All the FX CPU and A series APU side, AMD retains its Athlon name for the lower range CPU. The X4 880K is AMD’s quad-core CPU that shares the same platform as their APU, minus the graphics capability.
While the X4 480 is like the A8 range, the X4 880K performs along the lines of the AMD A10 range APU.
|Motherboard||ASUS A88X Pro|
|RAM||Kingston HyperX 2x 4GB 2400Mhz DDR3|
|Power Supply||Cooler Master V850|
|Operating System||Windows 10 64bit|
The following are the test results.
x264 – 10bit to 8bit Video Conversion
The source video is a 720p MKV file that is 90 seconds in duration. x264 settings at the slowest.
|AMD Athlon X4 880K||321|
|AMD Athlon X4 840||370|
|Intel Core i3-4130||313|
ASUS RealBench H.264
|AMD Athlon X4 880K||139|
|AMD Athlon X4 840||152|
X264 10bit to 8bit conversion was used to stress the card. Fan settings are at Auto. Room set to ~25c. Cooling done with the stock cooler.
|AMD Athlon X4 880K||49||63|
Power Consumption measurement is based on readings taken from watt-meter. Power consumption is based on entire system, comprising of the processor, a motherboard, 2 sticks of RAM and 1 fan for cooling purpose. For this setup, the power consumption is inclusive of the R7 250 graphics card. Estimated actual draw is calculated based on 90% power efficiency of PSU, and deducting an approximate of 15W for GPU, SSD and cooling fan.
|Estimated Actual Draw||111|
The AMD Athlon X4 880K Processor retails at RM 400, an excellent proposition at that price point. For example it performs like the Intel Core i3 that costs about 15% more, and it’s outperforms its A10 siblings that costs 50% – 70% more.
This makes the X4 880K the ideal choice when it comes to pairing up with a discreet GPU.