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AMD A6-9220C vs AMD A4-9120C

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).

ModelAMD A6-9220CAMD A4-9120C
SeriesAMD Bristol RidgeAMD Bristol Ridge
CodenameStoney RidgeStoney Ridge
Series: Bristol Ridge Stoney Ridge
AMD A9-9425 compare3.1 - 3.7 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-9420e compare0 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-9420 compare3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-9410 compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-9225 compare2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-9220 compare2.5 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-9220C « 1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-9210 compare2.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A4-9120 compare2.2 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A4-9120C1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD E2-9010 compare2 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD E2-9000 compare1.8 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-9220e compare1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-9425 compare3.1 - 3.7 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-9420e compare0 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-9420 compare3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A9-9410 compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-9225 compare2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-9220 compare2.5 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-9220C1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-9210 compare2.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A4-9120 compare2.2 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A4-9120C « 1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD E2-9010 compare2 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD E2-9000 compare1.8 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-9220e compare1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Clock1800 - 2700 MHz1600 - 2400 MHz
L1 Cache160 KB160 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 2
TDP6 Watt6 Watt
Transistors1200 Million1200 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
Die Size124.5 mm2124.5 mm2
max. Temp.90 °C
SocketBGABGA
FeaturesSingle-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,Single-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,
iGPUAMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 720 MHz)AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 600 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
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