since there isnt a major price difference between these cpu's. I couldn't figure out which one was better. i say the i5-4590 but i could be wrong. Plz help me, i''m a noob.
Pick up the 4590, although I do have to recommend picking up a 4960k. If you don't plan on overclocking you could just pick up a 4690 if it's in your budget.
Get the fastest chip you can afford! If you want to future proof yourself, you could get the K version and overclock it when you start to notice some loss in speed. This will require you to have good ram and an mobo that can overclock. YMMV.
sadly its not in my budget. :(
but i would love to get it :l
As far as I know the 4460 replaced the 4440 when Z97 came out. The only real difference between all the models is the clock speed.
"Better" is subjective. What do you plan on using these CPUs for? If it's just for gaming, then the i5 4440 will perform just fine. The slightly faster clockspeeds on the more expensive chips aren't going to help that much. Some may argue that unlocked CPUs will provide value in the "future-proofing" category. Basically, once GPUs begin to outpace your CPU, you can overclock your CPU to help diminish potential bottlenecks between your CPU and GPU.
If you're on a strict budget and only plan on gaming, the cheaper i5 will serve your needs well and for many years to come. Just my $0.02
The 4590 is the best for the price. For like 20 dollars more you can get a 4690.
The passmark for the 4460 is 1000 points less. Which is pretty bad for the price you're paying.