CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3470 vs 5200


Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark and GeekBench

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?



Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3470

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 28 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,906 vs 779 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better 3DMark06 CPU score 6,179 vs 2,659.5 More than 2.2x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Significantly better geekbench (32-bit) score 9,271 vs 3,286 More than 2.8x better geekbench (32-bit) score
Significantly better PassMark score 6,607 vs 2,443 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.82 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 90% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.99 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A6 5200

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AMD A6 5200

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 86.05W 4.2x lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 90 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 35% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better performance per watt 14.23 pt/W vs 7.95 pt/W Around 80% better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 31.22 $/year 5.2x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 84.62 $/year 3.9x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470 vs A6 5200

GeekBench (32-bit)

Core i5 3470
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Core i5 3470
A6 5200

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Core i5 3470
A6 5200


Core i5 3470
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Core i5 3470 A6 5200 @ cpubenchmark.net
CineBench R11.5 returned a multicore CPU score of 5.67 for the newer CPU and 5.41 for the older one, with an even tighter gap present between the two when we only used one CPU for the test (1.48 for the Core i5-2500K, 1.51 for the Core i5-3470).
Core i5 3470 | by PCMag (May, 2012)

Passmark (Single Core)

Core i5 3470
A6 5200

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 3470  vs
A6 5200 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded No No


Has a NX bit Yes No
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3


Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ HD 8400
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.1


Core i5 3470  vs
A6 5200 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 28 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 90°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.82 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.99 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.82 GHz 2 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 25W
Annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 7.95 pt/W 14.23 pt/W
Typical power consumption 86.05W 20.31W
Intel Core i5 3470
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Showing 5 comments.
I believe, as a home user I can't notice any difference
HEllo, do yu think this processor with amd 8400 video card will run programs such as corel draw, photoshop, vegas?
Although I doubt that Intel/MS skewed the reviews, I like the idea that the AMD product is more energy efficient. I've done some side-by-side comparisons and although the clock speeds differ, while doing comparable applications, I could not see any significant difference. I'm probably going to go with AMD this time around although I've zilch against Intel or MS EXCEPT that it irks the blazes out of me that I have to sign into my own machine with 8, 8.1.
What about the fact the the MS C++ Compiler deliberately builds more effective code when it detects GenuineIntel processes? Very bias article probably indirectly funded my Intel/MS.
So... I believe for everyday home use in this case - AMD is clear winner! And with that power consumption AMD will last... and last... and last... and last....
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