Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge Quad-Core CPU Review
12 June 2012
Excerpt: Last month, Intel unleashed its highly anticipated Ivy Bridge microarchitecture. We had been hearing about Ivy Bridge for what seemed like an eternity leading up to the launch, and although not based a totally new design, Ivy Bridge would offer a number of enticing enhancements, like a faster Quick Sync engine, significantly improved integrated graphics, and lower power, thanks to architectural improvements and an advanced 22nm manufacturing process.
Pros: Good Performance, Relatively Low Power Consumption, Quick Sync 2.0, Competitive Pricing
Cons: Only Partially Unlocked, Wimpy Integrated Graphics, No Hyper-Threading
Conclusion: Otherwise, the Core i5-3470 offers speedy processing and even a surprise ability to overclock a bit, at a very reasonable price. Under the right conditions, it's a solid-value building block for a speedy mainstream or gaming PC.
Pros: Excellent CPU performance for the price, Compatible with many previous-generation motherboards, Reduced power usage
Cons: Poor 3D performance, CPU processing has seen only a minor speed boost from previous-generation Core i5 chips
Intel Core i5 3470 Review: HD 2500 Graphics Tested
31 May 2012
Conclusion: Intel's Core i5-3470 is a good base for a system equipped with a discrete GPU. You don't get the heavily threaded performance of the quad-core, eight-thread Core i7 but you're also saving nearly $100. For a gaming machine or anything else that's not going to be doing a lot of thread heavy work (e.g. non-QuickSync video transcode, offline 3D rendering, etc...) the 3470 is definitely good enough.
Excerpt: Intel inaugurated its third-generation Core (aka Ivy Bridge) line of processors in April with the Core i7-3770K, a higher-end mainstream chip aimed at those who wanted a taste of top performance but couldn't afford (or didn't want to splurge on) a more powerful Sandy Bridge-Extreme model. With its latest releases Intel is now rounding out the rest of the family, focusing in the mid-range.
Excerpt: Die Desktop-Prozessoren der Serie Core i5-3400 sind die günstigen Modelle aus Intels Portfolio von LGA1155-CPUs mit der neuen Mikroarchitektur Ivy Bridge. Mit Quad-Core, 3,6 GHz Turbo-Taktfrequenz sowie integrierter HD-2500-Grafik avanciert der getestete Core i5-3470 zur Empfehlung.
Excerpt: For nogle er svaret ret ligetil. Hvis man er fuldstændig sikker på, at man ikke vil overclocke sin cpu , skal man satse på 3470. Basisfrekvenserne er 3,2GHz nominelt og 3,6Ghz Turbo for 3470 og 3,5Ghz nominelt og 3,8GHz Turbo for 3570K.