CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3470S vs 4455M


Benchmark performance using all cores

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Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?



Performance Per Dollar

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Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Value

Intel Core i5 3470S 

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Intel Core i5 3470S

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3470S

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3470S

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Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 40% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,848 vs 787 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better geekbench (64-bit) score 9,856 vs 2,838 Around 3.5x better geekbench (64-bit) score
Significantly better PassMark score 6,278 vs 1,300 More than 4.8x better PassMark score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Slightly better performance per watt 15.38 pt/W vs 11.38 pt/W More than 35% better performance per watt
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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much higher Maximum Operating Temperature 100 °C vs 69.1 °C Around 45% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 52.81W 3.8x lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 3.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 3.8x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470S vs A6 4455M

GeekBench (32-bit)

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GeekBench (64-bit)

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Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 3470S  vs
A6 4455M 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 17W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 4.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 14.89 $/year
Performance per watt 15.38 pt/W 11.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 13.81W


Core i5 3470S  vs
A6 4455M 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 100°C


Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Radeon™ HD 7500G
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
Intel Core i5 3470S
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