Average Bench: 54.6% (589th of 1239)

Based on 20,481 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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Average average bench

The AMD Athlon II X4 860K averaged 45.3% 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 70.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 66.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Athlon II X4 860K is just 18.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Athlon II X4 860K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 229Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 230Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,481 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.7 Memory 70.1 77.9
46.9 1-Core 66.9 76.7
91.4 2-Core 129 147
54.2% 88.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
141 4-Core 227 272
150 8-Core 230 274
31.2% 228 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 64-Core 229 272
15.4% 229 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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 77.6
1-Core 75.5
2-Core 144
60% 99 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 272
37% 272 Pts
64-Core 273
18% 273 Pts
FM2+ , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.3
1-Core 67
2-Core 133
56% 90.9 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 234
32% 235 Pts
64-Core 232
16% 232 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.1
1-Core 69.1
2-Core 131
54% 89 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 234
31% 230 Pts
64-Core 228
15% 228 Pts
FM2+ , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 37
1-Core 14.7
2-Core 39.1
20% 30.3 Pts
4-Core 62.2
8-Core 93.1
10% 77.7 Pts
64-Core 88.7
6% 88.7 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,618,218 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Aug '14
AmazonUS $8519 months
OutletPCUS $9714 months
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Typical Athlon II X4 860K Builds (Compare 3,713 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
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Desktop
Desktop 49%
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Workstation
Workstation 32%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-HD2 - $64

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $327

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 Comments

AMD Athlon X4 Quad-Core Processor...

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 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

3 years ago.

its perfect for overclocking experiments and for on-budget builds


Poor

5 years ago.


Poor

14 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


Poor

2 years ago.

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


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.

Was good, not so good now.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

2 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

2 years ago.

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


Poor

3 months ago.

Meh...


Poor

2 years ago.

Luckily i didn't buy this crap.


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