Synthetic CPU and Memory
SiSoft Sandra 2012
The latest version of SiSoft Sandra offers up a lot of new features including GPU performance, OpenCL, etc.
As expected the performance of the new Core i5-3470 is right on par with that of the Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge CPU. Remember that not much changed from SNB to IVB in terms of CPU performance so our metrics here make sense. In these raw tests you can see that the lack of HyperThreading does cause a 40% perf drop in synthetic tests.