AMD Athlon X4 950: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Athlon X4 950
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Year of release 2017
Performance 3.51

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 max turbo 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

3.51%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Athlon X4 950 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1498
Value for money8.36
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameBristol Ridge (2016−2019)
Release date27 July 2017 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$60of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$25 (0.4x MSRP)of 18493 (Xeon Platinum 8280M)
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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Threads4
Base clock speed3.5 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.8 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
L1 cache128 KB (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache512 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography28 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size246 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)74 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors1,178 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier+

Compatibility

Information on Athlon X4 950 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketAM4
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities 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

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon X4 950's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Dual-channelof 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon X4 950. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Athlon X4 950 3.51
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  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

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GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

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GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

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Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon X4 950 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon X4 950 from Intel is Core i3-4330, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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