Average Bench: 66.4% (167th of 1122)

more Based on 43,441 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: 54%Average: 66.4% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3470 averaged 33.5% 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
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 343Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3470 is just 18.4%. 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 356Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 352Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,441 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.1 SC Int 91.7 98.2
76.2 SC Float 93.6 100
80.7 SC Mixed 92.4 98.8
74.1% 92.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
253 QC Int 341 374
256 QC Float 347 380
249 QC Mixed 343 376
77.9% 344 Pts
Min Avg Max
296 MC Int 350 372
297 MC Float 356 380
287 MC Mixed 352 378
52.9% 353 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 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.3
SC Float 97
SC Mixed 98.1
78% 97.5 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 378
QC Mixed 368
84% 371 Pts
MC Int 369
MC Float 376
MC Mixed 371
56% 372 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91
SC Float 93.9
SC Mixed 92.4
74% 92.4 Pts
QC Int 367
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 370
84% 368 Pts
MC Int 367
MC Float 366
MC Mixed 375
55% 369 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.7
SC Float 90.9
SC Mixed 92.9
74% 91.8 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 353
QC Mixed 349
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 349
MC Float 370
MC Mixed 367
54% 362 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 88.2
SC Float 85.3
SC Mixed 87.2
70% 86.9 Pts
QC Int 263
QC Float 272
QC Mixed 245
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 342
MC Float 351
MC Mixed 352
52% 348 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,346,816 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $190 @ launch in Apr '12
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Typical Core i5-3470 Builds (Compare 6,744 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: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $240

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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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6 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


Excellent

1 month ago.

asdasdasdasd


Good

25 days ago.

very good i liked


Terrible

2 months ago.

Fiable, alto rendimiento,suficiente para juegos extremos


Good

6 days ago.

Excellent value and performance. Almost unbeatable for the price.


Excellent

15 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

4 months ago.

USED 4 YEARS NOW WITH EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE


Excellent

3 months ago.

on 1155 i5 this is great cpu for game


Good

5 months 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

10 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

28 days ago.

I have this processor and really good performance


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