhat dated and there is far better value available in today's market[Nov '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 53%Average: 67.2% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3470 averaged 32.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Integer Speed 341Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 347Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3470 is just 19.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-3470 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 362Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 355Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,782 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.4 SC Int 91.8 98.1
86.3 SC Float 95.1 101
83.5 SC Mixed 93.4 99.4
74.8% 93.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
249 QC Int 341 375
257 QC Float 353 386
255 QC Mixed 347 377
78.6% 347 Pts
Min Avg Max
294 MC Int 349 377
305 MC Float 362 391
296 MC Mixed 355 383
53.2% 355 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.4
SC Float 98.6
SC Mixed 96.8
78% 96.9 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 366
83% 366 Pts
MC Int 358
MC Float 374
MC Mixed 359
54% 364 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.3
SC Float 93.4
SC Mixed 91.4
73% 91.7 Pts
QC Int 259
QC Float 219
QC Mixed 270
57% 249 Pts
MC Int 328
MC Float 343
MC Mixed 341
50% 337 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,494,067 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $190 @ launch in Apr '12
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Typical Core i5-3470 Builds (Compare 4,208 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $237

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-3470 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ2'12
Processor Numberi5-3470
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$184.00 - $195.00
Clock Speed3.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP77 W
Thermal Solution Specification2011D

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 2500
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurationsup to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor...

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3 days ago.

really good if ur on a budget and want to run triple A titles at 60 frames on high settings if ur gpu is decent i have a 1050ti and it works great with this it can run GTAV on high 60 frames and rainbow six siege on medium to high at 144hz


Good

11 days ago.

cool budget cpu


Poor

1 day ago.

Good cpu for the 1080P 60FPS gaming.


Good

3 months ago.

great cpu than fx


Excellent

7 hrs ago.

Dobra gowno


Excellent

3 months ago.

Es una cpu muy estable ,con una muy buena respuesta


Excellent

1 month ago.

Excellent value and performance. Almost unbeatable for the price.


Excellent

1 month ago.

its on one level with the i3 7100, but its so much cheaper. Guess i buy this, when i wanna build a pc.


Excellent

14 hrs ago.

USED 4 YEARS NOW WITH EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE


Good

1 month ago.

on 1155 i5 this is great cpu for game


Excellent

24 days ago.

Performs reasonably well for a 5 year old CPU


Above average

3 years ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

yes


Excellent

9 days ago.

Ivy Bridge CPu Respect


Terrible

5 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


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