Average Bench: 58% (546th of 1316)

Based on 38,720 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: 46%Average: 58% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 955 averaged 41.9% 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 78.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 57.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is just 18.8%. 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 220Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 219Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,720 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.7 Memory 78.9 88.6
40.1 1-Core 57.3 67.2
81.1 2-Core 115 134
53.2% 83.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 4-Core 217 265
135 8-Core 219 264
29.8% 218 Pts
Min Avg Max
138 64-Core 220 265
14.8% 220 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 72.7
2-Core 147
63% 101 Pts
4-Core 293
8-Core 278
39% 285 Pts
64-Core 290
19% 290 Pts
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Memory 82.4
1-Core 64
2-Core 127
58% 91.3 Pts
4-Core 254
8-Core 255
35% 254 Pts
64-Core 256
17% 256 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.2
1-Core 58.2
2-Core 117
49% 80 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 235
32% 233 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,127,132 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $130 @ launch in Mar '09
AmazonUS $833 years
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Typical Phenom II X4 955 Builds (Compare 928 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M4A87TD/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $338

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 Comments

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

Added 6 years ago.

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5 months ago.

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


Disliked

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

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

6 months ago.

cool pubg lite 60 fps very nice


Excellent

3 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.


Excellent

6 months ago.

I have one of this and its powerfull!


Excellent

4 months ago.

Šlape lépe než i-5.. 3470..


Good

8 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

3 years ago.

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


Terrible

6 years ago.


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

20 months ago.

big brain time


Excellent

21 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

2 years ago.

good cpu


Good

3 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

4 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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