Average Bench: 67.9% (110th of 953)

Based on 12,575 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: 67.9% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3470 averaged 32.1% 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 350Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3470 is 21.7%. 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 358Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,575 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.9 SC Int 93.5 103
86.1 SC Float 95.6 105
85.6 SC Mixed 94.8 105
75.7% 94.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
255 QC Int 346 399
264 QC Float 354 405
265 QC Mixed 350 402
79.3% 350 Pts
Min Avg Max
298 MC Int 356 402
306 MC Float 363 409
302 MC Mixed 358 403
53.8% 359 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
SC Int 101
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 102
81% 102 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 392
QC Mixed 386
88% 387 Pts
MC Int 384
MC Float 389
MC Mixed 387
58% 386 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.4
SC Float 98.8
SC Mixed 99.1
79% 98.4 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 369
84% 373 Pts
MC Int 370
MC Float 378
MC Mixed 372
56% 373 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.5
SC Float 98.5
SC Mixed 97.4
78% 97.5 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 377
QC Mixed 367
84% 372 Pts
MC Int 372
MC Float 378
MC Mixed 375
56% 375 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.3
SC Float 93
SC Mixed 90.3
73% 91.5 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 374
QC Mixed 377
84% 372 Pts
MC Int 371
MC Float 375
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 91.7
SC Float 93
SC Mixed 89.4
73% 91.4 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 298
QC Mixed 299
67% 296 Pts
MC Int 351
MC Float 356
MC Mixed 351
53% 353 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $304

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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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