CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3470 vs 3100+ 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 and single-core performance.

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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 130 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
Significantly more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 1 MB l2 cache is just OK
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 6 MB l3 cache is just OK
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,906 vs 534 More than 3.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Significantly better PassMark score 6,607 vs 416 Around 16x better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2.06 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Jul, 2004 Release date over 7 years later
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better performance per watt 4.41 pt/W vs 0.47 pt/W More than 9.2x better performance per watt
More l2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.25 MB/core l2 cache per core is just OK
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Sempron 3100+

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AMD Sempron 3100+

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Much lower typical power consumption 50.38W vs 86.05W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 14.94 $/year vs 31.22 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 54.31 $/year vs 84.62 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470 vs Sempron 3100+

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
Sempron 3100+
48.3 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470  vs
Sempron 3100+ 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
754
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
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 62W
Annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year 14.94 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year 54.31 $/year
Performance per watt 4.41 pt/W 0.47 pt/W
Typical power consumption 86.05W 50.38W

details

Core i5 3470  vs
Sempron 3100+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 0 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 2.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 2.06 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
Intel Core i5 3470
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