CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3470 vs 6300


Benchmark performance using all cores

Cinebench R11.5, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R11.5 (1-core) and Passmark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Intel Core i5 3470 

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Intel Core i5 3470

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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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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score 1.52 vs 1.07 More than 40% better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,906 vs 1,446 More than 30% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 9,235 vs 7,457 Around 25% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 67.4 °C vs 62.5 °C Around 10% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core Around 15% more l3 cache per core
Better cinebench r11.5 score 5.71 vs 4.92 More than 15% better cinebench r11.5 score
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AMD FX 6300

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.79 GHz vs 3.79 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per dollar 8.84 pt/$ vs 5.92 pt/$ Around 50% better performance per dollar
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 86.05W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.73 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 31.22 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Jun, 2012 Release date 4 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470 vs FX 6300

GeekBench (32-bit)

Core i5 3470
FX 6300

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i5 3470
FX 6300
Core i5 3470 FX 6300 @ community.futuremark.com

Cinebench R11.5

FX 6300

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

FX 6300

Passmark (Single Core)

Core i5 3470
FX 6300

Reviews Word on the street

Core i5 3470  vs FX 6300 

That said you don't really need to have an overclocking mobo to push the Core i5 up over 4.5GHz and gaming performance will quickly outstrip the AMD chip.
FX 6300

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 3470  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No Yes
Is hyperthreaded No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s


Core i5 3470  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 1,600,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range Unknown - 1.13V 0.8 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 62.5°C


Overclock popularity 22 82
Overclock review score 0.7 0.8
Overclocked clock speed 3.79 GHz 4.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 4.73 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.79 GHz 4.79 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 95W
Annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 7.69 pt/W 7.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 86.05W 77.19W
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amd has lost.... broken arm.... :D hahaha
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