Average Bench: 34.9% (467th of 1183)

Based on 18,311 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: 22%Average: 34.9% Great: 42%
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 955 averaged 65.0% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 58Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 116Pts

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 225Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 221Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,311 samples)
Min Avg Max
40 1-Core 58 68.4
77.2 2-Core 116 136
40.8% 86.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
126 4-Core 218 266
151 8-Core 221 269
29.9% 219 Pts
Min Avg Max
158 64-Core 225 270
15.1% 225 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 59.6
2-Core 119
42% 89.4 Pts
4-Core 239
8-Core 241
33% 240 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
1-Core 59.6
2-Core 120
42% 89.6 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 235
32% 233 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 57.7
2-Core 118
41% 87.6 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 225
31% 227 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 59.2
2-Core 116
41% 87.8 Pts
4-Core 225
8-Core 228
31% 227 Pts
64-Core 217
15% 217 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 59.1
2-Core 117
42% 88.2 Pts
4-Core 225
8-Core 226
31% 225 Pts
64-Core 230
15% 230 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,902,439 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Mar '09
AmazonUS $8320 months
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Typical Phenom II X4 955 Builds (Compare 1,741 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M4A785TD-V EVO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $138

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Good

12 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


Disliked

1 month ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

25 days ago.

Eski işlemci olmasına rağmen hala iş görüyor.


Good

15 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

4 months ago.

I have one of this and its powerfull!


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

4 years ago.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Very good

2 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.)


Excellent

1 month 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

5 months ago.

good cpu


Very good

3 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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