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Intel Core i5 3470

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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
Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 80% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 9,226 vs 1,882 Around 5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,906 vs 554 Around 3.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark score 6,607 vs 899 More than 7.2x better PassMark score
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Aug, 2005 Release date over 6 years later
Significantly better performance per watt 4.41 pt/W vs 1 pt/W Around 4.5x better performance per watt
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
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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 lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 86.05W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 31.22 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 84.62 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470 vs Opteron 165 HE

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 165 HE
49,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470  vs
Opteron 165 HE 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
939
940

features

Has a NX bit 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

details

Core i5 3470  vs
Opteron 165 HE 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C 0 - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 2 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 55W
Annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 4.41 pt/W 1 pt/W
Typical power consumption 86.05W 44.69W
Intel Core i5 3470
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