Average Bench: 71.3% (267th of 1264)

more Based on 138,996 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: 60%Average: 71.3% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-3470 averaged 28.6% 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 84.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 92.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3470 is just 18.1%. 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 346Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 344Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 138,996 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.7 Memory 84.2 92.8
79.2 1-Core 92.2 98.5
144 2-Core 181 195
71% 119 Pts
Min Avg Max
236 4-Core 339 373
265 8-Core 344 373
46.5% 341 Pts
Min Avg Max
275 64-Core 346 376
23.2% 346 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 94.5
1-Core 98.5
2-Core 194
77% 129 Pts
4-Core 377
8-Core 370
51% 373 Pts
64-Core 368
25% 368 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.8
1-Core 95.4
2-Core 189
76% 126 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 357
49% 357 Pts
64-Core 358
24% 358 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.6
1-Core 92.6
2-Core 184
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 309
8-Core 340
44% 324 Pts
64-Core 322
22% 322 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 90.3
2-Core 178
70% 117 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 283
38% 278 Pts
64-Core 289
19% 289 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.1
1-Core 88.7
2-Core 171
65% 111 Pts
4-Core 324
8-Core 322
44% 323 Pts
64-Core 309
21% 309 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,181,856 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $190 @ launch in Apr '12
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Typical Core i5-3470 Builds (Compare 8,644 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $112

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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

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Excellent

8 days ago.

Price to performance at the time was nuts


Excellent

4 months ago.

ПОЛЬЗУюСЬ И МНЕ НРАВИТСЯ!


Terrible

2 months ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

Fiable, alto rendimiento,suficiente para juegos extremos


Excellent

7 months ago.

USED 4 YEARS NOW WITH EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE


Good

28 days ago.

its affordable and has more speed


Excellent

21 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

CPU usage spikes gone above 100% on PUBG-Mobile Smart GAGA Emulator in every 5 second and i just hate this.


Terrible

15 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


Above average

5 years ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Great value used processor, punches above it's weight


Good

3 months ago.

its best cpu for for his price


Average

17 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

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

I have this processor and really good performance


Average

15 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

7 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

17 months ago.

still great :]


Excellent

20 months ago.

Still amazing CPU


Excellent

20 months ago.

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


Good

20 months ago.

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


Good

14 months ago.

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


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