Intel Core I5-3470 Processor (3.20GHZ, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)
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1 x Intel Core I5-3470 3.20GHZ SKT1155 6MB Cache Boxed
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My CPU came in a small package with no fan, heat sink or thermal paste. This was fine for me, but not everyone has a cooler lying around so check with your seller.
With a Z75, Z77 or Z68 motherboard, you can overclock this chip by raising the Turbo Multipliers in BIOS. This may require a BIOS Update - It did on my Z68AP-D3 motherboard http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0054X4I4M/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_img_sol_1 - and a very tricky update at that (I had to make a bootable USB Drive running DOS and containing the BIOS update). It can be overclocked up to 4 brackets higher than the stock CPU turbo frequency.
This means, you can set the turbo at up to:
4GHz on 1 thread.
4GHz on 2 threads.
3.9GHz on 3 threads.
3.8GHz on 4 threads.
And it will dynamically switch between these frequencies depending on your CPU usage.
On my Z68 board, however it was limited to 3.7GHz regardless of the amount of threads - this is due to BIOS limitations on some Z68 boards.
It runs incredibly fast and doesn't use much power.
Combining it with the cheap Alpine 11 PLUS CPU cooler should enough to support these maximum turbo settings in most cases, while keeping operation quiet. All in all - a great CPU.
according to Toms-Hardware, and this has been proven by others, that
this (Intel i5 3470) will slaughter the 8 CORE FX-8350 in CPU intensive Sky-rim.
We all know with the right ASrock, Gigabyte, or Asus, even MSI, CAN CLOCK THIS TO 4GHZ easy.
By base clock, and multiplier, no need to add more voltage, but people have exceeded the 4Ghz.
Once again it seems Gigabyte Z77 boards are best for OCing this chip, (GA Z77X D3H) BEST VALUE.!
Or MSI Z77 GD65 MOTHERBOARD, goes well with it too @ just around £120 Amazon Bargain, the Gigabyte
(GA Z77X D3H) is £104.00 fab price again from Amazon, cheaper even that scan with free postage.
I have not Overclocked this cpu, because in my book with a Samsung Pro 840 SSD, its not needed.
its only necessary if you have a mechanical flywheel hard drive.
its now cheaper here the i5 3470 3.2Ghz with razor sharp IPC, 2x times more Throughput, than the AMD 8 core
AMD 8350 BUILT on the bulldozer Architecture. Sorry, before you say, no I'm not even an Intel fan-boy either.
I go where the best value for my dollar is folks, and its not with AMD. "AND an TECH", Plus "TomsHardware"
Plus "Tiny Tom logan", on YOUTUBE, all agree that this chip is now a complete bargain, the i5 3470. 3.2hz-3.6Ghz no OC.(Just Turbo).
When Amazon have-stock in it can be bought for £150. thanks Amazon for next day delivery before 12pm.!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
WILL EDIT LATER AS I HAVE NOT INSTALLED YET.
I have high hopes but also very low hopes too. It came 1 week late because of some confusion and a confirmation error, but I was... Read more
Got this in my pc, never bought the actual cpu it was in pc as it was, but besides that it is amazing cpu never goes above 40* and my pc is really dusty and has the stock clock on,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ethan Call
hard to write a review about a processor... so much more has been said else where, and if it didn't do the job, people wouldn't buy it... Read morePublished on 31 May 2014 by Andrew Gordon
For a recent upgrade I went from an Intel Core 2 Quad to this and along with the quicker ram and better board really did notice an improvement. Read morePublished on 17 Feb. 2014 by C. Horswill