|AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE CPU HDZ965FBGIBOX|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Processors|
|Written by Mathew Williams|
|Thursday, 13 August 2009|
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As one might expect, there isn't much difference between the Phenom II X4 965 and the 955 when it comes to memory bandwidth. Both have the same memory controller and are using the same DDR3 modules. The higher clock speed of the X4 965 only slightly tips these benchmarks in its favor.
Moving on to the CPU integer tests, things get a little more interesting. Compared to the X4 955, the X4 965's extra 200 MHz equates to roughly a 6% increase in the Queen and AES benchmarks, and a 3.5% increase in the PhotoWorxx benchmark.
The same increase in performance can be seen in the floating point tests. Here, the X4 965 has a clear 6% lead over the 955 across the board. As we've seen in past reviews, however, the Intel chips perform slightly better in the single-precision Julia test and the X4 965 has to settle second place.