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Intel Core i5 3470

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1225

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Much better turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 25% better turbo clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 650 MHz More than 30% higher GPU clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 86.05W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 31.22 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 3470

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Much better performance per dollar 2.7 pt/$ vs 1.01 pt/$ Around 2.8x better performance per dollar
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Better performance per watt 4.41 pt/W vs 2.31 pt/W More than 90% better performance per watt
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,906 vs 1,747 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1225 vs Core i5 3470

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs


Xeon E3-1225
Core i5 3470

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xeon E3-1225  vs
Core i5 3470 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 77W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 2.31 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 86.05W


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


Xeon E3-1225  vs
Core i5 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 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 32
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 67.4°C


Overclock popularity 0 22

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics P3000 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

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