Average Bench: 44% (326th of 959)

Based on 10,962 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: 30%Average: 44% 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 56.0% 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 299Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 81.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 965 is 22.6%. 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 189Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 234Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,962 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.4 SC Int 81.2 94.3
38.2 SC Float 49.1 56.4
45.1 SC Mixed 61.2 70.8
51.1% 63.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 QC Int 299 367
99.3 QC Float 183 220
131 QC Mixed 227 274
53.8% 236 Pts
Min Avg Max
183 MC Int 310 368
131 MC Float 189 223
153 MC Mixed 234 279
37.1% 244 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 84.4
SC Float 50.4
SC Mixed 62.7
53% 65.8 Pts
QC Int 303
QC Float 195
QC Mixed 250
57% 249 Pts
MC Int 318
MC Float 192
MC Mixed 242
38% 251 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.4
SC Float 50.4
SC Mixed 63.2
53% 66 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 199
QC Mixed 247
59% 259 Pts
MC Int 324
MC Float 195
MC Mixed 248
39% 256 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81
SC Float 49.2
SC Mixed 61.8
51% 64 Pts
QC Int 318
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 207
54% 235 Pts
MC Int 300
MC Float 152
MC Mixed 209
34% 220 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,789,429 CPUs tested.

Typical Phenom II X4 965 Builds (Compare 747 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: $310

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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 days ago.

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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

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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


Poor

3 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

3 months ago.


Good

1 month ago.

getting a bit old :\


Disliked

18 months ago.

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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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