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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
Front view of AMD A8 3550

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AMD A8 3550

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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
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 86.05W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
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 A8 3550 

L2 cache

A8 3550
4 MB

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470  vs
A8 3550 
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
FM1

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i5 3470  vs
A8 3550 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

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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AMD A8 3550
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