Intel Core i5 3470 

Released June, 2012
  • 3.2 GHz
  • Quad core

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i5 3470

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3470
3.08 mHash/s
Core i5 3570
3.43 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3470
0.67 fps
Core i5 3570
0.76 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3470
Core i5 3570

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3470
Core i5 3570

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Core i5 3470
Core i5 3570

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
Core i5 2400
Core i5 3570

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
Core i5 2400
Core i5 3570

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s
Core i5 2400
2,260,000 MB/s
Core i5 3570
2,580,000 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core i5 3470




6.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type LGA 1155
Is unlocked No


Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. AVX
  10. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Latest DirectX 11.0
Number of displays supported 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1600
  2. DDR3-1333
  3. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB


Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 32
Voltage range Unknown - 1.13V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C


Overclock popularity 22
Overclock review score 0.7
Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 4.41 pt/W
Idle power consumption 54.4W
Peak power consumption 96.6W
Typical power consumption 86.05W


Architecture DMI 2.0
Data rate 2,560 MB/s
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s
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Best gaming CPU on the market! (at'least at the time I bought it) The price/performance is outstanding! You can take this chip and do whatever you want with it! The 3470 performs equal to the most expensive chips in gaming! Also you can run any GPU with no bottleneck. The Ivy chips are also almost exactly the same as the haswell architecture. About the only difference is the power states. So it is smart money to pick one of these up. Because you can get some outstanding Z77 boards for well under $100 bucks. Also almost all haswell chips will not be compatible with DDR4 anyway. Only a few haswell chips will have DDR4 capability. So the 1155 will do no more and no less. However the Haswell chips are getting cheaper. So it really depends on the price you pick one up for. But a 3470 is a great choice if you can get it around $170, And a Z77 board for $60 bucks. I must say the On-board Intel HD 2500 GPU is a joke LOL! Now I do know that most people who buy a i5 will never use the on-board graphics. But would it have really hurt Intel to at'least put the HD 4000 in it? LOL. However the HD 2500 is great at media and even doing some small editing. But games are out of the question unless you are playing DosBox games LOL. But nobody is going to spend the money on a i5 without buying a decent GPU with it anyway. So I guess that is why only the HD 2500 was used. And honestly unless it is a tiny laptop screen the HD 4000 is not going to be very good either!
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