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AMD A9-9420e vs AMD A9-9410 vs AMD A4-9120C

AMD A9-9420e

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The AMD A9-9420e is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation). It was first found in the Dell Inspiron 3000 with passive cooling and 4 GB DDR4 RAM. The performance in that device was way below the normal A9-9420 as the clock speed only reached up to 2,5 GHz. It also includes a Radeon R5 GPU with 192 shaders 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:

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the A9-9420 between 10-25 Watts, but the passively cooled A9-9420e should be positioned lower than 9 Watt.

AMD A9-9410

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The AMD A9-9410 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 A9-9410 is the fastest 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 2.9-3.5 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 3.5 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 A9-9410 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 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 A9-9420eAMD A9-9410AMD A4-9120C
SeriesAMD Bristol RidgeAMD Bristol RidgeAMD Bristol Ridge
CodenameStoney RidgeStoney RidgeStoney Ridge
Series: Bristol Ridge Stoney Ridge
AMD A9-94253.1 - 3.7 GHz2 / 2
» AMD A9-9420e0 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94203 - 3.6 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94102.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92252.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92202.5 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92102.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-91202.2 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90102 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90001.8 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220e1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94253.1 - 3.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e0 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94203 - 3.6 GHz2 / 2
» AMD A9-94102.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92252.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92202.5 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92102.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-91202.2 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90102 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90001.8 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220e1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94253.1 - 3.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e0 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94203 - 3.6 GHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94102.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92252.6 - 3.1 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92202.5 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C1.8 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92102.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-91202.2 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
» AMD A4-9120C1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90102 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90001.8 - 2.2 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220e1.6 - 2.4 GHz2 / 2
Clock <=2500? MHz2900 - 3500 MHz1600 - 2400 MHz
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB1 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 22 / 2
Transistors1200 Million1200 Million1200 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm28 nm
Die Size124.5 mm2124.5 mm2124.5 mm2
max. Temp.90 °C90 °C
SocketBGABGABGA
FeaturesSingle-Channel DDR4-2133?, Virtualization,Single-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,Single-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,
iGPUAMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 800 MHz)AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 600 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
TDP10-25 Watt6 Watt
ManufacturerAMD Bristol Ridge A9-9410
L1 Cache160 KB

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
97 Points (1%)
134%
1 A9-9410 +
130 Points (1%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 A9-9410 +
63 Points (19%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 A9-9410 +
1.6 Points (2%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 A9-9410 +
0.8 Points (3%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 A9-9410 +
2694 Points (22%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 A9-9410 +
4619 Points (5%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 A9-9410 +
751 s (9%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 A9-9410 +
24 s (5%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 A9-9410 +
879 Points (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 A9-9410 +
10.1 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 A9-9410 +
53.5 fps (13%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 A9-9410 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 A9-9410 +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 A9-9410 +
1 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 A9-9410 +
2455 Points (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 A9-9410 +
17.8 s (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 A9-9410 +
39.8 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 A9-9410 +
878 s (4%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 A9-9410 +
4764 Points (4%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 A9-9410 +
1470 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 A9-9410 +
17953 Points (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 A9-9410 +
17279 Points (14%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 A9-9410 +
17768 Points (15%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 A9-9410 +
1318 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 A9-9410 +
2054 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
100%
1 A9-9410 +
732 Points (4%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A9-9410 +
2133 Points (33%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A9-9410 +
3182 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A9-9410 +
3299 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A9-9410 +
2134 Points (42%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 A9-9410 +
3516 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 A9-9410 +
2255 Points (37%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 A9-9410 +
3482 Points (28%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 A9-9410 +
3458 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 A9-9410 +
4828 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 A9-9410 +
4375 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 A9-9410 +
4260 Points (11%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 A9-9410 +
2081 ms (2%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 A9-9410 +
147.7 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 A9-9410 +
17423 Points (18%)

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