Average Bench: 44.7% (338th of 980)

Based on 14,925 user benchmarks.  Devices: 178BFBFF00100F43, , 178BFBFF00100F42 Model: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor

At nearly five years of age the AMD Phenom II X4 965 has been included in the CPU group test primarily as a reference. This hugely successful CPU from AMD has been one of the most popular gaming PC's of all time. With superb Single threaded, and therefore real-world performance, the X4 was able to compete with Intel's first generation of Core chips in terms of raw processing power and it did so at a lower price point. Today of course the X4 processor has been far surpassed by Intel's third and fourth generation Core processors. [Feb '12 CPUPro]

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Poor: 32%Average: 44.7% Great: 52%
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 965 averaged 55.3% 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 308Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 81.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 965 is 20.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Phenom II X4 965 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 191Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 237Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,925 samples)
Min Avg Max
61 SC Int 81.5 94.1
38.1 SC Float 49.1 56.7
48 SC Mixed 61.5 70.6
51.3% 64 Pts
Min Avg Max
196 QC Int 308 366
121 QC Float 186 220
150 QC Mixed 231 274
55.1% 242 Pts
Min Avg Max
235 MC Int 314 367
142 MC Float 191 222
181 MC Mixed 237 277
37.6% 247 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 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.9
SC Float 53.4
SC Mixed 65.8
55% 68.4 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 217
QC Mixed 268
64% 281 Pts
MC Int 353
MC Float 216
MC Mixed 269
42% 279 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 83.8
SC Float 50.5
SC Mixed 63
53% 65.8 Pts
QC Int 335
QC Float 200
QC Mixed 251
60% 262 Pts
MC Int 335
MC Float 192
MC Mixed 250
39% 259 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82.2
SC Float 49.5
SC Mixed 62.2
52% 64.6 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 199
QC Mixed 247
59% 258 Pts
MC Int 323
MC Float 197
MC Mixed 247
39% 256 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.3
SC Float 49.7
SC Mixed 60.4
51% 63.8 Pts
QC Int 283
QC Float 176
QC Mixed 241
53% 234 Pts
MC Int 325
MC Float 195
MC Mixed 242
39% 254 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,274,411 CPUs tested.

Typical Phenom II X4 965 Builds (Compare 831 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M4A89GTD-PRO/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $305

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Passmark CPU benchmark: 4,201...

Advanced Micro Devices, Socket AM3, L2 6 MB - You can take performance over the top with AMD Phenom II processors. Second generation AMD Phenom II processors feature a refined architecture, the award-winning innovation of ...

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21 hrs ago.

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I have a 965 pII & R9 270 & 8 gigs of ram and all game on highest settings are 80-110 fps. It does get hot but untill it dies I am happy.—Oct '14

Comment 

I bump it up to 4.1mhz from fall to spring. It goes back to 3.4 during summer. I like to keep it below 50deg C. I use a CM 212 heat sink. I do maintain a cool summer night profile in bios. The closest Intel CPU costs $100 more at Newegg. And the supporting motherboard is $50 higher. The Asus Asus M5A88-V Evo MB I use harnesses this bad boy and is still modern. Three years in and I am only looking at a larger faster SSD drive. Mechanical Harddrives suck!—Jan '15


Excellent

1 month ago.

For it's age it does a damn good job. Got mine over six years ago and still running that latest games, including with the graphics card on mostly-high settings.


Excellent

2 months ago.

been a very faithfull CPU for a long time, still able to play most games, exeptt for the latest high end games


Good

1 month ago.

i still playing new games with a 5770 vapor x.


Terrible

5 years ago.

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Good

5 months ago.

getting a bit old :\


Liked

6 months ago.

Comment 

Have it since 4 years and still capable of running all new games , but real withdraw is huge power consumption—Oct '14


Excellent

2 years ago.

it's a very powerful cpu it can handle the last game as well


Terrible

2 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 months ago.

old and weak


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