Average Bench: 58.5% (263rd of 1206)

Based on 46,518 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]

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Poor: 45%Average: 58.5% Great: 64%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
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Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4440 averaged 41.4% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 89.3Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 175Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4440 is just 18.6%. 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 335Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 331Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 46,518 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.1 1-Core 89.3 97.2
145 2-Core 175 191
62.4% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
222 4-Core 326 364
251 8-Core 331 364
44.8% 328 Pts
Min Avg Max
265 64-Core 335 367
22.5% 335 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 96.6
2-Core 180
66% 138 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 356
48% 353 Pts
64-Core 366
25% 366 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,104,585 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $185 @ launch in Sep '13
OutletPCUS $2282 years
AmazonUS $31214 months
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Typical Core i5-4440 Builds (Compare 13,694 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 51%
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
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Workstation
Workstation 32%
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Motherboard: Asus B85M-G - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $659

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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 5 years ago.

Good

2 years ago.

got it super cheap at $120, works really well


Poor

9 months ago.

higher base frequency... somewhat lower price in market


Excellent

8 days 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.


Above average

5 years ago.


Good

6 months ago.

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


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