Average Bench: 59.6% (470th of 1239)

Based on 30,444 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: 46%Average: 59.6% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 955 averaged 40.4% 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. Memory Latency 82.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 57.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is 20.5%. 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 220Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 219Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,444 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.6 Memory 82.3 90.2
42.6 1-Core 57.3 68
84.9 2-Core 115 135
54.4% 84.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
113 4-Core 216 265
136 8-Core 219 263
29.7% 217 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 64-Core 220 267
14.7% 220 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 67.9
2-Core 136
59% 94.8 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 263
36% 262 Pts
64-Core 253
17% 253 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Memory 80.7
1-Core 58.9
2-Core 118
55% 85.8 Pts
4-Core 201
8-Core 194
27% 197 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,603,435 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Mar '09
AmazonUS $832 years
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Typical Phenom II X4 955 Builds (Compare 2,453 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $308

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 Comments

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

Added 5 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

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


Liked

6 months ago.

Comment 

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


Good

4 months 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

4 days ago.

Eski işlemci olmasına rağmen hala iş görüyor.


Good

5 days ago.

cool pubg lite 60 fps very nice


Poor

1 month ago.

I have one of this and its powerfull!


Excellent

25 days ago.

Šlape lépe než i-5.. 3470..


Terrible

5 years ago.


Excellent

4 months 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

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Very good

3 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

6 months ago.

big brain time


Excellent

8 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

13 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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