AMD A6-9220 vs AMD A9-9420e

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 A9-9420e

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The AMD A9-9420e is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation). It was first found in the Dell Inspiron 3000 with passive cooling and 4 GB DDR4 RAM. The performance in that device was way below the normal A9-9420 as the clock speed only reached up to 2,5 GHz. It also includes a Radeon R5 GPU with 192 shaders 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:

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the A9-9420 between 10-25 Watts, but the passively cooled A9-9420e should be positioned lower than 9 Watt.

AMD A6-9220AMD A9-9420e
AMD Bristol RidgeAMD Bristol Ridge
Stoney RidgeStoney Ridge
: Bristol Ridge Stoney Ridge
AMD A9-9425 (compare)3100 - 3700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e - 2500? MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420 (compare)3000 - 3600 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9410 (compare)2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9225 (compare)2600 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
» AMD A6-92202500 - 2900 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C (compare)1800 - 2700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9210 (compare)2400 - 2800 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120 (compare)2200 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C (compare)1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-9010 (compare)2000 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-9000 (compare)1800 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220e (compare)1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9425 (compare)3100 - 3700 MHz2 / 2
» AMD A9-9420e - 2500? MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420 (compare)3000 - 3600 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9410 (compare)2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9225 (compare)2600 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92202500 - 2900 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C (compare)1800 - 2700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9210 (compare)2400 - 2800 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120 (compare)2200 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C (compare)1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-9010 (compare)2000 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-9000 (compare)1800 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220e (compare)1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
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iGPUAMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 655 MHz)AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
AMD Bristol Ridge A6-9220

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 109     avg: 112     median: 111.5 (3%)     max: 114 Points
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97 Points (2%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 68     avg: 68.5     median: 68.5 (31%)     max: 69 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1.4 Points (3%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.8 Points (31%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
2432 Points (25%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
3941 Points (7%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
915 seconds (11%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
27.7 seconds (6%)
WinRAR - Result
770 KB/s (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
8.7 fps (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
46.5 fps (16%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1 GB/s (5%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
2253 Points (15%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
20.9 Seconds (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
46.9 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1022 Seconds (5%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
4236 Points (6%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1467     avg: 1470     median: 1469.5 (7%)     max: 1472 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
16010 Points (10%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
15125 Points (18%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
15704 Points (18%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
1241 Points (3%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
1721 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
3245 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
2855 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
3510 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
3822 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
3461 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
2921 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
1798 Points (37%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
3115 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1909 Points (39%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1885 Points (30%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
2805 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1960 Points (31%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
2857 Points (5%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
2416 ms (4%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
162 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
14724 Points (28%)

Average Benchmarks AMD A6-9220 → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD A9-9420e → 87%

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1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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