Average Bench: 42.8% (447th of 1144)

Based on 21,280 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: 42.8% 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 18.4%. 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 227Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,280 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.4 SC Int 78 92.3
39 SC Float 47 55.2
49.6 SC Mixed 58.8 69.4
49.1% 61.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
208 QC Int 295 362
127 QC Float 178 217
155 QC Mixed 222 272
52.8% 232 Pts
Min Avg Max
222 MC Int 303 367
142 MC Float 183 221
173 MC Mixed 227 276
36.1% 238 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 62.6
SC Mixed 78
66% 81.7 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 251
QC Mixed 312
74% 325 Pts
MC Int 415
MC Float 251
MC Mixed 315
50% 327 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.5
SC Float 47.3
SC Mixed 58.8
49% 61.2 Pts
QC Int 299
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 230
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 306
MC Float 185
MC Mixed 227
36% 239 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.2
SC Float 44.9
SC Mixed 56.6
46% 57.9 Pts
QC Int 266
QC Float 150
QC Mixed 204
47% 207 Pts
MC Int 295
MC Float 176
MC Mixed 221
35% 231 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,862,054 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Mar '09
AmazonUS $8311 months
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Typical Phenom II X4 955 Builds (Compare 1,282 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: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $153

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Liked

3 days ago.

Comment 

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


Good

3 days ago.

much cheaper but same resault in many games


Good

6 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

27 days ago.

Mindent visz


Terrible

7 months ago.

I have one of this and its powerfull!


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Terrible

4 years ago.


Terrible

15 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Very good

21 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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