Average Bench: 44.8% (360th of 1059)

Based on 18,168 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: 34%Average: 44.8% Great: 53%
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 27%

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.


Quad Core Integer Speed 306Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 82.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 965 is just 18.9%. 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 192Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 238Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 18,168 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.7 SC Int 82.1 93.5
43 SC Float 49.8 56.5
51.7 SC Mixed 62 70.4
51.8% 64.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
202 QC Int 306 366
130 QC Float 187 223
151 QC Mixed 232 277
55% 242 Pts
Min Avg Max
229 MC Int 315 368
147 MC Float 192 224
177 MC Mixed 238 280
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 84.2
SC Float 50.6
SC Mixed 63
53% 65.9 Pts
QC Int 334
QC Float 202
QC Mixed 250
60% 262 Pts
MC Int 336
MC Float 202
MC Mixed 252
40% 263 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.8
SC Float 50.1
SC Mixed 63.1
53% 65.7 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 200
QC Mixed 250
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 332
MC Float 203
MC Mixed 250
40% 262 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.9
SC Float 49.8
SC Mixed 62.1
52% 64.6 Pts
QC Int 309
QC Float 190
QC Mixed 234
56% 244 Pts
MC Int 312
MC Float 192
MC Mixed 236
38% 247 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 81.7
SC Float 49.8
SC Mixed 61.6
52% 64.4 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 189
QC Mixed 231
55% 241 Pts
MC Int 316
MC Float 193
MC Mixed 232
38% 247 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 43
SC Float 30.6
SC Mixed 31.8
28% 35.1 Pts
QC Int 97.2
QC Float 64.8
QC Mixed 79.2
18% 80.4 Pts
MC Int 124
MC Float 85.9
MC Mixed 95.5
15% 102 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Phenom II X4 965 Builds (Compare 1,109 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: 75% - Very good Total price: $229

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17 days ago.


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 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.


5 months ago.

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


2 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).


18 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!!


8 months ago.

getting a bit old :\


6 years ago.

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2 days ago.

old and weak


9 months ago.


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


2 years ago.

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


6 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


7 months ago.

old and weak

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