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Front view of AMD Athlon X4 860K

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AMD Athlon X4 860K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Newer Aug, 2014 vs Aug, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of AMD A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A300 Accelerated

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Athlon X4 860K  vs A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A300 Accelerated 

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X4 860K  vs
A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A300 Accelerated 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866

details

Athlon X4 860K  vs
A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A300 Accelerated 
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 32 nm

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A AMD Radeon 065 W
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 760 MHz

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
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W
AMD Athlon X4 860K
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AMD A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A300 Accelerated
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