Average Bench: 67% (135th of 980)

Based on 24,495 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% 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 32.9% 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 339Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 345Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3470 is just 16.6%. 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 361Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 354Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,495 samples)
Min Avg Max
83 SC Int 92.2 97.7
86.1 SC Float 95.3 100
84.6 SC Mixed 93.7 98.9
74.9% 93.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
247 QC Int 339 373
259 QC Float 351 384
260 QC Mixed 345 379
78.2% 345 Pts
Min Avg Max
297 MC Int 349 373
310 MC Float 361 388
297 MC Mixed 354 378
53.2% 355 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 4 GHz
SC Int 104
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 107
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 403
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 418
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 415
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 412
63% 418 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 95.5
SC Float 99.6
SC Mixed 98
78% 97.7 Pts
QC Int 367
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 371
84% 371 Pts
MC Int 365
MC Float 378
MC Mixed 374
56% 372 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.3
SC Float 96.1
SC Mixed 95.6
76% 95 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 371
QC Mixed 366
83% 366 Pts
MC Int 360
MC Float 339
MC Mixed 356
53% 352 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.7
SC Float 93.6
SC Mixed 91.8
74% 92 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 359
QC Mixed 349
79% 350 Pts
MC Int 312
MC Float 290
MC Mixed 278
44% 293 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 93
SC Float 95.4
SC Mixed 93.7
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 344
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 338
79% 348 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 356
MC Mixed 343
52% 349 Pts
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $247

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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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4 days ago.

Runs x plane 11 just fine.


Excellent

1 month ago.

cool budget cpu


Excellent

6 days ago.

great cpu than fx


Good

1 day ago.

Dobra gowno


Excellent

1 month ago.

good


Good

5 months ago.

Es una cpu muy estable ,con una muy buena respuesta


Good

9 days ago.

Ok


Above average

2 years ago.


Good

15 days ago.

Performs reasonably well for a 5 year old CPU


Excellent

3 months ago.

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Terrible

25 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


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