Average Bench: 44.4% (326th of 967)

Based on 12,578 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: 44.4% Great: 52%
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 965 averaged 55.5% 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.

Strengths

Quad Core Integer Speed 302Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 81.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 965 is 20.3%. 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 190Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 235Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,578 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.3 SC Int 81.5 94
40 SC Float 49.3 56.2
51.1 SC Mixed 61.5 70.5
51.4% 64.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
180 QC Int 302 367
120 QC Float 184 221
147 QC Mixed 230 277
54.3% 239 Pts
Min Avg Max
212 MC Int 312 368
134 MC Float 190 223
161 MC Mixed 235 278
37.3% 246 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.1
SC Float 55.8
SC Mixed 69.5
58% 72.5 Pts
QC Int 363
QC Float 221
QC Mixed 273
65% 286 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 220
MC Mixed 274
44% 287 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 82.8
SC Float 50.1
SC Mixed 62.9
52% 65.3 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 200
QC Mixed 249
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 333
MC Float 195
MC Mixed 247
39% 258 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82.1
SC Float 49.2
SC Mixed 62
52% 64.4 Pts
QC Int 298
QC Float 171
QC Mixed 226
53% 232 Pts
MC Int 316
MC Float 189
MC Mixed 237
38% 248 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71.6
SC Float 42.4
SC Mixed 50.3
44% 54.8 Pts
QC Int 211
QC Float 155
QC Mixed 178
41% 181 Pts
MC Int 208
MC Float 153
MC Mixed 185
28% 182 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,673,269 CPUs tested.

Typical Phenom II X4 965 Builds (Compare 914 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: $311

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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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13 days 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

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

5 years ago.

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Good

1 month ago.

getting a bit old :\


Liked

2 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

2 years ago.

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


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