Intel Core i5 3470 Linux Review
Posted on: 09/07/2012 11:56 PM

Phoronix posted a review on the Intel Core i5 3470 processor

Intel Core i5 3470 Linux Review


For the past month I have been testing out the Intel Core i5 3470 under Linux. Like Intel's other processors of recent years (well, ignoring the initial Sandy Bridge struggles), and just like the more expensive Ivy Bridge CPUs of this year, this mid-range quad-core processor is working very smoothly "out of the box" on modern Linux distributions.

The Intel Core i5 3470 is an Ivy Bridge quad-core processor that goes without Hyper Threading, is clocked at 3.2GHz, features a 3.6GHz Turbo Boost, 6MB of Intel Smart Cache, and supports all of the normal Ivy Bridge x86_64 instruction set extensions like SSE 4.2, AVX, and the Bull Mountain hardware number generator. The i5-3470 carries a 77 Watt TDP and a box/retail price of about $195 USD.

The mid-range i5-3470 Ivy Bridge processor doesn't feature the high-end Ivy Bridge HD 4000 graphics, but the trimmed-down HD 2500 graphics. From the Core i5 3470 back in August, I already published my Ivy Bridge HD 2500 Linux graphics review. Intel was kind enough to send over this i5-3470 sample to provide for this Linux hardware review and more Ivy Bridge information to the Linux community.



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