CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 955 vs 4170 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

4.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom II X4 955 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 955

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AMD Phenom II X4 955

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom II X4 955 vs the FX 4170.

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AMD FX 4170

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the FX 4170 vs the Phenom II X4 955.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X4 955 vs FX 4170

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom II X4 955
129,850 MB/s
FX 4170
2,370,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 955  vs
FX 4170 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
AM3
AM3+
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

details

Phenom II X4 955  vs
FX 4170 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.88 - 1.5V 8125 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62°C Unknown - 61.1°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 259 11
Overclock review score 4 0.7
Overclocked clock speed 3.99 GHz 4.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.14 GHz 4.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz 4.72 GHz

power consumption

TDP 125W 125W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 1.28 pt/W 6.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 101.56W
AMD Phenom II X4 955
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