Average Bench: 42.9% (442nd of 1137)

Based on 19,539 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: 33%Average: 42.9% Great: 52%
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Below average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 955 averaged 57.1% 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 295Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 78Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is just 18.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Phenom II X4 955 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 183Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 228Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,539 samples)
Min Avg Max
66 SC Int 78 92.5
39.2 SC Float 47.1 55.8
48.5 SC Mixed 58.7 69.8
49.1% 61.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
201 QC Int 295 363
124 QC Float 178 218
153 QC Mixed 223 272
52.9% 232 Pts
Min Avg Max
224 MC Int 304 364
138 MC Float 183 219
168 MC Mixed 228 273
36.2% 238 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.2
SC Float 53.1
SC Mixed 66.4
55% 69.2 Pts
QC Int 342
QC Float 205
QC Mixed 260
61% 269 Pts
MC Int 347
MC Float 207
MC Mixed 260
41% 271 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 78
SC Float 47.4
SC Mixed 59.1
49% 61.5 Pts
QC Int 305
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 233
55% 241 Pts
MC Int 310
MC Float 186
MC Mixed 233
37% 243 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.1
SC Float 46.6
SC Mixed 58.9
49% 61.2 Pts
QC Int 308
QC Float 187
QC Mixed 231
55% 242 Pts
MC Int 307
MC Float 183
MC Mixed 230
36% 240 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.6
SC Float 46.3
SC Mixed 57.6
48% 60.2 Pts
QC Int 299
QC Float 180
QC Mixed 224
53% 234 Pts
MC Int 299
MC Float 181
MC Mixed 225
36% 235 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.6
SC Float 46.6
SC Mixed 57.9
48% 60.4 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 180
QC Mixed 220
53% 231 Pts
MC Int 293
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 222
35% 232 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,150,305 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Mar '09
AmazonUS $839 months
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Typical Phenom II X4 955 Builds (Compare 1,129 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M4A785TD-V EVO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $168

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

2 months ago.

much cheaper but same resault in many games


Disliked

7 months ago.

Comment 

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


Good

4 months ago.

i use it even now(in the end of 2017) and still work verry good, but because is age(9 years) latest games only work on minimum(at least they WORK)


Terrible

5 months ago.

I have one of this and its powerfull!


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.


Terrible

13 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Very good

19 months 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.)


Very good

2 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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