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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 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,906 vs 917 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 6,607 vs 1,669 Around 4x better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better performance per watt 4.41 pt/W vs 2.44 pt/W More than 80% better performance per watt
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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AMD Turion II Ultra M640

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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 28.44W vs 86.05W 3x 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 8.43 $/year vs 31.22 $/year 3.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 84.62 $/year 2.8x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470 vs Turion II Ultra M640

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470  vs
Turion II Ultra M640 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
S1
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 35W
Annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 4.41 pt/W 2.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 86.05W 28.44W

details

Core i5 3470  vs
Turion II Ultra M640 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 2.6 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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