Average Bench: 18.7% (1310th of 1316)

Based on 620 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00100F22 Model: AMD Phenom(tm) 9600 Quad-Core Processor
Poor: 12%Average: 18.7% Great: 28%
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Terrible average bench

The AMD Phenom 9600 averaged 81.3% 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 40.3Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 80.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Phenom 9600 is just 16.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Phenom 9600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 157Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 10.6Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 620 samples)
Min Avg Max
1.12 Memory 10.6 29.5
35.1 1-Core 40.3 42.3
70.8 2-Core 80.7 84.2
22.5% 43.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
108 4-Core 153 167
123 8-Core 156 168
21% 154 Pts
Min Avg Max
129 64-Core 157 168
10.5% 157 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz
Memory 27.4
1-Core 41.3
2-Core 81.9
28% 50.2 Pts
4-Core 163
8-Core 168
22% 165 Pts
64-Core 169
11% 169 Pts
AM2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 3.92
1-Core 39.6
2-Core 82.5
20% 42 Pts
4-Core 165
8-Core 163
22% 164 Pts
64-Core 163
11% 163 Pts
Socket AM2 , 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 7.94
1-Core 41.4
2-Core 82.4
22% 43.9 Pts
4-Core 126
8-Core 158
19% 142 Pts
64-Core 159
11% 159 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 2.88
1-Core 36.4
2-Core 79.9
19% 39.7 Pts
4-Core 125
8-Core 143
18% 134 Pts
64-Core 161
11% 161 Pts
Socket AM2 , 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 7.73
1-Core 41.7
2-Core 80.3
22% 43.2 Pts
4-Core 71.4
8-Core 130
12% 101 Pts
64-Core 126
8% 126 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,895,430 CPUs tested.

Typical Phenom 9600 Builds (Compare 251 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M3N78-VM

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $35

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