IntelBX80637I53470
IntelBX8071512100

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.3GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q1 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 225,108 user samples
223,595 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 71% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 50% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 50% Great: 71%
SPEED RANK: 530th / 1442
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
1,513 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 118th / 1442
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
63.1 % 94 % Much faster effective speed.
+49%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.6 Pts 83.4 Pts +5%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
84.3 Pts 172 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+104%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
166 Pts 324 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+95%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
269 Pts 566 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+110%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
285 Pts 790 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+177%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
91.1 Pts +1% 90.4 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
91.7 Pts 178 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+94%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
181 Pts 347 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+92%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
332 Pts 633 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+91%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
336 Pts 821 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+144%
Market Share
Based on 67,685,817 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.41 % Hugely higher market share.
+242%
0.12 %
Value
Value For Money
96.7 % 118 % Better value.
+22%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 91 % Much more popular.
+62%
Price
Price (score)
$59 Much cheaper.
+52%
$122
Age
Newest
144 Months 27 Months Hugely more recent.
+81%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
77 Watts 60 Watts More energy efficient.
+22%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 10 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+55%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.3 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
340 Pts 825 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+143%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
289 Pts 797 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+176%
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1155 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 2500 UHD 730
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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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I don't really like how they added such a tax for the integrated graphics. An extra $20 for an iGPU - especially on an i3 - isn't good. However, this CPU is one of the fastest quad cores to date and can run even on the most potato of power supplies. It brings out incredible gaming performance up to 50% faster than the i3 10100. It even manages to beat 6 core CPUs from AMD that run on Zen2, very impressive for just an i3 processor. Good job Intel, you got your position as king back.  [Apr '22 Waaaaaal]

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