Average Bench: 37.9% (408th of 1184)

Based on 1,851 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00100F43 Model: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 970 Processor
Poor: 28%Average: 37.9% Great: 44%
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 970 averaged 62.1% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 62.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 125Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 970 is just 16%. 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 1,851 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.5 1-Core 62.6 70.5
99.3 2-Core 125 140
44.2% 93.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
158 4-Core 236 275
174 8-Core 240 277
32.5% 238 Pts
Min Avg Max
180 64-Core 243 278
16.3% 243 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
1-Core 64.9
2-Core 129
46% 97.1 Pts
4-Core 259
8-Core 260
35% 259 Pts
64-Core 260
17% 260 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 64.9
2-Core 130
46% 97.3 Pts
4-Core 258
8-Core 259
35% 258 Pts
64-Core 262
18% 262 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
1-Core 64.6
2-Core 129
46% 96.9 Pts
4-Core 258
8-Core 255
35% 256 Pts
64-Core 257
17% 257 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
1-Core 64.1
2-Core 129
45% 96.4 Pts
4-Core 257
8-Core 256
35% 257 Pts
64-Core 257
17% 257 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
1-Core 63.8
2-Core 127
45% 95.6 Pts
4-Core 221
8-Core 236
31% 229 Pts
64-Core 245
16% 245 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 63.4
2-Core 122
44% 92.6 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 218
29% 212 Pts
64-Core 150
10% 150 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
1-Core 64
2-Core 128
45% 96.1 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 233
28% 212 Pts
64-Core 253
17% 253 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 14.7
2-Core 29.5
10% 22.1 Pts
4-Core 58.3
8-Core 58.1
8% 58.2 Pts
64-Core 59.2
4% 59.2 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,083,121 CPUs tested.

Typical Phenom II X4 970 Builds (Compare 2,016 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M4A89GTD-PRO/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 17% - Very poor Total price: $73

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