Average Bench: 36.5% (429th of 1182)

Based on 17,183 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 average bench

The AMD Athlon II X4 860K averaged 63.4% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 66.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 128Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Athlon II X4 860K is just 19.7%. 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 228Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,183 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.6 1-Core 66.8 76.4
78.2 2-Core 128 147
46% 97.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
135 4-Core 226 270
141 8-Core 228 271
30.9% 227 Pts
Min Avg Max
139 64-Core 229 271
15.4% 229 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
FM2+ , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 71.3
2-Core 137
49% 104 Pts
4-Core 257
8-Core 261
35% 259 Pts
64-Core 255
17% 255 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 75.3
2-Core 145
52% 110 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 264
35% 258 Pts
64-Core 268
18% 268 Pts
FM2+ , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70
2-Core 137
49% 104 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 243
32% 239 Pts
64-Core 248
17% 248 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.3
2-Core 129
47% 99.3 Pts
4-Core 188
8-Core 203
26% 196 Pts
64-Core 218
15% 218 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,208,212 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $80 @ launch in Aug '14
AmazonUS $8510 months
OutletPCUS $976 months
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Gaming
Gaming 25%
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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: 45% - Average Total price: $331

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 Comments

AMD Athlon X4 Quad-Core Processor...

Added 4 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 month 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

18 days ago.

Outdated and very slow compared to newer equally priced CPU such as intel i3 8100 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 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

1 month ago.

its good cpu


Poor

2 years ago.

its perfect for overclocking experiments and for on-budget builds


Poor

6 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

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

17 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

4 years ago.


Poor

2 years ago.

Was good, not so good now.


Terrible

24 months 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

16 months ago.

Luckily i didn't buy this crap.


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