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Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

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Intel Core i5 3470

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core i5 3470 vs the AMD A8 3870K.

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470 vs A8 3870K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3470
3.08 mHash/s
A8 3870K
46.8 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3470
0.67 fps
A8 3870K
0.62 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3470
2,580
A8 3870K
2,346

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3470
1,055
A8 3870K
2,532

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3470
3,118
A8 3870K
4,726

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
9,436
A8 3870K
5,602

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
2,983
A8 3870K
1,597

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s
A8 3870K
126,200 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street

Core i5 3470  vs A8 3870K 

7.0
8.0

6.0
8.0

Overall

6.5 Out of 10
8.8 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470  vs
A8 3870K 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
FM1
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing 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

power consumption

TDP 77W 100W
Annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year 40.03 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year 138.41 $/year
Performance per watt 4.41 pt/W 1.03 pt/W
Idle power consumption 54.4W 47W
Peak power consumption 96.6W 158W
Typical power consumption 86.05W N/A

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 1 4
Data rate 2,560 MB/s 3,200 MB/s
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 3,200 MT/s

details

Core i5 3470  vs
A8 3870K 
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
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 1,178,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 32 30
Voltage range Unknown - 1.13V 0.45 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 72.7°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 22 32
Overclock review score 0.7 5
Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 3.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 3.56 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ HD 6550D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 600 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 600 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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