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AMD A4-1200

AMD A4-1200

The AMD A4-1200 is a mobile dual-core SoC for tablets, which was presented in mid-2013. In addition to 2 CPU cores with a base clock speed of 1.0 GHz (no turbo), the 28-nanometer chip also integrates a Radeon HD 8180 GPU, a single-channel DDR3L-1066 memory controller as well as the Southbridge with various I/O- ports.

Architecture

Both Kabini (for notebooks) and Temash (tablets and compact subnotebooks) are based on AMD's new Jaguar architecture, which replaces the previous Bobcat models (e.g. the E-350). According to AMD, the performance per clock has been increased by about 15 percent. Furthermore, various modern instruction set extensions such as SSE up to version 4.2, AVX and AES are now supported. The finer 28-nanometer process from TSMC allows lower voltages and/or higher clock rates compared to Bobcat, as well as up to 4 CPU cores (Bobcat: 2 cores).

Performance

Due to the low clock speed of just 1.0 GHz, the performance is quite modest and similar to the old AMD C-60 or an Intel Celeron N2805. For simple office and multimedia tasks, the A4-1200 has sufficient power; however, it will quickly reach its limits in more demanding applications and games.

Graphics

The SoC integrates a Radeon HD 8180 GPU with 128 shaders, which is based on the GCN architecture. The core is clocked at 225 MHz (no turbo). On average, the HD 8210 is slightly below the Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge); however, the performance is often limited by the CPU. Recent Games (as of 2013) are therefore hardly playable. Only a few older and less demanding games will run fluently.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire SoC is rated at just 3.9 watts. Thus, the A4-1200 is suitable for slim ultraportables and passively cooled tablets.

SeriesAMD A-Series
CodenameTemash
Clock Rate1000 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)3.9 Watt
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesSSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, DDR3L-1066
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT
Announcement Date05/23/2013

CPU Benchmarks

Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 18     avg: 19 (0.63%)     max: 20 Points
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 29     avg: 31 (1.85%)     max: 33 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 506     avg: 830.7 (5.4%)     max: 1000 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 308     avg: 481.3 (10.33%)     max: 572 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 179     avg: 358 (1.1%)     max: 537 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 202     avg: 392.7 (0.58%)     max: 494 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2306     avg: 4717.3 (8.71%)     max: 6394 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 859     avg: 1405 (14.27%)     max: 1697 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 725     avg: 1144.7 (9.8%)     max: 1358 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 875     avg: 1342.7 (7.81%)     max: 1580 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 714     avg: 1020.7 (6.2%)     max: 1179 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 787     avg: 1196 (7.88%)     max: 1406 Points
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.0338     avg: 0 (0.82%)     max: 0.0338 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.544     avg: 0.5 (32.74%)     max: 0.544 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.301     avg: 0.3 (2.9%)     max: 0.301 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 2.85     avg: 2.9 (1.16%)     max: 2.85 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 11.45     avg: 11.5 (0.97%)     max: 11.45 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 447     avg: 447 (6.13%)     max: 447 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 3797.976     avg: 3798 (55.97%)     max: 3797.976 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 111.877     avg: 111.9 (78.21%)     max: 111.877 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 570     avg: 570 (4.32%)     max: 570 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1348     avg: 1348 (3.65%)     max: 1348 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 725     avg: 733 (6.12%)     max: 741 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.11     avg: 0.2 (6.18%)     max: 0.25 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.26     avg: 0.4 (0.98%)     max: 0.47 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 548     avg: 797.5 (9.35%)     max: 919 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 991     avg: 1491.3 (4.19%)     max: 1689 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 444     avg: 656.5 (8%)     max: 771 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 822     avg: 1189.3 (3.42%)     max: 1439 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 27     avg: 40.8 (92.87%)     max: 68.449 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 61     avg: 89.2 (96.97%)     max: 145.648 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1566     avg: 2088.7 (92.61%)     max: 3134.101 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 8910     avg: 8910 (4.22%)     max: 8910 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 5410     avg: 5410 (4.15%)     max: 5410 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
VIA Nano L2100
1085 
AMD Athlon Neo MV-40
1148.5 
AMD E-Series E-300
1176 
AMD A-Series A4-1200
1189.3 
Intel Core 2 Solo SU3300
1247 
AMD Z-Series Z-60
1249 
AMD A-Series A4-1250
1259.7 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

Reviews for the AMD A-Series A4-1200 processor

Asus F102BA-DF047H (AMD Radeon HD 8180, 10.1")
» Review Asus F102BA-DF047H Netbook - Review
» Asus F102BA-DF047H - External Review

Asus X102BA-BH41T (AMD Radeon HD 8180, 10.1")
» Asus X102BA-BH41T - External Review

HP Pavilion 10 TouchSmart 10z-e000 (AMD Radeon HD 8180, 10.1")
» HP Pavilion 10 TouchSmart 10z-e000 - External Review

Medion Akoya E1317T (AMD Radeon HD 8180, 10")
» Medion Akoya E1317T - External Review

Medion Akoya E1318T-MD99330 (AMD Radeon HD 8180, 10.1")
» Medion Akoya E1318T-MD99330 - External Review

Medion The Touch 10 (AMD Radeon HD 8180, 10.0")
» Medion The Touch 10 - External Review

MSI W20-3M (AMD Radeon HD 8180, 11.6")
» MSI W20-3M - External Review

MSI W20-A421 (AMD Radeon HD 8180, 11.6")
» Review MSI W20-A421 Tablet - Review

Toshiba Satellite Click W35Dt-A3300 (AMD Radeon HD 8180, 13.3")
» Toshiba Satellite Click W35Dt-A3300 - External Review

Toshiba Satellite Click W35Dt-AST2N01 (AMD Radeon HD 8180, 13.3")
» Toshiba Satellite Click W35Dt-AST2N01 - External Review

Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100 (AMD Radeon HD 8180, 13.3")
» Review Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100 Convertible - Review
» Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100 - External Review

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   2 GHz / 2 MB
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   2.2 GHz / 2 MB
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   2.7 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD A-Series A6-4400M
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-4300M
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-6210
   1.8 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-5100
   1.55 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-5050
   1.55 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-5000
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A10 Micro-6700T
   1.2 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-3310MX
   2.1 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-3320M
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series E2-3800
   1.3 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-3300M
   1.9 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-3305M
   1.9 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD A-Series A6-5345M
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD A-Series A6-1450
   1 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4 Micro-6400T
   1 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A6-4455M
   2.1 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-5145M
   2 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-4355M
   1.9 GHz / 2 MB
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   1 GHz / 2 MB
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   1 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-1200
   1 GHz / 1 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD E-Series E1-2200
   1.05 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Atom E3826
   1.46 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Celeron N2805
   1.46 GHz / 1 MB
- AMD A-Series A4-1250
   1 GHz / 1 MB
- AMD E-Series E1-2100
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-1200
   1 GHz / 1 MB
+ AMD GX-210JA
   1 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Atom Z2760
   1.8 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Atom D525
   1.8 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Atom N2650
   1.73 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Atom E3825
   1.33 GHz / 1024 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-05-19)