Average Bench: 62.3% (420th of 1239)

Based on 2,372 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00100F43 Model: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 970 Processor
Poor: 53%Average: 62.3% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 970 averaged 37.7% 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 83.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 62.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 970 is just 14.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Phenom II X4 970 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 243Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 240Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,372 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.2 Memory 83.9 90.8
52.3 1-Core 62.9 70
102 2-Core 125 140
57.5% 90.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
158 4-Core 237 275
171 8-Core 240 276
32.5% 238 Pts
Min Avg Max
176 64-Core 243 278
16.3% 243 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 3.5 GHz
Memory 92.1
1-Core 70
2-Core 139
64% 100 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 276
38% 276 Pts
64-Core 268
18% 268 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.9
1-Core 63.7
2-Core 128
58% 92.2 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 248
34% 248 Pts
64-Core 249
17% 249 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 63.2
2-Core 128
57% 91.3 Pts
4-Core 254
8-Core 253
35% 253 Pts
64-Core 253
17% 253 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 64.5
2-Core 129
58% 92.1 Pts
4-Core 253
8-Core 257
35% 255 Pts
64-Core 256
17% 256 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,624,563 CPUs tested.

Typical Phenom II X4 970 Builds (Compare 2,511 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M4A89GTD-PRO/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 16% - Very poor Total price: $75

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