CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 9950 vs 965 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

2.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom X4 9950 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9950

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AMD Phenom X4 9950

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom X4 9950 vs the Phenom II X4 965.

Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 965

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9950 vs II X4 965

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 X4 9950
99,900 MB/s
Phenom II X4 965
137,800 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 X4 9950  vs
II X4 965 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
AM2+
AM3
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 140W 140W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year 54.06 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year 152.42 $/year
Performance per watt 0.88 pt/W 1.08 pt/W
Typical power consumption 113.75W 152.93W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Phenom X4 9950  vs
II X4 965 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 62°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.11 GHz 4.05 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz 4.22 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,145.3 3,136.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz 4.05 GHz

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
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