AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3
The AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 Black Edition is clocked at 3.2GHz and can be used on both AM2+ and AM3 motherboards. The AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 Black Edition processor features a dual-channel memory controller. The maximum officially supported DDR2 frequency is 1066MHz while DDR3-1333 is also supported.
Works with existing AM2+ motherboards.
Consumes lower power on idle/load.
Poor performance on digital photo apps.
No Real Performance Increase between DDR2 and DDR3 Systems.
Hasn't Caught Up To Intel Core i7.
By TechSpot on April 23, 2009
Not a lot has changed in the CPU scene since AMD launched their original Phenom II X4 processors earlier this year. The Intel Core i7 processors still rule the ranks, while the Core 2 range carries the torch as the Intel mainstream solutions. Then we...-
By TechwareLabs on November 11, 2009
Performance: I remember when Crysis was just released and no system could play the game on max settings. Well using AMD Phenom 955 paired up with an ATI 4xxx or nVidia 2xx card, this can be achieved. On the Sisoft Sandra benchmark, you can see how...-
By Tbreak.com on October 08, 2009
At roughly US$199, the Phenom II X4 955 is a pretty decent buy and a worthy upgrade. It plays games decently and gets your encoding done at a good speed. Its also a pretty decent overclocker as you can see above. In other words, you cant really go...-
By XSReviews on August 17, 2009
With the Phenom II X4 955 BE only recently eclipsed by the 965 BE in terms of raw speed, the former is still a very impressive CPU that should be able to compete well with Intel’s quad core range. The overclocking, with air cooling, is still...80
By CNET Australia on July 24, 2009
While the higher power consumption is a slight concern, the X4 955 proves that AMD is back in the performance game and ready to play hard ball. Bring on the next...90
By Tom's Hardware on July 13, 2009
Well, Ill start off by apologizing to AMD and our readers for some of the conclusions I drew from the Cyberpower Gamer Dragon review. I deserve a good measure of blame for rationalizing the difference that we saw when comparing a machine with Radeon...-
By Motherboards.org on July 08, 2009
The AMD platform has long been known for its backwards compatible platforms with AM2+ CPUs able t work with the AM2 motherboards with a BIOS upgrade, and now the AM3 CPUs able to use the same AM2+ motherboards with DDR2 memory meaning the total cost...-
By ITP.net on July 06, 2009
The 955 Black Edition is worth serious consideration as it performs well, offers great value and overclocks like a champ....100
By BeHardware on June 23, 2009
June 23, 2009 At last! After having launched its first Phenom II AM2+ in January, then the AM3 versions in February, AMD is finally bringing out some AM3 versions that are clocked as high and higher than the AM2+. To recap, at the launch of the...-
By Tech-Reviews UK on June 23, 2009
In short the AMD Phenom 955 is a solid all-round performer with the raw power and speed to get AMD fan boys shouting. It is a disappointment though that this is AMD’s best answer at current to Intel’s market dominance, and now that the core...100