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AMD A6-9210 vs AMD A9-9420 vs AMD A9-9425

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.

AMD A9-9420

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The AMD A9-9420 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 A9-9420 is the fastest Stoney Ridge processor (dual-core version of Bristol Ridge) and takes over that place from the A9-9410 (-100 MHz CPU clock). It integrates two CPU cores (one Excavator module with 2 integer and on FP unit) clocked between 3 - 3.6 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 3.6 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 A9-9420 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 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 Intel Core i3-4012Y. Much like with Intel Celerons, 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 AMD A9 processor has a default TDP of 15 W. Laptop manufacturers are free to change this value to anything between 10 W and 15 W, with clock speeds and performance changing correspondingly. Last but not the least, this APU is manufactured on a 28 nm process that's really, really old at this point (late 2022), making for terrible energy efficiency.

ModelAMD A6-9210AMD A9-9420AMD A9-9425
SeriesAMD Bristol RidgeAMD Bristol RidgeAMD Bristol Ridge
CodenameStoney RidgeStoney RidgeStoney Ridge
Series: Bristol Ridge Stoney Ridge
AMD A9-94253.1 - 3.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e0 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94203 - 3.6 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94102.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92252.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92202.5 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2
» AMD A6-92102.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-91202.2 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90102 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90001.8 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220e1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94253.1 - 3.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e0 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
» AMD A9-94203 - 3.6 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94102.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92252.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92202.5 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92102.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-91202.2 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90102 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90001.8 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220e1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
» AMD A9-94253.1 - 3.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e0 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94203 - 3.6 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94102.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92252.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92202.5 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92102.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-91202.2 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90102 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90001.8 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220e1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
Clock2400 - 2800 MHz3000 - 3600 MHz3100 - 3700 MHz
L1 Cache1 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 22 / 2
TDP10-15 Watt10-25 Watt15 Watt
Transistors1200 Million1200 Million1200 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm28 nm
Die Size124.5 mm2124.5 mm2124.5 mm2
max. Temp.90 °C90 °C90 °C
SocketBGABGABGA
FeaturesSingle-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,Single-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,Single-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,
iGPUAMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 600 MHz)AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 800 MHz)AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 900 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Bristol Ridge A6-9210AMD Bristol Ridge A9-9425
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB

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 A9-9420 +
min: 124     avg: 132     median: 134 (1%)     max: 138 Points
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125 Points (1%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 A9-9420 +
min: 75     avg: 80.3     median: 81 (25%)     max: 85 Points
76 Points (23%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 A9-9420 +
min: 1.56     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (2%)     max: 1.65 Points
1.5 Points (2%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 A9-9420 +
min: 0.96     avg: 1     median: 1 (3%)     max: 1 Points
0.9 Points (3%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 A9-9420 +
min: 2761     avg: 2868     median: 2875 (23%)     max: 2969 Points
2686 Points (22%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 A9-9420 +
min: 4627     avg: 4830     median: 4841 (6%)     max: 5022 Points
4338 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 A9-9420 +
6757 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 A9-9420 +
3410 Points (19%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 A9-9420 +
min: 673     avg: 710     median: 710 (8%)     max: 747 s
802 s (9%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 A9-9420 +
min: 20.78     avg: 21.3     median: 21.3 (4%)     max: 21.8 s
25.8 s (5%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 A9-9425 +
891 Points (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 A9-9425 +
9.7 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 A9-9425 +
50.5 fps (12%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 A9-9420 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 A9-9420 +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
111%
1 A9-9425 +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 A9-9420 +
1.1 GB/s (0%)
1 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 A9-9425 +
2314 Points (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 A9-9420 +
min: 18     avg: 18.3     median: 18.3 (4%)     max: 18.6 s
100%
1 A9-9425 +
17 s (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 A9-9420 +
min: 39.16     avg: 40.5     median: 40.5 (2%)     max: 41.8 s
100%
1 A9-9425 +
38.2 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 A9-9420 +
min: 824     avg: 866     median: 866 (4%)     max: 908 s
100%
1 A9-9425 +
853 s (4%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 A9-9420 +
min: 1569     avg: 1659     median: 1632 (4%)     max: 1776 Points
1527 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 A9-9420 +
19241 Points (12%)
16539 Points (11%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 A9-9420 +
18148 Points (15%)
15856 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 A9-9420 +
min: 18866     avg: 18895     median: 18894.5 (16%)     max: 18923 Points
102%
1 A9-9425 +
19290 Points (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 A9-9420 +
min: 1375     avg: 1455     median: 1455 (4%)     max: 1535 Points
1269 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 A9-9420 +
min: 2153     avg: 2155     median: 2155 (4%)     max: 2157 Points
1823 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
100%
1 A9-9425 +
705 Points (4%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A9-9425 +
2244 Points (23%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A9-9425 +
3636 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A9-9425 +
3323 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A9-9425 +
2039 Points (40%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A9-9425 +
3605 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A9-9425 +
2228 Points (36%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 A9-9425 +
4145 Points (33%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 A9-9425 +
3069 Points (28%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 A9-9425 +
5175 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 A9-9425 +
4798 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 A9-9425 +
4518 Points (12%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 A9-9420 +
2120 ms (2%)
100%
1 A9-9425 +
2466 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 A9-9420 +
148.1 ms (2%)
100%
1 A9-9425 +
176.3 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 A9-9420 +
min: 15762     avg: 17290     median: 17290 (18%)     max: 18818 Points
13562 Points (14%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
100%
1 A9-9425 +
76 Points (20%)

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