Average Bench: 58.1% (260th of 1196)

Based on 43,082 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: 58.1% Great: 64%
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4440 averaged 41.9% 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 89Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 175Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4440 is just 19.3%. 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 332Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 328Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,082 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.9 1-Core 89 97.3
140 2-Core 175 190
62.2% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
211 4-Core 322 363
244 8-Core 328 363
44.3% 325 Pts
Min Avg Max
254 64-Core 332 365
22.3% 332 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 96.5
2-Core 186
67% 141 Pts
4-Core 358
8-Core 360
49% 359 Pts
64-Core 354
24% 354 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
1-Core 90.1
2-Core 182
64% 136 Pts
4-Core 363
8-Core 364
50% 363 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 92.2
2-Core 182
65% 137 Pts
4-Core 349
8-Core 326
47% 338 Pts
64-Core 343
23% 343 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 89.8
2-Core 177
63% 133 Pts
4-Core 349
8-Core 350
48% 350 Pts
64-Core 359
24% 359 Pts
LGA1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 90.1
2-Core 184
64% 137 Pts
4-Core 283
8-Core 338
41% 310 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,858,666 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $185 @ launch in Sep '13
OutletPCUS $2282 years
AmazonUS $31211 months
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Gaming
Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
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Workstation
Workstation 32%
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Motherboard: Asus B85M-G - $47

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $630

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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

7 months ago.

higher base frequency... somewhat lower price in market


Above average

5 years ago.


Good

4 months ago.

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


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