CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4430S vs 3470 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

7.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3470 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3470  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4430S

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4430S

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 86.05W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 71.35 °C vs 67.4 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 31.22 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 84.62 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Jun, 2012 Release date 10 months later
Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 3.15 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4430S vs 3470

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

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 4430S
3,450,000 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4430S  vs
3470 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 77W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 12.84 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 86.05W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 4430S  vs
3470 
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
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.35°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.15 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.15 GHz 3.67 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-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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