Athlon x4 860K Launching next week

Athlon 860K

Athlon x4 860K Launching next week

Athlon x4 860K Launching next week


[email protected] has revealed that AMD's upcoming Quad core Steamroller CPU (Not APU), the Athlon x4 860K, will be available worldwide from next week.


Athlon x4 860K Launching next week  

I find this CPU to be exceptionally interesting as it has the potential to be a fantastic budget performer. The Athlon II x4 860K essentially is a Kaveri Quad core without the GPU portion enabled, meaning that this Quad core contains 4 Steamroller Cores with an unlocked multiplier, a good addition to AMD's FM2+ Lineup.

The TDP is expected to be around 95W and be clocked at around 3.7GHz, but at present AMD have not released any documentation on this CPU. Pricing of this CPU also needs to be confirmed, but it simply has to be cheaper than AMD's Quad core APUs, which means that this CPU is squarely aimed at the budget segment of the market.

Given the popularity of the last generation FM2 Athlon 760K, I would expect this CPU to fly off the shelves and into budget systems but now we have decent competition from Intel here with the Pentium 20th anniversary, or Pentium K as we like to call it. We have asked AMD for a review sample of this CPU, so hopefully we can test and then tell you which of these two CPUs are the budget performance king.

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12-09-2014, 05:32:50

2 cores 4 modules though?Quote

12-09-2014, 05:42:21

Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
2 cores 4 modules though?
Technically speaking yes, but it will act as a quad core, the whole module stuff is nonsense anyway.

It will be interesting to see how well this performs against the Pentium 20th anniversary.Quote

12-09-2014, 05:43:17

This+the crossblade+some decent watercooling...
PentiumK killer? We'll find out.

12-09-2014, 05:49:14

Originally Posted by Thelosouvlakia View Post
This+the crossblade+some decent watercooling...
PentiumK killer? We'll find out.
Decent watercooling that costs more than the CPU? lolQuote

12-09-2014, 05:51:55

Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Decent watercooling that costs more than the CPU? lol
People are watercooling their Pentium chips... *glares at Barnsley*

Hope this is a good successor to the 760k, that was a proper good chip for the money for people who wanted to game on extreme budgets (allowed for a 300 pound gaming system that was actually half decent).Quote

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