Average Bench: 58.8% (528th of 1316)

Based on 45,546 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: 46%Average: 58.8% Great: 66%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 965 averaged 41.2% 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 78.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 60.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 965 is 20.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Phenom II X4 965 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 231Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 229Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,546 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.8 Memory 78.7 89.5
44.7 1-Core 60.3 69.6
86.1 2-Core 120 139
54.6% 86.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
133 4-Core 226 273
145 8-Core 229 275
31.1% 228 Pts
Min Avg Max
143 64-Core 231 275
15.5% 231 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 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.5
1-Core 73.8
2-Core 148
65% 104 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 270
32% 243 Pts
64-Core 289
19% 289 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.5
1-Core 69.8
2-Core 140
56% 93.1 Pts
4-Core 278
8-Core 274
38% 276 Pts
64-Core 267
18% 267 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 62.8
2-Core 124
54% 86.8 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 246
34% 245 Pts
64-Core 247
17% 247 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 3 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.4
1-Core 62.8
2-Core 125
55% 88.5 Pts
4-Core 188
8-Core 187
26% 188 Pts
64-Core 188
13% 188 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,127,779 CPUs tested.

Typical Phenom II X4 965 Builds (Compare 1,088 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M4A89GTD-PRO/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $179

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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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10 days ago.

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

19 days ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

19 days ago.

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


Terrible

11 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

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

1 month ago.

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


Good

3 years 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

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


Excellent

21 months 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.


Excellent

16 months 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

9 years ago.

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Excellent

6 years ago.

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


Excellent

28 days ago.

I love this proces gave me it free


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 years ago.

old and weak


Excellent

3 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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