CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3470 vs 1212 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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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 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,906 vs 542 More than 3.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better PassMark score 6,607 vs 1,015 More than 6.5x better PassMark score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Aug, 2006 Release date over 5 years later
Significantly better performance per watt 4.41 pt/W vs 0.41 pt/W Around 10.8x better performance per watt
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 55 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 3.06 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year vs 90.23 $/year More than 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 1212

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 1212

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 24.81 $/year vs 31.22 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470 vs Opteron 1212

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
Opteron 1212
55.3 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Core i5 3470
12,141
Opteron 1212
2,207

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470  vs
Opteron 1212 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
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 103W
Annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year 24.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year 90.23 $/year
Performance per watt 4.41 pt/W 0.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 86.05W 83.69W

details

Core i5 3470  vs
Opteron 1212 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 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 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 32 10
Voltage range Unknown - 1.13V 1 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 22 0
Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 3.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 3.06 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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