- Brand Name: AMD
- Model Number: HDZ955FBGMBOX
- Processor Count: 4
- Computer CPU Speed: 3.2 GHz
- Computer CPU Manufacturer: AMD
AMD CPU HDZ955FBGMBOX Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz AM3 125W Retail
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- Released in tandem with a new memory tuning tool called 'Black Edition Memory Profiles
- Feature unlocked multipliers
- Make it as easy as possible to transition from older socket
- AMD's Phenom II quad-core design emphasizes a larger L3 cache
- Prevents processor cores from tripping over each while waiting to search through a large, shared L2 cache
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Ideal for enthusiasts and casual users alike, the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition offers multicore processing power at a budget-friendly price. Featuring four cores running at 3.2 GHz each, the processor blows through all the latest benchmarks. It also features an unlocked multiplier that gives you the option of overclocking the chip for faster performance. Compatible with motherboards with an AM2+ or AM3 socket, the X4 955 will take your PC experience to the next level.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Quad-Core Processor
Four Powerful Processing Cores
With the Phenom II X4 series, AMD engineers have combined four cores into a single processor, giving you enough processing muscle for even the most highly threaded applications. Each core is equipped with 512K L2 cache, and all four cores share 6MB L3 smart cache between them. AMD has also included an ultra-wide, 4000MT/s bandwidth--enough to support all four cores effectively.
For users, this means that you'll be able to run all the latest software without the slowdown you'd experience with an inferior processor. Your computer will be able to handle multiple programs at once, and high-definition media players and video editors will run smoothly and efficiently. You'll also be able to enjoy next-gen games without any frame-rate hiccups.
Unlocked Multiplier for Powerful Overclocking
If you're an enthusiast looking to push the limits of PC performance, the Phenom II X4 955 makes it easier than ever to overclock your system. The unlocked multiplier allows you to manually increase the chip's frequency far beyond its stock values. You can achieve the best results by combining your processor with a reliable motherboard, high-performance SDRAM, and an effective cooling system. With the right combination, you'll be able to overclock your chip to unprecedented speeds.
Cutting-Edge Technologies for Faster Processing
The Phenom II X4 also makes use of several other performance-boosting technologies, including:
- HyperTransport Bandwidth: Speeds up communication between the processor and memory, improving overall system performance.
- Integrated Memory Controller: Actively scales bandwidth uses to match your computing needs, dramatically reducing slowdown.
- 128-bit Floating-Point Unit (FPU): Allows processor to execute floating-point calculations with extreme speed.
Gaming without Slowdown
PC gaming continues to improve at a breakneck rate, with graphics, physics, and AI growing more realistic each year. But you'll need more than just a good graphics card to keep up with the latest games. For certain games that are heavily threaded, a slow CPU can quickly become a bottleneck for performance and can ruin your gaming experience.
Fortunately, the Phenom II X4 series has been specifically designed to handle CPU-intensive games. With its multiple cores, the processor can manage thousands of high-speed gaming calculations at once. The result is a smooth, immersive gaming experience, free of any stuttering or latency.
The Ultimate in Energy Efficiency and Cooling
AMD products are known for their stellar energy efficiency and the Phenom II X4 955 is no exception. The processor features AMD's proprietary PowerNow and CoolCare technology, which allow the processor to smartly regulate its own energy consumption. Having an energy-efficient computer doesn't just help keep costs down; it also generates less heat and helps your computer to run more quietly. It will even prolong your processor's life cycle, so you can enjoy it for years without having to worry about degradation.
The AMD Phenom II X4 955 Quad-Core Processor is backed by a three-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Phenom II X4 955 Quad-Core Processor and user manual
|Phenom Processor Family|
|Processor Frequency||Number of Processing Cores||L3 Cache Size||TDP||Unlocked Multiplier||Turbo Core Technology||Socket|
|AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition||3.2 GHz||6||6MB||125 W||Yes||Yes||AM3|
|AMD Phenom II X6 1055T||2.8 Ghz||6||6MB||125 W||No||Yes||AM3|
|AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition||3.4 GHz||4||6MB||125 W||Yes||No||AM3|
|AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition||3.2 GHz||4||6MB||125 W||Yes||No||AM3|
|AMD Phenom II X4 955||3.2 GHz||4||6MB||125 W||No||No||AM3|
|AMD Phenom II X4 945||3.0 GHz||4||6MB||95 W||No||No||AM3|
Top Customer Reviews
That was my mistake (so no negative ratings), and if you plan to buy this processor, check your motherboard website for the watts supported by the motherboard.
Other than that, the processor runs great, and is very fast. At least it runs great on my friends computer, and he likes overclocking. He's really happy with 'my' purchase at least.
So the product is good, but be mindful of the watts required and do not make the same mistake as me.
Cooler Master HAF 932 High Air Flow ATX Full Tower Case Black - (RC-932-KKN1-GP)
Gigabyte Socket AM3/AMD 880G/Hybrid CrossFireX/SATA3&USB3.0/A&V&GbE/ATX Motherboard GA-880GA-UD3H
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Zalman CNPS9900LED Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card 100283-3L
Corsair CMPSU-650HX 650w HX Series 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Now, with my current specs, right out of the box, CPU usage while playing Batman - Arkham Asylum at full specs and resolution uses around 30% of my CPU resources. ME2 @ about 45% CPU resources.
Enabling AMD's "Cool'n Quiet" feature helps with the noisy OEM fan, reducing the core clock speed from 3200 MHz all the way down to 800 MHz and helps keep CPU core temp down as well. While in Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit playing a movie in DTS at 1080p my core temp is about 35c. This quad core CPU is awesome.
Combined with expanded video, at least 4 GB of RAM and ample HDD space, you can have a pretty mean setup.
My overall rating? Awesome. Worth the $140.
CPUz reports the core voltage (stock) at 1.192 V, core speed at 799.9 MHz with a x4 multiplier. ( [...] )
Windows Experience Index reports the CPU at 7.3 (of 7.9).
Here's my system in a whole:
CPU AMD Phenom II x4 3.2 GHz 955 AM3 125w CPU
MSI 870-G45 ATX system board
4 GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (667 MHz) RAM
2.5 TB HDD (2 x 1 TB SATA, 2 x 250 GB IDE))
nVidia GeForce 9800 GT (eVGA) 512 GB GDDR3 (GPUc @ 600 MHz, Mem @ 900 MHz, Shader @ 1500 MHz)
BFG Tech 650 ATX PSU
I'm using a ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 - AM3 - AMD 880G - DDR3 - USB 3.0 SATA 6 Gb/s - ATX Motherboard for the processor. I like the ASUS motherboards because they have good programs that make it easy to manage the fans, clock speeds, and more.
I have nothing but good things to say about this processor. I haven't experienced any problems thus far :
- Using a Cooler Master V8 Nickel Plated Copper Base Aluminum Fins 8 Heatpipes Core i7 1366 CPU Cooler - (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP)and about four 120mm fans in my Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1), the temperature of the processor only reaches 40C on rare occasions. I run games like Crysis 2, Bulletstorm, and Call of Duty Black Ops and the temperature hovers around 36C. Keep in mind that you should invest in a good CPU cooler or 120mm fans.
- 7.5 windows score. For just $140? Awesome.
- The processor rivals those of Intel core 2 quad cores, I5, and I7. Yes, those intel CPUs may be more reliable and efficient, but $140 is well worth it.
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After nearly two months this CPU is still running great! Stays cool and never passes 42 degrees Celsius at maximum load witwh a v8 cooler master cooler and 3 fans.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very poorly packed - slid around the inside of the packing box. There was no packing material in the box to keep the item stable. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Mustangpete
When processor arrived at house it had fallen out of plastic case and bent a bunch of pinsPublished 12 days ago by J. Gingerich
this prosseser came in a little plastic thing and it runs amazing thats all i have to sayPublished 1 month ago by julian shaw`
i've seen the benchmarks for this product and was impressed for the budget price. unfortunately i have to return this one since i got a six core from a friend just soon after they... Read morePublished 4 months ago by jonathan
The CPU is great but I was lead to believe I was recieving the CPU in the box with heat-sink and fan. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cameron
I liked the price and the speed! Woks good and I'm using this in the computer I am typing this feed back on.Published 5 months ago by John