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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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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of AMD Athlon 3700+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon 3700+ vs the Intel Core i5 3470.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470 vs Athlon 3700+

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s
Athlon 3700+
192.7 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Core i5 3470
12,141
Athlon 3700+
1,622

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470  vs
Athlon 3700+ 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
754
939
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 89W
Annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 4.41 pt/W 0.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 86.05W 72.31W

details

Core i5 3470  vs
Athlon 3700+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 2.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 2.87 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 N/A
Latest DirectX 11.0 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A
Intel Core i5 3470
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