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AMD A6-9220 vs AMD E2-9000 vs AMD A9-9420

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 E2-9000

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The AMD E2-9000 is the least powerful chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation) at the time of announcement in 2017. The SoC integrates two CPU cores (one Excavator module with 2 integer and on FP unit) clocked between 1.8-2.2 GHz. It also includes a Radeon R2 GPU clocked at 600 MHz as well as a single-channel DDR4-1866 memory controller, H.265 video engine and chipset with all I/O ports. Compared to the older E2-9010, the E2-9000 offers a lower base speed (1.8 versus 2 GHz).

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 1866 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 E2-9000 with 10 Watts (compared to the 9010 at 15W). This means the APU is intended 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.

ModelAMD A6-9220AMD E2-9000AMD A9-9420
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 MHz1800 - 2200 MHz3000 - 3600 MHz
L1 Cache160 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB1 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 22 / 2
TDP10-15 Watt10 Watt10-25 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 DDR4-1866, Virtualization,Single-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,
iGPUAMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 655 MHz)AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 600 MHz)AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 800 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Bristol Ridge A6-9220AMD Bristol Ridge E2-9000

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 109     avg: 111.5     median: 111.5 (1%)     max: 114 Points
84 Points (1%)
min: 124     avg: 132     median: 134 (1%)     max: 138 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 68     avg: 68.5     median: 68.5 (21%)     max: 69 Points
47 Points (14%)
min: 75     avg: 80.3     median: 81 (25%)     max: 85 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1.4 Points (2%)
1 Points (1%)
min: 1.56     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (2%)     max: 1.65 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
0.8 Points (3%)
0.6 Points (2%)
min: 0.96     avg: 1     median: 1 (3%)     max: 1 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
2432 Points (20%)
1787 Points (15%)
min: 2761     avg: 2868     median: 2875 (23%)     max: 2969 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
3941 Points (5%)
2897 Points (3%)
min: 4627     avg: 4830     median: 4841 (6%)     max: 5022 Points
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 *
915 s (11%)
1242 s (15%)
min: 673     avg: 710     median: 710 (8%)     max: 747 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
27.7 s (6%)
36.2 s (7%)
min: 20.78     avg: 21.3     median: 21.3 (4%)     max: 21.8 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 A6-9220 +
770 Points (4%)
744 Points (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 A6-9220 +
8.7 fps (3%)
6.3 fps (2%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 A6-9220 +
46.5 fps (11%)
35.7 fps (8%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1 GB/s (0%)
0.7 GB/s (0%)
1.1 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 A6-9220 +
2253 Points (5%)
1556 Points (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
20.9 s (5%)
26.9 s (6%)
min: 18     avg: 18.3     median: 18.3 (4%)     max: 18.6 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
46.9 s (2%)
59.8 s (3%)
min: 39.16     avg: 40.5     median: 40.5 (2%)     max: 41.8 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1022 s (5%)
1304 s (6%)
min: 824     avg: 866     median: 866 (4%)     max: 908 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 A6-9220 +
4236 Points (4%)
3146 Points (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1467     avg: 1470     median: 1469.5 (4%)     max: 1472 Points
1199 Points (3%)
min: 1569     avg: 1659     median: 1632 (4%)     max: 1776 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
16010 Points (10%)
11949 Points (8%)
19241 Points (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
15125 Points (13%)
10209 Points (8%)
18148 Points (15%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
15704 Points (13%)
11528 Points (10%)
min: 18866     avg: 18895     median: 18894.5 (16%)     max: 18923 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
1241 Points (3%)
914 Points (2%)
min: 1375     avg: 1455     median: 1455 (4%)     max: 1535 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
1721 Points (3%)
1255 Points (2%)
min: 2153     avg: 2155     median: 2155 (4%)     max: 2157 Points
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%)
1591 Points (16%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A6-9220 +
2857 Points (3%)
2461 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A6-9220 +
1885 Points (29%)
1543 Points (24%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A6-9220 +
2805 Points (7%)
2371 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A6-9220 +
2921 Points (5%)
2323 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A6-9220 +
1798 Points (35%)
1430 Points (28%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A6-9220 +
3115 Points (5%)
2439 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A6-9220 +
1909 Points (31%)
1526 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 A6-9220 +
3245 Points (26%)
2993 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 A6-9220 +
2855 Points (26%)
101%
1 E2-9000 +
2893 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 A6-9220 +
3510 Points (7%)
2847 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 A6-9220 +
3822 Points (8%)
2914 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 A6-9220 +
3461 Points (9%)
2894 Points (8%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
2416 ms (3%)
3175 ms (4%)
2120 ms (2%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
162.1 ms (2%)
258.9 ms (3%)
148.1 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
14724 Points (15%)
10575 Points (11%)
min: 15762     avg: 17290     median: 17290 (18%)     max: 18818 Points

Average Benchmarks AMD A6-9220 → 100% n=23

Average Benchmarks AMD E2-9000 → 81% n=23

Average Benchmarks AMD A9-9420 → 113% n=23

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