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Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3470

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Much more l3 cache 6 MB vs 0.5 MB 12x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
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
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A4 5300B

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AMD A4 5300B

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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 more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 5% 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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470 vs A4 5300B

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
9,436
A4 5300B
2,667

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
2,983
A4 5300B
1,623

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s
A4 5300B
1,840 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 3470
6,607
A4 5300B
2,047

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 3470
1,906
A4 5300B
1,291

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470  vs
A4 5300B 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual 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

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
Performance per watt 4.41 pt/W 1.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 86.05W 52.81W

details

Core i5 3470  vs
A4 5300B 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 0.5 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 - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 3.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ HD 7480D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 723 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Intel Core i5 3470
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