Average Bench: 58.2% (505th of 1264)

Based on 33,569 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: 58.2% Great: 66%
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 955 averaged 41.7% 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 79.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 56.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is 20.1%. 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 217Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 216Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,569 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.5 Memory 79.9 89.7
41.5 1-Core 56.8 66.8
74.4 2-Core 113 134
53.3% 83.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
121 4-Core 213 260
123 8-Core 216 265
29.4% 215 Pts
Min Avg Max
137 64-Core 217 264
14.6% 217 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 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 72.9
2-Core 146
61% 99.3 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 290
39% 288 Pts
64-Core 292
20% 292 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 58.9
2-Core 117
56% 86.6 Pts
4-Core 223
8-Core 221
30% 222 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 84.1
1-Core 57.6
2-Core 116
55% 85.9 Pts
4-Core 219
8-Core 202
29% 210 Pts
64-Core 170
11% 170 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 60.7
2-Core 119
56% 88.1 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 200
28% 201 Pts
64-Core 190
13% 190 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,182,374 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Mar '09
AmazonUS $832 years
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Typical Phenom II X4 955 Builds (Compare 424 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M4A785TD-V EVO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $107

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 Comments

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

Added 5 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

5 months ago.

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


Disliked

22 days ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

21 days 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


Good

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.


Good

1 month ago.

I have one of this and its powerfull!


Excellent

4 months ago.

Šlape lépe než i-5.. 3470..


Terrible

5 years ago.


Good

3 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

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Very good

3 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.)


Good

10 months ago.

big brain time


Excellent

12 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

17 months ago.

good cpu


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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