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AMD A9-9420 vs AMD E2-9010

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.

AMD E2-9010

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The AMD E2-9010 is the least powerful chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation) at the time of announcement in mid 2016. The SoC integrates two CPU cores (one Excavator module with 2 integer and on FP unit) clocked between 2.0-2.2 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.

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 E2-9010 with 15 Watts, but it can be configured between 10-15 Watts. This means the APU is intended for thin and light notebooks.

ModelAMD A9-9420AMD E2-9010
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 « 3 - 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 compare1.8 - 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 compare1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD E2-90102 - 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 A9-94203 - 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 compare1.8 - 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 compare1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD E2-9010 « 2 - 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
Clock3000 - 3600 MHz2000 - 2200 MHz
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 2
TDP10-25 Watt10-15 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 R5 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 800 MHz)AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 600 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Bristol Ridge E2-9010

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 124     avg: 132     median: 134 (1%)     max: 138 Points
91 Points (1%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 75     avg: 80.3     median: 81 (25%)     max: 85 Points
53 Points (16%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.56     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (2%)     max: 1.65 Points
1.1 Points (2%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.96     avg: 1     median: 1 (3%)     max: 1 Points
0.6 Points (2%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2761     avg: 2868     median: 2875 (23%)     max: 2969 Points
1871 Points (15%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 4627     avg: 4830     median: 4841 (5%)     max: 5022 Points
3268 Points (4%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 A9-9420 +
6757 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 A9-9420 +
3410 Points (19%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 673     avg: 710     median: 710 (8%)     max: 747 s
1142 s (13%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 20.78     avg: 21.3     median: 21.3 (4%)     max: 21.8 s
37.1 s (7%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 E2-9010 +
769 Points (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 E2-9010 +
7.4 fps (3%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 E2-9010 +
39.2 fps (9%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.1 GB/s (0%)
0.7 GB/s (0%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 18     avg: 18.3     median: 18.3 (4%)     max: 18.6 s
27.9 s (6%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 39.16     avg: 40.5     median: 40.5 (2%)     max: 41.8 s
61.5 s (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 824     avg: 866     median: 866 (4%)     max: 908 s
1296 s (6%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1569     avg: 1659     median: 1632 (4%)     max: 1776 Points
1241 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 A9-9420 +
19241 Points (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 A9-9420 +
18148 Points (15%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 18866     avg: 18895     median: 18894.5 (16%)     max: 18923 Points
12726 Points (11%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1375     avg: 1455     median: 1455 (4%)     max: 1535 Points
919 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 2153     avg: 2155     median: 2155 (4%)     max: 2157 Points
1268 Points (2%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 E2-9010 +
1610 Points (17%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 E2-9010 +
2402 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 E2-9010 +
1512 Points (23%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 E2-9010 +
2307 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 E2-9010 +
2348 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 E2-9010 +
1415 Points (28%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 E2-9010 +
2484 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 E2-9010 +
1516 Points (23%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 E2-9010 +
3104 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 E2-9010 +
2675 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 E2-9010 +
3377 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 E2-9010 +
2957 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 E2-9010 +
3062 Points (8%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
2120 ms (2%)
3043 ms (4%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
148.1 ms (2%)
234.5 ms (3%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 15762     avg: 17290     median: 17290 (18%)     max: 18818 Points
10419 Points (11%)

Average Benchmarks AMD A9-9420 → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks AMD E2-9010 → 77% n=21

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