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Front view of AMD Athlon X4 860K

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon X4 860K vs the A8 6600K.

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X4 860K vs A8 6600K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6600K
6,071

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6600K
2,132

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X4 860K
2,290,000 MB/s
A8 6600K
2,330,000 MB/s

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

A8 6600K
13,140

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

A8 6600K
4,148

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A8 6600K
4,574

PassMark (Single Core)

A8 6600K
1,460

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X4 860K  vs
A8 6600K 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 4.2 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
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

power consumption

TDP 95W 100W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 9.83 pt/W 5.07 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 81.25W

details

Athlon X4 860K  vs
A8 6600K 
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 32 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.37 GHz 4.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.45 GHz 4.63 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.37 GHz 4.65 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 8570D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 844 MHz

memory controller

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