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AMD Athlon X4 950: specs and benchmarks
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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
of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.
Athlon X4 950 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance rating||1498|
|Value for money||8.36|
|Market segment||Desktop processor|
|Architecture codename||Bristol Ridge (2016−2019)|
|Release date||27 July 2017 (5 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$60||of 305 (Core i7-870)|
|Current price||$25 (0.4x MSRP)||of 18493 (Xeon Platinum 8280M)|
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 cores||4 (Quad-Core)|
|Base clock speed||3.5 GHz||of 4.7 (FX-9590)|
|Boost clock speed||3.8 GHz||of 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)|
|L1 cache||128 KB (per core)||of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)|
|L2 cache||512 KB (per core)||of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)|
|L3 cache||0 KB||of 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)|
|Chip lithography||28 nm||of 5 (Apple M1)|
|Die size||246 mm2|
|Maximum case temperature (TCase)||74 °C||of 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)|
|Number of transistors||1,178 million||of 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7950X)|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 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 configuration||1||of 8 (Opteron 842)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||65 Watt||of 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.
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
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 types||DDR4 Dual-channel||of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)|
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.
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.
- GeekBench 5 Single-Core
- GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
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%
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%
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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Overall Athlon X4 950 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.
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