Average Bench: 44.5% (421st of 1143)

Based on 24,688 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: 44.5% Great: 53%
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 55.5% 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 306Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 81.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 965 is 22.3%. 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 190Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 237Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,688 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.8 SC Int 81.5 94.1
37.6 SC Float 49.1 56.5
47.1 SC Mixed 61.3 70.6
51.2% 63.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
186 QC Int 306 372
113 QC Float 185 223
142 QC Mixed 230 279
54.7% 240 Pts
Min Avg Max
232 MC Int 316 374
138 MC Float 190 225
168 MC Mixed 237 281
37.6% 248 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82.2
SC Float 48.8
SC Mixed 61.2
51% 64.1 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 199
QC Mixed 244
59% 259 Pts
MC Int 334
MC Float 198
MC Mixed 251
40% 261 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.5
SC Float 48.6
SC Mixed 61.7
50% 62.6 Pts
QC Int 314
QC Float 196
QC Mixed 244
57% 251 Pts
MC Int 325
MC Float 190
MC Mixed 243
38% 253 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,874,999 CPUs tested.

Typical Phenom II X4 965 Builds (Compare 11,704 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $417

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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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6 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


Terrible

7 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

23 days 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

7 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!!


Liked

18 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

6 years ago.

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Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Terrible

14 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

16 months ago.

old and weak


Excellent

6 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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