Average Bench: 44.9% (399th of 1117)

Based on 18,245 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: 44.9% 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 55.1% 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 308Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 81.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 965 is just 19.8%. 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 192Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 239Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,245 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.9 SC Int 81.5 93.3
39.4 SC Float 49.1 56.2
45 SC Mixed 61.4 70.4
51.3% 64 Pts
Min Avg Max
192 QC Int 308 364
116 QC Float 187 221
143 QC Mixed 233 275
55.2% 243 Pts
Min Avg Max
230 MC Int 316 370
145 MC Float 192 221
179 MC Mixed 239 279
37.8% 249 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
SC Int 93
SC Float 56.9
SC Mixed 70.9
59% 73.6 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 221
QC Mixed 282
66% 292 Pts
MC Int 370
MC Float 225
MC Mixed 281
44% 292 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 82.2
SC Float 50.1
SC Mixed 62.4
52% 64.9 Pts
QC Int 327
QC Float 193
QC Mixed 245
58% 255 Pts
MC Int 332
MC Float 198
MC Mixed 247
39% 259 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.2
SC Float 47.3
SC Mixed 60.1
50% 62.2 Pts
QC Int 261
QC Float 166
QC Mixed 223
49% 217 Pts
MC Int 263
MC Float 169
MC Mixed 168
30% 200 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,795,562 CPUs tested.

Typical Phenom II X4 965 Builds (Compare 879 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M4A79XTD EVO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $244

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 Comments

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 ...

Added 6 years ago.

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21 days ago.

Comment 

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


Good

3 months 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

17 days ago.

sdc


Terrible

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

Been using this CPU since 2011 and its 2017 and I'm still playing GTA V, AC Syndicate, Witcher 3 and many other last (ish) gen games at high quality settings with a R9 280 GPU (3Gb vram, 384 bit bus bandwidth).


Good

2 months ago.

It is a very good processor and I am running it since it has been released. Games ? No problem at all , just name it.. OC? No problem. Old GPU's? No problem , the newest GPU's no problem.. The processor is just fine. Quite too old though.. and does not support very high RAM frequency .. but still ok after so many years of good use!!


Terrible

6 years ago.

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Liked

13 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

3 years ago.

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


Terrible

9 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

11 months ago.

old and weak


Excellent

1 month ago.

this processor is ideal for GTA V just is the ideal processor in GTA V I have 60 fps I recommend this processor


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