CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 760 vs 3470


Benchmark performance using all cores

Cinebench R11.5, PassMark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R11.5 (1-core) and PassMark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Intel Core i5 3470 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3470  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 760

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 760

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More l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.7 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.13 GHz vs 3.75 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

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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
Much better 3DMark11 physics score 6,100 vs 4,760 Around 30% better 3DMark11 physics score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.33 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score 1.52 vs 1.12 More than 35% better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,906 vs 1,196 Around 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Lower typical power consumption 86.05W vs 114.5W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Supports more RAM 32,768 MB vs 16,384 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Better PassMark score 6,607 vs 3,917 Around 70% better PassMark score
Better cinebench r11.5 score 5.71 vs 3.93 More than 45% better cinebench r11.5 score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 9,226 vs 5,838 Around 60% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better performance per dollar 5.76 pt/$ vs 3.91 pt/$ More than 45% better performance per dollar
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Jul, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Better performance per watt 7.48 pt/W vs 4.44 pt/W Around 70% better performance per watt
Lower annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year vs 115.63 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year vs 39.42 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 760 vs 3470

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Cinebench R11.5

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

Reviews Word on the street

Core i5 760  vs 3470 

It's therefore a quad-core chip based on Intel's 45nm Nehalem processor architecture.
Core i5 760

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 760  vs
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.33 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1156
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB


Core i5 760  vs
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 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Transistor count 774,000,000 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 21 32
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V Unknown - 1.13V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 67.4°C


Overclock popularity 131 22
Overclock review score 0.9 0.7
Overclocked clock speed 4.13 GHz 3.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.13 GHz 3.75 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 77W
Annual home energy cost 39.42 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 115.63 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 4.44 pt/W 7.48 pt/W
Idle power consumption 62W 54.4W
Peak power consumption 132W 96.6W
Typical power consumption 114.5W 86.05W


Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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