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Front view of AMD Athlon X4 860K

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X4 860K

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
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 Jan, 2014 Release date 7 months later
Front view of AMD A6 6420K

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AMD A6 6420K

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X4 860K vs A6 6420K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 6420K
3,501

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 6420K
2,245

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X4 860K
2,290,000 MB/s
A6 6420K
2,770 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A6 6420K
2,251

PassMark (Single Core)

A6 6420K
1,428

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X4 860K  vs
A6 6420K 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

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
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s 12,800 MB/s

details

Athlon X4 860K  vs
A6 6420K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 32 nm

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon HD 8000 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 9.83 pt/W 1.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W
AMD Athlon X4 860K
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