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Front view of Intel Core i5 3470T

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3470T

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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
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 138.13W 4.9x lower typical power consumption
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 54.26 $/year 6.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 129.91 $/year 4.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 240e

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AMD Athlon II X2 240e

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 65 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470T vs Athlon II X2 240e

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 3470T
2,470,000 MB/s
Athlon II X2 240e
112,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470T  vs
Athlon II X2 240e 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3
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 35W 45W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 54.26 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 129.91 $/year
Performance per watt 17.55 pt/W 0.74 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 138.13W

details

Core i5 3470T  vs
Athlon II X2 240e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.44 GHz 3.74 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.44 GHz 3.74 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
Intel Core i5 3470T
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