Average Bench: 65.2% (496th of 1439)

Based on 24,837 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4430 CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 51%Average: 65.2% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4430 averaged 34.8% 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 81.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 82.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4430 is 23.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4430 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 295Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 292Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,837 samples)
Min Avg Max
64 Memory 81.4 91.6
62.1 1-Core 82.1 90.9
126 2-Core 161 178
64% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
180 4-Core 283 341
206 8-Core 292 340
38.3% 288 Pts
Min Avg Max
217 64-Core 295 340
18.3% 295 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 86
2-Core 167
66% 112 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 322
43% 324 Pts
64-Core 321
20% 321 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 86.3
2-Core 170
66% 113 Pts
4-Core 323
8-Core 325
43% 324 Pts
64-Core 324
20% 324 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.6
1-Core 80.4
2-Core 150
64% 106 Pts
4-Core 288
8-Core 294
39% 291 Pts
64-Core 290
18% 290 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 78.7
2-Core 163
64% 109 Pts
4-Core 309
8-Core 292
41% 300 Pts
64-Core 310
19% 310 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.2
1-Core 78
2-Core 156
62% 105 Pts
4-Core 301
8-Core 301
40% 301 Pts
64-Core 300
18% 300 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.2
1-Core 83.5
2-Core 156
64% 107 Pts
4-Core 284
8-Core 292
38% 288 Pts
64-Core 276
17% 276 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.8
1-Core 86
2-Core 167
63% 109 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 324
44% 325 Pts
64-Core 316
20% 316 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 59.9
1-Core 80.5
2-Core 168
57% 103 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 300
40% 300 Pts
64-Core 293
18% 293 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Gaming
Gaming 8%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
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Motherboard: Asus B85M-G - $80

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-4430 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.20 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'13
Processor Numberi5-4430
# 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 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.2 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

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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

16 months ago.

Its is fast for some games but when I try to play Fortnite it is really slow.


Poor

7 days ago.

If you want a basic CPU that does good work , take it !


Good

12 months ago.

8 years old and can run any game


Good

3 years ago.

My old Friend i have him now for 7 years and hes gone trough 3gpus and now i buy a gtx1660 i still believe in him


Terrible

24 months ago.

just too old


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