Average Bench: 43.8% (447th of 1159)

Based on 27,799 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]

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Poor: 31%Average: 43.8% Great: 52%
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 965 averaged 56.1% 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 299Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 80.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 965 is 21.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Phenom II X4 965 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 187Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 233Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,799 samples)
Min Avg Max
60 SC Int 80.5 93.8
38.3 SC Float 48.6 56.6
44.6 SC Mixed 60.5 70.6
50.6% 63.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
156 QC Int 299 368
107 QC Float 182 220
141 QC Mixed 227 276
53.7% 236 Pts
Min Avg Max
189 MC Int 308 370
126 MC Float 187 223
143 MC Mixed 233 279
36.9% 243 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.3
SC Float 50
SC Mixed 62.7
52% 65.3 Pts
QC Int 331
QC Float 198
QC Mixed 250
59% 259 Pts
MC Int 330
MC Float 201
MC Mixed 254
40% 262 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.7
SC Float 49.9
SC Mixed 62.7
52% 65.4 Pts
QC Int 331
QC Float 197
QC Mixed 246
59% 258 Pts
MC Int 327
MC Float 199
MC Mixed 246
39% 257 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 80
SC Float 49
SC Mixed 62.4
51% 63.8 Pts
QC Int 285
QC Float 168
QC Mixed 243
53% 232 Pts
MC Int 323
MC Float 175
MC Mixed 243
38% 247 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.1
SC Float 48.6
SC Mixed 60.6
51% 63.1 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 150
QC Mixed 182
44% 195 Pts
MC Int 301
MC Float 174
MC Mixed 212
35% 229 Pts
27,799 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,945,433 CPUs tested.

Typical Phenom II X4 965 Builds (Compare 15,746 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $397

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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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22 days ago.

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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


Terrible

1 month ago.

7 years of good performance!


Excellent

6 days ago.

AMD 3


Terrible

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 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).


Good

13 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!!


Good

3 months ago.

dfhe adh


Liked

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


Terrible

7 years ago.

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Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Terrible

21 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

22 months ago.

old and weak


Excellent

12 months 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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