AMD Phenom X4 9950 

Released July, 2008
  • 2.6 GHz
  • Quad core
  • Unlocked
4.8 Out of 10

AMD has designed these processors to go perfectly with the AMD 780G platform and they should also work fine on the older AMD 690G platform for those looking to save some more money.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2008)
This month, AMD is starting off by launching three new processors: the Phenom X4 9950 processor and the energy-efficient Phenom X4 9350e and 9150e processors.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2008)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD Phenom X4 9950 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Phenom X4 9950
4.8
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Phenom X4 9950
4.8
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Phenom X4 9950
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Phenom X4 9950
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Phenom X4 9950
5.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Phenom X4 9950
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

4.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Phenom X4 9950
4.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Phenom X4 9950

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X4 9950
4,457

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X4 9950
1,237

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X4 9950
99,900 MB/s
Phenom II X4 965
137,800 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q6600
102,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X4 9950
4,355

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X4 9950
5,201

GeekBench

Phenom X4 9950
5,201

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Phenom X4 9950
3,057

PassMark (Single Core)

Phenom X4 9950
887

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.6 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type AM2+
Is unlocked Yes

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 140W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 1.02 pt/W
Typical power consumption 113.75W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 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 - 64°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.17 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,145.3
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.17 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None
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