Average Bench: 26.7% (780th of 1206)

Based on 2,132 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00100F23 Model: AMD Phenom(tm) 9650 Quad-Core Processor
Poor: 20%Average: 26.7% Great: 29%
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

Very poor average bench

The AMD Phenom 9650 averaged 73.3% 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 39.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 79.7Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom 9650 is just 8.88%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the AMD Phenom 9650 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 156Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 154Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,132 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.6 1-Core 39.8 43.2
65.7 2-Core 79.7 85.9
28.1% 59.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
96.4 4-Core 151 170
108 8-Core 154 171
20.8% 153 Pts
Min Avg Max
116 64-Core 156 171
10.5% 156 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket AM2 , 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 44.5
2-Core 87.5
31% 66 Pts
4-Core 170
8-Core 156
22% 163 Pts
64-Core 177
12% 177 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz
1-Core 42.1
2-Core 83.2
30% 62.6 Pts
4-Core 167
8-Core 154
22% 160 Pts
64-Core 169
11% 169 Pts
AM2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 41.1
2-Core 83.2
29% 62.1 Pts
4-Core 167
8-Core 166
23% 167 Pts
64-Core 167
11% 167 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz
1-Core 40.5
2-Core 78.7
28% 59.6 Pts
4-Core 168
8-Core 166
23% 167 Pts
64-Core 168
11% 168 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 41.7
2-Core 83.5
30% 62.6 Pts
4-Core 163
8-Core 164
22% 163 Pts
64-Core 166
11% 166 Pts
Socket AM2 , 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 40.6
2-Core 82.1
29% 61.3 Pts
4-Core 166
8-Core 167
23% 166 Pts
64-Core 163
11% 163 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz
1-Core 36.8
2-Core 70.3
25% 53.6 Pts
4-Core 166
8-Core 163
22% 165 Pts
64-Core 168
11% 168 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz
1-Core 35
2-Core 74.2
25% 54.6 Pts
4-Core 158
8-Core 164
22% 161 Pts
64-Core 162
11% 162 Pts
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Typical Phenom 9650 Builds (Compare 1,183 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 30% - Poor Total price: $180

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