CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 860K vs 7850K among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon X4 860K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X4 860K

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AMD Athlon X4 860K

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Newer Aug, 2014 vs Jan, 2014 Release date 6 months later
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Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X4 860K vs A10 7850K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X4 860K
2,290,000 MB/s
A10 7850K
2,370,000 MB/s

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

A10 7850K
14,027

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X4 860K  vs
A10 7850K 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s 34,133.32 MB/s

details

Athlon X4 860K  vs
A10 7850K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 28 nm

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label AMD Radeon APUs GPU part factory disabled Radeon™ R7 Series

power consumption

TDP 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 9.95 pt/W 11.14 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W
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Comments

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still doesnt overclock as well as the 860k. and the 860k is better for the price in my opinion
The 860k is much better if you have an external Gpu and its like a 3rd the price. If you have a Gpu, get the 860k. Its like 50 bucks on amazon right now and the 7850k is $130. If you want just an apu/cpu then get the 7850k, but only if you dont have an external gpu.
I personally think if you have a seperate GPU, the 860K is a better option. However if you want integrated graphics, the 7850K is good.
they can both be overclocked and in fact the 860k is a much better overclocker that the 7850k
I've seen this in all of your comparisons of the A10-7850k and my O.C.D. is forcing me to correct you. The 7850k can be overclocked! That's why there is a K at the end of it... Seriously this is basic stuff.
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