Average Bench: 67.5% (125th of 967)

Based on 20,559 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: 56%Average: 67.5% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3470 averaged 32.4% 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 346Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 349Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3470 is just 17.4%. 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 360Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 357Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,559 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.6 SC Int 92.8 98.8
86.3 SC Float 94.9 101
84 SC Mixed 93.8 99.8
75% 93.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
259 QC Int 346 380
268 QC Float 353 386
267 QC Mixed 349 382
79.1% 349 Pts
Min Avg Max
294 MC Int 355 384
303 MC Float 360 390
292 MC Mixed 357 387
53.6% 357 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
SC Int 97.5
SC Float 99
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 379
MC Mixed 376
56% 376 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.2
SC Float 99.2
SC Mixed 97.5
78% 98 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 367
84% 369 Pts
MC Int 371
MC Float 375
MC Mixed 372
56% 373 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 90
SC Float 91.6
SC Mixed 92.3
73% 91.3 Pts
QC Int 310
QC Float 324
QC Mixed 323
72% 319 Pts
MC Int 318
MC Float 328
MC Mixed 315
48% 321 Pts
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Workstation 33%
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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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Great for gaming


Good

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Es una cpu muy estable ,con una muy buena respuesta


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