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AMD A6-9220

AMD A6-9220

The AMD A6-9220 is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2016. The 9210 is a mid-range 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 2.5 - 2.9 GHz. It also includes a Radeon R4 GPU, probably with 192 shaders at 655 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 range, the A6-9220 should be noticeably slower than the A9-9410. In the Cinebench R15 Multi benchmark e.g. it was around 15% slower in our benchmarks (see below). The single core benchmarks were quite similar overall.

Graphics Card

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

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the A6-9220 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.

SeriesAMD Bristol Ridge
CodenameStoney Ridge
Series: Bristol Ridge Stoney Ridge
AMD A9-9420e (compare) - 2500? MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420 (compare)3000 - 3600 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9410 (compare)2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 2
» AMD A6-92202500 - 2900 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9210 (compare)2400 - 2800 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120 (compare)2200 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-9010 (compare)2000 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-9000 (compare)1800 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
Clock Rate2500 - 2900 MHz
Level 1 Cache160 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)10-15 Watt
Transistor Count1200 Million
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
Die Size124.5 mm2
Max. Temperature90 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesSingle-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,
GPUAMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 655 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date06/01/2016
Product Link (external)AMD Bristol Ridge A6-9220

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 109     avg: 111.5     median: 111.5 (4%)     max: 114 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 68     avg: 68.5     median: 68.5 (33%)     max: 69 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.8 Points (34%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
2432 Points (29%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
8.7 fps (6%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
46.5 fps (20%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
20.9 Seconds (5%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1467     avg: 1469.5     median: 1469.5 (8%)     max: 1472 points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
3245 Points (26%)
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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