AMD A10-7400P vs AMD A8-7200P

AMD A10-7400P

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The quad-core AMD A10-7400P is a mid-range processor based on the Kaveri architecture. It was revealed in June 2014 for notebooks and is manufactured by GlobalFoundries using a 28 nm SHP process. In addition to having two CPU modules for a total of four integer cores clocked at 2.5 - 3.4 GHz, the AMD chip also integrates a Radeon R6 GPU clocked at up to 654 MHz with 384 GCN shaders and a dual-channel DDR3-1866 memory controller.

Architecture 

Kaveri is the successor to the 2013 Richland architecture (e.g. A10-5750M). The revised CPU cores, codenamed Steamroller, represent the third generation of the module-based Bulldozer design. A number of major changes include modified decoders (now one per integer core), optimized branch prediction, and increased L1 I-cache from 64 KB to 96 KB per module. These revisions boost the performance per clock slightly over a similarly clocked Richland APU. For more details about the AMD Kaveri architecture, see our detailed analysis here:

Analysis of the AMD Kaveri Notebook Platform

Performance 

According to the clock rates, the A10-7400P should offer a CPU performance level similar to the Sandy Bridge-based Intel Core i3-2330M or 2350M. Overall, the A10-7400P will be sufficient for multitasking daily workloads (Office, Internet browsing, multimedia) as well as more demanding programs.

Graphics

The Radeon R6 (Kaveri) GPU of the A10-7400P features a core clock of up to 654 MHz and 384 shader units. Since the GPU is based on AMD's GCN 1.1 architecture, both DirectX 11.2 "Tier 2" and Mantle are supported. Furthermore, the GPU can be used for general purpose computing in various applications, such as Adobe Photoshop via the OpenCL API. 

In terms of 3D performance, the GPU benefits from its high raw computational power and memory support up to DDR3-1866. Thus, the Radeon R6 is just slightly behind a dedicated GeForce GT 730M and can handle many current games at low or medium settings at WXGA resolution.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire APU is rated at 35 Watts, which is similar to other competing mid-range models. As a result, the A10-7400P is best suited for 14-inch notebooks or larger.

AMD A8-7200P

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The quad-core AMD A8-7200P is a mid-range processor based on the Kaveri architecture. It was revealed in June 2014 for notebooks and is manufactured by GlobalFoundries using a 28 nm SHP process. In addition to having two CPU modules for a total of four integer cores clocked at 2.4 - 3.3 GHz, the AMD chip also integrates a Radeon R5 GPU clocked at up to 626 MHz with 256 GCN shaders and a dual-channel DDR3-1866 memory controller.

Architecture 

Kaveri is the successor to the 2013 Richland architecture (e.g. A10-5750M). The revised CPU cores, codenamed Steamroller, represent the third generation of the module-based Bulldozer design. A number of major changes include modified decoders (now one per integer core), optimized branch prediction, and increased L1 I-cache from 64 KB to 96 KB per module. These revisions boost the performance per clock slightly over a similarly clocked Richland APU. For more details about the AMD Kaveri architecture, see our detailed analysis here:

Analysis of the AMD Kaveri Notebook Platform

Performance 

According to the clock rates, the A8-7200P should offer a CPU performance level similar to the Sandy Bridge-based Intel Core i3-2310M or 2330M. Overall, the A8-7200P will be sufficient for multitasking daily workloads (Office, Internet browsing, multimedia) as well as more demanding programs.

Graphics

The Radeon R5 (Kaveri) GPU of the A8-7200P features a core clock of up to 626 MHz and 256 shader units. Since the GPU is based on AMD's GCN 1.1 architecture, both DirectX 11.2 "Tier 2" and Mantle are supported. Furthermore, the GPU can be used for general purpose computing in various applications, such as Adobe Photoshop via the OpenCL API. 

In terms of 3D performance, the GPU benefits from its DDR3-1866 memory support. Thus, the Radeon R5 is roughly as fast as a dedicated GeForce GT 720M and can handle many current games at low or medium settings at (W)XGA resolution.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire APU is rated at 35 Watts, which is similar to other competing mid-range models. As a result, the A8-7200P is best suited for 14-inch notebooks or larger.

AMD A10-7400PAMD A8-7200P
AMD KaveriAMD Kaveri
KaveriKaveri
: Kaveri Kaveri
AMD FX-7600P (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 4
» AMD A10-7400P2500 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-7200P2400 - 3300 MHz4 / 4
AMD FX-7500 (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10 Pro-7350B (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-7300 (compare)1900 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8 Pro-7150B (compare)1900 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-7100 (compare)1800 - 3000 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6 Pro-7050B (compare)2200 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-7000 (compare)2200 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
AMD FX-7600P (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-7400P2500 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
» AMD A8-7200P2400 - 3300 MHz4 / 4
AMD FX-7500 (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10 Pro-7350B (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-7300 (compare)1900 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8 Pro-7150B (compare)1900 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-7100 (compare)1800 - 3000 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6 Pro-7050B (compare)2200 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-7000 (compare)2200 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
2500 - 3400 MHz2400 - 3300 MHz
4 MB4 MB
4 / 44 / 4
35 35
2410 2410
28 28
245 mm2245 mm2
102 °C102 °C
BGA (FP3)BGA (FP3)
SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMA, DDR3-1866 ControllerSSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMA, DDR3-1866 Controller
iGPUAMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri) (576 - 654 MHz)AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) (553 - 626 MHz)
AMD Kaveri A10-7400PAMD Kaveri A8-7200P

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