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AMD A6-9225 vs AMD A6-9220C

AMD A6-9225

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The AMD A6-9225 is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2018. Compared to the one year older A4-9220, the A4-9225 has a 200 MHz higher CPU Boost clock but a slower iGPU. It integrates two CPU cores (one Excavator module with 2 integer and one FP unit) clocked at 2.6 GHz to 3.1 GHz. It also includes a Radeon R4 GPU, probably with 192 shaders at up to 686 MHz, as well as a single-channel DDR4-2133 memory controller, H.265 video decoder and chipset with all I/O ports.

Architecture

Stoney Ridge is the successor to 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 A6-9225 should be noticeably slower than the A9-9410. Therefore, it is in the absolute low end of 2018 mobile CPUs and only suited for basic tasks.

Graphics

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 686 MHz instead of 800 MHz. More details about the GPU are available in the linked articles above.

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the A6-9225 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 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.

ModelAMD A6-9225AMD A6-9220C
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 A9-9420 compare3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9410 compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2
» AMD A6-92252.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220 compare2.5 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C1.8 - 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 A6-9220e compare1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9425 compare3.1 - 3.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e compare0 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420 compare3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9410 compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92252.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220 compare2.5 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2
» AMD A6-9220C1.8 - 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 A6-9220e compare1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
Clock2600 - 3100 MHz1800 - 2700 MHz
L1 Cache160 KB160 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 2
TDP10-15 Watt6 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) ( - 686 MHz)AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 720 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Bristol Ridge A6-9225

Benchmarks

Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
100%
1 A6-9225 +
182 Points (23%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
100%
1 A6-9225 +
273 Points (1%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 A6-9225 +
min: 96     avg: 108.5     median: 108.5 (1%)     max: 121 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 A6-9225 +
73 Points (25%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 A6-9225 +
min: 1.03     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (2%)     max: 1.44 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 A6-9225 +
0.9 Points (24%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 A6-9225 +
2532 Points (23%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 A6-9225 +
4193 Points (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 A6-9225 +
852 s (10%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 A6-9225 +
26.3 s (5%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 A6-9225 +
852 Points (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 A6-9225 +
9.1 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 A6-9225 +
48.9 fps (13%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 A6-9225 +
0.1 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 A6-9225 +
0.2 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 A6-9225 +
1 GB/s (4%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 A6-9225 +
2132 Points (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 A6-9225 +
20.2 s (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 A6-9225 +
45.5 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 A6-9225 +
968 s (4%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 A6-9225 +
1568 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 A6-9225 +
16446 Points (11%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 A6-9225 +
15678 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 A6-9225 +
16322 Points (14%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 A6-9225 +
1304 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 A6-9225 +
1821 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
100%
1 A6-9225 +
664 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 A6-9225 +
3899 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 A6-9225 +
2849 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 A6-9225 +
4490 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 A6-9225 +
4014 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 A6-9225 +
3936 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A6-9225 +
3103 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A6-9225 +
1855 Points (38%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A6-9225 +
3323 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A6-9225 +
1974 Points (40%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A6-9225 +
1920 Points (30%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A6-9225 +
3035 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A6-9225 +
1980 Points (23%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A6-9225 +
3190 Points (4%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 A6-9225 +
2657 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 A6-9225 +
203.6 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 A6-9225 +
11962 Points (12%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
100%
1 A6-9225 +
81 Points (22%)

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