Average Bench: 63% (207th of 1129)

Based on 25,677 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: 50%Average: 63% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4440 averaged 37.0% 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

Quad Core Integer Speed 328Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 324Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4440 is just 19.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4440 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 332Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 331Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,677 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.1 SC Int 88.6 96.1
69 SC Float 88.7 97.9
73.8 SC Mixed 88.2 96.4
70.8% 88.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
229 QC Int 328 365
223 QC Float 325 367
232 QC Mixed 324 363
73.9% 326 Pts
Min Avg Max
263 MC Int 335 365
255 MC Float 332 366
243 MC Mixed 331 364
49.9% 333 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 95.3
SC Float 95.5
SC Mixed 94.4
76% 95.1 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 348
QC Mixed 345
80% 351 Pts
MC Int 361
MC Float 360
MC Mixed 356
54% 359 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.7
SC Float 94.3
SC Mixed 92.3
74% 93.1 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 341
QC Mixed 340
77% 341 Pts
MC Int 343
MC Float 342
MC Mixed 342
51% 342 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.5
SC Float 89.8
SC Mixed 91.8
74% 92 Pts
QC Int 359
QC Float 339
QC Mixed 335
78% 345 Pts
MC Int 362
MC Float 356
MC Mixed 345
53% 354 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.7
SC Float 93.7
SC Mixed 93.5
76% 94.3 Pts
QC Int 310
QC Float 324
QC Mixed 312
71% 315 Pts
MC Int 328
MC Float 331
MC Mixed 338
50% 332 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.1
SC Float 86.3
SC Mixed 88.2
70% 87.9 Pts
QC Int 331
QC Float 323
QC Mixed 312
73% 322 Pts
MC Int 328
MC Float 313
MC Mixed 278
46% 306 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $185 @ launch in Sep '13
OutletPCUS $22820 months
AmazonUS $27541 mins
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Typical Core i5-4440 Builds (Compare 6,621 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 60%
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Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Asus B85M-G - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $635

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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 4 years ago.

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2 days ago.

its decently fast, and the 4 cores help it a lot. I don't do much on the computer except internet browsing and gaming. On certain games it's slow, but overall it's decent.


Good

14 months ago.

got it super cheap at $120, works really well


Excellent

5 months ago.

higher base frequency... somewhat lower price in market


Above average

4 years ago.


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