AMD PRO A8-9600B vs AMD A12-9700P

AMD PRO A8-9600B

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The AMD PRO A8-9600B is a mid-range APU of the Bristol Ridge series (7th generation of APUs) with 4 CPU-cores (two Excavator modules) clocked at 2.4 - 3.3 GHz. It is intended for business laptops and features the same specifications as the consumer AMD A10-9600P SoC.

It was announced in mid 2016 and is based on the same silicon as Carrizo but with more and refined features. It is a ULV-chip with a TDP of 15 Watt and integrates a Radeon R5 graphics card (384 shader cores / 6 compute cores) and a dual-channel DDR4-1866 memory controller. As Carrizo its a full featured SoC that offers all I/O ports on the chip.

The A10-9600P is slightly faster than the old 15-Watt top model of Carrizo, the FX-8800P. Therefore, the CPU performance is similar to a Broadwell 15 Watt Core i3 like The i3-5010U. See our Bristol Ridge article for more information on the architecture and improvements compared to Carrizo.

AMD A12-9700P

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The AMD A12-9700P is a mainstream SoC from the Bristol-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2016. The ULV chip with a TDP of 15 Watts (can be configured to 12 Watts) has four CPU cores (two Excavator modules), a Radeon R7 GPU as well as a dual-channel DDR4-1866 memory controller. Carrizo is a full-fledged SoC and is also equipped with an integrated chipset, which provides all I/0 ports.

Architecture

Bristol 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. More technical details are available in the following articles:

Performance

The performance of the A12-9700P is between the two 15-Watt processors A10-9600P and FX-9800P, and therefore roughly on par with a 15-Watt Core i3 from the Skylake or Kaby Lake series, respectively. Compared to the Intel model, the AMD chip has a small advantage in multi-thread scenarios, but is beaten when you only stress one or two cores. Due to the TDP limitation, the performance of the A12-9700P will drop significantly under sustained workloads.

This means there is sufficient performance for typical office and web applications as well as light multitasking.

Graphics Card

The integrated Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) GPU has 512 active shader units (8 compute cores) clocked at up to 758 MHz. Thanks to the better utilization of the clock range as well as faster DDR4-RAm, the GPU can slightly beat its predecessors Radeon R7 (Carrizo) and competes with a dedicated GeForce 920MX in the best-case scenario (dual-channel memory, low CPU requirements). Many games from 2015/2016 can be played smoothly at low settings. 

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the A12-9700P with 15 Watts, which is comparable to Intel's ULV models. This means the CPU is a good choice for thin notebooks starting with a 12-inch screen.

AMD PRO A8-9600BAMD A12-9700P
AMD Bristol RidgeAMD Bristol Ridge
Bristol RidgeBristol Ridge
Series: Bristol Ridge Bristol Ridge
AMD FX-9830P compare3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9830B compare3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4
AMD FX-9800P compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9800B compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9720P compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9700P2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9620P compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9600P compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
» AMD PRO A8-9600B2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD FX-9830P compare3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9830B compare3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4
AMD FX-9800P compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9800B compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9720P compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
» AMD A12-9700P2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9620P compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9600P compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A8-9600B2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
2400 - 3300 MHz2500 - 3400 MHz
2 MB2 MB
4 / 44 / 4
15 15
3100 3100
28 28
250 mm2250 mm2
90 °C90 °C
FP4FP4
Dual-Channel DDR3/DDR4-1866 Memory Controller, PCIe 3.0 x8Dual-Channel DDR3/DDR4-1866 Memory Controller, PCIe 3.0 x8
iGPUAMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 720 MHz)AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 758 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
AMD Bristol Ridge A8-9600BAMD Bristol Ridge A12-9700P

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
203 Points (5%)
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min: 222     avg: 226     median: 225.5 (5%)     max: 229 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
71 Points (26%)
min: 78     avg: 79     median: 79 (29%)     max: 80 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2.4 Points (5%)
min: 1.92     avg: 2.3     median: 2.3 (5%)     max: 2.62 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
0.8 Points (27%)
min: 0.76     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (27%)     max: 0.94 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
2336 (21%)
min: 2262     avg: 2429     median: 2429 (22%)     max: 2596
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
5703 (10%)
min: 5148     avg: 6168     median: 6168 (10%)     max: 7188
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
577 s (7%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
16.8 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
1444 (9%)
1462 (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
13.3 fps (6%)
16.7 fps (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
70 fps (21%)
84.6 fps (25%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (8%)
0.2 GB/s (9%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (8%)
0.4 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.5 GB/s (6%)
1.8 GB/s (7%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
2930 Points (16%)
min: 3344     avg: 3498     median: 3498 (19%)     max: 3652 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
19.5 s (4%)
19.2 s (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
43.7 s (2%)
42.1 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1000 s (4%)
980 s (4%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
7608 Points (9%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
2081 Points (9%)
min: 2524     avg: 2527     median: 2527 (10%)     max: 2530 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
21428 Points (14%)
25886 Points (17%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
23396 Points (25%)
25743 Points (27%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
24627 Points (25%)
27373 Points (28%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
2071 Points (5%)
min: 2283     avg: 2306     median: 2306 (6%)     max: 2329 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
2427 Points (6%)
min: 2981     avg: 3125     median: 3124.5 (8%)     max: 3268 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
1069 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
4436 Points (36%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
3385 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
5779 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
5660 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
5124 Points (13%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
4764 (8%)
min: 5371     avg: 5464     median: 5464 (10%)     max: 5557
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
1965 (40%)
min: 2062     avg: 2091     median: 2091 (43%)     max: 2120
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
5002 (8%)
5824 (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
2102 (43%)
2308 (47%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1991 (31%)
2158 (33%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
4389 (11%)
4899 (12%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
2139 (29%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
4506 (7%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
2552 ms (4%)
2059 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
178 ms (2%)
165 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
15170 Points (24%)
19404 Points (31%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
31.9 Watt (9%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
33.3 Watt (9%)

Average Benchmarks AMD PRO A8-9600B → 100% n=31

Average Benchmarks AMD A12-9700P → 111% n=31

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