AMD Phenom X4 9550 

Released March, 2008
  • 2.2 GHz
  • Quad core
4.8 Out of 10

Still, for just a few pounds more than the E6850, the extra grunt of two more cores is money well spent.
by Tech Radar (Jul, 2008)
But, by using a lightning-fast 3,600MHz bus, and having the memory controller on the die, the Phenom has a trick or two up its sleeve.
by Tech Radar (Jul, 2008)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD Phenom X4 9550 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Phenom X4 9550
4.6
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Phenom X4 9550
4.5
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Phenom X4 9550
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Phenom X4 9550
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Phenom X4 9550
5.4
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Phenom X4 9550
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

4.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Phenom X4 9550
4.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Phenom X4 9550

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X4 9550
3,844
Core i5 3570K
10,311

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X4 9550
1,070

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X4 9550
85,400 MB/s
Core i5 3570K
2,650,000 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q6600
102,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X4 9550
3,742
Core i5 3570K
10,832

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X4 9550
4,727
Core i5 3570K
11,824

GeekBench

Phenom X4 9550
4,727
Core i5 3570K
15,009

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Phenom X4 9550
2,559

PassMark (Single Core)

Phenom X4 9550
748

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD Phenom X4 9550


9.0
It's a common aphorism that two heads are better than one, but can it be said that four cores are really better than two?

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type AM2+
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE
  3. SSE2
  4. 3DNow!
  5. SSE4a
  6. SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.28 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 1,800 MHz

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.05 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,938.4
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.77 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None
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