Average Bench: 52.6% (668th of 1385)

Based on 43,442 user benchmarks.  Devices: 178BFBFF00100F43, , 178BFBFF00100F42 Model: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor

At nearly five years of age the AMD Phenom II X4 965 has been included in the CPU group test primarily as a reference. This hugely successful CPU from AMD has been one of the most popular gaming PC's of all time. With superb Single threaded, and therefore real-world performance, the X4 was able to compete with Intel's first generation of Core chips in terms of raw processing power and it did so at a lower price point. Today of course the X4 processor has been far surpassed by Intel's third and fourth generation Core processors. [Feb '12 CPUPro]

Poor: 35%Average: 52.6% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 965 averaged 47.4% 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 76.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 47.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 965 is 26.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Phenom II X4 965 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 172Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 171Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,442 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.3 Memory 76.9 88.9
21.5 1-Core 47.8 56.5
40.5 2-Core 94.8 112
47.2% 73.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
84.3 4-Core 165 208
97 8-Core 171 210
22.4% 168 Pts
Min Avg Max
94.1 64-Core 172 209
10.7% 172 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 49.8
2-Core 99.9
50% 77 Pts
4-Core 158
8-Core 167
22% 163 Pts
64-Core 169
10% 169 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.2
1-Core 49.5
2-Core 100
48% 75.6 Pts
4-Core 156
8-Core 170
22% 163 Pts
64-Core 168
10% 168 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,832,519 CPUs tested.

Typical Phenom II X4 965 Builds (Compare 189 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M4A89GTD-PRO/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $162

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 Comments

Passmark CPU benchmark: 4,201...

Advanced Micro Devices, Socket AM3, L2 6 MB - You can take performance over the top with AMD Phenom II processors. Second generation AMD Phenom II processors feature a refined architecture, the award-winning innovation of ...

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1 month ago.

Fine processor today. Only complaint I can't run Android Studio (or any Android emulators for that fact).

Comment 

I have a 965 pII & R9 270 & 8 gigs of ram and all game on highest settings are 80-110 fps. It does get hot but untill it dies I am happy.—Oct '14

Comment 

I bump it up to 4.1mhz from fall to spring. It goes back to 3.4 during summer. I like to keep it below 50deg C. I use a CM 212 heat sink. I do maintain a cool summer night profile in bios. The closest Intel CPU costs $100 more at Newegg. And the supporting motherboard is $50 higher. The Asus Asus M5A88-V Evo MB I use harnesses this bad boy and is still modern. Three years in and I am only looking at a larger faster SSD drive. Mechanical Harddrives suck!—Jan '15


Disliked

11 months ago.

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Habe die CPU nun schon seit über 10 Jahren und lief immer super. Selbst bei Hitman2, Starcraft2 oder dergleichen keine Probleme :)—Dec '20


Poor

12 months ago.

I built my desktop in 2009 with this CPU, it still works well


Excellent

12 months ago.

been a very faithfull CPU for a long time, still able to play most games, exeptt for the latest high end games


Good

7 months ago.

A decade old robust, super tuneable CPU which still have the performance to enter an arena with it.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Been using this CPU since 2011 and its 2017 and I'm still playing GTA V, AC Syndicate, Witcher 3 and many other last (ish) gen games at high quality settings with a R9 280 GPU (3Gb vram, 384 bit bus bandwidth).


Excellent

11 months ago.

It is a very good processor and I am running it since it has been released. Games ? No problem at all , just name it.. OC? No problem. Old GPU's? No problem , the newest GPU's no problem.. The processor is just fine. Quite too old though.. and does not support very high RAM frequency .. but still ok after so many years of good use!!


Excellent

2 years ago.

Comment 

Have it since 4 years and still capable of running all new games , but real withdraw is huge power consumption—Oct '14


Excellent

3 years ago.

I have had the 965 since it's release in South Africa back in 2009 and I have it paired with 8GB of RAM and a Radeon R9 290X and I am running all the modern games at High/Ultra settings without any bottle necking on standard clocks on both CPU and GPU.


Good

8 months ago.

If you play games like GTA or CS, it's a great processor, it holds up well. 55 - 70 fps on GTA on High. lakk på gud


Terrible

10 years ago.

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Excellent

7 years ago.

it's a very powerful cpu it can handle the last game as well


Excellent

20 months ago.

I love this proces gave me it free


Terrible

5 years ago.

old and weak


Excellent

4 years ago.

this processor is ideal for GTA V just is the ideal processor in GTA V I have 60 fps I recommend this processor


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