Average Bench: 66.5% (194th of 1159)

more Based on 78,548 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, 1F8BFBFF000306A9, , 0FABFBFF000306A9, 00004E414C206472, 0000000000000000, 4920555043070506, 0F8BFBFF000306A9, 4920555043080306, 1FABFBFF000306A9, 0FEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 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: 53%Average: 66.5% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3470 averaged 33.4% 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 339Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 343Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3470 is just 18.5%. 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 354Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 349Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 78,548 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.5 SC Int 91.9 97.4
77.7 SC Float 93.9 100
82.7 SC Mixed 92.9 98.9
74.3% 92.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
247 QC Int 339 373
271 QC Float 349 382
254 QC Mixed 343 374
77.9% 344 Pts
Min Avg Max
276 MC Int 346 372
288 MC Float 354 380
283 MC Mixed 349 377
52.5% 350 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.7
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 98.2
79% 98.7 Pts
QC Int 370
QC Float 378
QC Mixed 374
85% 374 Pts
MC Int 372
MC Float 380
MC Mixed 374
56% 375 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.6
SC Float 97.6
SC Mixed 93.6
76% 95.3 Pts
QC Int 363
QC Float 375
QC Mixed 366
83% 368 Pts
MC Int 359
MC Float 348
MC Mixed 368
54% 358 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.6
SC Float 93.8
SC Mixed 92.6
74% 92.7 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 359
QC Mixed 354
78% 342 Pts
MC Int 349
MC Float 356
MC Mixed 356
53% 354 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.2
SC Float 96
SC Mixed 92.2
75% 93.5 Pts
QC Int 305
QC Float 341
QC Mixed 350
75% 332 Pts
MC Int 338
MC Float 342
MC Mixed 357
52% 345 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86
SC Float 90.7
SC Mixed 79.2
68% 85.3 Pts
QC Int 336
QC Float 319
QC Mixed 326
74% 327 Pts
MC Int 316
MC Float 369
MC Mixed 270
48% 318 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,677,617 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $190 @ launch in Apr '12
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Typical Core i5-3470 Builds (Compare 12,364 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $220

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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

 Comments

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor...

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Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

6 days ago.

Quite fast, even though old.


Terrible

20 days ago.

ok


Excellent

11 days ago.

A bit not nice enough for GTA V, but still it's a good and cheap processor which makes a good use with modern GPUs.


Excellent

2 days ago.

my cpu good


Excellent

1 month ago.

i have it for 5 years and is still fast as f**k !!!


Poor

1 month ago.

Fiable, alto rendimiento,suficiente para juegos extremos


Good

15 days ago.

pretty solid


Excellent

18 days ago.

i5foreveeeeeeer intel the best


Good

5 months ago.

USED 4 YEARS NOW WITH EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE


Excellent

4 months ago.

you can get it wayyy cheaper than the i5 4460 and it will deliver about the same performance


Excellent

9 months ago.

I bought a dell optiplex 3010 with this cpu for 60 in ebay, with a gtx 1050 its a very good budget pc


Good

6 days ago.

hjk


Excellent

14 days ago.

It's better


Above average

4 years ago.


Good

9 months ago.

Its good cheap procesor cna run a lot game but if can buy better and i love this 4 is feer vote


Terrible

20 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

1 month ago.

I do not why i5 3470 better than i5 4460 tell me if you know


Excellent

10 months ago.

I have this processor and really good performance


Excellent

2 month ago.

still great :]


Average

14 days ago.

This CPU, being in a high school student-use tower computer, seems to perform very well for regular browser usage and Flash. I would not use it for any of my computer related hobbies as far as I know.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Still amazing CPU


Excellent

5 months ago.

i have it for 5 years and is still fast as f**k !!!


Good

4 months ago.

the most adequate price/performance coefficient in this class if we don't count 3570K


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