Average Bench: 46.9% (303rd of 980)

Based on 8,850 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00630F01 Model: AMD Athlon(tm) X4 860K Quad Core Processor

The AMD Athlon X4 860K is a quad core budget processor. Released in mid 2014, the 860K is based on the steamroller architecture which also powers some of AMD's more recent APUs including the A10-7850K. In addition to a 3.7 GHz steamroller chip, the A10-7850K also includes integrated R7 graphics. Comparing the CPU performance of the A10-7850K and 860K shows that the two processors perform almost identically. A key comparable for the 860K is Intel's G3258 which is an unlocked dual core Pentium. Comparing the G3258 and X4 860K shows that the G3258 leads by as much as 70% for dual and single core workloads but the 860K outperforms the G3258 by around 20% on multi-core workloads. The G3258 wins hands down for Desktop computing which is heavily single and dual core dominated but for some (relatively rare) gaming workloads the X4 860K will outperform the G3258. [Mar '15 CPUPro]

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Below average average bench

The AMD Athlon II X4 860K averaged 53.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Integer Speed 262Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 71.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Athlon II X4 860K is 21.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Athlon II X4 860K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 198Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 240Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,850 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.2 SC Int 71.1 81.5
51.8 SC Float 66.8 76.8
53 SC Mixed 68.8 79.1
55.2% 68.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
164 QC Int 262 321
132 QC Float 195 235
159 QC Mixed 236 289
52.5% 231 Pts
Min Avg Max
186 MC Int 268 320
153 MC Float 198 236
174 MC Mixed 240 290
35.5% 235 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
SC Int 74.5
SC Float 68.7
SC Mixed 72.1
57% 71.8 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 210
QC Mixed 267
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 300
MC Float 214
MC Mixed 262
39% 259 Pts
FM2+ , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.7
SC Float 70
SC Mixed 73.2
58% 73 Pts
QC Int 293
QC Float 213
QC Mixed 264
58% 256 Pts
MC Int 281
MC Float 212
MC Mixed 260
38% 251 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.4
SC Float 69.3
SC Mixed 71.8
58% 72.2 Pts
QC Int 272
QC Float 209
QC Mixed 260
56% 247 Pts
MC Int 282
MC Float 204
MC Mixed 264
38% 250 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
SC Int 58.4
SC Float 66.4
SC Mixed 71.6
52% 65.5 Pts
QC Int 295
QC Float 207
QC Mixed 260
58% 254 Pts
MC Int 294
MC Float 211
MC Mixed 262
39% 256 Pts
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AMD Athlon X4 Quad-Core Processor...

Added 2 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

used when I had my economy build I could run most games on medium


Terrible

1 month ago.

I brought a pre build and that was my first error


Excellent

11 days ago.

Best price,Performance and multicore Cpu.Also great o.c capacity.Better than G3258.


Good

5 months ago.

Best Bang for your Buck


Excellent

16 days ago.

Is a very good CPU is better a i3 and some i5


Poor

2 years ago.


Poor

8 months ago.

its perfect for overclocking experiments and for on-budget builds


Excellent

1 month ago.

AMAZING!!!!


Good

13 months ago.

very cheap quad core that will not bottleneck your gpu as long as your into 1080p gaming. keep in mind that the g3258 is stronger, but new games need more then dual cores so check what your game need and make the choise for your self.


Terrible

2 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

3 months ago.

Was good, not so good now.


Good

3 months ago.

Good basic quad core for office or light gaming and entertainment build. Overshadowed now by the hyperthreaded Intel G4560 dual core.


Good

5 months ago.

buen procesador por un precio bajo siempre tengas ya una mother de el socket fm2 vale la pena comprarlo si no tienes dinero


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