Intel Core i5-3470

Intel 3470

The Intel Core i5-3470 is a fast LGA1155 quad-core desktop processor based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. Each core offers a base speed of 3.2 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.5 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.6 GHz (for 1 active core).

Ivy Bridge is an enhanced die shrink of the Sandy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm (versus 32nm Sandy Bridge CPUs) and the first to introduce 3D transistors for increased energy efficiency when compared to similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processors. Other new features are integrated PCI Express 3.0 and  DDR3(L)-1600 support.

The performance of the Core i5-3470 is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to some architectural improvements. Compared to AMD's fastest desktop CPU (FX-8350), the Core i5-3470 offers higher performance per thread, but features less cores (4 instead of 8). Overall, the Core i5 is just slightly faster in most applications.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 2500 GPU offers 6 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost. The very low performance is only sufficient for some older and less demanding games.

The total power consumption of the CPU, graphics and memory controller is specified by Intel at 77 watts (TDP).

SeriesIntel Core i5 (Desktop)
CodenameIvy Bridge
Clock Rate3200 - 3600 MHz
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Level 3 Cache6144 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)77 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature67.4 °C
SocketFCLGA1155
FeaturesHD Graphics 2500 (650-1100 MHz), SSE 4.1/4.2, AVX, Trusted Execution, AES, Dual Channel Memory Controller DDR3-1600 (max 32GB)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $184 U.S.
Announcement Date04/08/2012
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3470

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 6179     avg: 6179 (72.35%)     max: 6179 Points
PCMark Vantage: Result 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 18416     avg: 18416 (77.39%)     max: 18416 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5006     avg: 5006 (78.01%)     max: 5006 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 17192     avg: 17192 (62.99%)     max: 17192 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 21594     avg: 21594 (59.66%)     max: 21594 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 6328     avg: 6328 (25.49%)     max: 6328 Points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 18204     avg: 18204 (32.01%)     max: 18204 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 5.57     avg: 5.6 (45.61%)     max: 5.57 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.51     avg: 1.5 (1.06%)     max: 1.51 Points
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5575     avg: 5575 (46.17%)     max: 5575 points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 9721     avg: 9721 (77.96%)     max: 9721 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 10006     avg: 10006 (75.61%)     max: 10006 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 10560     avg: 10560 (63.69%)     max: 10560 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 8088     avg: 8088 (97.19%)     max: 8088 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 9055     avg: 9055 (99.8%)     max: 9055 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 54139     avg: 54139 (100%)     max: 54139 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5051     avg: 5051 (19.5%)     max: 5051 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 5977     avg: 5977 (43.41%)     max: 5977 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3470 processor

HP Spectre One-C3T11EA (NVIDIA GeForce 610M, 23.6")
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i5 (Desktop)

» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3570K
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3550
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3470
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2500K
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2400
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 750
   2.66 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3550
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 4702HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 4702MQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 2860QM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 2920XM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3470
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
+ Intel Core i7 3615QM
   2.3 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3610QM
   2.3 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ AMD FX-Series (Desktop) FX-8350
   4 GHz / 8192 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 975
   3.33 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2500K
   3.3 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-05- 4)