Average Bench: 46.4% (316th of 985)

Based on 10,532 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]


Below average average bench

The AMD Athlon II X4 860K averaged 53.5% 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.


Quad Core Integer Speed 259Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 70Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Athlon II X4 860K is 22.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Athlon II X4 860K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 196Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 239Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 10,532 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.7 SC Int 70 80.2
42.9 SC Float 65.9 75.8
47.3 SC Mixed 68.3 78.3
54.5% 68.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
152 QC Int 259 313
127 QC Float 193 231
144 QC Mixed 234 283
51.9% 228 Pts
Min Avg Max
174 MC Int 265 312
137 MC Float 196 231
161 MC Mixed 239 283
35.3% 234 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.3
SC Float 72.1
SC Mixed 74.3
59% 74.2 Pts
QC Int 307
QC Float 226
QC Mixed 272
61% 268 Pts
MC Int 306
MC Float 227
MC Mixed 279
41% 271 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.2
SC Float 69.2
SC Mixed 71.2
57% 71.5 Pts
QC Int 279
QC Float 206
QC Mixed 254
56% 246 Pts
MC Int 277
MC Float 204
MC Mixed 245
37% 242 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
SC Int 70.7
SC Float 65.7
SC Mixed 67.9
54% 68.1 Pts
QC Int 268
QC Float 198
QC Mixed 227
52% 231 Pts
MC Int 254
MC Float 195
MC Mixed 224
34% 224 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78
SC Float 73.4
SC Mixed 75.6
61% 75.7 Pts
QC Int 220
QC Float 159
QC Mixed 197
44% 192 Pts
MC Int 219
MC Float 159
MC Mixed 198
29% 192 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 33.3
SC Float 31.7
SC Mixed 32
26% 32.3 Pts
QC Int 91.9
QC Float 81.7
QC Mixed 88.1
20% 87.2 Pts
MC Int 82
MC Float 70.3
MC Mixed 51.5
10% 67.9 Pts
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Gaming 15%
Desktop 45%
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Workstation 26%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-HD2 - $64

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $217

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AMD Athlon X4 Quad-Core Processor...

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7 days ago.

i have a 1050 ti graphics card and this processor just slows down my entire pc


27 days ago.

Great for the price, starting to show age though


1 month ago.

absolutely price/performance


14 days ago.

Best Bang for your Buck


2 months ago.

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


11 months ago.

its perfect for overclocking experiments and for on-budget builds


2 years ago.


3 months ago.



15 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.


1 month ago.

amazing strong,superoverclock CPU with 4 cores AND 4 THREADS!!!! Now say that!!! 3 years NOBODY TALK ABOUT THIS!!! Beacuse is not real tested but what write... fck


27 days ago.

it runs new games on low presets at 30fps, sometimes visible bottleneck.


4 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


5 months ago.

Was good, not so good now.


7 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


6 months ago.

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

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