Average Bench: 43.2% (335th of 953)

Based on 8,040 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: 34%Average: 43.2% 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 56.7% 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 297Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 79Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is just 16.7%. 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 185Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 230Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,040 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.6 SC Int 79 91.3
43 SC Float 47.5 54.9
53.9 SC Mixed 59.5 68.6
49.7% 62 Pts
Min Avg Max
208 QC Int 297 357
134 QC Float 180 216
161 QC Mixed 224 269
53.3% 234 Pts
Min Avg Max
235 MC Int 305 359
147 MC Float 185 218
185 MC Mixed 230 271
36.5% 240 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 3.2 GHz
SC Int 89
SC Float 53.5
SC Mixed 66.8
56% 69.8 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 219
QC Mixed 267
64% 281 Pts
MC Int 352
MC Float 213
MC Mixed 266
42% 277 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.2
SC Float 50.6
SC Mixed 63.2
53% 66 Pts
QC Int 340
QC Float 203
QC Mixed 252
60% 265 Pts
MC Int 338
MC Float 204
MC Mixed 253
40% 265 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 86
SC Float 51.3
SC Mixed 64.7
54% 67.3 Pts
QC Int 338
QC Float 198
QC Mixed 221
58% 252 Pts
MC Int 339
MC Float 198
MC Mixed 257
40% 265 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.2
SC Float 45.9
SC Mixed 57.2
48% 59.4 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 185
QC Mixed 230
55% 240 Pts
MC Int 305
MC Float 184
MC Mixed 230
36% 240 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,254,866 CPUs tested.

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Typical Phenom II X4 955 Builds (Compare 488 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 37%
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Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M4A79XTD EVO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $193

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

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


Terrible

2 years ago.


Very good

22 months ago.

I loved!


Very good

8 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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