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AMD A4-9120C vs AMD A9-9425 vs AMD A6-9220

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 A9-9425

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The AMD A9-9425 is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2018. Compared to the one year older A9-9420, the 9425 has a 100 MHz higher CPU clock speed (base and boost) as well as a marginally faster iGPU. It integrates two CPU cores (one Excavator module with 2 integer and on FP unit) clocked at 3.1 GHz to 3.7 GHz. It also includes a Radeon R5 GPU with 192 shaders at up to 900 MHz as well as a single-channel DDR4-2133 memory controller, H.265 video decoder 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

The average 9425 in our database proves to be a rather slow CPU, its multi-thread benchmark scores only just matching those of the Intel Core i3-4012Y. Much like it is with N-class Intel chips, expect a system built around an A9-9425 to perform poorly in all but the most basic tasks.

Graphics

The integrated Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) GPU has 192 active shader units (3 compute cores) clocked at up to 900 MHz. More details about the GPU are available in the linked articles above.

Power consumption

This A9 series chip has a default TDP of 15 W. Laptop makers are free to reduce that somewhat with 10 W being the minimum AMD-recommended value; clock speeds and performance will be reduced as a result. By going for the lowest value, it will be possible to build a passively cooled system around the APU.

Last but not the least, the AMD A9-9425 is manufactured on a 28 nm process for very, very low energy efficiency, as of 2022.

AMD A6-9220

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The AMD A6-9220 is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2016. The 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 2.5 - 2.9 GHz. It also includes a Radeon R4 GPU, probably with 192 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 A6-9220 should be noticeably slower than the A9-9410. In the Cinebench R15 Multi benchmark e.g. it was around 15% slower in our benchmarks (see below). The single core benchmarks were quite similar overall.

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 A6-9220 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.

ModelAMD A4-9120CAMD A9-9425AMD A6-9220
SeriesAMD Bristol RidgeAMD Bristol RidgeAMD Bristol Ridge
CodenameStoney RidgeStoney RidgeStoney Ridge
Series: Bristol Ridge Stoney Ridge
AMD A9-94253.1 - 3.7 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-9420e - 2.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-94203 - 3.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-94102.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-92252.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-92202.5 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-9220C1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-92102.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A4-91202.2 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A4-9120C « 1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD E2-90102 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD E2-90001.8 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-9220e1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-9425 « 3.1 - 3.7 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-9420e - 2.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-94203 - 3.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-94102.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-92252.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-92202.5 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-9220C1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-92102.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A4-91202.2 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A4-9120C1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD E2-90102 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD E2-90001.8 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-9220e1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-94253.1 - 3.7 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-9420e - 2.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-94203 - 3.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-94102.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-92252.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-9220 « 2.5 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-9220C1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-92102.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A4-91202.2 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A4-9120C1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD E2-90102 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD E2-90001.8 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-9220e1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Clock1600 - 2400 MHz3100 - 3700 MHz2500 - 2900 MHz
L1 Cache160 KB160 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB1 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 22 / 2
TDP6 Watt15 Watt10-15 Watt
Transistors1200 Million1200 Million1200 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm28 nm
Die Size124.5 mm2124.5 mm2124.5 mm2
SocketBGABGA
FeaturesSingle-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,DDR4-2133 RAM (1 channel), PCIe 3, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4A, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, TBM, FMA4, XOP, SMEP, CPB, AES-NI, RDRANDSingle-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,
iGPUAMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 600 MHz)AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 900 MHz)AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 655 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
max. Temp.90 °C90 °C
Manufacturerwww.amd.comproducts.amd.com

Benchmarks

Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
100%
1 A9-9425 +
195 Points (22%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
100%
1 A9-9425 +
284 Points (1%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 A9-9425 +
125 Points (1%)
min: 109     avg: 111.5     median: 111.5 (1%)     max: 114 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 A9-9425 +
76 Points (23%)
min: 68     avg: 68.5     median: 68.5 (21%)     max: 69 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 A9-9425 +
1.5 Points (2%)
1.4 Points (2%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 A9-9425 +
0.9 Points (22%)
0.8 Points (20%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 A9-9425 +
2686 Points (16%)
2432 Points (15%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 A9-9425 +
4338 Points (3%)
3941 Points (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 A9-9425 +
802 s (9%)
915 s (11%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 A9-9425 +
25.8 s (5%)
100%
1 A6-9220 +
27.7 s (6%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 A9-9425 +
891 Points (1%)
770 Points (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 A9-9425 +
9.7 fps (3%)
8.7 fps (3%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 A9-9425 +
50.5 fps (12%)
46.5 fps (11%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 A9-9425 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
104%
1 A6-9220 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 A9-9425 +
0.2 GB/s (4%)
0.2 GB/s (3%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 A9-9425 +
1 GB/s (2%)
103%
1 A6-9220 +
1 GB/s (3%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 A9-9425 +
2314 Points (5%)
2253 Points (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 A9-9425 +
17 s (4%)
20.9 s (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 A9-9425 +
38.2 s (2%)
100%
1 A6-9220 +
46.9 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 A9-9425 +
853 s (4%)
1022 s (5%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 A6-9220 +
4236 Points (4%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 A9-9425 +
1527 Points (4%)
min: 1467     avg: 1470     median: 1469.5 (4%)     max: 1472 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 A9-9425 +
16539 Points (13%)
16010 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 A9-9425 +
15856 Points (13%)
15125 Points (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 A9-9425 +
19290 Points (16%)
15704 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 A9-9425 +
1269 Points (3%)
1241 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 A9-9425 +
1823 Points (3%)
1721 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
100%
1 A9-9425 +
705 Points (3%)
634 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A9-9425 +
2244 Points (22%)
1960 Points (20%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A9-9425 +
3636 Points (4%)
2857 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A6-9220 +
1885 Points (26%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A6-9220 +
2805 Points (7%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A9-9425 +
3323 Points (6%)
2921 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A9-9425 +
2039 Points (40%)
1798 Points (35%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A9-9425 +
3605 Points (6%)
3115 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A9-9425 +
2228 Points (33%)
1909 Points (29%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 A9-9425 +
4145 Points (33%)
3245 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 A9-9425 +
3069 Points (28%)
2855 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 A9-9425 +
5175 Points (10%)
3510 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 A9-9425 +
4798 Points (10%)
3822 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 A9-9425 +
4518 Points (12%)
3461 Points (9%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 A9-9425 +
2466 ms (3%)
100%
1 A6-9220 +
2416 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 A9-9425 +
176.3 ms (2%)
100%
1 A6-9220 +
162.1 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 A9-9425 +
13562 Points (12%)
109%
1 A6-9220 +
14724 Points (13%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
100%
1 A9-9425 +
76 Points (16%)

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