CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3470 vs 3240 among desktop 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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
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 better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 86.05W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x 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 i3 3240

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3470
3.08 mHash/s
Core i3 3240
4.06 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 3470
4.6 mPixels/s
Core i3 3240
4.27 mPixels/s

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

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
Core i3 3240
177,600 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470  vs
i3 3240 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 2.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 86.05W 44.69W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 3470  vs
i3 3240 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 32 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 22 1
Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 3.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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Comments

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This site has turned to shxx! Do you have idiots now doing your benchmarks? This site used to be somewhat dependable. Now it is a joke!
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