CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3470 vs 450 among all 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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3470 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3470  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

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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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 0.5 MB 12x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly lower typical power consumption 86.05W vs 113.2W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,906 vs 1,058 More than 80% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per dollar 2.7 pt/$ vs 2.13 pt/$ More than 25% better performance per dollar
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.17 MB/core 9x more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark score 6,607 vs 2,626 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
Significantly better performance per watt 4.41 pt/W vs 1.07 pt/W Around 4.2x better performance per watt
More cores 4 vs 3 1 more cores; run more applications at once
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Sep, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year vs 39.59 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year vs 113.44 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon II X3 450

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon II X3 450

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More l2 cache 1.5 MB vs 1 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 75 °C vs 67.4 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.86 GHz vs 3.67 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470 vs Athlon II X3 450

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 II X3 450
128,950 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470  vs
Athlon II X3 450 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Tri core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3
Super 7
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
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 95W
Annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year 39.59 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year 113.44 $/year
Performance per watt 4.41 pt/W 1.07 pt/W
Idle power consumption 54.4W 64.3W
Peak power consumption 96.6W 129.5W
Typical power consumption 86.05W 113.2W

details

Core i5 3470  vs
Athlon II X3 450 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 3
L2 cache 1 MB 1.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.17 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range Unknown - 1.13V 0.85 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 75°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 22 16
Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 3.86 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 3.86 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
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