Average Bench: 42.3% (356th of 961)

Based on 9,206 user benchmarks.  Devices: 178BFBFF00100F43, 178BFBFF00100F42 Model: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor

The AMD Phenom II X4 955 is a quad-core processor based on the K10 micro-architecture. When it launched in Q2 of 2009, it was AMD’s fastest CPU. Given its base clock of 3.2 GHz, with appropriate cooling, this unlocked Black Edition chip can be overclocked to speeds in excess of 4 GHz. The 955’s effective speed of 63 isn’t impressive by today’s standards, but when coupled with a decent graphics card, it won't cause major bottlenecks for most games. The 955 was pitched against the high-end of Intel’s Core 2 quads, and now costs a fraction of its original list price as one would expect, however there are better alternatives on the market now. [Dec '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 31%Average: 42.3% Great: 51%
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Below average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 955 averaged 57.7% 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 290Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 77.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is 20.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Phenom II X4 955 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 181Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 224Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,206 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.1 SC Int 77.4 91.8
37.9 SC Float 46.8 55
46 SC Mixed 58.3 68.6
48.8% 60.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
180 QC Int 290 355
113 QC Float 176 216
142 QC Mixed 219 269
52% 228 Pts
Min Avg Max
214 MC Int 297 360
137 MC Float 181 218
159 MC Mixed 224 273
35.5% 234 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.5
SC Float 57.7
SC Mixed 72.6
60% 75.3 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 229
QC Mixed 286
68% 299 Pts
MC Int 381
MC Float 228
MC Mixed 286
45% 299 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 79.3
SC Float 47.2
SC Mixed 59.1
50% 61.9 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 229
56% 243 Pts
MC Int 301
MC Float 188
MC Mixed 230
36% 240 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.4
SC Float 46.2
SC Mixed 58
49% 60.9 Pts
QC Int 300
QC Float 183
QC Mixed 223
54% 236 Pts
MC Int 304
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 232
36% 240 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.5
SC Float 45.6
SC Mixed 58.1
48% 60.1 Pts
QC Int 277
QC Float 164
QC Mixed 182
47% 208 Pts
MC Int 251
MC Float 151
MC Mixed 157
28% 186 Pts
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AmazonUS $139.998 months ago.
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Typical Phenom II X4 955 Builds (Compare 574 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
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Desktop
Desktop 36%
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Workstation
Workstation 24%
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Motherboard: Asus M4A79XTD EVO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $197

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Unbeatable multi-core value with AMD Phenom™ II processors....

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8 days ago.

7 years, overclocked, still handle most of things I throw at it.


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1 month ago.

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had it for nearly 6 years and still going strong—Feb '15


Terrible

2 years ago.


Very good

2 months ago.

Very good for it's age. And even if it's a 3.2 GHz CPU, it's easily overclockable to 3.7 GHz without changing the voltage. (Still there are lots of better choices today, so don't buy it. Go for the fx line if you want more power for less price in the AM3 socket erea. But if you are open then go for Ryzen or the 5-7 gen intel CPU-s.)


Very good

11 months ago.

old school design, but can OC over 4Ghz (mine is sitting on 4.1Ghz and has been for near 3 years straight). outstanding bang for buck!


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