CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3470 vs 3850 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3470 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Intel Core i5 3470

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470 vs A8 3850

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3470
3.08 mHash/s
A8 3850
43.84 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3470
0.67 fps
A8 3850
0.57 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3470
2,580
A8 3850
2,056

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3470
1,055
A8 3850
2,425

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3470
3,118
A8 3850
4,576

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
9,436
A8 3850
5,262

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
2,983
A8 3850
1,517

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s
A8 3850
121,450 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street

Core i5 3470  vs A8 3850 

7.0
8.0

6.0
9.0

Overall

6.5 Out of 10
8.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470  vs
A8 3850 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz None
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ HD 6550D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 600 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3

details

Core i5 3470  vs
A8 3850 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 1 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 1,178,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range Unknown - 1.13V 0.91 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 72.7°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 22 25
Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 3.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 3.54 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 100W
Annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year 37.95 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year 107.75 $/year
Performance per watt 4.41 pt/W 1.39 pt/W
Idle power consumption 54.4W 62.4W
Peak power consumption 96.6W 123W
Typical power consumption 86.05W 107.85W
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