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Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

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Intel Core i5 3470

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i5 3340S

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 86.05W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 31.22 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 69.1 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 84.62 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470 vs 3340S

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 i5 3340S
2,250 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
3340S 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

features

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 65W
Annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 4.41 pt/W 2.78 pt/W
Typical power consumption 86.05W 52.81W

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
3340S 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 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 28
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 69.1°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

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 HD 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
Intel Core i5 3470
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