Average Bench: 42.6% (442nd of 1117)

Based on 13,830 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: 31%Average: 42.6% Great: 51%
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
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 293Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 77.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is 20.1%. 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 13,830 samples)
Min Avg Max
56 SC Int 77.1 92
38.9 SC Float 46.8 55.4
46.6 SC Mixed 58.3 69.4
48.7% 60.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
193 QC Int 293 356
117 QC Float 177 214
148 QC Mixed 221 268
52.5% 230 Pts
Min Avg Max
220 MC Int 300 357
132 MC Float 181 216
160 MC Mixed 226 271
35.7% 235 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
SC Int 98.4
SC Float 58.9
SC Mixed 74.3
62% 77.2 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 228
QC Mixed 250
65% 287 Pts
MC Int 387
MC Float 230
MC Mixed 290
46% 302 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.1
SC Float 49.2
SC Mixed 61.3
51% 63.9 Pts
QC Int 317
QC Float 191
QC Mixed 234
56% 247 Pts
MC Int 307
MC Float 191
MC Mixed 236
37% 244 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.4
SC Float 47.5
SC Mixed 59.1
49% 61.7 Pts
QC Int 312
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 235
56% 245 Pts
MC Int 313
MC Float 188
MC Mixed 239
38% 247 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.4
SC Float 47.2
SC Mixed 58.9
49% 61.5 Pts
QC Int 311
QC Float 165
QC Mixed 223
53% 233 Pts
MC Int 310
MC Float 184
MC Mixed 233
37% 242 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.6
SC Float 45.7
SC Mixed 58.1
48% 60.5 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 179
QC Mixed 219
53% 231 Pts
MC Int 292
MC Float 177
MC Mixed 222
35% 230 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Mar '09
AmazonUS $835 months
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Typical Phenom II X4 955 Builds (Compare 1,156 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 42%
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Workstation
Workstation 25%
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Motherboard: Asus M4A785TD-V EVO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $183

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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


Disliked

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

*A M D*


Good

20 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

1 month ago.

I have one of this and its powerfull!


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.


Terrible

9 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Very good

15 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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