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9.6 out of 10

Intel Core i5-3470S

Great Deal: $196.99

Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i5-3470S

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Overall 10
10

Budget i5

Andrew L., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: A buddy bought this CPU for his new gaming computer from a brick and mortar retailer. Another buddy had sold him a Z-77 motherboard he had used for crypto-currency mining with a cerelon. Went to the store to buy a i5-3570k, but they were out and my friend did not want to spend the extra $80 on an i7-3770k, but they did have a few of these i5-3470s for $150 each. At $150, this a killer deal for a gaming CPU.
  • Pros: quad core and up to 3.6 GHz. A little more if you want to mess with the base clock a little. If purchased for a gaming computer will give you virtually the same performance in games as its more expensive -k counterparts. So if saving a few bucks is important, this processor is worth considering
  • Cons: Overclocking is very limited (obviously). Also, it is on the older 1155 socket so the utility of this chip to most people is reducing.
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Overall 10
10

Great low(er) power processor.

haxorknight, Ebay
11 February 2014
  • Summary: Uses less power than my i5 2400 and performs slightly better. Excellent performance for some games or even in my server.
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Overall 10
10

Good CPU, boost 2.0 up to 3.6ghz

Anonymous, Newegg
21 December 2013
  • Summary: For people who do not know, this does have turbo boost 2.0. Some reviewers on this page says it does not but they are mistaken. This chip runs at 2.9 for average use and then boost up to 3.6 when needed. That is very decent compared to other chips for the same price or more. It also has all the same cache as much higher grade CPU.
  • Pros: This is a vastly overlooked CPU. Considering it DOES have boost up to 3.6ghz. It conserves energy but can boost up to 3.6ghz when needed.
  • Cons: None yet. I bought this CPU for $169 so I cannot complain.
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Overall 8
8.0

Poor price to performance ratio

Guillermina A., Newegg
3 November 2013
  • Summary: Some of the software I used had memory leaks when run on non-intel processors. So when I built this current PC, I needed a processor from Intel to continue doing what I do.
  • Pros: It's reliable, decently fast, and altogether not too shabby.
  • Cons: The CPU is slower than a non-intel one I purchased back in 2009, for a lower price.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Jack C., Newegg
3 November 2013
Overall 10
10

User Review

Huy T., Newegg
23 June 2013
  • Summary: Upgraded from Intel Core i5-650. Big difference in speed, almost twice as fast.
  • Pros: It's fast enough to get my tasks done efficiently. Drains less power than my old processor. CPU stays under 45 Celsius on max speed with stock fan (No Overclock).
  • Cons: Slow CPU reaction getting to 100% CPU, but that's because I decided to configure the system for power saving. Eventually, CPU will increase to max speed (100%)after 5 seconds when processing heavy load.
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Overall 10
10

The S is for Super

Carlos A., Newegg
24 April 2013
  • Summary: I have gone back and forth between AMD and Intel for the past few years. My CPU prior to this was an FX-8120 which was good but nothing to brag about. Needless to say it was OK but being that this particular RIG is in my living room as a HTPC/gaming machine that stays on a majority of the day, I wanted something that was not only more power efficient but also ran a lot cooler and faster.
  • Pros: *Quad Core
  • Cons: Absolutely none!
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Overall 10
10

Good choice for home ESXi server

David W., Newegg
29 March 2013
  • Summary: I'm using this in a Shuttle XH61V that has a heat pipe cooling system. So, not using the fan supplied with the CPU.
  • Pros: Good choice for my home ESXi server. Very good performance and all the virtualization technologies I was looking for.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Above Expectations

Joel H., Newegg
12 March 2013
  • Summary: At lower RPM the fan is very silent. While at maximum RPM the fan is pretty loud. This can be adjusted through the motherboard based on the CPU temperatures.
  • Pros: • Lowered CPU temperatures by 20C in a slimline micro ATX case
  • Cons: • I damaged part of the plastic that connects the fan to the heat sink (not worth subtracting an egg)
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Overall 8
8.0

Low power and good performance...at a price

Nathan F., Newegg
12 February 2013
  • Summary: I have this in my Intel DQ77KB mini-itx motherboard, which only supports 65w processors. It's my home server with ESXi running Pfsense and Win8Pro (for media center recording). Works like a champ, and all while sipping power (~avg 33 watts idle, 45 watts avg. load). A little pricey, but still good.
  • Pros: Low power consumption. Good performance. Integrated video (although not as fast as K-series CPUS). Great for a HTPC.
  • Cons: Expensive. Should cost less than the K-series (overclocking) CPUs. Integrated video slower than K-series chips.
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