Average Bench: 68.2% (402nd of 1369)

Based on 85,905 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: 55%Average: 68.2% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4440 averaged 31.8% 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 82.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 86.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4440 is 21.1%. 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 Speed 320Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 319Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 85,905 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.9 Memory 82.4 92.2
70.3 1-Core 86.7 93.9
134 2-Core 170 184
66.4% 113 Pts
Min Avg Max
215 4-Core 312 352
235 8-Core 319 353
42% 315 Pts
Min Avg Max
246 64-Core 320 352
19.8% 320 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.9
1-Core 85.2
2-Core 168
65% 111 Pts
4-Core 307
8-Core 311
41% 309 Pts
64-Core 309
19% 309 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.4
1-Core 88
2-Core 174
70% 117 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 244
33% 248 Pts
64-Core 249
15% 249 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.7
1-Core 83.6
2-Core 171
65% 111 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 304
39% 293 Pts
64-Core 304
19% 304 Pts
LGA1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 67.9
2-Core 134
58% 95.2 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 248
33% 246 Pts
64-Core 262
16% 262 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 49.7
1-Core 72.7
2-Core 143
49% 88.4 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 227
28% 214 Pts
64-Core 241
15% 241 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,940,519 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $185 @ launch in Sep '13
AmazonUS $1832 mins
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Typical Core i5-4440 Builds (Compare 2,084 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell Inspiron 3847

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $268

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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 8 years ago.

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8 days ago.

Mines so old it can't run much anymore


Excellent

13 months ago.

this is an amazing price to performance cpu that can be brought on the market right now highly recommend it to anyone out to build a budget pc.


Excellent

11 days ago.

higher base frequency... somewhat lower price in market


Above average

8 years ago.


Excellent

2 years 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

2 years ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

For an old CPU, this thing can still do a daily job. I have this boy on one of my laptops from a few years back and it still performs great for its age.


Excellent

22 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


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