AMD A4-9120 vs AMD A6-9220e

AMD A4-9120

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The AMD A4-9120 is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2017. At its launch, the A4-9210 is a mid-range Stoney Ridge processor (dual-core version of Bristol Ridge) and integrates two CPU cores (one Excavator module with 2 integer and on FP unit) clocked between 2.2 - 2.5 GHz. It also includes a Radeon R3 GPU with 128 shaders at 655 MHz, as well as a single-channel DDR4-2133 memory controller, H.265 video engine and chipset with all I/O ports.

Architecture

Stoney 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 2133 MHz. Stoney Ridge is the designation for the smaller dual-core and single-core chip, while Bristol Ridge is the bigger quad-core chip with dual-channel memory controller. More technical details are available in the following articles:

Performance

Because of the significantly lower clock range, the A4-9120 should be noticeably slower than the A6-9210 or A9-9410.

Graphics Card

The integrated Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) GPU offers only 2 CUs (=128 shaders) and a core clock of 655 MHz. More details about the GPU are available in the linked articles above. 

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the A4-9120 with 15 Watts, but it can be configured between 10-15 Watts. This means the APU is a good choice for thin and light notebooks.

AMD A6-9220e

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The AMD A6-9220e is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2017. The 9220e is an entry-level Stoney Ridge processor (dual-core version of Bristol Ridge) and integrates two CPU cores (one Excavator module with 2 integer and on FP unit) clocked between 1.6 - 2.4 GHz. It also includes a Radeon R4 GPU, probably with 192 shaders at 600 MHz, as well as a single-channel DDR4-2133 memory controller, H.265 video engine and chipset with all I/O ports. Compared to the similar named A6-9220 the 9220e is significantly slower clocked (2.5 - 2.9 GHz) including the GPU (600 versus 655 MHz) and can be passively cooled thanks to the TDP of 6W.

Architecture

Stoney 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 2133 MHz. Stoney Ridge is the designation for the smaller dual-core and single-core chip, while Bristol Ridge is the bigger quad-core chip with dual-channel memory controller. More technical details are available in the following articles:

Performance

Because of the significantly lower clock speed, the A6-9220e is noticeably slower than the A6-9220. In the Cinebench R15 Multi benchmark the 9220 reaches 38% higher scores, in the single thread test its more than twice as fast (219% versus the 9220 in the HP 255 G6). Compared to Intel CPUs, the A6-9220e is on par with the old Celeron N2820 in Cinebench (single and multi core). Therefore, the CPU is placed in the lowest segment (performance wise) and only suited for light tasks and light multitasking.

Graphics Card

The integrated Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) GPU is probably similar to the R5 with 192 active shader units (3 compute cores), but a reduced clock of just 655 instead of 800 MHz. More details about the GPU are available in the linked articles above. 

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the A6-9220e with 6 Watts and therefore significantly below the 15 W of the A6-9220. This means the APU can be passively cooled and is a good choice for thin and light notebooks.

AMD A4-9120AMD A6-9220e
AMD Bristol RidgeAMD Bristol Ridge
Stoney RidgeStoney Ridge
: Bristol Ridge Stoney Ridge
AMD A9-9425 compare3.1 - 3.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e compare0 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420 compare3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9410 compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9225 compare2.6 - 3 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220 compare2.5 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C compare1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9210 compare2.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2
» AMD A4-91202.2 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C compare1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-9010 compare2 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-9000 compare1.8 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220e1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9425 compare3.1 - 3.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e compare0 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420 compare3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9410 compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9225 compare2.6 - 3 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220 compare2.5 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C compare1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9210 compare2.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-91202.2 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C compare1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-9010 compare2 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-9000 compare1.8 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
» AMD A6-9220e1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
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Single-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,Single-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,
iGPUAMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 655 MHz)AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 600 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
AMD Bristol Ridge A4-9120

Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
73 Points (11%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
110 Points (1%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
86 Points (2%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
31 Points (11%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
1056 (9%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
1741 (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
1517 s (18%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
35.2 s (7%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
519 (3%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
2.7 fps (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
14.7 fps (4%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
0.3 GB/s (0%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
66.4 s (14%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
113 s (5%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
2732 s (12%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
529 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
4502 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
4404 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
5273 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
444 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
376 Points (1%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
3297 Points (27%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
2796 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
3496 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
3085 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
3192 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
1929 (3%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
1247 (26%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
2003 (3%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
1329 (27%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1112 (17%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
1513 (4%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1260 (17%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
1571 (2%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
260 (15%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
293 (2%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
4105 ms (7%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
358 ms (4%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
9070 Points (15%)

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