Average Bench: 45.5% (299th of 953)

Based on 9,318 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]

Poor: 37%Average: 45.5% Great: 53%
Gaming 45%
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation 28%

Below average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 965 averaged 54.5% 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.


Quad Core Integer Speed 310Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 83.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 965 is just 16.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Phenom II X4 965 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 194Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 242Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 9,318 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.8 SC Int 83.6 95.9
46.3 SC Float 50.5 57.7
56.8 SC Mixed 63 72
52.6% 65.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
208 QC Int 310 373
128 QC Float 188 224
169 QC Mixed 235 281
55.7% 245 Pts
Min Avg Max
251 MC Int 320 375
151 MC Float 194 227
184 MC Mixed 242 283
38.3% 252 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 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.8
SC Float 50.5
SC Mixed 62.4
52% 65.6 Pts
QC Int 322
QC Float 198
QC Mixed 246
58% 256 Pts
MC Int 324
MC Float 202
MC Mixed 249
39% 258 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 83.5
SC Float 49.9
SC Mixed 62.2
52% 65.2 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 198
QC Mixed 247
59% 258 Pts
MC Int 332
MC Float 199
MC Mixed 239
39% 256 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.9
SC Float 49.7
SC Mixed 62.6
51% 63.4 Pts
QC Int 326
QC Float 195
QC Mixed 245
58% 255 Pts
MC Int 300
MC Float 194
MC Mixed 242
37% 245 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.7
SC Float 48.7
SC Mixed 61.5
51% 64 Pts
QC Int 300
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 230
54% 239 Pts
MC Int 295
MC Float 172
MC Mixed 216
35% 228 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 83.1
SC Float 50.1
SC Mixed 62.6
52% 65.3 Pts
QC Int 288
QC Float 175
QC Mixed 217
52% 227 Pts
MC Int 321
MC Float 193
MC Mixed 239
38% 251 Pts
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Typical Phenom II X4 965 Builds (Compare 662 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 26%

Motherboard: Asus M4A89GTD-PRO/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $301

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Still handles everything I do, including games. I'm going to assume the reviews left as "poor" were unaware of the fact that this chip was released a decade ago yet still holds its own against a solid amount of i3's, as it was probably the best overclocking cpu on the market for half of those years. and really stock??? because the 25/2600k, 46/4790k, 67/6800k are all purchased to be run at stock? -[shoe on head] http://www.overclock.net/t/1210911/official-amd-phenom-ii-x4-deneb-cpu-owners-club


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


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


1 day 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.


5 years ago.

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2 months ago.

getting a bit old :\


16 months ago.


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


23 months ago.

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

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