Average Bench: 67.8% (113th of 956)

Based on 15,481 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: 55%Average: 67.8% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3470 averaged 32.1% 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 347Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 350Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3470 is 21.7%. 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 363Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 359Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,481 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.1 SC Int 93.2 103
87.2 SC Float 95.3 105
85.1 SC Mixed 94.3 105
75.4% 94.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
262 QC Int 347 401
256 QC Float 352 405
263 QC Mixed 350 400
79.2% 350 Pts
Min Avg Max
303 MC Int 356 405
310 MC Float 363 413
310 MC Mixed 359 406
53.8% 359 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.6
SC Float 99
SC Mixed 98.9
79% 98.8 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 394
QC Mixed 392
88% 389 Pts
MC Int 390
MC Float 398
MC Mixed 377
58% 388 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 96.5
SC Float 99.9
SC Mixed 98.5
79% 98.3 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 378
QC Mixed 376
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 374
MC Float 378
MC Mixed 375
56% 376 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 96.2
SC Float 99.2
SC Mixed 98.1
78% 97.8 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 383
QC Mixed 373
85% 375 Pts
MC Int 360
MC Float 371
MC Mixed 363
55% 364 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.1
SC Float 94.3
SC Mixed 92
74% 92.5 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 352
80% 354 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 363
MC Mixed 359
54% 359 Pts
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Typical Core i5-3470 Builds (Compare 1,860 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $285

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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

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

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Es una cpu muy estable ,con una muy buena respuesta


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