CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 860K vs 7600 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

9.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon X4 860K 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon X4 860K  based on its performance, single-core performance and overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X4 860K

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X4 860K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,592 vs 1,537 Around 5% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 4,146 vs 3,928 More than 5% better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.37 GHz vs 4.02 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.45 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A8 7600

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AMD A8 7600

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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 A8 7600

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 7600
6,014

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 7600
2,062

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X4 860K
2,290,000 MB/s
A8 7600
1,970,000 MB/s

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

A8 7600
13,324

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

A8 7600
3,928

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A8 7600
5,142

PassMark (Single Core)

A8 7600
1,537

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X4 860K  vs
A8 7600 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 3.8 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
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
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s 34,133.32 MB/s

details

Athlon X4 860K  vs
A8 7600 
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.37 GHz 4.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.45 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.37 GHz 4.02 GHz

integrated graphics

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

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 9.76 pt/W 8.07 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W
AMD Athlon X4 860K
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