Intel Core i5-3470: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i5-3470

Summary

Intel started Core i5-3470 sales 8 April 2012 at a recommended price of $184. This is Ivy Bridge architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.60 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCLGA1155 processor with a TDP of 77 Watt and a maximum temperature of 67 °C. It supports DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 21.12 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Core i5-3470 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
12.93
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Intel Core i5 (Desktop)
 
Achitecture codename
Ivy Bridge
 
Release date
8 April 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$184
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$153
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i5-3470's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-3470's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
4
 
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Die size
132.8 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
67 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
67 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-3470 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCLGA1155
 
Power consumption (TDP)
77 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-3470. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
-
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
FDI
+
 

Security technologies

Core i5-3470 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
Anti-Theft
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-3470 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-3470.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
 
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i5-3470.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 2500 (650 - 1100 MHz)
 
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-3470's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i5-3470's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-3470. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

21.12

3DMark06 CPU

6179

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

5006

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

17192

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.51

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

5.6

Geekbench 2

9721

Passmark

6719

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

5660

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i5-3470. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
5.4 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i5-3470 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i5-3470 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-3470 from AMD is Ryzen 3 1200, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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