Average Bench: 44.7% (429th of 1206)

Based on 817 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00100F43 Model: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 980 Processor
Poor: 35%Average: 44.7% Great: 51%
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 980 averaged 55.3% 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 66.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 134Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom II X4 980 is just 15.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Phenom II X4 980 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 260Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 257Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 817 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.8 1-Core 66.7 74.7
114 2-Core 134 149
47.1% 100 Pts
Min Avg Max
181 4-Core 252 293
200 8-Core 257 293
34.7% 254 Pts
Min Avg Max
207 64-Core 260 296
17.4% 260 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.5
2-Core 137
48% 103 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 275
37% 274 Pts
64-Core 274
18% 274 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
1-Core 68.7
2-Core 138
48% 103 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 273
37% 272 Pts
64-Core 277
19% 277 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.8
2-Core 137
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 270
37% 270 Pts
64-Core 273
18% 273 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.3
2-Core 134
48% 101 Pts
4-Core 266
8-Core 269
37% 268 Pts
64-Core 267
18% 267 Pts
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.9
2-Core 135
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 278
37% 270 Pts
64-Core 248
17% 248 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.9
2-Core 135
48% 101 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 264
36% 264 Pts
64-Core 264
18% 264 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 66.8
2-Core 135
47% 101 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 265
36% 264 Pts
64-Core 264
18% 264 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 66.8
2-Core 135
47% 101 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 264
35% 255 Pts
64-Core 254
17% 254 Pts
Socket AM2 , 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 0.8 GHz
1-Core 14.8
2-Core 29.5
10% 22.1 Pts
4-Core 57.5
8-Core 55.8
8% 56.7 Pts
64-Core 58.2
4% 58.2 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,642,520 CPUs tested.

Typical Phenom II X4 980 Builds (Compare 4,383 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 30% - Below average Total price: $676

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