Average Bench: 42.8% (361st of 980)

Based on 13,865 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: 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 293Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 78.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is just 17.4%. 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 13,865 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.9 SC Int 78.4 91.8
42.6 SC Float 47.4 55.4
52.7 SC Mixed 59.2 69.5
49.4% 61.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
204 QC Int 293 361
128 QC Float 178 219
159 QC Mixed 222 270
52.6% 231 Pts
Min Avg Max
228 MC Int 302 364
143 MC Float 183 220
177 MC Mixed 227 275
36% 237 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 3.2 GHz
SC Int 79.4
SC Float 47.5
SC Mixed 59.3
50% 62.1 Pts
QC Int 314
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 236
56% 246 Pts
MC Int 311
MC Float 190
MC Mixed 237
37% 246 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.4
SC Float 46.9
SC Mixed 58.7
49% 61.3 Pts
QC Int 245
QC Float 169
QC Mixed 210
47% 208 Pts
MC Int 250
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 222
33% 218 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 31.9
SC Float 11.8
SC Mixed 39.1
22% 27.6 Pts
QC Int 301
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 229
54% 237 Pts
MC Int 310
MC Float 177
MC Mixed 227
36% 238 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.9
SC Float 47.5
SC Mixed 59.4
50% 61.9 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 153
QC Mixed 184
45% 199 Pts
MC Int 288
MC Float 171
MC Mixed 212
34% 224 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.6
SC Float 45.3
SC Mixed 24.5
39% 48.5 Pts
QC Int 251
QC Float 162
QC Mixed 204
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 258
MC Float 166
MC Mixed 201
32% 208 Pts
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Desktop 36%
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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

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1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

much cheaper but same resault in many games


Good

1 month ago.

i have this

Comment 

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


Average

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

26 days 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 years ago.


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Very good

8 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

17 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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