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AMD A6-9225

AMD A6-9225

The AMD A6-9225 is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2018. Compared to the 2 years older A4-9220, the A4-9225 offers a 100 MHz higher CPU clock. It integrates two CPU cores (one Excavator module with 2 integer and on FP unit) clocked between 2.6 - 3 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 A6-9225 should be noticeably slower than the A9-9410. Therefore, it is in the absolute low end of 2018 mobile CPUs and only suited for basic tasks.

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 A6-9225 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 A9-9425 compare3100 - 3700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e compare - 2500? MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420 compare3000 - 3600 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9410 compare2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 2
» AMD A6-92252600 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220 compare2500 - 2900 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C compare1800 - 2700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9210 compare2400 - 2800 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120 compare2200 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C compare1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-9010 compare2000 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-9000 compare1800 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220e compare1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
Clock Rate2600 - 3000 MHz
Level 1 Cache160 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
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 Date06/01/2018

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 96     avg: 109     median: 108.5 (2%)     max: 121 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.03     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (3%)     max: 1.44 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
2132 Points (14%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
20.2 s (4%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
968 s (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
1304 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
664 Points (5%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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