Average Bench: 57.7% (572nd of 1335)

Based on 43,392 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]

Poor: 47%Average: 57.7% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 955 averaged 42.2% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 77.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 58.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is just 17.9%. 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 222Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,392 samples)
Min Avg Max
62 Memory 77.8 87.9
45.3 1-Core 58.6 68.9
84.8 2-Core 117 137
53.4% 84.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
141 4-Core 220 264
153 8-Core 222 269
30.1% 221 Pts
Min Avg Max
154 64-Core 222 263
14.9% 222 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 78.7
1-Core 70.9
2-Core 140
59% 96.5 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 273
37% 272 Pts
64-Core 272
18% 272 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 59.5
2-Core 116
56% 86.4 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 232
32% 232 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 80
1-Core 64.7
2-Core 128
57% 91 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 254
34% 247 Pts
64-Core 256
17% 256 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.4
1-Core 48.6
2-Core 99.4
49% 75.1 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 225
31% 229 Pts
64-Core 233
16% 233 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.4
1-Core 59.7
2-Core 121
54% 85.6 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 227
31% 229 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,673,796 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $130 @ launch in Mar '09
AmazonUS $833 years
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Typical Phenom II X4 955 Builds (Compare 1,151 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $268

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 Comments

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

Added 7 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

3 months ago.

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


Disliked

16 months ago.

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


Good

18 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

13 months ago.

cool pubg lite 60 fps very nice


Good

2 months ago.

Bought it at a very low price to upgrade an old PC with an AM3 motherboard. It works very well for most tasks; i can't overclock it because of my MOBO but it works very well on stock clockspeed.


Good

27 days ago.

I have one of this and its powerfull!


Excellent

11 months ago.

Šlape lépe než i-5.. 3470..


Excellent

5 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

4 years ago.

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


Terrible

7 years ago.


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

2 years ago.

big brain time


Excellent

2 years 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

2 years ago.

good cpu


Good

10 months ago.

OC'd to 4.4 GHz with 2 cores disabled and runs my Minecraft Java server fine. Said server has 11GB of dedodated wam.


Very good

5 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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