For this latest Ivy Bridge Linux benchmarking, the Intel Core i5 3470 was compared to an Intel Core i5 2400S (Sandy Bridge), Intel Core i5 2500K (Sandy Bridge), and Intel Core i7 3770K (Ivy Bridge). Unfortunately at the moment the only Intel Ivy Bridge CPU samples at Phoronix are the i5-3470 and i7-3770K.
This benchmarking was done from an ECS Z77H2-A2X motherboard while running an Ubuntu 12.10 development snapshot with the Linux 3.5 kernel.
First up are the Intel Core i5 3470 results compared to these other Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors. Following that are numbers looking at the thermal and power consumption results. While this comparison is limited to four processors based upon the processors on hand, if you wish to compare your system's performance directly to these results, it's extremely easy to do so with the open-source multi-platform Phoronix Test Suite software. To facilitate a fully-automated side-by-side comparison to the results found in this article with your own hardware/software, it's simply a matter of having the Linux/BSD/OSX Phoronix Test Suite installed and then running phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1208247-SU-INTELIVYB13. This single command leads to a fully-automated benchmarking experience from test download and local installation to a reproducible execution with the same test profiles and parameters as used for this Core i5 3470 review.