Average Bench: 69.5% (331st of 1316)

Based on 71,289 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz

The Intel i5-4440 is one of the cheaper four core Haswell processors. Unfortunately it is clocked at just 3.3 GHz Turbo, which is 15% lower than the leading Haswell i5 and because it has a locked multiplier there is little that can be done about it. Comparing the 4440 to the 4670K shows that the 15% reduction in Turbo clock speed basically results in a 23% performance loss to the 4670K. The Pentium G3420 actually has a higher base clock speed and costs about a third as much as the i5-4440 yet for the majority of, single and dual-core, desktop orientated tasks offers comparable performance. I don't think the i5-4440 makes much sense and would prefer either a much stronger 4770 or the weaker but much better value G3420[Mar '14 CPUPro]

Poor: 54%Average: 69.5% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4440 averaged 30.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 83.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 88.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4440 is 22.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4440 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 330Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 328Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 71,289 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.5 Memory 83.2 92.4
70.2 1-Core 88.6 96.6
125 2-Core 174 189
69% 115 Pts
Min Avg Max
208 4-Core 323 362
240 8-Core 328 363
44.4% 326 Pts
Min Avg Max
242 64-Core 330 365
22.2% 330 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 96.5
2-Core 189
76% 126 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 353
48% 354 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 89.9
2-Core 180
70% 118 Pts
4-Core 332
8-Core 328
45% 330 Pts
64-Core 321
22% 321 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.2
1-Core 87.5
2-Core 164
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 344
8-Core 322
46% 333 Pts
64-Core 341
23% 341 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,115,609 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $185 @ launch in Sep '13
AmazonUS $3095 months
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Typical Core i5-4440 Builds (Compare 4,908 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell Inspiron 3847

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $394

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-4440 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'13
Processor Numberi5-4440
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$182.00 - $187.00
Clock Speed3.1 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP84 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013D

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express RevisionUp to 3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes
My WiFi TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1150

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

Superb visuals and graphics performance...

Models: BX80646I54440, BXC80646I54440, CM8064601464800

Added 7 years ago.

Excellent

12 months ago.

higher base frequency... somewhat lower price in market


Above average

7 years ago.


Excellent

18 months ago.

Disregard this website's recommendation -- When new, this processor made sense at 220€. The 4770 was some 100€ more expensive, and buying a Pentium and expecting future performance would be foolish at best. It is now 2020, 7 years after launch, and the 4440 has stood the test of time, as have all desktop quad core i5s from Sandy Bridge onward. In my build it leaves absolutely nothing to be desired. It does its work in CAD, Wolfram, Matlab, and several IDEs just as it did at launch: Spectacularly. Coupled with a modern graphics card (e.g. GTX 1660 Ti, Vega 64), this can, for the time being, still be a great core of a gaming or productivity station. For what it's worth, I don't see myself upgrading from this CPU until at least 2022. It was a very good investment in 2013, and just one of the stellar reminders why Intel has accumulated as much enthusiast market share as it has over the years since 2011.


Good

12 months ago.

didnt know that a 4th gen cpu is better than a 7th gen cpu


Excellent

6 months ago.

Was the heart of my gaming pc, coupled with a GTX 960 SSC 4gb, 8gb dual channel ddr3 ram, 120gb ssd and 1tb hard drive, making an 2015'ish Gamer PC


Terrible

2 months ago.

Horrific nowadays. Maybe it was OK in 2013...not so much in 2021.


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