Average Bench: 51.2% (763rd of 1358)

Based on 30,599 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: 39%Average: 51.2% Great: 60%
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Average average bench

The AMD Athlon II X4 860K averaged 48.8% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 62.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 67.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Athlon II X4 860K is 20.8%. 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 Mixed Speed 233Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 233Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,599 samples)
Min Avg Max
49 Memory 62.8 75.8
47.9 1-Core 67.7 76.2
89.9 2-Core 130 149
52.1% 86.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
136 4-Core 230 272
154 8-Core 233 273
31.5% 231 Pts
Min Avg Max
150 64-Core 233 273
15.7% 233 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 71
1-Core 70.9
2-Core 131
56% 91 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 235
32% 232 Pts
64-Core 233
16% 233 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.4
1-Core 73.6
2-Core 145
56% 93.9 Pts
4-Core 267
8-Core 265
36% 266 Pts
64-Core 271
18% 271 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 61.1
1-Core 74.2
2-Core 146
55% 93.8 Pts
4-Core 269
8-Core 271
37% 270 Pts
64-Core 268
18% 268 Pts
FM2+ , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 51.8
1-Core 68.4
2-Core 132
49% 84.2 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 258
35% 255 Pts
64-Core 243
16% 243 Pts
FM2+ , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 52.8
1-Core 72.1
2-Core 132
50% 85.7 Pts
4-Core 205
8-Core 225
29% 215 Pts
64-Core 239
16% 239 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $80 @ launch in Aug '14
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Gaming 6%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 6%
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Motherboard: MSI A68HM-E33 V2 (MS-7721)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $101

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 Comments

AMD Athlon X4 Quad-Core Processor...

Added 7 years ago.

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6 months ago.

Amazing gaming performance! 10/10


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

13 days ago.

Much cheaper even have not integrated graphics, it is also good for gaming with graphics card


Terrible

2 years ago.

its perfect for overclocking experiments and for on-budget builds


Excellent

4 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

3 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

4 years ago.

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


Poor

7 years ago.


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

5 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

4 years ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

Meh...


Poor

4 years ago.

Luckily i didn't buy this crap.


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