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AMD A6-9220e vs AMD A9-9420

AMD A6-9220e

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The AMD A6-9220e is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2017. The 9220e is an entry-level 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 1.6 - 2.4 GHz. It also includes a Radeon R4 GPU, probably 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. Compared to the similar named A6-9220 the 9220e is significantly slower clocked (2.5 - 2.9 GHz) including the GPU (600 versus 655 MHz) and can be passively cooled thanks to the TDP of 6W.

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 A6-9220e is noticeably slower than the A6-9220. In the Cinebench R15 Multi benchmark the 9220 reaches 38% higher scores, in the single thread test its more than twice as fast (219% versus the 9220 in the HP 255 G6). Compared to Intel CPUs, the A6-9220e is on par with the old Celeron N2820 in Cinebench (single and multi core). Therefore, the CPU is placed in the lowest segment (performance wise) and only suited for light tasks and light multitasking.

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 A6-9220e with 6 Watts and therefore significantly below the 15 W of the A6-9220. This means the APU can be passively cooled and is a good choice 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 A6-9220eAMD A9-9420
SeriesAMD Bristol RidgeAMD Bristol Ridge
CodenameStoney RidgeStoney Ridge
Series: Bristol Ridge Stoney Ridge
AMD A9-9425 compare3.1 - 3.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e compare0 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94203 - 3.6 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9410 compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9225 compare2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220 compare2.5 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C compare1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9210 compare2.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120 compare2.2 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C compare1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-9010 compare2 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-9000 compare1.8 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
» AMD A6-9220e1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9425 compare3.1 - 3.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e compare0 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
» AMD A9-94203 - 3.6 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9410 compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9225 compare2.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220 compare2.5 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C compare1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9210 compare2.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120 compare2.2 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C compare1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-9010 compare2 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-9000 compare1.8 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220e1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
Clock1600 - 2400 MHz3000 - 3600 MHz
L1 Cache160 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 2
TDP6 Watt10-25 Watt
Transistors1200 Million1200 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
Die Size124.5 mm2124.5 mm2
max. Temp.90 °C90 °C
SocketBGABGA
FeaturesSingle-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,Single-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,
iGPUAMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 600 MHz)AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 800 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced

Benchmarks

Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
73 Points (9%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
110 Points (0%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
86 Points (1%)
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min: 124     avg: 132     median: 134 (1%)     max: 138 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
31 Points (11%)
min: 75     avg: 80.3     median: 81 (28%)     max: 85 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 A9-9420 +
min: 1.56     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (3%)     max: 1.65 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 A9-9420 +
min: 0.96     avg: 1     median: 1 (28%)     max: 1 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
1056 Points (9%)
min: 2761     avg: 2868     median: 2875 (26%)     max: 2969 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
1741 Points (2%)
min: 4627     avg: 4830     median: 4841 (7%)     max: 5022 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 A9-9420 +
6757 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 A9-9420 +
3410 Points (21%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
1517 s (18%)
min: 673     avg: 710     median: 710 (8%)     max: 747 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
35.2 s (7%)
min: 20.78     avg: 21.3     median: 21.3 (4%)     max: 21.8 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
519 Points (3%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
2.7 fps (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
14.7 fps (4%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0 GB/s (2%)
0.1 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.1 GB/s (2%)
0.2 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
0.3 GB/s (1%)
1.1 GB/s (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
66.4 s (14%)
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 *
113.1 s (5%)
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 *
2732 s (12%)
min: 824     avg: 866     median: 866 (4%)     max: 908 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
529 Points (2%)
min: 1569     avg: 1659     median: 1632 (6%)     max: 1776 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
4502 Points (3%)
19241 Points (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
4404 Points (4%)
18148 Points (15%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
5273 Points (4%)
min: 18866     avg: 18895     median: 18894.5 (16%)     max: 18923 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
444 Points (1%)
min: 1375     avg: 1455     median: 1455 (4%)     max: 1535 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
376 Points (1%)
min: 2153     avg: 2155     median: 2155 (5%)     max: 2157 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
3297 Points (27%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
2796 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
3496 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
3085 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
3192 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
1929 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
1247 Points (26%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
2003 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
1329 Points (27%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1112 Points (17%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
1513 Points (4%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1260 Points (15%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
1571 Points (2%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
260 Points (13%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
293 Points (1%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
4105 ms (5%)
2120 ms (2%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
357.7 ms (4%)
148.1 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
9070 Points (9%)
min: 15762     avg: 17290     median: 17290 (18%)     max: 18818 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
64 Points (17%)

Average Benchmarks AMD A6-9220e → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks AMD A9-9420 → 247% n=21

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