Average Bench: 42.8% (431st of 1104)

Based on 14,885 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: 30%Average: 42.8% Great: 52%
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Below average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 955 averaged 57.1% 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 294Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 78.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is 22.3%. 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 183Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 227Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,885 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.5 SC Int 78.4 93.3
40.2 SC Float 47.3 56.1
47.7 SC Mixed 59 70.2
49.3% 61.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
174 QC Int 294 365
110 QC Float 179 221
137 QC Mixed 222 275
52.8% 232 Pts
Min Avg Max
190 MC Int 302 369
121 MC Float 183 223
149 MC Mixed 227 278
36.1% 237 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 79.4
SC Float 47.7
SC Mixed 59.1
50% 62.1 Pts
QC Int 310
QC Float 190
QC Mixed 239
56% 246 Pts
MC Int 316
MC Float 190
MC Mixed 238
38% 248 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 78.2
SC Float 47.3
SC Mixed 58.8
49% 61.4 Pts
QC Int 311
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 239
56% 245 Pts
MC Int 312
MC Float 189
MC Mixed 237
37% 246 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.8
SC Float 45.7
SC Mixed 56.2
47% 58.6 Pts
QC Int 244
QC Float 183
QC Mixed 203
48% 210 Pts
MC Int 293
MC Float 173
MC Mixed 222
35% 229 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 67.3
SC Float 43
SC Mixed 45.8
42% 52 Pts
QC Int 223
QC Float 129
QC Mixed 158
39% 170 Pts
MC Int 226
MC Float 137
MC Mixed 170
27% 178 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,857,875 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Mar '09
AmazonUS $833 months
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Typical Phenom II X4 955 Builds (Compare 1,036 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
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Workstation
Workstation 26%
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Motherboard: Asus M4A87TD/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $178

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

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5 days ago.

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


Excellent

11 days ago.

much cheaper but same resault in many games


Disliked

1 month ago.

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


Average

3 months ago.

Been using one for 7 years and it can still "run" games...


Excellent

6 months ago.

i use it even now(in the end of 2017) and still work verry good, but because is age(9 years) latest games only work on minimum(at least they WORK)


Excellent

1 month ago.

I have one of this and its powerfull!


Terrible

3 years ago.


Excellent

10 months ago.

9 Years after i bought it OC at 3.8 and still works great for my application


Terrible

7 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Very good

13 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

22 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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