Average Bench: 51.5% (752nd of 1442)

Based on 41,403 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]

Average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 955 averaged 48.5% 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 76Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 45.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is 22.7%. 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 Speed 165Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 163Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 41,403 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.4 Memory 76 87.8
24.3 1-Core 45.5 54.3
50.9 2-Core 90.1 108
45.9% 70.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
84.8 4-Core 158 205
97.4 8-Core 163 207
21.3% 160 Pts
Min Avg Max
96.5 64-Core 165 207
10.2% 165 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
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 89.3
1-Core 52.9
2-Core 105
54% 82.3 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 187
24% 181 Pts
64-Core 206
13% 206 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.6
1-Core 47.4
2-Core 94.1
50% 75.7 Pts
4-Core 177
8-Core 174
24% 176 Pts
64-Core 177
11% 177 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 46.8
2-Core 93
49% 74.4 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 180
24% 177 Pts
64-Core 164
10% 164 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 75
1-Core 46.4
2-Core 94.7
46% 72 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 186
25% 186 Pts
64-Core 184
11% 184 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.5
1-Core 43
2-Core 93.6
46% 71.4 Pts
4-Core 158
8-Core 152
21% 155 Pts
64-Core 144
9% 144 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,685,942 CPUs tested

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MSRP ≈ $130 @ launch in Mar '09
AmazonUS $836 years
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Gaming 19%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $222

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 Comments

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

Added 9 years ago.

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2 months ago.

userbenchmark are great - they cut clean through marketing BS


Disliked

3 years ago.

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


Good

2 years 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


Poor

23 months ago.

cool pubg lite 60 fps very nice


Good

2 years 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

16 months ago.

Šlape lépe než i-5.. 3470..


Excellent

11 months ago.

v v mnnnnnm nb


Good

6 months ago.

I have one of this and its powerfull!


Excellent

2 years 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

6 years ago.

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


Terrible

9 years ago.


Good

4 years ago.

big brain time


Excellent

4 years ago.

good cpu


Excellent

4 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


Good

3 years 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

7 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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