Average Bench: 42.5% (368th of 980)

Based on 11,463 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: 32%Average: 42.5% 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 57.5% 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 292Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 77.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is just 19.2%. 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 226Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,463 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.6 SC Int 77.9 91.6
37 SC Float 46.9 55
46.2 SC Mixed 58.5 69.2
48.9% 61.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
190 QC Int 292 359
120 QC Float 177 219
146 QC Mixed 220 271
52.3% 230 Pts
Min Avg Max
220 MC Int 299 361
135 MC Float 181 220
166 MC Mixed 226 268
35.8% 235 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
SC Int 94.1
SC Float 56.5
SC Mixed 70.7
59% 73.8 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 222
QC Mixed 279
66% 291 Pts
MC Int 375
MC Float 225
MC Mixed 281
45% 294 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88
SC Float 53.2
SC Mixed 66.3
55% 69.2 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 209
QC Mixed 264
63% 275 Pts
MC Int 346
MC Float 209
MC Mixed 263
41% 273 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.3
SC Float 51.5
SC Mixed 65
54% 67.6 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 212
QC Mixed 264
63% 275 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 212
MC Mixed 262
42% 275 Pts
AM2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 77
SC Float 47
SC Mixed 59.2
49% 61.1 Pts
QC Int 318
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 236
56% 247 Pts
MC Int 313
MC Float 188
MC Mixed 219
36% 240 Pts
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AmazonUS $139.9912 months ago.
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Gaming 17%
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Desktop 36%
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Workstation 24%
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 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

7 hrs ago.

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


Excellent

15 days ago.

much cheaper but same resault in many games


Good

18 hrs ago.

i have this

Comment 

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


Average

6 days ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

25 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Very good

6 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

15 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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