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Front view of Intel Core i5 3470S

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3470S

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.58 GHz vs 1.81 GHz Around 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 69.1 °C vs 55 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Aug, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 2419 EE

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AMD Opteron 2419 EE

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly lower typical power consumption 32.5W vs 52.81W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year vs 15.66 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year vs 56.94 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i5 3470S  vs Opteron 2419 EE 

clock speed

Core i5 3470S
2.9 GHz
Opteron 2419 EE
1.8 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i5 3470S
3.58 GHz
Opteron 2419 EE
1.81 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i5 3470S
2.9 GHz
Opteron 2419 EE
1.8 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470S  vs
Opteron 2419 EE 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
F
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 65W 40W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 9.64 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 35.04 $/year
Typical power consumption 52.81W 32.5W

details

Core i5 3470S  vs
Opteron 2419 EE 
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 29 9
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.58 GHz 1.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.58 GHz 1.81 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

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 HyperTransport 3.0
Intel Core i5 3470S
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