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AMD FX-9800P

AMD FX-9800P

The AMD FX-9800P is a mobile mainstream SoC from the Bristol-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2016. The FX-9800P is the fastest Bristol Ridge APU with a 15-Watt TDP and the successor to the 15-Watt FX-8800P from the Carrizo generation. The ULV chip has four CPU cores (two Excavator modules = 4 integer and 2 FP units), a Radeon R7 GPU as well as a dual-channel DDR4-1866 memory controller. Carrizo is a full-fledged SoC and is also equipped with an integrated chipset, which provides all I/0 ports.

Architecture

Bristol Ridge is the successor of the Carrizo architecture and the design is almost identical. Thanks to optimized manufacturing processes and more aggressive Boost behavior, however, the clocks are a bit higher at the same power consumption. The memory controller now also supports DDR4-RAM, in this case up to 1866 MHz. More technical details are available in the following articles:

Performance

Thanks to higher clocks, the FX9800P is slightly ahead of the old 15-Watt top model FX-8800P and competes with a Intel Core i3-6100U (Skylake, 15 Watts). Compared to the Intel model, the AMD chip has a small advantage in multi-thread scenarios, but is beaten when you only stress one or two cores.

This means there is sufficient performance for typical office and web applications as well as light multitasking.

Graphics Card

The integrated Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) GPU has 512 active shader units (8 compute cores) clocked at up to 758 MHz. Thanks to the better utilization of the clock range as well as faster DDR4-RAm, the GPU can slightly beat its predecessors Radeon R7 (Carrizo) and competes with a dedicated GeForce 920MX in the best-case scenario (dual-channel memory, low CPU requirements). Many games from 2015/2016 can be played smoothly at low settings. 

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the FX-9800P with 12-15 Watts, which is comparable to Intel's ULV models. This means the APU is a good choice for thin notebooks starting with a 12-inch screen.

SeriesAMD Bristol Ridge
CodenameBristol Ridge
Clock Rate2700 - 3600 MHz
Level 2 Cache2048 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Transistor Count3100 Million
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
Die Size250 mm2
Max. Temperature90 °C
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3/DDR4-1866 Memory Controller, PCIe 3.0 x8
GPUAMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 758 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationAMD-V
Announcement Date06/01/2016
Product Link (external)AMD Bristol Ridge FX-9800P

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 74     avg: 74 (38%)     median: 74 (38%)     max: 74 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 236     avg: 236 (13%)     median: 236 (13%)     max: 236 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 5496     avg: 5496 (17%)     median: 5496 (17%)     max: 5496 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 2057     avg: 2057 (43%)     median: 2057 (43%)     max: 2057 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
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min: 14.4     avg: 14.4 (3%)     median: 14.4 (3%)     max: 14.4 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 2393     avg: 2393 (15%)     median: 2393 (15%)     max: 2393 points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 0.91     avg: 0.9 (41%)     median: 0.9 (41%)     max: 0.91 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 2.86     avg: 2.9 (14%)     median: 2.9 (14%)     max: 2.86 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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min: 33     avg: 33 (7%)     median: 33 (7%)     max: 33 Seconds
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Reviews for the AMD Bristol Ridge FX-9800P processor

Asus X555QG (AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), 15.6")
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Other CPUs of the series AMD Bristol Ridge

» AMD Bristol Ridge FX-9830P
   3 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge PRO A12-9830B
   3 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge FX-9800P
   2.7 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge PRO A12-9800B
   2.7 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge A12-9700P
   2.5 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge A10-9600P
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge A9-9410
   2.9 GHz / 0 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge A6-9210
   2.4 GHz / 0 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge E2-9010
   2 GHz / 0 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i5 7Y54
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i3 6157U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 7100U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 6100U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 4110M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge FX-9800P
   2.7 GHz / 2 MB
+ AMD Bristol Ridge PRO A12-9800B
   2.7 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core i5 2450M
   2.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3517U
   1.9 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ AMD Phenom II X4 (Desktop) 905e
   2.5 GHz / KB
+ Intel Core i7 620M
   2.66 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-10-24)