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AMD A4-1250

AMD A4-1250

The AMD A4-1250 is a mobile dual-core SoC for compact subnotebooks and tablets, which was presented in mid-2013. In addition to 2 CPU cores with a base clock speed of 1.0 GHz (no turbo), the 28-nanometer chip also integrates a Radeon HD 8210 GPU, a single-channel DDR3L-1333 memory controller as well as the Southbridge with various I/O- ports.

Architecture

Both Kabini (for notebooks) and Temash (tablets and compact subnotebooks) are based on AMD's new Jaguar architecture, which replaces the previous Bobcat models (e.g. the E-350). According to AMD, the performance per clock has been increased by about 15 percent. Furthermore, various modern instruction set extensions such as SSE up to version 4.2, AVX and AES are now supported. The finer 28-nanometer process from TSMC allows lower voltages and/or higher clock rates compared to Bobcat, as well as up to 4 CPU cores (Bobcat: 2 cores).

Performance

Due to the low clock speed of just 1.0 GHz, the performance is quite modest and similar to the old AMD C-60. For simple office and multimedia tasks, the A4-1250 has sufficient power; however, it will quickly reach its limits in more demanding applications and games.

Graphics

The SoC integrates a Radeon HD 8210 GPU with 128 shaders, which is based on the GCN architecture. The core is clocked at 300 MHz (no turbo). On average, the HD 8210 matches the Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge); however, the performance is often limited by the CPU. Recent Games (as of 2013) are therefore hardly playable. Only a few older and less demanding games will run fluently.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire SoC is rated at 9 watts. Thus, the A4-1250 is suitable for slim subnotebooks and tablets.

SeriesAMD A-Series
CodenameTemash
Series: A-Series Temash
AMD A6-1450 (compare)1000 - 1400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A4-1350 (compare)1000 MHz4 / 4
» AMD A4-12501000 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-1200 (compare)1000 MHz2 / 2
Clock Rate1000 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)9 Watt
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesSSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, DDR3L-1333
GPUAMD Radeon HD 8210 (300 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date05/23/2013

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 32     avg: 32.5     median: 32.5 (1%)     max: 33 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 20     avg: 20.5     median: 20.5 (10%)     max: 21 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 0.41     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (2%)     max: 0.47 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.09     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.25 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 628     avg: 663     median: 663 (7%)     max: 698 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 1188     avg: 1259.7     median: 1258 (3%)     max: 1333 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 1576     avg: 1694.7     median: 1741 (2%)     max: 1767 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 816     avg: 885.3     median: 915 (9%)     max: 925 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 3441.19     avg: 3665.3     median: 3517.7 (42%)     max: 4037 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 108.42     avg: 115.9     median: 111.2 (22%)     max: 128 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 445     avg: 463.5     median: 463.5 (5%)     max: 482 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
2.9 fps (2%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
15 fps (6%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.0211     avg: 0     median: 0 (0%)     max: 0.0344 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.03     avg: 0     median: 0 (1%)     max: 0.0554 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 0.23     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (1%)     max: 0.302 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 696     avg: 740.5     median: 740.5 (2%)     max: 785 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 63.306     avg: 65.4     median: 65.4 (14%)     max: 67.47 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 139.918     avg: 146.2     median: 146.2 (6%)     max: 152.491 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 3086.96     avg: 3123.5     median: 3123.5 (14%)     max: 3160.05 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
8190 MIPS (4%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
5110 MFLOPS (4%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 1254     avg: 1328.5     median: 1328.5 (2%)     max: 1403 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
607 points (3%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5848     avg: 6081.5     median: 6081.5 (4%)     max: 6315 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 443     avg: 461     median: 461 (1%)     max: 479 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 516     avg: 538     median: 538 (2%)     max: 560 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 1816     avg: 1820.5     median: 1820.5 (15%)     max: 1825 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 1443     avg: 1447.5     median: 1447.5 (13%)     max: 1452 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 1589     avg: 1605.5     median: 1605.5 (5%)     max: 1622 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 1157     avg: 1162     median: 1162 (4%)     max: 1167 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1434     avg: 1439.5     median: 1439.5 (6%)     max: 1445 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
30250.2 ms (51%)
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