Average Bench: 42.5% (443rd of 1128)

Based on 18,652 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 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Below average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 955 averaged 57.4% 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 78Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is just 18.8%. 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 227Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,652 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.8 SC Int 78 91
41.5 SC Float 47.2 55.2
50.8 SC Mixed 58.8 69
49.2% 61.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
195 QC Int 292 360
118 QC Float 178 216
147 QC Mixed 220 270
52.4% 230 Pts
Min Avg Max
223 MC Int 301 362
135 MC Float 181 219
171 MC Mixed 227 272
35.9% 236 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98
SC Float 58.8
SC Mixed 73.6
62% 76.8 Pts
QC Int 389
QC Float 231
QC Mixed 285
69% 302 Pts
MC Int 391
MC Float 231
MC Mixed 290
46% 304 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.85 GHz
SC Int 92.9
SC Float 56.5
SC Mixed 70.7
59% 73.4 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 224
QC Mixed 283
67% 294 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 226
MC Mixed 284
45% 295 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.4
SC Float 46.9
SC Mixed 58.6
49% 61 Pts
QC Int 284
QC Float 150
QC Mixed 219
50% 218 Pts
MC Int 292
MC Float 160
MC Mixed 202
33% 218 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,949,281 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Mar '09
AmazonUS $837 months
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Typical Phenom II X4 955 Builds (Compare 1,266 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M4A785TD-V EVO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $169

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 Comments

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

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18 days 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


Disliked

5 months ago.

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


Good

2 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)


Terrible

3 months ago.

I have one of this and its powerfull!


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.


Terrible

11 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Very good

17 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

2 years 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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