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 Ivy Bridge Quad-Core CPU Review
31 May 2012
Conclusion: Performance Summary: Although it is not targeted at the ultra high end market, the Core i5-3470 offers excellent performance nonetheless. The Core i5-3470’s somewhat lower clocks, smaller L3 cache, and lack of Hyper-Threading obviously lower its CPU performance versus Intel’s current flagship Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3770K processor, but the deltas separating the two chips are relatively small in single- or lightly-threaded workloads; it’s only with heavily...
Pros: Good Performance, Relatively Low Power Consumption, Quick Sync 2.0, Competitive Pricing
Cons: Only Partially Unlocked, Wimpy Integrated Graphics, No Hyper-Threading