Average Bench: 63.1% (532nd of 1445)

more Based on 223,595 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: 50%Average: 63.1% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3470 averaged 36.8% 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 79.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 84.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3470 is 20.9%. 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 Speed 289Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 285Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 223,595 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.1 Memory 79.6 91.1
62 1-Core 84.3 91.7
108 2-Core 166 181
64.4% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
181 4-Core 269 332
203 8-Core 285 336
36.7% 277 Pts
Min Avg Max
200 64-Core 289 340
17.9% 289 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
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)
Memory 88.3
1-Core 91.4
2-Core 179
70% 120 Pts
4-Core 347
8-Core 347
46% 347 Pts
64-Core 348
22% 348 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 92.6
2-Core 182
70% 120 Pts
4-Core 344
8-Core 350
46% 347 Pts
64-Core 351
22% 351 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Memory 78.2
1-Core 91.4
2-Core 181
67% 117 Pts
4-Core 347
8-Core 337
46% 342 Pts
64-Core 348
22% 348 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.6
1-Core 83.8
2-Core 169
67% 113 Pts
4-Core 265
8-Core 259
35% 262 Pts
64-Core 340
21% 340 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.1
1-Core 91.2
2-Core 179
66% 116 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 344
40% 313 Pts
64-Core 340
21% 340 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $190 @ launch in Apr '12
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Gaming 8%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $87

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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 9 years ago.

Poor

2 months ago.

Its really slow for stuff in 2024 obviously, its old.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Not bad with a GeForce Gtx 970


Good

6 months ago.

I use it for gaming and its really nice.


Good

5 days ago.

it cant even run low end games


Excellent

2 months ago.

ПОЛЬЗУюСЬ И МНЕ НРАВИТСЯ!


Excellent

6 days ago.

Neat enough for the low low price of 20 us dollars I bought it for. It's a neat option for countries that are developing/ those where money isn't too easy or too hard to get.


Good

24 months ago.

Really old and slow, could barely support a GT 710, just bottlenecked the entire time even when playing a game with fairly terrible graphics.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Fiable, alto rendimiento,suficiente para juegos extremos



Poor

2 years ago.

quite expensive compared to its price, get the newer i3 10100 instead for a couple of more money, much better value


Good

14 months ago.

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


Poor

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

4 months ago.

This CPU from 2012 is competitive with CPU models from 2022. Huge value, working fast and reliably.


Above average

9 years ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

its best cpu for for his price


Excellent

17 months ago.

Its good cheap procesor cna run a lot game but if can buy better and i love this 4 is feer vote


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Average

4 years 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

5 years ago.

I have this processor and really good performance


Good

3 years ago.

still good, but 4771 better :]


Excellent

4 years 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

5 years ago.

Still amazing CPU


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


Good

5 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

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


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