Average Bench: 42.7% (343rd of 956)

Based on 8,119 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: 30%Average: 42.7% Great: 53%
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 57.2% 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 78.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is 22.9%. 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 182Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 227Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,119 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.4 SC Int 78.5 94.1
37.1 SC Float 47.4 56.6
46 SC Mixed 59.2 71
49.4% 61.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
183 QC Int 292 365
118 QC Float 178 223
132 QC Mixed 221 276
52.4% 230 Pts
Min Avg Max
200 MC Int 300 368
128 MC Float 182 224
154 MC Mixed 227 281
35.9% 237 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 64
SC Mixed 80.4
67% 83.7 Pts
QC Int 423
QC Float 255
QC Mixed 317
76% 332 Pts
MC Int 424
MC Float 256
MC Mixed 321
51% 334 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.1
SC Float 46.9
SC Mixed 58.6
49% 61.5 Pts
QC Int 311
QC Float 184
QC Mixed 239
56% 244 Pts
MC Int 307
MC Float 189
MC Mixed 235
37% 244 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 79.1
SC Float 47.2
SC Mixed 58.8
49% 61.7 Pts
QC Int 309
QC Float 189
QC Mixed 235
56% 244 Pts
MC Int 310
MC Float 189
MC Mixed 228
37% 242 Pts
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.8
SC Float 47
SC Mixed 58.9
49% 61.6 Pts
QC Int 306
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 229
54% 239 Pts
MC Int 301
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 224
36% 236 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.1
SC Float 42.6
SC Mixed 51.6
45% 56.4 Pts
QC Int 262
QC Float 159
QC Mixed 195
47% 205 Pts
MC Int 283
MC Float 171
MC Mixed 216
34% 224 Pts
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Typical Phenom II X4 955 Builds (Compare 518 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 18%
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Desktop
Desktop 37%
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Workstation
Workstation 24%
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Motherboard: Asus M4A79XTD EVO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $196

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

Added 2 years ago.

Disliked

6 days ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.


Very good

27 days 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

23 months ago.

I loved!


Very good

9 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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