Average Bench: 45.4% (930th of 1452)

Based on 29,887 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]

Poor: 34%Average: 45.4% Great: 54%
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The AMD Athlon II X4 860K averaged 54.5% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 61.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 62.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Athlon II X4 860K is just 20%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Athlon II X4 860K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 175Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 174Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,887 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.2 Memory 61.7 76.1
43.4 1-Core 62.3 70.1
76.3 2-Core 112 131
47.4% 78.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
104 4-Core 170 205
120 8-Core 174 204
22.9% 172 Pts
Min Avg Max
114 64-Core 175 204
10.8% 175 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
FM2+ , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.1
1-Core 67.7
2-Core 125
53% 88 Pts
4-Core 199
8-Core 203
27% 201 Pts
64-Core 199
12% 199 Pts
FM2+ , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.3
1-Core 61.5
2-Core 118
52% 84.8 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 174
23% 174 Pts
64-Core 170
10% 170 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.5
1-Core 62.7
2-Core 96.3
47% 74.8 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 185
25% 185 Pts
64-Core 184
11% 184 Pts
FM2+ , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 58.1
1-Core 63.9
2-Core 114
47% 78.7 Pts
4-Core 154
8-Core 187
22% 170 Pts
64-Core 182
11% 182 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 51.1
1-Core 48.5
2-Core 72.4
36% 57.3 Pts
4-Core 118
8-Core 118
16% 118 Pts
64-Core 118
7% 118 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $80 @ launch in Aug '14
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Gaming 8%
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Desktop
Desktop 48%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
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Motherboard: MSI A68HM-E33 V2 (MS-7721)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $114

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 Comments

AMD Athlon X4 Quad-Core Processor...

Added 9 years ago.

Excellent

23 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

its perfect for overclocking experiments and for on-budget builds


Excellent

6 years 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

5 years ago.

Amazing CPU,with extra strong cores and overclock potential. Overclock go up to 6.3ghz without any problem. exelent for gaming,powerfull than many i5 Intel CPUs


Poor

6 years ago.

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


Poor

9 years ago.


Good

6 years 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

6 years ago.

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


Poor

4 years ago.

Meh...


Poor

6 years ago.

Luckily i didn't buy this crap.


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