Average Bench: 57.7% (593rd of 1358)

Based on 44,007 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: 44%Average: 57.7% Great: 66%
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 955 averaged 42.3% 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 78.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 58.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is 21.3%. 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 221Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 44,007 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.6 Memory 78.1 88.7
38.3 1-Core 58.2 69
75.3 2-Core 116 138
53.3% 84.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
121 4-Core 217 269
134 8-Core 221 269
29.9% 219 Pts
Min Avg Max
137 64-Core 223 271
15% 223 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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 81.2
1-Core 64.5
2-Core 133
58% 92.8 Pts
4-Core 255
8-Core 254
35% 254 Pts
64-Core 259
17% 259 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 59.3
2-Core 121
56% 87.8 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 238
33% 238 Pts
64-Core 226
15% 226 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.4
1-Core 57.2
2-Core 115
52% 82.3 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 220
30% 218 Pts
64-Core 219
15% 219 Pts
AM2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.3
1-Core 58.7
2-Core 105
52% 80.4 Pts
4-Core 152
8-Core 166
22% 159 Pts
64-Core 199
13% 199 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 54,507,666 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $130 @ launch in Mar '09
AmazonUS $834 years
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Typical Phenom II X4 955 Builds (Compare 1,280 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $338

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 Comments

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

Added 7 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

5 months ago.

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


Disliked

23 months ago.

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


Good

7 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


Poor

3 months ago.

cool pubg lite 60 fps very nice


Good

9 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

18 months ago.

Šlape lépe než i-5.. 3470..


Good

1 month ago.

I have one of this and its powerfull!


Excellent

12 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

5 years ago.

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


Terrible

7 years ago.


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

2 years ago.

big brain time


Excellent

2 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


Excellent

3 years ago.

good cpu


Good

17 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

6 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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