CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3470 vs 7400K among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A6 7400K 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A6 7400K  based on its overclocking.

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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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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Front view of AMD A6 7400K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% 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
Newer Jan, 2014 vs Jun, 2012 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470 vs A6 7400K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3470
3.08 mHash/s
A6 7400K
46.97 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3470
0.67 fps
A6 7400K
0.83 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3470
2,580
A6 7400K
2,590

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3470
1,055
A6 7400K
3,153

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3470
3,118
A6 7400K
3,420

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
9,436
A6 7400K
3,180

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
2,983
A6 7400K
2,081

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s
A6 7400K
1,910 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470  vs
A6 7400K 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
FM2+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Core i5 3470  vs
A6 7400K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 70°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon R5 series

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 2.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 86.05W 52.81W
Intel Core i5 3470
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