CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of G3470 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

9.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium G3470 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium G3470

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G3470

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 43.06W vs 86.05W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 67.4 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year vs 31.22 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year vs 84.62 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Jun, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

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Intel Core i5 3470

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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Almost the same
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G3470 vs Core i5 3470

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3470
6.85 mHash/s
Core i5 3470
3.08 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium G3470
3.54 mPixels/s
Core i5 3470
4.6 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3470
152.48 fps
Core i5 3470
85.22 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3470
0.64 fps
Core i5 3470
0.67 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium G3470
6.72 fps
Core i5 3470
3.84 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G3470  vs
Core i5 3470 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

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 53W 77W
Annual home energy cost 12.77 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 46.43 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 2.89 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.06W 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

Pentium G3470  vs
Core i5 3470 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.6 GHz 3.67 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 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
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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