Average Bench: 40.5% (379th of 1184)

Based on 788 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00100F43 Model: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 980 Processor
Poor: 31%Average: 40.5% Great: 47%
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The AMD Phenom II X4 980 averaged 59.5% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 66.8Pts
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 16%. 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 788 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.7 1-Core 66.8 74.8
114 2-Core 134 149
47.2% 100 Pts
Min Avg Max
181 4-Core 252 294
200 8-Core 257 294
34.7% 255 Pts
Min Avg Max
207 64-Core 260 296
17.5% 260 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
1-Core 72.9
2-Core 146
52% 110 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 290
40% 290 Pts
64-Core 289
19% 289 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.3
2-Core 136
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 274
37% 273 Pts
64-Core 274
18% 274 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.5
2-Core 140
49% 105 Pts
4-Core 267
8-Core 280
37% 273 Pts
64-Core 282
19% 282 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.8
2-Core 136
48% 103 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 268
37% 268 Pts
64-Core 268
18% 268 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 65.8
2-Core 124
45% 94.7 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 246
32% 237 Pts
64-Core 246
16% 246 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 65.4
2-Core 129
46% 97.2 Pts
4-Core 194
8-Core 214
28% 204 Pts
64-Core 232
16% 232 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,015,345 CPUs tested.

Typical Phenom II X4 980 Builds (Compare 4,131 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 28% - Poor Total price: $646

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