Average Bench: 66.4% (179th of 1143)

more Based on 51,594 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: 53%Average: 66.4% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3470 averaged 33.5% 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

Quad Core Integer Speed 338Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 343Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3470 is just 18.9%. 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 357Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 353Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 51,594 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.4 SC Int 91.5 97.8
77.3 SC Float 93.5 100
80.1 SC Mixed 92.4 99
74% 92.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
236 QC Int 338 375
251 QC Float 346 381
252 QC Mixed 343 375
77.6% 342 Pts
Min Avg Max
288 MC Int 349 375
295 MC Float 357 386
293 MC Mixed 353 379
52.9% 353 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.8
SC Float 98.9
SC Mixed 97.5
78% 97.4 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 372
QC Mixed 371
83% 368 Pts
MC Int 359
MC Float 371
MC Mixed 364
55% 365 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.8
SC Float 97.4
SC Mixed 97
77% 95.7 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 365
84% 370 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 367
MC Mixed 370
55% 368 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.2
SC Float 98.1
SC Mixed 97.2
78% 97.2 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 372
QC Mixed 356
82% 360 Pts
MC Int 363
MC Float 369
MC Mixed 368
55% 367 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)
SC Int 95.5
SC Float 99
SC Mixed 94.7
77% 96.4 Pts
QC Int 339
QC Float 343
QC Mixed 328
76% 337 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 348
MC Mixed 353
53% 352 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.8
SC Float 93.1
SC Mixed 84.1
71% 88.3 Pts
QC Int 318
QC Float 351
QC Mixed 330
76% 333 Pts
MC Int 351
MC Float 350
MC Mixed 358
53% 353 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $190 @ launch in Apr '12
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Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 111% - Outstanding Total price: $178

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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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5 days ago.

Been running this chip for ~4 years. Never had a problem. Great Chip. Way to go intel.


Excellent

27 days ago.

Fiable, alto rendimiento,suficiente para juegos extremos


Poor

15 days ago.

Excellent value and performance. Almost unbeatable for the price.


Excellent

3 days ago.

i5foreveeeeeeer intel the best


Good

19 days ago.

USED 4 YEARS NOW WITH EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE


Excellent

2 months ago.

on 1155 i5 this is great cpu for game


Good

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

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


Above average

4 years ago.


Good

3 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

14 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

4 months ago.

I have this processor and really good performance


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