Average Bench: 70.8% (312th of 1323)

more Based on 190,493 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]

Poor: 59%Average: 70.8% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-3470 averaged 29.2% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 82.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 92.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3470 is just 19.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-3470 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 347Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 346Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 190,493 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.1 Memory 82.7 92.6
77.8 1-Core 92.9 99.4
146 2-Core 182 196
70.8% 119 Pts
Min Avg Max
239 4-Core 341 376
262 8-Core 346 377
46.8% 343 Pts
Min Avg Max
256 64-Core 347 378
23.3% 347 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.4
1-Core 95.9
2-Core 179
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 364
50% 364 Pts
64-Core 358
24% 358 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 80.9
2-Core 189
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 366
50% 366 Pts
64-Core 366
24% 366 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 96.3
2-Core 186
73% 122 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 375
51% 375 Pts
64-Core 374
25% 374 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.5
1-Core 91.1
2-Core 183
69% 118 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 374
51% 373 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.1
1-Core 79.1
2-Core 181
63% 110 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 326
42% 314 Pts
64-Core 332
22% 332 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $190 @ launch in Apr '12
AmazonUS $20031 secs
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Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

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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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6 days ago.

From 2012 but can't even run 2012 indie games


Poor

3 months ago.

slow when u open some chrome tabs


Excellent

8 months ago.

ПОЛЬЗУюСЬ И МНЕ НРАВИТСЯ!


Excellent

29 days ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

Really old and slow, could barely support a GT 710, just bottlenecked the entire time even when playing a game with fairly terrible graphics.


Excellent

11 months ago.

Fiable, alto rendimiento,suficiente para juegos extremos



Poor

7 days ago.

quite expensive compared to its price, get the newer i3 10100 instead for a couple of more money, much better value


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 days ago.

For 30$ or less, this is best buy second hand CPU in 2020 which you can get. Paired with some RX 570/580 or GTX 1050TI/1060, you will be able to run every single game on high details on 1080p.


Terrible

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

5 months ago.

affordable to mid spec gaming not compatible to AAA games. but its okay


Above average

7 years ago.


Excellent

18 months ago.

Great value used processor, punches above it's weight


Excellent

21 days ago.

its best cpu for for his price


Excellent

13 days ago.

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


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

16 months ago.

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


Average

2 years 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

3 years ago.

I have this processor and really good performance


Good

11 months ago.

still good, but 4771 better :]


Excellent

22 months ago.

*One of the CPU Gods* This is most powerful, popular, sufficient, efficient, loved, economic (used market) quad-core CPU. Can handle mid-level workstation tasks as well as 99% of all home computing with such grace and ease that it has become one of the CPU-gods.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Still amazing CPU


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

Für heutige Spiele ist er nicht mehr der Beste aber durchaus ein guter und Flotter CPU.


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