Average Bench: 67.2% (158th of 1083)

more Based on 36,255 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, 1F8BFBFF000306A9, , 0FABFBFF000306A9, 00004E414C206472, 0000000000000000, 4920555043070506, 0F8BFBFF000306A9, 4920555043080306, 1FABFBFF000306A9, 0FEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 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: 67.2% 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 32.8% 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 340Pts
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 354Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3470 is just 16%. 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 356Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,255 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.9 SC Int 92.3 97.4
86.7 SC Float 95.3 100
84.9 SC Mixed 93.7 98.7
75% 93.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
260 QC Int 340 371
282 QC Float 354 383
268 QC Mixed 346 374
78.6% 347 Pts
Min Avg Max
305 MC Int 350 369
321 MC Float 363 382
306 MC Mixed 356 376
53.4% 356 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.3
SC Float 96.9
SC Mixed 97.2
76% 95.5 Pts
QC Int 377
QC Float 388
QC Mixed 380
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 382
MC Mixed 382
57% 380 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 96.4
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 98
78% 98.2 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 377
QC Mixed 373
84% 373 Pts
MC Int 367
MC Float 378
MC Mixed 374
56% 373 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.5
SC Float 97.9
SC Mixed 95.9
77% 96.1 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 377
QC Mixed 368
84% 370 Pts
MC Int 362
MC Float 376
MC Mixed 369
55% 369 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 94.1
SC Float 96.8
SC Mixed 94.7
76% 95.2 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 364
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 329
MC Float 368
MC Mixed 365
53% 354 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 89.7
SC Float 93.3
SC Mixed 91.1
73% 91.4 Pts
QC Int 342
QC Float 354
QC Mixed 342
78% 346 Pts
MC Int 352
MC Float 361
MC Mixed 354
53% 355 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $190 @ launch in Apr '12
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Typical Core i5-3470 Builds (Compare 5,043 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - 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

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22 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


Poor

3 days ago.

Good cpu for the 1080P 60FPS gaming.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Es una cpu muy estable ,con una muy buena respuesta


Excellent

3 months ago.

Excellent value and performance. Almost unbeatable for the price.


Excellent

4 days ago.

its fast


Terrible

30 days ago.

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


Poor

28 days ago.

USED 4 YEARS NOW WITH EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE


Good

3 months ago.

on 1155 i5 this is great cpu for game


Good

1 month ago.

you can get it wayyy cheaper than the i5 4460 and it will deliver about the same performance


Above average

3 years ago.


Terrible

6 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

27 days ago.

I have this processor and gtx 1050 2gb perfect fps If you playing high settings better than my old Intel pentium


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