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Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3470

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
Front view of AMD A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A300 Accelerated

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 86.05W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 31.22 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 84.62 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i5 3470  vs A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A300 Accelerated 

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470  vs
A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A300 Accelerated 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3

details

Core i5 3470  vs
A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A300 Accelerated 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range Unknown - 1.13V 0.82 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 74°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 AMD Radeon 065 W
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 760 MHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 65W
Annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 86.05W 52.81W
Intel Core i5 3470
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