Average Bench: 52.5% (657th of 1264)

Based on 19,625 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: 52.5% Great: 60%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The AMD Athlon II X4 860K averaged 47.4% 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 66.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 66.4Pts

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

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 229Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 229Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,625 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.4 Memory 66.2 77.2
39.2 1-Core 66.4 75.8
90.2 2-Core 128 148
52.7% 86.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
130 4-Core 226 270
145 8-Core 229 273
31% 227 Pts
Min Avg Max
139 64-Core 229 276
15.3% 229 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.8
1-Core 74.6
2-Core 126
58% 92.8 Pts
4-Core 254
8-Core 264
35% 259 Pts
64-Core 267
18% 267 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.8
1-Core 73.9
2-Core 144
57% 95.2 Pts
4-Core 259
8-Core 237
34% 248 Pts
64-Core 249
17% 249 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 61
1-Core 72.7
2-Core 143
54% 92.3 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 255
35% 258 Pts
64-Core 254
17% 254 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.4
1-Core 67.4
2-Core 126
54% 87.9 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 209
26% 194 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,215,185 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Aug '14
AmazonUS $8522 months
OutletPCUS $9718 months
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Typical Athlon II X4 860K Builds (Compare 812 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
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Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-HD2 - $64

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $182

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 Comments

AMD Athlon X4 Quad-Core Processor...

Added 5 years ago.

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24 days ago.

Amazing gaming performance! 10/10


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

23 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


Terrible

3 months ago.

its perfect for overclocking experiments and for on-budget builds


Poor

5 years ago.


Poor

18 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

2 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

2 years ago.

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


Poor

3 years ago.

Was good, not so good now.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

3 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

3 years ago.

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


Poor

7 months ago.

Meh...


Poor

2 years ago.

Luckily i didn't buy this crap.


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