Average Bench: 54.8% (227th of 1184)

more Based on 94,625 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: 42%Average: 54.8% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3470 averaged 45.1% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 92.5Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 182Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3470 is just 17.3%. 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 349Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 345Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 94,625 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.1 1-Core 92.5 98.6
151 2-Core 182 194
64.7% 137 Pts
Min Avg Max
246 4-Core 342 373
269 8-Core 345 373
46.9% 344 Pts
Min Avg Max
280 64-Core 349 375
23.4% 349 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 100
2-Core 198
70% 149 Pts
4-Core 385
8-Core 379
52% 382 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 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)
1-Core 97.9
2-Core 191
68% 144 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 360
50% 365 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)
1-Core 92.3
2-Core 192
66% 142 Pts
4-Core 363
8-Core 369
50% 366 Pts
64-Core 363
24% 363 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)
1-Core 94.3
2-Core 185
66% 140 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 363
49% 361 Pts
64-Core 330
22% 330 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 94.8
2-Core 182
65% 138 Pts
4-Core 339
8-Core 367
48% 353 Pts
64-Core 369
25% 369 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,952,371 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $190 @ launch in Apr '12
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
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Workstation
Workstation 28%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $127

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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...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

6 days ago.

ПОЛЬЗУюСЬ И МНЕ НРАВИТСЯ!


Excellent

18 days ago.

still working hard after 7 years of service. Recently learned that the cores were frequently running in the high 90C's due to improper cooling. This chip is incredibly resilient to have stood up to that abuse for the better part of a decade and still be performing well to this day (with far superior cooling).


Good

19 days ago.

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


Poor

5 months ago.

Fiable, alto rendimiento,suficiente para juegos extremos


Poor

8 days ago.

Very good!


Good

3 months ago.

USED 4 YEARS NOW WITH EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Nice


Above average

4 years ago.


Good

13 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

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

I have this processor and really good performance


Excellent

6 months ago.

still great :]


Average

4 months 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

8 months ago.

Still amazing CPU


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

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


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