Average Bench: 44.5% (337th of 980)

Based on 15,056 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: 44.5% 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 55.4% 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 82.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 965 is 20.6%. 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 191Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 238Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,056 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.4 SC Int 82.2 93.6
42.6 SC Float 49.5 56.2
47.8 SC Mixed 61.7 70.5
51.7% 64.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
192 QC Int 305 368
115 QC Float 185 224
141 QC Mixed 230 278
54.7% 240 Pts
Min Avg Max
235 MC Int 315 371
144 MC Float 191 224
182 MC Mixed 238 279
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, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.8
SC Float 50.7
SC Mixed 62.9
53% 66.1 Pts
QC Int 336
QC Float 202
QC Mixed 246
60% 261 Pts
MC Int 330
MC Float 202
MC Mixed 253
40% 262 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 80.5
SC Float 49.8
SC Mixed 62.6
52% 64.3 Pts
QC Int 315
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 242
56% 248 Pts
MC Int 315
MC Float 192
MC Mixed 238
38% 248 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.8
SC Float 49.3
SC Mixed 60.3
51% 63.1 Pts
QC Int 268
QC Float 190
QC Mixed 242
53% 233 Pts
MC Int 307
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 227
36% 239 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 17.8
SC Float 10.9
SC Mixed 13.3
11% 14 Pts
QC Int 34.3
QC Float 34.7
QC Mixed 45.7
9% 38.2 Pts
MC Int 53.8
MC Float 45.5
MC Mixed 46.4
7% 48.6 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,469,660 CPUs tested.

Typical Phenom II X4 965 Builds (Compare 699 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: 65% - 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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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

4 months 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.


Excellent

15 days ago.

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


Terrible

5 years ago.

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Good

3 months ago.

getting a bit old :\


Liked

4 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


Terrible

25 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 months ago.

old and weak


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