AMD Phenom II X4 P960: specs and benchmarks



AMD started Phenom II X4 P960 sales 19 October 2010. This is a 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 1.22% of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

EPYC 9654EPYC9654

General info

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

Place in performance ranking2218
Market segmentLaptop
Series4x AMD Phenom II
Architecture codenameChamplain (2010−2011)
Release date19 October 2010 (12 years old)

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 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
Bus support3600 MHz
L1 cache512 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache2 MBof 36 (Apple M2 Max)
Chip lithography45 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940H)
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)
Power consumption (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 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940H)

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.

Combined synthetic benchmark 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 1.22

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: 41%

Phenom II X4 P960 232

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: 41%

Phenom II X4 P960 796

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.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Phenom II X4 P960 1542

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.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Phenom II X4 P960 5354

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.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Phenom II X4 P960 2

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

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

Microsoft SQ1 100.82
AMD Phenom II X4 P960 100
AMD A9-9410 99.18

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Phenom II X4 P960 is Pentium 3560M, which is faster by 1% and higher by 6 positions in our ranking.

Pentium 3560MPentium3560M

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Phenom II X4 P960:

Similar processors

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

i7-640LMCore i7640LM
Core 2 Quad Q9000Core 2Quad Q9000
Phenom II X4 N930Phenom IIX4 N930

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Phenom II X4 P960, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Phenom II X4 P960 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 546 configurations based on Phenom II X4 P960 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.4% (2/546)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.2% (1/546)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.2% (1/546)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.5% (3/546)
RX 7800 XT Radeon RX 7800 XT
0.4% (2/546)
RX 6700 Radeon RX 6700
0.4% (2/546)
RTX 3060 GeForce RTX 3060
0.2% (1/546)
GTX 1080 GeForce GTX 1080
0.2% (1/546)
RX 6600 Radeon RX 6600
0.2% (1/546)
RX 6600M Radeon RX 6600M
1.1% (6/546)

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