4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.2GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q2 2012.

Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 188,816 user samples
179,890 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 56% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 56% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 315th / 1316
Gaming 71%
Desktop 74%
Workstation 53%
8,926 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 59% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 39% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 39% Great: 59%
SPEED RANK: 720th / 1316
Gaming 51%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 36%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
70.7 % Much faster effective speed.
51.1 %
Avg. Memory Latency
83.3 Pts Lower memory latency.
70.6 Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
92.2 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
60 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
180 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
110 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
336 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
184 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
341 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
186 Pts
OC Memory Latency
92.5 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
82.7 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
98.6 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
68.6 Pts
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
194 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
126 Pts
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
373 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
214 Pts
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
373 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
214 Pts
Market Share
Based on 44,091,936 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.56 % Insanely higher market share.
0.02 %
Value For Money
81.8 % Much better value.
62.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % Slightly more popular.
52 %
Price (score)
$163 $135 Cheaper.
110 Months 89+ Months More recent.
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
376 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
214 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
343 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
188 Pts

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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