AMD A4-9120C vs AMD A9-9410 vs AMD A6-9210

AMD A4-9120C

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The AMD A4-9120C is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for Chromebooks and entry level laptops (7th APU generation from 2016), which was announced early 2019. It is based on the similar named A4-9120 from 2016 but with a reduced TDP (6 versus 15 Watt) and reduced clock speeds of 1.6 - 2.4 GHz (compared to 2.2 - 2.5 GHz). Both CPUs integrate two CPU cores (one Excavator module with 2 integer and on FP unit).

It also includes a Radeon R4 GPU 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.

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 A4-9120C should be noticeably slower than the old A4-9120. AMD compares the A4-9120C with the Celeron N3350 in ChromeOS and sees a significant performance advantage for the A4. The efficiency however should be clearly worse as the A4-9120C is still manufactured in 28nm.

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the A4-9120C with 6 Watts which should enable thin and light Chromebooks (even fanless).

AMD A9-9410

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The AMD A9-9410 is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2016. At its launch, the A9-9410 is the fastest 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 2.9-3.5 GHz. It also includes a Radeon R5 GPU with 192 shaders at 800 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

Thanks to the high maximum clock of up to 3.5 GHz, the single-core performance should be pretty good. The multi-core performance on the other hand is much lower compared to the Bristol Ridge models. Compared to older Carrizo-L/Beema quad-cores, the APU should still perform pretty well. The level of performance should be similar to a Core-m3 and therefore also be sufficient for more demanding applications.

The TDP can be configured between 10-25 Watts, so there can be big performance differences under sustained workloads.

Graphics Card

The integrated Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) GPU has 192 active shader units (3 compute cores) clocked at up to 800 MHz. More details about the GPU are available in the linked articles above. 

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the A9-9410 with 15 Watts, but it can be configured between 10-25 Watts. This means the CPU is a good choice for thin and light notebooks, but also 15-inch devices with better cooling capabilities.

AMD A6-9210

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The AMD A6-9210 is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2016. At its launch, the A6-9210 is the 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 2.4-2.8 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.

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 A6-9210 should be noticeably slower than the A9-9410.

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 600 instead of 800 MHz. More details about the GPU are available in the linked articles above. 

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the A6-9210 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.

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AMD A9-94253100 - 3700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e - 2500? MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94203000 - 3600 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94102900 - 3500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92252600 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92202500 - 2900 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C1800 - 2700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92102400 - 2800 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-91202200 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
» AMD A4-9120C1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90102000 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90001800 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220e1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94253100 - 3700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e - 2500? MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94203000 - 3600 MHz2 / 2
» AMD A9-94102900 - 3500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92252600 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92202500 - 2900 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C1800 - 2700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92102400 - 2800 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-91202200 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90102000 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90001800 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220e1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94253100 - 3700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e - 2500? MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94203000 - 3600 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94102900 - 3500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92252600 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92202500 - 2900 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C1800 - 2700 MHz2 / 2
» AMD A6-92102400 - 2800 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-91202200 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90102000 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90001800 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220e1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
130 Points (3%)
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
63 Points (28%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1.6 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.8 Points (32%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
2694 Points (28%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
4619 Points (8%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
751 seconds (9%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
24 seconds (5%)
WinRAR - Result
879 KB/s (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
10.1 fps (6%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
53.5 fps (18%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1 GB/s (5%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
2455 Points (16%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
17.8 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
39.8 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
878 Seconds (4%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
4764 Points (7%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
1470 points (7%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
17953 Points (12%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
17279 Points (21%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
17768 Points (21%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
1318 Points (3%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
2054 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
3482 Points (28%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
3458 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
4828 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
4375 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
4260 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
3299 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2134 Points (44%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
3516 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2255 Points (46%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2133 Points (34%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
3182 Points (8%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2081 ms (3%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
148 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
17423 Points (33%)

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)