Average Bench: 56.4% (220th of 1182)

more Based on 83,487 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: 44%Average: 56.4% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3470 averaged 43.5% 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 92Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 182Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3470 is just 17.1%. 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 349Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 348Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 83,487 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.2 1-Core 92 98.8
147 2-Core 182 196
64.5% 137 Pts
Min Avg Max
239 4-Core 342 374
272 8-Core 348 375
47% 345 Pts
Min Avg Max
278 64-Core 349 377
23.4% 349 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
1-Core 94.5
2-Core 184
66% 139 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 372
51% 372 Pts
64-Core 370
25% 370 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.7
2-Core 181
66% 139 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 361
48% 356 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.5
2-Core 185
67% 141 Pts
4-Core 343
8-Core 353
47% 348 Pts
64-Core 358
24% 358 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 75.3
2-Core 139
51% 107 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 292
40% 293 Pts
64-Core 332
22% 332 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 75.5
2-Core 155
54% 115 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 316
40% 298 Pts
64-Core 312
21% 312 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,360,478 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $190 @ launch in Apr '12
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
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Workstation
Workstation 30%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $240

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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

14 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

1 month 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

15 days ago.

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


Poor

3 months ago.

Fiable, alto rendimiento,suficiente para juegos extremos


Excellent

2 months ago.

i5foreveeeeeeer intel the best


Good

1 month ago.

USED 4 YEARS NOW WITH EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Terrible

1 month 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 days ago.

Nice


Above average

4 years ago.


Good

11 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

23 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

I have this processor and really good performance


Excellent

4 months ago.

still great :]


Average

2 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

6 months ago.

Still amazing CPU


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


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