AMD FM2+ Athlon X4 860K Unlocked Black Edition CPU/Processor

AMD Athlon X4 860K Black Edition, FM2+, Kaveri, Quad Core, 3.7GHz, 4GHz Boost, 95W, with Near-Silent Cooler, Retail

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Product Overview Now you can create exactly what you want using a top-of-the-line Athlon II X4 860K Black Edition processor.

Do more of the things you want to in less time and enhance your digital life with the multi-core performance and energy efficiency of AMD Athlon X4 760K Black Edition processor-based desktop systems. When combined with superior AMD Radeon™ HD graphics card, systems based on the AMD Athlon processor deliver a vivid visual experience, superior multi-tasking, and exceptional digital media performance with next-generation energy efficiency.

Please note: This CPU does NOT have an in-built GPU Features • Unlocked AMD Athlon X4 860K Black Edition Processor
• Better Multi-Tasking Means Increased Productivity
• Setting the Pace in Digital Media
• Get more Power using less Power
• AMD PowerNow!™ Technology (Cool’n’Quiet™ Technology)
• AMD64 Technology
• Enhanced Virus Protection
• AMD Athlon Processor Architecture Performance
• Ready for the 64-bit future
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* AMD's product warranty does not cover damage caused by overclocking even when overclocking is enabled via AMD OverDrive™ software.
Specifications
Specifications
CPU Type Athlon X4
CPU Model 860K Black Edition
Socket FM2+
Core Quad Core
Core Name Kaveri
Core Size 28 nm
Clock Speed 3.7 GHz
Turbo Speed 4 GHz
Unclocked Core Multiplier Yes
Graphics Chipset N/A
Graphics Cores N/A
Graphics Clock N/A
FSB/HT Speed  
Max. Memory Speed DDR3 - 2133
L1 Cache (Total) 2 x 96 KB instruction caches, 4 x 16 KB data cache
L2 Cache (Total) 2MB x 2
L3 Cache (Total)  
Voltage 0.8875-1.425 (V)
Wattage 95W
Max. Temperature 72.4 °C
Heatsink Active (With Heat Sink Fan)
Package Type Retail
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
12 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
12 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
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01276 932318
Reviews
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great budget enthusiast processor Being a hardware enthusiast I had to buy one of these, just to see what it could do. The answer is, it does stuff really well! You can spend a lot of time reading reviews and write ups, I know I do. Many of these reviews will basically paint the 860k in a poor light. After testing this processor I find it difficult to agree with the reviews. I've tested an i3-4160 and it is a superb processor, but I would argue the day-to-day performance of the 860k (when tweaked) is on par. Many of the reviews will pit it against the Pentium but I really can't see how the Pentium would be able to keep up. I think if you are after a budget processor for gaming you have two choices, if you have no interest in overclocking and you simply want to plug the processor into the board and that's it then go for a high clocked i3. If you like overclocking and playing with your machine at the BIOS level then buy this. I have overclocked this processor to 4.3ghz at pretty much stock volts, I needed to bump it slightly as my board (AsRock a88x extreme4+) has quite a bit of vdroop and only an on/off LLC setting that quite frankly doesn't cut the mustard. That said I must recommend this processor with some caveats, as I have previously mentioned it is more of an enthusiast processor and to get the most out of it you really need to spend some time overclocking, testing and benchmarking to squeeze the best performance from it. Secondly it isn't as 'budget' as it's price would suggest. It will end up costing you similarly as much as an i3 system because you need a decent board (88x chipset) and you NEED a new cooler. The stock cooler is not adequate, the material and the fin design is poor and the fan is noisy as soon as it gets over 40%. It will struggle to keep the processor <70c at stock clocks under heavy load. In contrast I am running a Corsair H90 closed loop liquid cooler and the chip does not go 50c+ under Prime95 testing. The poor provided cooler is my prime reason for marking this product down one point for value and two points for quality. 19 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Highly Recommended MUST BUY!!! I have this CPU in my Gaming PC and It has been absolutely incredible. Paired with 8GB 1600 Mhz Dual Channel RAM and an EVGA 2GB GT 740 I can run even some of the most recent games and have no worries. I can play Dying Light with highest possible settings and it doesn't even find it remotely difficult to run. For the price I doubt you will find anything that is as good as this. I seriously suggest this if you are building a Gaming PC with a tight budget, it is most certainly worth the money. 12 January 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great choice for budget and mid-range builds, good upgrade on FM2+ socket This AMD chip is best proof that a CPU for ~60 pounds can meet today's demands. This processor is one of the best performers you can get and is probably the best value for the price you can get in the world. With the price value it only competes with 6 core FX6300. What you get in the box: - AMD chip - Stock cooler - AMD Athlon sticker for those who like to decorate their cases CPU performance - 4/5 At 3.7GHz it manages to serve OS pretty quickly in terms of web browsing,multitasking, complex calculations and more demanding file compression. It will run most high-end games (you do not need super 8 core chips these days yet), and you will still have plenty room for background tasks. Example: Witcher 3 (I think this could be best reference) consumes 45-50% of CPU, while mostly focused on GPU ( I paired it with R9 380 so you can see CPU does not play a huge role. Overclocking - 4/5 I have managed to overclock at 4.3 at stable without voltage increase and no little clock reduction with corsair h90. Please bear in mind that 4.4GHZ and higher will give unstable frequencies and dropping perfomance up to 20% which could be drawback for some overclockers. Power consumption and TDP - 4/5 I think 95W matches its architecture and will produce moderate amount of heat which can be easily dealed with £20 coolers (I suggest Cooler Master ones) even with good overclock. It will be absolutely fantastic with hydro coolers giving a super stable maximum 4.3GHz speeds. Stock cooler is just good for base clock speed as it will come very noise due to overheating CPU on higher so I do not recommend fitting it at all. Compatibility Please make sure your motherboard BIOS is updated to its newest version for this processor even if manufacturer says it supports Kaveri type. Some older motherboards with FM2+ will just not post with this CPU if not updated/supported. Limitations Maximum memory speed of 1866Mhz, high-end GPUs over R9 380 or GTX970 will be limited and will not use its fully graphics potential. Overall quality and performance is excellent for asked price. By the way this is the fastest CPU you can get for the FM2+ socket. 08 January 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good all round I decided to buy this processor for a gaming machine. While I could have possibly found better value for money with Intel at this budget range, I decided to go with AMD. Easily clocked mine at 4.1 Ghz, but don't have any plans on clocking it further. Quite happy churning the day to day tasks as well as most games quite comfortably. 12 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Performance Overclocked and cooled with a Seidon 120v v2 and the combo works great on a budget. With the right GPU it runs games on highest settings without a problem. 24 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fast processor, stable and good for gaming. I bought this as a side-grade from a Phenom II X4 3.2GHz. I have found the whole system much snappier. Lightroom does not freeze any more and is noticeably faster. It was much better than I expected. I think the RAM makes a big difference too going from 1333/1600MHz to 2133MHz on the new platform. I was considering an i5 but for the price difference I went for an R9 390 rather than an R9 380. Made a much bigger difference in games than a CPU ever will. Only one issue, check motherboard compatibility before ordering. If you are unsure ask Scan support. They know their stuff and can update the bios on the motherboard before it ships. Otherwise you may end up needing to get a cheap FM2 processor just to update the BIOS. 03 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bang For Buck! Love the price and love the performance, i went form an i3 ivybridge to AMD FM2. to give some perspective, archiving 4gb took nearly half an hour with Intel. I just zipped 4gb in less than 10 minutes, with 8GB RAM. i have an artic cooler which is huge, i started to panic about temps (50 degrees + ) but research into this its normal for AMD. Lovin it. 01 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by EASY OVERCLOCK FOR THE MONEY I CAN NOT FAULT THIS CPU BUILT A BACK UP COMPUTER AND ITS RUNS ALL MY GAMES PERFECT.AND WILL OVER CLOCK EASY, 22 May 2015
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And if it does, what are the dimensions of it? I want to put this in a Mini ITX case.
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It does come with a stock cooler.
I can't remember the dimensions of it, but it wasn't huge. However, it's very loud! If that doesn't bother you, then you might get away with it in an ITX chassis.
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Yes, It comes with a stock cooler, its dimensions are more than enough to give plenty room in ITX cases. I suggest you using other low profile coolers if you want more quiet coolers and less temperatures.
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Yes, and the cooler is 50h x 76w x 70d (mm).
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Hi,
Can I use this CPU with the MSI AMD A78M-E45 V2.
I have a separate graphics card, so I don't require onboard graphics.
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Yes that is compatible.
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I am afraid you might need to fully update your BIOS in order to serve Kaveri type AMDs especially 860K. Check BIOS version on your motherboard and manufacturers website for compatibilty.

If it is updated you should be all right, just insert the chip and it will post succesfully.
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check for compatibility for the mobo on Kavari Chips. Bios update may be required
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PCIE x16 version

Hi when paired with an Asus Crossblade would the board still operate the PCIE x16 version 3.0 at 3.0 speeds?

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Yes this should work as expected.

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AMD FM2+ Athlon X4 860K Unlocked Black Edition CPU/Processor
AMD FM2+ Athlon X4 860K Unlocked Black Edition CPU/Processor