CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4400E vs 4170 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 4170 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 4170  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4400E

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4400E

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Lower typical power consumption 30.06W vs 43.88W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 15% higher GPU clock speed
Lower annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year vs 13.01 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year vs 47.3 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 4170

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Intel Core i3 4170

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Much better performance per dollar 7.12 pt/$ vs 0.36 pt/$ More than 19.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 14.11 mPixels/s vs 12.13 mPixels/s More than 15% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Much better performance per watt 15.43 pt/W vs 2.61 pt/W Around 6x better performance per watt
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,130 vs 476 Around 4.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 15% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark score 5,168 vs 1,271 More than 4x better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.8 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Jul, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.83 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4400E vs i3 4170

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4400E
12.65 mHash/s
Core i3 4170
8.92 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 4400E
12.13 mPixels/s
Core i3 4170
14.11 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4400E
77.02 fps
Core i3 4170
145.78 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4400E
0.85 fps
Core i3 4170
0.89 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4400E
8.96 fps
Core i3 4170
1.27 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4400E  vs
i3 4170 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 37W 54W
Annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year 13.01 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year 47.3 $/year
Performance per watt 2.61 pt/W 15.43 pt/W
Typical power consumption 30.06W 43.88W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 4400E  vs
i3 4170 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 3.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 3.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 400 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
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