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  • MX40053: Core™ i5-3470 Processor, 3.20GHz w/ 6MB Cache

Core™ i5-3470 Processor, 3.20GHz w/ 6MB Cache

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  • SKU: MX40053
  • ILC: 735858249256
  • Part #: BX80637I53470
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Enjoy Rich Visuals Plus an Automatic Burst of Speed When You Need It

The most popular members of our Intel® Core™ processor family, the Intel® Core™ i5 processors deliver amazing performance with stunning visuals on your All-in-One or Standard PC, whether it's a laptop or desktop. The Intel Core i5 processors include many technologies that deliver incredible PC and visual experiences for all of your favorite activities—whether you're creating, sharing, exploring, or gaming.



  • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 intelligently and automatically boosts processor speed just when you need it for performance that adapts to you—it's that smart.1
  • Intel® Quick Sync Video, part of our built-in visuals, integrates video conversion hardware into the processor to accelerate performance of editing, burning, and sharing your videos in a snap.2 Now your videos are waiting for you, not the other way around.2
  • Intel® HD Graphics, in the 3rd generation of Intel® Core™ processors, integrates the graphics engine and media processing right on the chip to deliver life-like graphics for a better gaming experience. Intel HD Graphics delivers up to 3X performance over previous-generation Intel HD Graphics3,4,5,5—with additional headroom for tomorrow's games. Best of all, no additional hardware is required.


  • Intel® Wireless Display lets you easily stream your favorite content wirelessly to your HDTV so you can enjoy all the things you love about your Ultrabook™ or PC on your big screen.6
  • Intel® Clear Video HD Technology gives you eye-popping, true-to-life visuals—the way they were meant to be seen. A suite of technologies in Intel Clear Video HD Technology delivers sharper and smoother images with richer colors, making every image picture perfect.2
  • Intel® Insider™ unlocks a world of premium HD movies and shows on your Ultrabook™ or All-in-One or Standard PC so you can watch high-definition programming previously unavailable on your screen—or stream it wirelessly to your HDTV with Intel® Wireless Display.7

With amazing performance and stunning visuals, the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processors will let you enjoy more on your PC—at home and at work.


Model Number 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3470
Number of Cores 4
Number of Threads 4
Clock Speed 3.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 3.6 GHz
Cache 6 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Bus/Core Ratio 32
Bus Type DMI
System Bus 5 GT/s
Instruction Set 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 32 GB
Memory Types DDR3-1333/1600
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Support No
Integrated Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Graphics Base Frequency 650 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.1 GHz
Intel® Quick Sync Video Yes
Intel® InTRU™ 3D Technology Yes
Intel® Insider™ Yes
Intel® Wireless Display Yes
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI) Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology Yes
Expansion Options  
PCI Express Revision 3.0
PCI Express Configurations 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4
Advanced Technologies  
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Intel® vPro Technology Yes
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Yes
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology Yes
AES New Instructions Yes
Intel® 64 Yes
Idle States Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes
Intel® Fast Memory Access Yes
Intel® Flex Memory Access Yes
Execute Disable Bit Yes
Thermal Solution Intel Retail Boxed Fan Heatsink
Thermal Design Power 77 W
Thermal Specification N/A
VID Voltage Range N/A
Architecture 22 nm
Socket LGA1155
  1. Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is the next generation of Intel Turbo Boost Technology and is 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/go/turbo.
  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/go/biv.
  3. Intel® HD Graphics is available on select models of the Intel® Core™ processor family.
  4. PCMark* Vantage, a hardware performance benchmark for PCs running Windows 7* or Windows Vista*, includes a collection of various single and multithreaded CPU, graphics, and HDD test sets with a focus on Windows* application tests. Configurations: Pre-production 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5-2400 processor (desktop) and 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5-2410M processor (laptop), compared with Intel® Core™2 Duo processor E6550 (desktop) and Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T7250 (laptop), typical three- to four-year-old installed base products as defined by IDC (Dec'08). For more information, go to www.intel.com/performance/.
  5. Intel® High Definition Experience and Performance Rate Test 2009 (Intel® HDXPRT 2009) is a benchmark that runs consumer digital media applications on a PC. Intel® HDXPRT 2009 automatically runs tests using commercially available applications from the following usage categories: music encoding, photo and video editing, and high definition video playback. For more information on HDXPRT 2009 go to: http://www.intelcapabilitiesforum.net/downloads/hdxprt/. Configurations: 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5-2400 processor (desktop) and 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5-2410M processor (laptop) compared with Intel® Core™2 Duo processor E6550 (desktop) and Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T7250 (laptop), typical 3-4-year-old installed base products as defined by IDC (Dec. '08). For more information go to http://www.intel.com/performance.
  6. Requires an Intel® Wireless Display-enabled system, compatible adapter, and TV. 1080p and Blu-ray* or other protected content playback only available on 2nd or 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor-based PCs with built-in visuals enabled, a compatible adapter and media player, and supporting Intel® WiDi software and graphics driver installed. Consult your PC manufacturer. For more information, see www.intel.com/go/widi.
  7. Intel® Insider™ is a hardware-based content protection mechanism. Requires a 2nd or 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor-based PC with built-in visuals enabled, an Internet connection, and content purchase or rental from qualified providers. Consult your PC manufacturer. For more information, visit www.intel.com/go/intelinsider.