IntelBX80637I53470
IntelBX80684I38100

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

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 304,987 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: 454th / 1369
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
81,392 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 53% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 53% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 314th / 1369
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
63.1 % 70.6 % Faster effective speed.
+12%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.6 Pts 81.8 Pts +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
84.3 Pts 106 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+26%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
166 Pts 210 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+27%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
269 Pts 342 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+27%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
285 Pts 359 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+26%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
91.1 Pts 93.4 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
91.7 Pts 112 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+22%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
181 Pts 224 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+24%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
332 Pts 408 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+23%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
336 Pts 419 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+25%
Market Share
Based on 57,296,285 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.54 % Much higher market share.
+74%
0.31 %
Value
Value For Money
73.5 % 80.9 % Better value.
+10%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 67 % More popular.
+20%
Price
Price (score)
$160 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
$170
Age
Newest
128 Months 62 Months Much more recent.
+52%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
77 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+12%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
340 Pts 420 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+24%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
289 Pts 364 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+26%
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1155 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 2500 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 6 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$184.00 - $195.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
2011D PCG 2015C (65W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1333/1600 DDR4-2400
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz 1.10 GHz
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

More specs » More specs »
ADVERTISEMENT

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]

MORE DETAILS

Intel’s i3-8100 from their 8th generation of Core processors is a mainstream quad-core CPU. It is the entry model of the latest Coffee Lake line up with a clock speed of 3.6 GHz. Previously, i3 Kaby Lake processors had two cores with hyperthreading, but now, i3 Coffee Lake processors have 4 cores and offer much better value for money in terms of dollars per core. With a performance profile that closely matches last years mid range Kaby Lake i5's (the then go-to mid range gaming choice) and a price tag of just $120, the i3-8100 represents excellent value for money. Unfortunately, like all Coffe Lake processors, the i3-8100 does require a new 300-series motherboard even though it shares the same LGA1151 socket as the previous generation of Kaby Lake 200 motherboards. Intel were clearly mindful of AMD's similarly priced quad core Ryzen 3 1200 which achieves very comparable single, and quad-core benchmarks to the i3-8100.  [Oct '17 CPUPro]

MORE DETAILS

Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2022 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchmark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-13600K $320Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $480Crucial MX500 250GB $37
Intel Core i5-12400F $167Nvidia RTX 3070 $530Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i7-12700K $322Nvidia RTX 3050 $300Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $50SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $29Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $53SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $50G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $453SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback