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Intel Core i5 3470

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

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Intel Core i5 3470

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 533 MHz More than 2x better turbo clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,906 vs 916 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 494 MHz More than 30% higher GPU clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark score 6,607 vs 1,678 Around 4x better PassMark score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better performance per watt 4.41 pt/W vs 3.69 pt/W Around 20% better performance per watt
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Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 86.05W 6.2x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 102 °C vs 67.4 °C More than 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 31.22 $/year 7.6x lower annual home energy cost
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 84.62 $/year 5.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jun, 2014 vs Jun, 2012 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470 vs A6 7000

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
9,436
A6 7000
1,815.5

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
2,983
A6 7000
1,196.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s
A6 7000
1,165 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 3470
6,607
A6 7000
1,678

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 3470
1,906
A6 7000
916

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470  vs
A6 7000 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3 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
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 17W
Annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year 4.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year 14.89 $/year
Performance per watt 4.41 pt/W 3.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 86.05W 13.81W

details

Core i5 3470  vs
A6 7000 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Clock multiplier 32 22
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 102°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 2.2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ R4
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 494 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 533 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
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