Average Bench: 44.9% (393rd of 1104)

Based on 19,904 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: 53%
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 309Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 82.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 965 is 20.9%. 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 238Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,904 samples)
Min Avg Max
66 SC Int 82.1 94.4
40 SC Float 49.6 56.4
50.8 SC Mixed 61.8 70.5
51.7% 64.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
205 QC Int 309 368
125 QC Float 187 223
153 QC Mixed 233 277
55.3% 243 Pts
Min Avg Max
217 MC Int 315 373
142 MC Float 192 225
170 MC Mixed 238 283
37.7% 248 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
SC Int 83.9
SC Float 49.8
SC Mixed 62.9
52% 65.5 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 199
QC Mixed 246
59% 258 Pts
MC Int 336
MC Float 200
MC Mixed 249
40% 261 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.6
SC Float 49.5
SC Mixed 62.1
52% 64.4 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 198
QC Mixed 247
59% 258 Pts
MC Int 328
MC Float 184
MC Mixed 233
38% 248 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 83.5
SC Float 50.4
SC Mixed 62.9
52% 65.6 Pts
QC Int 307
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 232
55% 242 Pts
MC Int 315
MC Float 197
MC Mixed 221
37% 245 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 42.9
SC Float 29.6
SC Mixed 32.3
28% 34.9 Pts
QC Int 92.4
QC Float 96.2
QC Mixed 103
22% 97.3 Pts
MC Int 157
MC Float 117
MC Mixed 137
21% 137 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,845,010 CPUs tested.

Typical Phenom II X4 965 Builds (Compare 1,235 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: 72% - 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 ...

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13 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

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.


Terrible

25 days ago.

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


Excellent

4 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

6 days 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

11 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

7 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

9 months ago.

old and weak


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