Average Bench: 51.1% (715th of 1316)

Based on 20,115 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]

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 63Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 67.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Athlon II X4 860K is 20.3%. 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 230Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 231Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,115 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.3 Memory 63 75.5
46.5 1-Core 67.3 75.9
91.8 2-Core 129 149
52% 86.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
130 4-Core 227 275
155 8-Core 231 278
31.2% 229 Pts
Min Avg Max
148 64-Core 230 274
15.4% 230 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 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 79.6
2-Core 155
65% 106 Pts
4-Core 288
8-Core 293
40% 291 Pts
64-Core 287
19% 287 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.8
1-Core 68.2
2-Core 137
58% 94.7 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 239
33% 243 Pts
64-Core 227
15% 227 Pts
FM2+ , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 61.4
1-Core 83.8
2-Core 160
59% 102 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 298
41% 299 Pts
64-Core 299
20% 299 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,036,505 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $80 @ launch in Aug '14
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Typical Athlon II X4 860K Builds (Compare 4,977 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 6%
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Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 5%
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Motherboard: MSI A68HM-E33 V2 (MS-7721)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $120

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 Comments

AMD Athlon X4 Quad-Core Processor...

Added 6 years ago.

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2 months ago.

Amazing gaming performance! 10/10


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Average

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

12 months ago.

its perfect for overclocking experiments and for on-budget builds


Poor

2 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


Excellent

3 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

6 years ago.


Poor

3 years ago.

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


Terrible

3 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

16 months ago.

Meh...


Poor

3 years ago.

Luckily i didn't buy this crap.


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