Average Bench: 42.5% (458th of 1196)

Based on 19,039 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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Poor: 29%Average: 42.5% Great: 50%
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The AMD Athlon II X4 860K averaged 57.5% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 67.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 130Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Athlon II X4 860K is 20.4%. 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 19,039 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.1 1-Core 67.2 77.9
85.8 2-Core 130 150
46.5% 98.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 4-Core 230 278
156 8-Core 233 278
31.6% 231 Pts
Min Avg Max
159 64-Core 233 277
15.7% 233 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.3
2-Core 132
48% 101 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 250
32% 238 Pts
64-Core 241
16% 241 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.7
2-Core 126
47% 98.1 Pts
4-Core 223
8-Core 211
30% 217 Pts
64-Core 217
15% 217 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 41.3
2-Core 134
38% 87.6 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 247
32% 240 Pts
64-Core 249
17% 249 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 33.2
2-Core 120
33% 76.7 Pts
4-Core 253
8-Core 241
34% 247 Pts
64-Core 241
16% 241 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,858,666 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Aug '14
AmazonUS $8512 months
OutletPCUS $978 months
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Typical Athlon II X4 860K Builds (Compare 3,068 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
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Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-HD2 - $64

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $329

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 Comments

AMD Athlon X4 Quad-Core Processor...

Added 4 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

3 months ago.

Great budget CPU for work and gaming. Benefits a lot off of overclocking, giving you similar performance to a Core i3 processor that is almost twice the cost.


Good

2 months 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.

cool cold fast


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 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


Excellent

3 months ago.

its good cpu


Poor

2 years ago.

its perfect for overclocking experiments and for on-budget builds


Poor

8 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

19 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

22 months ago.

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


Poor

4 years ago.


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

19 months ago.

Luckily i didn't buy this crap.


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