CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 860 vs 3470 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 860 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 860

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Intel Core i7 860

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 860 vs i5 3470

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 860
4.31 mHash/s
Core i5 3470
3.08 mHash/s

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 i7 860
134,600 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 860
8,106
Core i5 3470
10,031

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 860  vs
i5 3470 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.46 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1156
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 95W 77W
Annual home energy cost 53.98 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 157.68 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 0.96 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Idle power consumption 85.4W 54.4W
Peak power consumption 180W 96.6W
Typical power consumption 156.35W 86.05W

bus

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

details

Core i7 860  vs
i5 3470 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 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

overclocking

Overclock popularity 130 22
Overclocked clock speed 4.14 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.15 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.14 GHz 3.67 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
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
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
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
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