AMD A12-9700P vs AMD PRO A8-9600B

AMD A12-9700P

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The AMD A12-9700P is a mainstream SoC from the Bristol-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2016. The ULV chip with a TDP of 15 Watts (can be configured to 12 Watts) has four CPU cores (two Excavator modules), 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

The performance of the A12-9700P is between the two 15-Watt processors A10-9600P and FX-9800P, and therefore roughly on par with a 15-Watt Core i3 from the Skylake or Kaby Lake series, respectively. 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. Due to the TDP limitation, the performance of the A12-9700P will drop significantly under sustained workloads.

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 A12-9700P with 15 Watts, which is comparable to Intel's ULV models. This means the CPU is a good choice for thin notebooks starting with a 12-inch screen.

AMD PRO A8-9600B

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The AMD PRO A8-9600B is a mid-range APU of the Bristol Ridge series (7th generation of APUs) with 4 CPU-cores (two Excavator modules) clocked at 2.4 - 3.3 GHz. It is intended for business laptops and features the same specifications as the consumer AMD A10-9600P SoC.

It was announced in mid 2016 and is based on the same silicon as Carrizo but with more and refined features. It is a ULV-chip with a TDP of 15 Watt and integrates a Radeon R5 graphics card (384 shader cores / 6 compute cores) and a dual-channel DDR4-1866 memory controller. As Carrizo its a full featured SoC that offers all I/O ports on the chip.

The A10-9600P is slightly faster than the old 15-Watt top model of Carrizo, the FX-8800P. Therefore, the CPU performance is similar to a Broadwell 15 Watt Core i3 like The i3-5010U. See our Bristol Ridge article for more information on the architecture and improvements compared to Carrizo.

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AMD FX-9830P (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9830B (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz4 / 4
AMD FX-9800P (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9800B (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9720P (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 4
» AMD A12-9700P2500 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9620P (compare)2500 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9600P (compare)2400 - 3300 MHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A8-9600B2400 - 3300 MHz4 / 4
AMD FX-9830P (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9830B (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz4 / 4
AMD FX-9800P (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9800B (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9720P (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9700P2500 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9620P (compare)2500 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9600P (compare)2400 - 3300 MHz4 / 4
» AMD PRO A8-9600B2400 - 3300 MHz4 / 4
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3100 3100
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Dual-Channel DDR3/DDR4-1866 Memory Controller, PCIe 3.0 x8Dual-Channel DDR3/DDR4-1866 Memory Controller, PCIe 3.0 x8
iGPUAMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 758 MHz)AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 720 MHz)
AMD Bristol Ridge A12-9700PAMD Bristol Ridge A8-9600B

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 222     avg: 225.5     median: 225 (5%)     max: 229 Points
203 Points (5%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 78     avg: 79     median: 79 (36%)     max: 80 Points
71 Points (33%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1     avg: 2.3     median: 2 (5%)     max: 2 Points
2.4 Points (5%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.9 Points (43%)
0.8 Points (42%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2262     avg: 2429     median: 2429 (27%)     max: 2596 Points
2336 Points (26%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 5148     avg: 6168     median: 6168 (9%)     max: 7188 Points
5703 Points (9%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
577.1 seconds (7%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
16.8 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
1462 KB/s (17%)
1444 KB/s (17%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
16.7 fps (0%)
13.3 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
84.6 fps (31%)
70 fps (26%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (11%)
0.2 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (12%)
0.3 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.8 GB/s (9%)
1.5 GB/s (8%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3344     avg: 3498     median: 3498 (23%)     max: 3652 Points
2930 Points (20%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
19.2 Seconds (4%)
19.5 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
42.1 Seconds (2%)
43.7 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
979.8 Seconds (4%)
999.7 Seconds (4%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
7608 Points (11%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2524     avg: 2527     median: 2527 (13%)     max: 2530 points
2081 points (11%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
25886 Points (17%)
21428 Points (14%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
25743 Points (31%)
23396 Points (28%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
27373 Points (32%)
24627 Points (28%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2283     avg: 2306     median: 2306 (6%)     max: 2329 Points
2071 Points (5%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2981     avg: 3124.5     median: 3124 (10%)     max: 3268 Points
2427 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
4436 Points (36%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
3385 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
5779 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5660 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
5124 Points (12%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5371     avg: 5464     median: 5464 (7%)     max: 5557 Points
4764 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2062     avg: 2091     median: 2091 (43%)     max: 2120 Points
1965 Points (40%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
5824 Points (15%)
5002 Points (13%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2308 Points (47%)
2102 Points (43%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
22947 Points (8%)
21257 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
4899 Points (16%)
4389 Points (15%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2158 Points (36%)
1991 Points (33%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2139 Points (34%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
4506 Points (8%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2058.6 ms (3%)
2552.1 ms (4%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
164.9 ms (2%)
177.7 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
19404 Points (37%)
15170 Points (29%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
31.9 Watt (7%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
33.3 Watt (6%)

Average Benchmarks AMD A12-9700P → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD PRO A8-9600B → 93%

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