Average Bench: 67.3% (130th of 980)

Based on 26,638 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: 54%Average: 67.3% 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
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 354Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3470 is just 17.8%. 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 26,638 samples)
Min Avg Max
82 SC Int 92.2 97.8
84.9 SC Float 95 101
84.1 SC Mixed 93.5 98.9
74.8% 93.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
248 QC Int 341 372
270 QC Float 354 382
262 QC Mixed 347 377
78.7% 347 Pts
Min Avg Max
294 MC Int 349 371
307 MC Float 362 382
292 MC Mixed 355 377
53.3% 356 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95
SC Float 99
SC Mixed 96.7
78% 96.9 Pts
QC Int 370
QC Float 377
QC Mixed 366
84% 371 Pts
MC Int 365
MC Float 382
MC Mixed 373
56% 373 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 94.5
SC Float 96.9
SC Mixed 96.6
77% 96 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 373
QC Mixed 368
83% 367 Pts
MC Int 363
MC Float 366
MC Mixed 356
54% 361 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.9
SC Float 93.2
SC Mixed 94.8
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 362
84% 369 Pts
MC Int 365
MC Float 379
MC Mixed 372
56% 372 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 104
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 106
84% 106 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 291
QC Mixed 337
69% 305 Pts
MC Int 380
MC Float 411
MC Mixed 350
57% 380 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 86.1
SC Float 89.8
SC Mixed 94
72% 90 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 346
QC Mixed 342
74% 325 Pts
MC Int 344
MC Float 357
MC Mixed 354
53% 352 Pts
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Typical Core i5-3470 Builds (Compare 3,088 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $231

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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...

Added 3 years ago.

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1 day ago.

third reasons don't count


Excellent

3 months ago.

cool budget cpu


Good

20 days ago.

great cpu than fx


Good

1 month ago.

Dobra gowno


Excellent

25 days ago.

Es una cpu muy estable ,con una muy buena respuesta


Excellent

2 days ago.

on 1155 i5 this is great cpu for game


Good

2 months ago.

Performs reasonably well for a 5 year old CPU


Above average

3 years ago.


Terrible

2 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


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