AMD Athlon X4 880K Processor Review & Overclocking to 4.5 GHz

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General Performance Testing

General Performance Testing will consist of using several benchmarks that should provide a good glimpse at the AMD 880K overall performance.  These benchmarks will provide a good idea of what it can do for the average home user.

SiSoftware Sandra CPU Arithmetic Benchmark

AMD Athlon X4 880K

AMD Athlon X4 880K SiSoftware Sandra Processor Arithmetic

SiSoftware Sandra Multi-Media

AMD Athlon X4 880K

AMD Athlon X4 880K SiSoftware Sandra Multi-Media

Cinebench R15

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AMD Athlon X4 880K Cinebench R15

PCMark 8 Advanced Home Overall Score

AMD Athlon X4 880K

AMD Athlon X4 880K PCMark 8 Home Advanced

CPUz Bench

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AMD Athlon X4 880K CPUz Bench

Handbrake

AMD Athlon X4 880K

AMD Athlon X4 880K Handbrake 10.5 Encoding

Legit Reviews Benchmark Results:  Taking a look at the benchmarks, we can start to see a trend.  In tests where a single core is tested, the cheap Intel G4400 has a slight advantage over the AMD 880K.  However, most applications are quickly becoming multi-core/multi-threaded capable, which is where we start to see the AMD 880K take the lead; for a low cost solution, it is starting to show promise.

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  • William Gozali

    I run an 880k with stock fan (Non Overclocked) and my idle temp I got range between 50 to 60 celcius. and when I load game such as Ark Survival Evolved, the temp would rise to 75 – 80 celcius and constantly stays there. After a while, the game would quit back to desktop. Anyone know why I am getting such high reading for my temperature? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/efe59787b4e79b75d5755ffd9ac76f00ff2394fc2ec256d51512d5daa04e76df.jpg

    • andrewi

      Airflow. Almost certainly airflow. If your CPU overheats mid game and over 20mins has passed, this means your case is gradually warming up to the point that the air going through the coolers themselves is warm and thus not great at taking away heat. You need to look at your case, wiring and case fans etc etc and get some cool air moving in.

    • jrglol

      i have an 880k i ran it at 4.5 ghz with no problems, but i think the temp readings are inaccurate because i use biostar a88mq mobo which has a temp monitor, i played gta v for about 2 hours then i forced restart the sys, go into the bios and it was reading around 47 celcius. i put my hand aroung the exhuast fan and it warm NOT HOT.

  • Bob

    what was your voltage

  • Max nordin

    I have an 880k clocked at 4,5 and i am never getting over 40 fps and average is below 30fps in GTA v at any resuloution. This is paired with a MSI 960 4gb which would not bottle neck this CPU at all! Is something wrong? I have 8 gig dddr3 ram, stock cooler (running very cool) and a 450w PSU. And yes my GPU is not disabled!

    • andrewi

      Something is very wrong, but it’s not necessarily the CPU. Maybe drivers. I can get 30fps on a 560ti with this chip, and that’s definitely a GPU bottleneck. Look at a bigger PSU as you may be limited there. Remember that 450w is how much it takes from the wall, not how much it gives to your parts so when you buy a $20 450W unit, it can be up to 50% efficient, giving only 200W to your computer and giving you what looks like major gremlins.

  • >savt

    question; why not include an i3 in the comparison for this review?

    • Steven Kean

      I didn’t have one on hand to test 🙁 Wish I could get all the processors needed to cover all the bases. I am looking forward to Intel’s Kaby Lake i3 Overclocking processor though…hope to have one.

      • andrewi

        Guess you need to do a Ryzen 3 one instead with all the news.