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Intel Core i5-3470 vs AMD Ryzen 5 1500X. Specifications, performance, tests

Overall score
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Released
Q2/2012
Intel Core i5-3470
Intel Core i5-3470
Released
Q1/2017
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AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

What's the best choice Intel Core i5-3470 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X?

We have prepared a comparison to help you choose the best processor. Compare their specifications and benchmarks.

Intel Core i5-3470 has a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz. 4 Cores. Power consumption of 77 W. Released in Q2/2012.

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X has a maximum frequency of 3.50 GHz. 4 Cores. Power consumption of 65 W. Released in Q1/2017.

Differences

  • Place in the overall ranking

    (based on several benchmarks)

    890 left arrow score

Positions in all rankings

Common positions Intel Core i5-3470 CPU in popular benchmarks, for comparison with other models.

  • Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
    340 place
  • Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
    311 place
  • Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
    391 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)
    610 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
    692 place
  • iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)
    1424 place
  • Blender 2.81 (bmw27)
    21 place
  • Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)
    548 place
  • Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
    368 place
  • Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark
    568 place
Reasons to consider
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
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  • Place in the overall ranking

    (based on several benchmarks)

    513 left arrow score
  • Higher clock speed

    Around 9% better clock speed

    3.50 GHz left arrow 3.20 GHz
  • Higher turbo clock speed

    Around 3 % better overclocked clock speed

    3.70 GHz left arrow 3.60 GHz
  • Performance per watt

    About 0.84 times less performance per watt

    65 W left arrow 77 W

Positions in all rankings

Common positions AMD Ryzen 5 1500X CPU in popular benchmarks, for comparison with other models.

  • Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
    409 place
  • Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
    288 place
  • Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)
    425 place
  • Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)
    413 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)
    498 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
    495 place
  • iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)
    32 place
  • Blender 2.81 (bmw27)
    69 place
  • Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)
    172 place
  • Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)
    280 place
  • Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)
    157 place
  • Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
    274 place
  • Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark
    414 place

Specifications

Technical data
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
CPU family and group

Background information about the processors being compared, series, generation and market segment.

  • Segment
    Desktop / Server left arrow Desktop / Server
  • Family
    Intel Core i5 left arrow AMD Ryzen
  • Generation
    3 left arrow 1
  • CPU group
    Intel Core i 3000 left arrow AMD Ryzen 1000
CPU Technical specs

Basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base and turbo frequency, and cache size. These parameters indirectly tell about the speed of the processor, the higher they are the better.

  • Frequency
    3.20 GHz left arrow 3.50 GHz
  • CPU Cores
    4 left arrow 4
  • Turbo (1 Core)
    3.60 GHz left arrow 3.70 GHz
  • CPU Threads
    4 left arrow 8
  • Turbo (4 Cores)
    3.60 GHz left arrow 3.30 GHz
  • Hyperthreading
    No left arrow Yes
  • Overclocking
    No left arrow Yes
  • Core architecture
    normal left arrow normal
IGPU

Internal Graphics does not affect the performance of the CPU, performs the work of the graphics card in its absence or on mobile devices.

  • GPU name
    Intel HD Graphics 2500 left arrow no iGPU
  • GPU frequency
    0.65 GHz left arrow
  • GPU (Turbo)
    1.10 GHz left arrow No turbo
  • Execution units
    6 left arrow
  • Shader
    48 left arrow
  • Max. displays
    3 left arrow
  • Generation
    7 left arrow
  • DirectX Version
    11.0 left arrow
  • Technology
    22 nm left arrow
  • Release date
    Q2/2012 left arrow
Hardware codec support

Built-in codecs used to encode and decode content. Significantly speeds up the required operations.

  • h265 / HEVC (8 bit)
    No left arrow No
  • h265 / HEVC (10 bit)
    No left arrow No
  • h264
    Decode / Encode left arrow No
  • VP9
    No left arrow No
  • VP8
    No left arrow No
  • AV1
    No left arrow No
  • AVC
    Decode / Encode left arrow No
  • VC-1
    Decode left arrow No
  • JPEG
    Decode left arrow No
Memory specs & PCI

Types, channel quantity of RAM supported by AMD Ryzen 5 1500X and Intel Core i5-3470. Depending on the motherboards, higher or lower memory frequencies may be supported.

  • Memory type
    DDR3-1600 left arrow DDR4-2666
  • Max. Memory
    32 GB left arrow
  • ECC
    No left arrow Yes
  • Memory channels
    2 left arrow 2
  • PCIe version
    3.0 left arrow 3.0
  • PCIe lanes
    16 left arrow 20
Encryption
  • AES-NI
    Yes left arrow Yes
Thermal Management

Compare the TDP requirements of TDP Intel Core i5-3470 and AMD Ryzen 5 1500X to select a cooling system. Note, the TDP value refers to thermal watts, not electrical watts.

  • TDP (PL1)
    77 W left arrow 65 W
  • Tjunction max.
    -- left arrow 95 °C
Technologies and extensions

Architecture, interfaces, additional instructions supported by Intel Core i5-3470 and Intel Core i5-3470, virtual machine technologies and process technology.

  • Instruction set (ISA)
    x86-64 (64 bit) left arrow x86-64 (64 bit)
  • Virtualization
    VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d left arrow AMD-V, SVM
  • ISA extensions
    SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX left arrow SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
  • L3-Cache
    6.00 MB left arrow 16.00 MB
  • Architecture
    Ivy Bridge S left arrow Summit Ridge (Zen)
  • Technology
    22 nm left arrow 14 nm
  • Socket
    LGA 1155 left arrow AM4
  • Release date
    Q2/2012 left arrow Q1/2017

Benchmarks

Performance tests CPUs

Based on the results of several benchmarks, you can more accurately estimate the difference in performance between Intel Core i5-3470 and AMD Ryzen 5 1500X.

Compare the synthetic test values and choose the best processor!

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R20 MC is a high load CPU test for long tasks on a desktop or notebook PC, using a multi-core and hyperthreading
Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 SC is a popular cross-platform performance test for desktop or mobile processors that uses system memory intensively
Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 MC is a popular cross-platform performance test for desktop or mobile processors that uses system memory intensively
Blender 2.81 (bmw27)
Blender is Open Source Software, creating predefined 3D scenes and measuring the time to execute them
Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)
The PC CPU and GPU test involves rendering a specific 3D scene in single-core mode, based on CINEMA 4D
Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
The PC CPU and GPU test involves rendering a specific 3D scene in multi-core mode and hyperthreading, based on CINEMA 4D
Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark
PassMark is a test suite that performs complex mathematical calculations to determine CPU performance on file compression, encryption and physics-related tasks

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