Average Bench: 44.6% (319th of 961)

Based on 11,209 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: 33%Average: 44.6% 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 55.4% 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 305Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 82.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 965 is just 19.3%. 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 11,209 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.8 SC Int 82.3 94.2
39.9 SC Float 49.6 56.3
49.5 SC Mixed 61.8 70.5
51.7% 64.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
189 QC Int 305 365
126 QC Float 185 221
155 QC Mixed 230 274
54.7% 240 Pts
Min Avg Max
232 MC Int 314 364
140 MC Float 191 220
173 MC Mixed 237 275
37.6% 247 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
SC Int 91.6
SC Float 54.9
SC Mixed 68.5
57% 71.7 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 185
QC Mixed 251
60% 262 Pts
MC Int 358
MC Float 216
MC Mixed 264
42% 279 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.8
SC Float 48.6
SC Mixed 61.5
51% 64 Pts
QC Int 283
QC Float 179
QC Mixed 216
52% 226 Pts
MC Int 300
MC Float 179
MC Mixed 223
36% 234 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.9
SC Float 47.7
SC Mixed 60.8
50% 62.5 Pts
QC Int 291
QC Float 161
QC Mixed 219
51% 224 Pts
MC Int 258
MC Float 151
MC Mixed 207
31% 205 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,103,630 CPUs tested.

Typical Phenom II X4 965 Builds (Compare 809 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: $308

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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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6 hrs ago.

I also have a R9 270 & 8 gigs. oc is about 3.8 & goes down in summer also. I am gonna try an RX 470 & will report back. Anyway this PC is AM3 so Phenom II is end of line but it still games pretty well. If I had and old AMD x2 or x3 CPU and an AM3 mb the 965 or x6 1100t type w/ decent graphics will keep ya gaming for a few more years.

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

5 days 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

5 years ago.

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Good

26 days ago.

getting a bit old :\


Liked

12 days 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


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