Average Bench: 45.7% (409th of 1158)

Based on 16,915 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 54.2% 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 257Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 71.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Athlon II X4 860K is 20.7%. 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 193Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 234Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,915 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.9 SC Int 71.5 81.5
44.4 SC Float 64.4 75.1
50.4 SC Mixed 67.9 78.2
54.4% 68 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 QC Int 257 310
127 QC Float 190 226
137 QC Mixed 229 273
51.2% 225 Pts
Min Avg Max
183 MC Int 262 311
137 MC Float 193 225
161 MC Mixed 234 277
34.7% 230 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 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.8
SC Float 77.7
SC Mixed 81
64% 80.2 Pts
QC Int 327
QC Float 243
QC Mixed 296
66% 289 Pts
MC Int 326
MC Float 238
MC Mixed 297
43% 287 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.5
SC Float 70.4
SC Mixed 74.5
59% 73.8 Pts
QC Int 299
QC Float 215
QC Mixed 257
58% 257 Pts
MC Int 284
MC Float 195
MC Mixed 257
37% 245 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.3
SC Float 74.4
SC Mixed 77.4
62% 77 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 218
QC Mixed 236
55% 244 Pts
MC Int 283
MC Float 217
MC Mixed 238
37% 246 Pts
FM2+ , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 59.5
SC Float 63.6
SC Mixed 65.5
50% 62.9 Pts
QC Int 235
QC Float 187
QC Mixed 256
51% 226 Pts
MC Int 270
MC Float 200
MC Mixed 235
36% 235 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.7
SC Float 70.5
SC Mixed 74.1
58% 73.1 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 194
QC Mixed 220
49% 217 Pts
MC Int 235
MC Float 192
MC Mixed 223
33% 216 Pts
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Approx. $80 @ launch in Aug '14
NeweggUS $7316 months
AmazonUS $856 months
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Workstation 28%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-HD2 - $64

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 Comments

AMD Athlon X4 Quad-Core Processor...

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

19 days ago.

Gotta love bottlenecks for a gtx 1050 ti


Excellent

3 months ago.

Outdated and very slow compared to newer equally priced CPU such as intel i3 8100 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 days ago.

Muito bom!!!!


Excellent

7 months ago.

OC this CPU and you got a contender for an entry level eSports gaming rig. If you want AMD, pick up either Ryzen or this CPU, whichever fits your budget (mine was really low, so this 860k did nicely) (I recommend OCing RAM too if your mobo and VRMs can take it) Also really good non-OCed, but some heavier situations in games like Overwatch can sometimes prove a challenge for stock clock speed. For reference, I have mine OCed to 4GHz, 1.4V. runs cool on a Hyper 103, with highest temp being 53C


Poor

2 years ago.

its perfect for overclocking experiments and for on-budget builds


Poor

2 months 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


Excellent

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.


Poor

16 months ago.

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


Poor

4 years ago.


Terrible

20 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

21 months ago.

Was good, not so good now.


Good

23 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

21 months ago.

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


Poor

12 months ago.

Luckily i didn't buy this crap.


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