AMD A4-1250

AMD A4-1250

The AMD A4-1250 is a mobile dual-core SoC for compact subnotebooks and 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 8210 GPU, a single-channel DDR3L-1333 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. For simple office and multimedia tasks, the A4-1250 has sufficient power; however, it will quickly reach its limits in more demanding applications and games.

Graphics

The SoC integrates a Radeon HD 8210 GPU with 128 shaders, which is based on the GCN architecture. The core is clocked at 300 MHz (no turbo). On average, the HD 8210 matches the Intel HD Graphics (Ivy 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 9 watts. Thus, the A4-1250 is suitable for slim subnotebooks and 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)9 Watt
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesSSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, DDR3L-1333
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT
Announcement Date05/23/2013

CPU Benchmarks

Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 20     avg: 20.5 (1.85%)     max: 21 Points
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 32     avg: 32.5 (1.94%)     max: 33 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 30250.2     avg: 30250.2 (50.23%)     max: 30250.2 ms*
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1018     avg: 1018 (7.93%)     max: 1018 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 592     avg: 592 (16.89%)     max: 592 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 516     avg: 538 (2.2%)     max: 560 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 443     avg: 461 (0.71%)     max: 479 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5848     avg: 6081.5 (11.23%)     max: 6315 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 1816     avg: 1820.5 (19.49%)     max: 1825 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 1443     avg: 1447.5 (14.26%)     max: 1452 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 1589     avg: 1605.5 (9.47%)     max: 1622 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 1157     avg: 1162 (8.08%)     max: 1167 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1434     avg: 1439.5 (10.71%)     max: 1445 Points
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 746.9     avg: 746.9 (81.45%)     max: 746.9 ms*
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.0211     avg: 0 (0.01%)     max: 0.0344 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.03     avg: 0 (0.01%)     max: 0.0554 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.23     avg: 0.3 (0.02%)     max: 0.302 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 2.86     avg: 2.9 (1.18%)     max: 2.86 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 14.96     avg: 15 (3.13%)     max: 14.96 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 445     avg: 463.5 (6.36%)     max: 482 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 3441.191     avg: 3665.3 (57.56%)     max: 4037 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 108.42     avg: 115.9 (77.4%)     max: 128 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 607     avg: 607 (4.6%)     max: 607 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1254     avg: 1328.5 (3.32%)     max: 1403 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 696     avg: 740.5 (6.21%)     max: 785 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.09     avg: 0.2 (3.36%)     max: 0.25 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.41     avg: 0.5 (1.32%)     max: 0.47 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 816     avg: 885.3 (3.39%)     max: 925 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1576     avg: 1694.7 (2.04%)     max: 1767 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 628     avg: 663 (8.1%)     max: 698 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1188     avg: 1259.7 (3.62%)     max: 1333 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 63.306     avg: 65.4 (87.58%)     max: 67.47 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 139.918     avg: 146.2 (94.6%)     max: 152.491 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 3086.955     avg: 3123.5 (86.17%)     max: 3160.05 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 8190     avg: 8190 (3.88%)     max: 8190 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 5110     avg: 5110 (3.92%)     max: 5110 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the AMD A-Series A4-1250 processor

HP Pavilion Sleekbook TouchSmart 11-e010sg (AMD Radeon HD 8210, 11.6")
» HP Pavilion Sleekbook TouchSmart 11-e010sg - External Review

HP Pavilion SleekBook TouchSmart 11-E2V74EA (AMD Radeon HD 8210, 11.6")
» HP Pavilion SleekBook TouchSmart 11-E2V74EA - External Review

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11-e000sb (AMD Radeon HD 8210, 11.6")
» Review HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11-e000sb Notebook - Review

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11-e030sa (AMD Radeon HD 8210, 11.6")
» HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11-e030sa - External Review

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z-e000 (AMD Radeon HD 8180, 11.6")
» HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z-e000 - External Review

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   1 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Atom Z2760
   1.8 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Atom D525
   1.8 GHz / 1024 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-05-19)