Average Bench: 46.2% (358th of 1089)

Based on 11,347 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 53.8% 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 260Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 70.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Athlon II X4 860K is 21.2%. 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 195Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 238Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,347 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.8 SC Int 70.2 79.8
47.2 SC Float 65.9 75.4
49.9 SC Mixed 67.8 77.5
54.4% 68 Pts
Min Avg Max
169 QC Int 260 309
136 QC Float 192 227
150 QC Mixed 232 278
51.8% 228 Pts
Min Avg Max
184 MC Int 264 311
140 MC Float 195 229
160 MC Mixed 238 283
35.1% 233 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
FM2+ , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71.4
SC Float 67.1
SC Mixed 68
55% 68.8 Pts
QC Int 261
QC Float 203
QC Mixed 250
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 282
MC Float 203
MC Mixed 254
37% 246 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
SC Int 64.3
SC Float 64.3
SC Mixed 65.6
52% 64.7 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 198
QC Mixed 240
53% 232 Pts
MC Int 268
MC Float 200
MC Mixed 237
35% 235 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71
SC Float 65.8
SC Mixed 66.7
54% 67.8 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 159
QC Mixed 220
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 250
MC Float 188
MC Mixed 224
33% 221 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Aug '14
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Gaming
Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 45%
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Workstation
Workstation 26%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-HD2 - $64

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $207

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 Comments

AMD Athlon X4 Quad-Core Processor...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

13 days ago.

Outdated and very slow compared to newer equally priced CPU such as intel i3 8100 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200


Average

2 month ago.

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


Poor

13 months ago.

its perfect for overclocking experiments and for on-budget builds


Poor

3 years ago.


Excellent

16 days 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.


Poor

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

7 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

8 months ago.

Was good, not so good now.


Good

10 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


Good

8 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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