Average Bench: 66.6% (183rd of 1146)

more Based on 60,195 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: 56%Average: 66.6% 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 33.3% 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 340Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 344Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3470 is just 16.4%. 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 355Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 351Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 60,195 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.4 SC Int 91.8 97.5
80 SC Float 93.7 100
82.7 SC Mixed 92.8 98.9
74.2% 92.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
257 QC Int 340 373
271 QC Float 350 384
269 QC Mixed 344 377
78.1% 344 Pts
Min Avg Max
287 MC Int 347 376
290 MC Float 355 383
283 MC Mixed 351 379
52.7% 351 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 444
QC Mixed 437
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 436
MC Float 432
MC Mixed 438
65% 435 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.8
SC Float 99.1
SC Mixed 96.8
78% 97.2 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 377
QC Mixed 361
83% 368 Pts
MC Int 363
MC Float 368
MC Mixed 368
55% 366 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.4
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 97.9
79% 98.6 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 307
QC Mixed 352
72% 318 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 367
MC Mixed 372
55% 368 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.3
SC Float 95.8
SC Mixed 88.6
74% 92.9 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 340
QC Mixed 364
79% 350 Pts
MC Int 344
MC Float 369
MC Mixed 364
54% 359 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.9
SC Float 92.8
SC Mixed 81.2
70% 88 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 353
QC Mixed 355
80% 351 Pts
MC Int 341
MC Float 351
MC Mixed 351
52% 348 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,959,118 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $190 @ launch in Apr '12
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Typical Core i5-3470 Builds (Compare 9,736 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $200

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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.

Still fast after all these years....


Good

6 days ago.

Best CPU form i5


Poor

24 days ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

Fiable, alto rendimiento,suficiente para juegos extremos


Poor

2 months ago.

Excellent value and performance. Almost unbeatable for the price.


Terrible

24 days ago.

i5foreveeeeeeer intel the best


Excellent

1 month ago.

Excellent budget CPU. Rock solid even though aging. And fast enough for occasional computational work.


Good

1 month ago.

USED 4 YEARS NOW WITH EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE


Excellent

1 month ago.

this cpu is great!!


Excellent

30 days ago.

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


Excellent

5 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

25 days ago.

Good CPU


Above average

4 years ago.


Good

5 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

17 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

30 days ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

I have this processor and really good performance


Excellent

28 days ago.

Still amazing CPU


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

30 days ago.

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


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