CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3470 vs 290 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

8.4

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 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,906 vs 876 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 6,607 vs 1,464 More than 4.5x better PassMark score
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 5 years later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score 113.5 fps vs 3.84 fps More than 29.5x better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score
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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 86.05W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 31.22 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Better performance per watt 5.13 pt/W vs 4.41 pt/W More than 15% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470 vs Opteron 290

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3470
3.84 fps
Opteron 290
113.5 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470  vs
Opteron 290 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
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 290 
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 2
Clock multiplier 32 14
Voltage range Unknown - 1.13V 1 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C 0 - 67°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 2.8 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 4.41 pt/W 5.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 86.05W 77.19W
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