Average Bench: 47% (282nd of 953)

Based on 4,073 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 52.9% 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 263Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 71.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Athlon II X4 860K is 24.1%. 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 199Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 243Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,073 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.8 SC Int 71.3 82.3
48.4 SC Float 67 77.7
48.9 SC Mixed 69.1 79.8
55.3% 69.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
150 QC Int 263 324
122 QC Float 194 238
147 QC Mixed 237 290
52.6% 231 Pts
Min Avg Max
169 MC Int 269 324
138 MC Float 199 239
157 MC Mixed 243 294
35.8% 237 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 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.7
SC Float 78.9
SC Mixed 80.3
64% 80.3 Pts
QC Int 300
QC Float 232
QC Mixed 278
61% 270 Pts
MC Int 304
MC Float 229
MC Mixed 279
41% 270 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76
SC Float 70.8
SC Mixed 72.7
59% 73.2 Pts
QC Int 295
QC Float 207
QC Mixed 264
58% 255 Pts
MC Int 297
MC Float 210
MC Mixed 260
39% 256 Pts
FM2+ , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.3
SC Float 68.7
SC Mixed 71.3
57% 71.4 Pts
QC Int 289
QC Float 207
QC Mixed 255
57% 250 Pts
MC Int 285
MC Float 207
MC Mixed 256
38% 250 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.1
SC Float 60.6
SC Mixed 66.3
53% 66.7 Pts
QC Int 291
QC Float 208
QC Mixed 255
57% 252 Pts
MC Int 280
MC Float 206
MC Mixed 257
38% 248 Pts
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AMD Athlon X4 Quad-Core Processor...

Added 2 years ago.

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2 days ago.

I cant think of a better new CPU for $63-70 shipped.


Good

20 days ago.

Best Bang for your Buck


Poor

11 days ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.


Good

4 days ago.

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


Poor

10 days ago.

AMAZING!!!!


Poor

11 days ago.

its perfect for overclocking experiments and for on-budget builds


Good

4 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.


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