4 Cores, 4 Threads @2.8 GHz, Lynnfield.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.


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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 146,524 user samples
21,668 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 54% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 54% Great: 75%
SPEED RANK: 347th / 1244
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 70%
Workstation 48%
124,856 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% Base clock 3.2 GHz
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.2 GHz
Poor: 62% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 235th / 1244
Gaming 72%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 54%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
66.6 % 72.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
Avg. Memory Latency
90.3 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
85.8 Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
71.9 Pts 92.4 Pts Faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts 182 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
250 Pts 342 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
254 Pts 344 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
OC Memory Latency
95.9 Pts +3% 93.5 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
85.8 Pts 98.5 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
170 Pts 195 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
318 Pts 374 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
323 Pts 373 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 29,082,119 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % 0.76 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
79.8 % 100 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 71 % More popular.
Price (score)
$144 $85 Much cheaper.
78+ Months More recent.
98 Months
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
321 Pts 375 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
255 Pts 347 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'10 Q2'12
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
45 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$213.00 $184.00 - $195.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
2.5 GT/s DMI 5 GT/s DMI
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
16 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR3 1333/1600
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
21 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
No Yes
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
1.0 2.0
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
No Yes
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16, 2x8 up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4

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for a cheap entry gamer, paierd with gtx 970 I'd reccomend this cpu [Sep '18 Beleg]


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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