AMD Phenom II X4 P960: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Phenom II X4 P960
AMD Phenom II X4 P960
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Year of release 2010
Performance 10.46


AMD started AMD Phenom II X4 P960 sales 19 October 2010. This is Champlain architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 1800 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is S1 (S1g4) processor with a TDP of 25 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.

General info

Of Phenom II X4 P960 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating544
Market segmentLaptop
Series4x AMD Phenom II
Architecture codenameChamplain (2010−2011)
Release date19 October 2010 (11 years ago)

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)
Boost clock speed1.8 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
Bus support3600 MHz
L1 cache512 KBof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache2 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
Chip lithography45 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Phenom II X4 P960 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.

SocketS1 (S1g4)
Thermal design power (TDP)25 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Phenom II X4 P960. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsMMX, 3DNow, SSE (1,2,3,4A), AMD64, Enhanced Virus Protection, Virtualization, integrated DDR3-1066 memory controller, HyperTransport 3.0

Virtualization technologies

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


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Phenom II X4 P960's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Phenom II X4 P960. 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.

Phenom II X4 P960 10.46
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Phenom II X4 P960 1542

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Phenom II X4 P960 2519

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Phenom II X4 P960 2

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Phenom II X4 P960 5354

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

Phenom II X4 P960 232

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Phenom II X4 P960 802

Relative perfomance

Overall Phenom II X4 P960 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Phenom II X4 P960 from Intel is Core i7-4950HQ, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

Intel Core i7-4950HQ Core i7 4950HQ

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Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Intel Core i7-4950HQ Core i7 4950HQ
AMD Phenom II X2 X640 BE Phenom II X2 X640 BE
AMD Phenom II X4 P920 Phenom II X4 P920
Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600 Core 2 Duo SP9600
AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80 Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80
AMD Phenom II X2 N620 Phenom II X2 N620

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