Intel Core i5-3470 vs AMD Athlon 3000G

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-3470 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Athlon 3000G
Intel Core i5-3470 AMD Athlon 3000G

CPU comparison

Intel Core i5-3470 or AMD Athlon 3000G - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i5-3470 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.60 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-3470 was released in Q2/2012.

The AMD Athlon 3000G has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.50 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Athlon 3000G was released in Q4/2019.
Intel Core i5 (331) Family AMD Athlon (29)
Intel Core i 3000 (31) CPU group AMD Athlon 3000 (1)
3 Generation 4
Ivy Bridge S Architecture Dali (Zen)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-3470 is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz). The AMD Athlon 3000G has 2 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 3.50 GHz (3.50 GHz).

Intel Core i5-3470 Characteristic AMD Athlon 3000G
4 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
3.20 GHz Frequency 3.50 GHz
3.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.50 GHz
3.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.50 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Core i5-3470 Characteristic AMD Athlon 3000G
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel HD Graphics 2500 GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge)
0.65 GHz GPU frequency 1.00 GHz
1.10 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
7 GPU Generation 8
22 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
6 Compute units 3
48 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
11.0 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel HD Graphics 2500 GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge)
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-3470 supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Athlon 3000G can connect up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Core i5-3470 Characteristic AMD Athlon 3000G
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR4-2666
32 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 42.7 GB/s
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
6.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core i5-3470 has a TDP of 77 W, that of the AMD Athlon 3000G is 35 W.

Intel Core i5-3470 Characteristic AMD Athlon 3000G
77 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 35 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-3470 has a 6.00 MB cache, while the AMD Athlon 3000G cache has a total of 4.00 MB.

Intel Core i5-3470 Characteristic AMD Athlon 3000G
22 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
LGA 1155 Socket AM4 (PGA 1331)
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2012 Release date Q4/2019
184 $ Release price 49 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-3470 (82%)
AMD Athlon 3000G (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-3470 (98%)
AMD Athlon 3000G (89%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
682 (78%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
877 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
2603 (100%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2163 (83%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
770 (83%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
933 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
2566 (100%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2285 (89%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
703 (67%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1043 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1943 (90%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2169 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1010 (100%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
887 (88%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
Intel HD Graphics 2500 @ 1.10 GHz
106 (28%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.00 GHz
384 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
4679 (100%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
4491 (96%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
350 (100%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
343 (98%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1350 (100%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1040 (77%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
52 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
141 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
339 (100%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
833 (100%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
139 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
388 (100%)

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