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

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.

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 A6-9220C

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The AMD A6-9220C is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for Chromebooks (7th APU generation from 2016), which was announced early 2019. Compared to the A6-9220, the 9220C is rated at a reduced TDP of 6 versus 15 Watt and also reduced clock speeds. It integrates two CPU cores (one Excavator module with 2 integer and on FP unit) clocked between 1.8 - 2.7 GHz (versus 2.5 - 2.9 GHz on the A6-9220).

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 A6-9220C should be noticeably slower than the old A6-9220. AMD compares the performance against the Pentium N4200 in ChromeOS and sees the A6-9220C clearly ahead. The efficiency should be worse however, due to the old manufacturing process.

Graphics Card

The integrated Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) GPU is a bit controversal, as AMD states 3 compute cores which should translate to 192 shaders.

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the A6-9220C with 6 Watts which should enable thin and light (even fanless) Chromebooks.

ModelAMD A6-9220AMD A4-9120AMD A6-9220C
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
Clock2500 - 2900 MHz2200 - 2500 MHz1800 - 2700 MHz
L1 Cache160 KB160 KB160 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB1 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 22 / 2
TDP10-15 Watt10-15 Watt6 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) ( - 655 MHz)AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 655 MHz)AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 720 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Bristol Ridge A6-9220AMD Bristol Ridge A4-9120

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 A6-9220 +
min: 109     avg: 111.5     median: 111.5 (1%)     max: 114 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 A6-9220 +
min: 68     avg: 68.5     median: 68.5 (21%)     max: 69 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 A6-9220 +
1.4 Points (2%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 A6-9220 +
0.8 Points (3%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 A6-9220 +
2432 Points (20%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 A6-9220 +
3941 Points (5%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 A6-9220 +
915 s (11%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 A6-9220 +
27.7 s (6%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 A6-9220 +
770 Points (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 A6-9220 +
8.7 fps (3%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 A6-9220 +
46.5 fps (11%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 A6-9220 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 A6-9220 +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 A6-9220 +
1 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 A6-9220 +
2253 Points (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 A6-9220 +
20.9 s (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 A6-9220 +
46.9 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 A6-9220 +
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 A6-9220 +
min: 1467     avg: 1470     median: 1469.5 (4%)     max: 1472 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 A6-9220 +
16010 Points (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 A6-9220 +
15125 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 A6-9220 +
15704 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 A6-9220 +
1241 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 A6-9220 +
1721 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
100%
1 A6-9220 +
634 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A6-9220 +
1960 Points (20%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A6-9220 +
2857 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A6-9220 +
1885 Points (29%)
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 A6-9220 +
2921 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A6-9220 +
1798 Points (35%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A6-9220 +
3115 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A6-9220 +
1909 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 A6-9220 +
3245 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 A6-9220 +
2855 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 A6-9220 +
3510 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 A6-9220 +
3822 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 A6-9220 +
3461 Points (9%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 A6-9220 +
2416 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 A6-9220 +
162.1 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 A6-9220 +
14724 Points (15%)

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