AMD A6-9220C vs AMD A4-9120C vs AMD E2-9000

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.

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 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.

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AMD A9-94253100 - 3700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e - 2500? MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94203000 - 3600 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94102900 - 3500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92252600 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92202500 - 2900 MHz2 / 2
» AMD A6-9220C1800 - 2700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92102400 - 2800 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-91202200 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90102000 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90001800 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94253100 - 3700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e - 2500? MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94203000 - 3600 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94102900 - 3500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92252600 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92202500 - 2900 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C1800 - 2700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92102400 - 2800 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-91202200 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
» AMD A4-9120C1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90102000 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90001800 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94253100 - 3700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e - 2500? MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94203000 - 3600 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94102900 - 3500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92252600 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92202500 - 2900 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C1800 - 2700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92102400 - 2800 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-91202200 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90102000 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
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iGPUAMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 720 MHz)AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 600 MHz)AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 600 MHz)
AMD Bristol Ridge E2-9000

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
84 Points (2%)
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
47 Points (22%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1 Points (3%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.6 Points (24%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
1787 Points (18%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
2897 Points (5%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
1242 seconds (15%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
36.2 seconds (7%)
WinRAR - Result
744 KB/s (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
6.3 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
35.7 fps (13%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (4%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
1556 Points (10%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
26.8 Seconds (6%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
59.8 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1304 Seconds (6%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
3146 Points (4%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
1199 points (6%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
11949 Points (8%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
10209 Points (12%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
11528 Points (13%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
914 Points (2%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
1255 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
2993 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
2893 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
2847 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
2914 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
2894 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
2323 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
1430 Points (30%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
2439 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1526 Points (31%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
8036 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
2371 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1543 Points (24%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1591 Points (25%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
2461 Points (4%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
3175 ms (5%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
259 ms (3%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
10575 Points (20%)

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