AMD Athlon X4 950: specs and benchmarks

AMD Athlon X4 950

Summary

AMD started AMD Athlon X4 950 sales 27 July 2017 at a recommended price of $60. This is Bristol Ridge architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 28 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3800 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM4 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 74 °C. It supports DDR4 Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 4.47 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of Athlon X4 950 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
27.57
 
Type
Desktop
 
Architecture codename
Bristol Ridge
 
Release date
27 July 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$60
 
Price now
$68
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Athlon X4 950's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Athlon X4 950's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
4
 
Base frequency
3.5 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency
3.8 GHz
 
L1 cache
128 KB (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
512 KB (per core)
 
of 8192 (FX-8350)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Die size
246 mm2
 
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
74 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
Transistor count
1,178 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Athlon X4 950 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
AM4
 
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Athlon X4 950. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
FMA
+
 
AVX
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Athlon X4 950 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon X4 950.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Dual-channel
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Athlon X4 950. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

4.47

Passmark

3634

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Athlon X4 950 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon X4 950 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon X4 950 from Intel is Core i5-2310, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

User rating

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