Average Bench: 38.6% (550th of 1206)

Based on 29,140 user benchmarks.  Devices: 178BFBFF00100F43, 178BFBFF00100F42 Model: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor

The AMD Phenom II X4 955 is a quad-core processor based on the K10 micro-architecture. When it launched in Q2 of 2009, it was AMD’s fastest CPU. Given its base clock of 3.2 GHz, with appropriate cooling, this unlocked Black Edition chip can be overclocked to speeds in excess of 4 GHz. The 955’s effective speed of 63 isn’t impressive by today’s standards, but when coupled with a decent graphics card, it won't cause major bottlenecks for most games. The 955 was pitched against the high-end of Intel’s Core 2 quads, and now costs a fraction of its original list price as one would expect, however there are better alternatives on the market now. [Dec '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 29%Average: 38.6% Great: 46%
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 955 averaged 61.4% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 57.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 115Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is just 16.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Phenom II X4 955 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 222Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 221Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,140 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.4 1-Core 57.8 68.2
92.5 2-Core 115 136
40.8% 86.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
133 4-Core 218 265
158 8-Core 221 266
30% 219 Pts
Min Avg Max
157 64-Core 222 265
14.9% 222 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 59.6
2-Core 118
42% 89 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 236
32% 235 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 58
2-Core 116
41% 87.1 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 224
31% 227 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 54.7
2-Core 111
39% 82.7 Pts
4-Core 193
8-Core 196
27% 194 Pts
64-Core 193
13% 193 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 54.8
2-Core 96.6
36% 75.7 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 166
21% 156 Pts
64-Core 139
9% 139 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,084,482 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Mar '09
AmazonUS $8323 months
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Typical Phenom II X4 955 Builds (Compare 2,174 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $323

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 Comments

Unbeatable multi-core value with AMD Phenom™ II processors...

Added 5 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

4 days ago.

it works for normal uses but isn't what I want


Liked

2 months ago.

Comment 

had it for nearly 6 years and still going strong—Feb '15


Good

16 days ago.

Its 2019 and i play games like Starcraft 2 on High. Everything else still working. I hope every CPU will be like this in the Future 3


Excellent

2 months ago.

cool pubg lite 60 fps very nice


Excellent

1 month ago.

Eski işlemci olmasına rağmen hala iş görüyor.


Poor

1 month ago.

I have one of this and its powerfull!


Excellent

1 day ago.

carried me well into 2020, playing everything like witcher 3 and monster hunter world without issues, but its time to move on old pal


Excellent

2 years ago.

9 Years after i bought it OC at 3.8 and still works great for my application


Terrible

5 years ago.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Very good

2 years ago.

Very good for it's age. And even if it's a 3.2 GHz CPU, it's easily overclockable to 3.7 GHz without changing the voltage. (Still there are lots of better choices today, so don't buy it. Go for the fx line if you want more power for less price in the AM3 socket erea. But if you are open then go for Ryzen or the 5-7 gen intel CPU-s.)


Good

2 months ago.

big brain time


Excellent

4 months ago.

10 years old overclocked at 4.2ghz still runs most major tittles just fine with a 960gtx combo at 20$ used this card packs a knockoutpunch


Excellent

9 months ago.

good cpu


Very good

3 years ago.

old school design, but can OC over 4Ghz (mine is sitting on 4.1Ghz and has been for near 3 years straight). outstanding bang for buck!


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