Average Bench: 45.4% (397th of 1130)

Based on 14,295 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 54.6% 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 254Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 71.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Athlon II X4 860K is 24.1%. 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 191Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 231Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,295 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.7 SC Int 71.2 82.3
45 SC Float 64.9 76.1
49.4 SC Mixed 67.5 78.4
54.3% 67.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
150 QC Int 254 314
120 QC Float 188 231
128 QC Mixed 227 282
50.7% 223 Pts
Min Avg Max
165 MC Int 258 313
128 MC Float 191 230
156 MC Mixed 231 280
34.2% 227 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 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.4
SC Float 81.2
SC Mixed 83.8
67% 83.8 Pts
QC Int 338
QC Float 251
QC Mixed 300
67% 296 Pts
MC Int 341
MC Float 254
MC Mixed 313
46% 303 Pts
FM2+ , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.2
SC Float 67.8
SC Mixed 69.5
56% 70.5 Pts
QC Int 270
QC Float 196
QC Mixed 234
53% 234 Pts
MC Int 269
MC Float 204
MC Mixed 239
36% 237 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71.8
SC Float 66.4
SC Mixed 69.9
56% 69.4 Pts
QC Int 220
QC Float 178
QC Mixed 223
47% 207 Pts
MC Int 245
MC Float 181
MC Mixed 205
32% 210 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.8
SC Float 68.9
SC Mixed 54.7
53% 65.8 Pts
QC Int 244
QC Float 194
QC Mixed 228
50% 222 Pts
MC Int 265
MC Float 201
MC Mixed 242
36% 236 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 53.2
SC Float 54.6
SC Mixed 48.5
42% 52.1 Pts
QC Int 136
QC Float 113
QC Mixed 133
29% 127 Pts
MC Int 150
MC Float 148
MC Mixed 174
24% 157 Pts
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Approx. $80 @ launch in Aug '14
NeweggUS $739 months
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AmazonUS $1302 days
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Gaming 15%
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Desktop 46%
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Workstation
Workstation 26%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-HD2 - $64

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $237

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 Comments

AMD Athlon X4 Quad-Core Processor...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

10 days ago.

Gotta love bottlenecks for a gtx 1050 ti


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

5 days 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

19 months ago.

its perfect for overclocking experiments and for on-budget builds


Excellent

6 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

9 months ago.

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


Poor

3 years ago.


Terrible

13 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

14 months ago.

Was good, not so good now.


Good

16 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

14 months ago.

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


Poor

5 months ago.

Luckily i didn't buy this crap.


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