Average Bench: 58.1% (538th of 1305)

Based on 36,655 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: 58.1% 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 41.8% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 78.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 57.9Pts

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

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 223Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 222Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,655 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.7 Memory 78.7 88.9
48.4 1-Core 57.9 68.3
88.7 2-Core 116 138
53.4% 84.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
132 4-Core 218 274
154 8-Core 222 271
30% 220 Pts
Min Avg Max
154 64-Core 223 272
15% 223 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 84.6
1-Core 58.9
2-Core 118
56% 87.3 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 232
32% 235 Pts
64-Core 235
16% 235 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.2
1-Core 58
2-Core 116
53% 83.6 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 231
32% 232 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 57.4
2-Core 111
54% 84 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 194
25% 187 Pts
64-Core 179
12% 179 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,982,368 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $130 @ launch in Mar '09
AmazonUS $833 years
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Typical Phenom II X4 955 Builds (Compare 853 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M4A87TD/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $270

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 Comments

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

Added 6 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

2 months ago.

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


Disliked

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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 months ago.

cool pubg lite 60 fps very nice


Excellent

29 days 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

3 months ago.

I have one of this and its powerfull!


Excellent

2 months ago.

Šlape lépe než i-5.. 3470..


Good

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


Terrible

6 years ago.


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

17 months ago.

big brain time


Excellent

19 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

23 months ago.

good cpu


Good

1 month 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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