Average Bench: 42.2% (474th of 1159)

Based on 26,781 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: 31%Average: 42.2% Great: 50%
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Below average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 955 averaged 57.8% 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 290Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 77.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is just 19.3%. 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 180Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 223Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,781 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.4 SC Int 77.6 89.9
39.7 SC Float 46.8 53.9
49.8 SC Mixed 58.3 67.6
48.8% 60.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
184 QC Int 290 354
114 QC Float 176 212
140 QC Mixed 218 264
51.9% 228 Pts
Min Avg Max
206 MC Int 297 354
129 MC Float 180 213
159 MC Mixed 223 266
35.4% 233 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.4
SC Float 47.4
SC Mixed 58.9
49% 61.6 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 233
56% 245 Pts
MC Int 315
MC Float 189
MC Mixed 231
37% 245 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.9
SC Float 46.6
SC Mixed 58.8
49% 60.8 Pts
QC Int 312
QC Float 187
QC Mixed 233
56% 244 Pts
MC Int 297
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 230
36% 236 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.8
SC Float 47
SC Mixed 59.3
48% 60.4 Pts
QC Int 310
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 230
55% 241 Pts
MC Int 305
MC Float 186
MC Mixed 230
36% 240 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,905,941 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Mar '09
AmazonUS $8316 months
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Typical Phenom II X4 955 Builds (Compare 1,572 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M4A785TD-V EVO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $184

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

2 months ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Ахуено


Excellent

1 month ago.

Super OC


Good

12 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)


Excellent

1 month ago.

I have one of this and its powerfull!


Excellent

23 months ago.

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


Terrible

4 years ago.


Terrible

21 months 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.)


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!


Excellent

2 months ago.

good cpu


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