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3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3470 Processor

Amazing performance and stunning visuals with a boost

Intel® Core™ i5-3470 Processor

Intel® Core™ i5-3470 processor

As our most popular family member, the Visibly Smart 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3470 processor delivers amazing performance and stunning visuals.1 Get a boost in your performance that you can truly see and feel—because the only thing more amazing than Intel® technology is what you’ll do with it.


Are You Serious—Over 20 Times Faster?

Are you serious? Over 20 times faster!

  • Yes! Get a PC that’s Visibly Smart and up to 24x faster than a 3-year old system. With a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3470 processor, you can prepare a 20-minute YouTube* HD video in one minute while it takes over six minutes on a 3-year old system, you can also convert that same video for your smartphone in just 33 seconds while it takes over 12 minutes on a 3-year old system—now your video is waiting for you, not the other way around.1
  • With a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3470 processor, everything you do—from playing games to editing
    videos—gives you an amazing experience you have never ever felt before.2


Efficient Multi-Tasking

Efficient multi-tasking

  • The 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3470 processor not only delivers fantastic media capabilities, but also faster, smarter, and efficient computing.

Intel® Core™ i5 Processors Desktop PC Configuration

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Intel® Processor Name

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8400 Processor (3-year old system)

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3470 Processor

Number of
cores / threads



Processor speed

3.00 GHz

Up to 3.60 GHz

Processor cache

6 MB L2

Unified 6 MB L3

Motherboard manufacturer

Intel® Desktop Board DG45ID

Intel® Desktop Board DH77KC


Intel® G45 Express Chipset

Intel® H77 Express Chipset

Chipset Intel® INF file

Platform BIOS



System memory

4 GB (2x 2 GB) Kingston* DDR2-800 5-5-5-18

8GB (2x 4 GB) Samsung* DDR3-1600 11-11-11-28 1T

Hard disk

Seagate 1 TB Barracuda* SATA2 7200rpm

Seagate 1 TB Barracuda* SATA2 7200rpm

Hard disk driver

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)

Video card

Intel® G45

Intel® HD Graphics 2500

Video driver

Graphics resolution

1920 x 1200 resolution, 32-bit color

1920 x 1200 resolution, 32-bit color

Operating system

Microsoft Windows* 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1, on NTFS

Microsoft Windows* 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1, on NTFS

Microsoft DirectX* version

Microsoft DirectX* 11

Microsoft DirectX* 11

Power management mode

High performance

High performance

Additional information: 3


Product and Performance Information


1. Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 are only available on select Intel® processors. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html.

2. Built-in visual features are not enabled on all PCs, and optimized software may be required. Check with your system manufacturer. Learn more at www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/visual-technology/intel-visual-technology-consumer.html.

3. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information go to http://www.intel.com/performance. Results have been measured by Intel based on software, benchmark or other data of third parties and are provided for informational purposes only.  Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance.  Intel does not control or audit the design or implementation of third party data referenced in this document.  Intel encourages all of its customers to visit the websites of the referenced third parties or other sources to confirm whether the referenced data is accurate and reflects performance of systems available for purchase.