Average Bench: 69.6% (334th of 1323)

Based on 75,162 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: 69.6% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4440 averaged 30.3% 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 83Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 88.5Pts

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 Mixed Speed 332Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 329Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 75,162 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.8 Memory 83 92.3
71.6 1-Core 88.5 96.8
133 2-Core 173 189
68.9% 115 Pts
Min Avg Max
222 4-Core 326 362
230 8-Core 329 363
44.7% 327 Pts
Min Avg Max
243 64-Core 332 364
22.3% 332 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 90.7
1-Core 94.4
2-Core 184
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 361
8-Core 347
49% 354 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.1
1-Core 92.9
2-Core 185
73% 122 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 357
49% 357 Pts
64-Core 351
24% 351 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.1
1-Core 85
2-Core 182
70% 118 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 349
48% 353 Pts
64-Core 336
22% 336 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.1
1-Core 36
2-Core 133
45% 77 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 271
33% 250 Pts
64-Core 290
20% 290 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,528,079 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $185 @ launch in Sep '13
AmazonUS $1259 days
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Typical Core i5-4440 Builds (Compare 5,523 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: 62% - Good Total price: $220

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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.

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21 days ago.

Mines so old it can't run much anymore


Excellent

1 month 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

16 months ago.

higher base frequency... somewhat lower price in market


Above average

7 years ago.


Excellent

22 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

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 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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