CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3470T vs 3470S 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

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3470T 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3470T

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3470T

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Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 69.1 °C vs 65 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.58 GHz vs 3.44 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3470T vs 3470S

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 3470T
4.49 mPixels/s
Core i5 3470S
4.56 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3470T
0.58 fps
Core i5 3470S
0.67 fps

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 3470T
2,470,000 MB/s
Core i5 3470S
2,450,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3470T  vs
3470S 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
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 35W 65W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 17.55 pt/W 8.97 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Data rate 2,560 MB/s 2,560 MB/s
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 3470T  vs
3470S 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 29 29
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.44 GHz 3.58 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.44 GHz 3.58 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,100 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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