Average Bench: 42.4% (355th of 967)

Based on 10,431 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: 42.4% Great: 51%
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 42%
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 77.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is just 18.7%. 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 181Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 225Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,431 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.1 SC Int 77.8 91.6
39.4 SC Float 47 54.7
49.1 SC Mixed 58.7 68.9
49% 61.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
201 QC Int 292 357
123 QC Float 177 214
146 QC Mixed 219 267
52.2% 229 Pts
Min Avg Max
224 MC Int 299 362
136 MC Float 181 218
170 MC Mixed 225 272
35.7% 235 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.6
SC Float 49.7
SC Mixed 62.8
52% 65.4 Pts
QC Int 297
QC Float 181
QC Mixed 222
53% 233 Pts
MC Int 316
MC Float 190
MC Mixed 235
38% 247 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78
SC Float 46.7
SC Mixed 58.8
49% 61.2 Pts
QC Int 280
QC Float 180
QC Mixed 227
52% 229 Pts
MC Int 312
MC Float 190
MC Mixed 232
37% 245 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 75.1
SC Float 46.5
SC Mixed 58.2
48% 59.9 Pts
QC Int 279
QC Float 166
QC Mixed 206
49% 217 Pts
MC Int 278
MC Float 169
MC Mixed 212
33% 220 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 49.8
SC Float 17.5
SC Mixed 29.1
26% 32.1 Pts
QC Int 312
QC Float 193
QC Mixed 235
56% 246 Pts
MC Int 314
MC Float 191
MC Mixed 238
38% 247 Pts
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AmazonUS $139.9910 months ago.
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Gaming 18%
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Desktop 36%
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Workstation 24%
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Motherboard: Asus M4A79XTD EVO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $200

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

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10 days ago.

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


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1 month ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Very good

4 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

13 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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