Average Bench: 43.8% (421st of 1128)

Based on 20,554 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: 43.8% 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 56.2% 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 300Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 80.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 965 is 21.6%. 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 187Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 232Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,554 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.1 SC Int 80.4 93.3
36.8 SC Float 48.6 55.9
46.9 SC Mixed 60.7 69.9
50.6% 63.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
169 QC Int 300 362
102 QC Float 182 218
135 QC Mixed 226 271
53.7% 236 Pts
Min Avg Max
187 MC Int 308 366
127 MC Float 187 221
150 MC Mixed 232 275
36.8% 242 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.5
SC Float 55.7
SC Mixed 69.9
58% 73 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 223
QC Mixed 284
67% 295 Pts
MC Int 372
MC Float 227
MC Mixed 285
45% 295 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.55 GHz
SC Int 87.9
SC Float 53.1
SC Mixed 66.3
55% 69.1 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 211
QC Mixed 264
63% 275 Pts
MC Int 353
MC Float 212
MC Mixed 266
42% 277 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82.2
SC Float 50
SC Mixed 62.1
52% 64.8 Pts
QC Int 334
QC Float 199
QC Mixed 248
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 324
MC Float 199
MC Mixed 249
39% 258 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.1
SC Float 49.3
SC Mixed 56.6
50% 62.3 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 200
QC Mixed 247
59% 258 Pts
MC Int 329
MC Float 199
MC Mixed 248
39% 259 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.7
SC Float 48.9
SC Mixed 60.8
51% 63.8 Pts
QC Int 268
QC Float 152
QC Mixed 199
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 299
MC Float 173
MC Mixed 214
35% 229 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,922,859 CPUs tested.

Typical Phenom II X4 965 Builds (Compare 12,514 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $372

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 Comments

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 ...

Added 6 years ago.

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2 months ago.

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


Terrible

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 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).


Good

4 months 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!!


Terrible

6 years ago.

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Liked

15 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

3 years ago.

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


Terrible

11 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

13 months ago.

old and weak


Excellent

3 months ago.

this processor is ideal for GTA V just is the ideal processor in GTA V I have 60 fps I recommend this processor


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