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AMD A12-9700P

AMD A12-9700P

The AMD A12-9700P is a mainstream SoC from the Bristol-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2016. The ULV chip with a TDP of 15 Watts (can be configured to 12 Watts) has four CPU cores (two Excavator modules), a Radeon R7 GPU as well as a dual-channel DDR4-1866 memory controller. Carrizo is a full-fledged SoC and is also equipped with an integrated chipset, which provides all I/0 ports.

Architecture

Bristol 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. More technical details are available in the following articles:

Performance

The performance of the A12-9700P is between the two 15-Watt processors A10-9600P and FX-9800P, and therefore roughly on par with a 15-Watt Core i3 from the Skylake or Kaby Lake series, respectively. Compared to the Intel model, the AMD chip has a small advantage in multi-thread scenarios, but is beaten when you only stress one or two cores. Due to the TDP limitation, the performance of the A12-9700P will drop significantly under sustained workloads.

This means there is sufficient performance for typical office and web applications as well as light multitasking.

Graphics Card

The integrated Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) GPU has 512 active shader units (8 compute cores) clocked at up to 758 MHz. Thanks to the better utilization of the clock range as well as faster DDR4-RAm, the GPU can slightly beat its predecessors Radeon R7 (Carrizo) and competes with a dedicated GeForce 920MX in the best-case scenario (dual-channel memory, low CPU requirements). Many games from 2015/2016 can be played smoothly at low settings. 

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the A12-9700P with 15 Watts, which is comparable to Intel's ULV models. This means the CPU is a good choice for thin notebooks starting with a 12-inch screen.

SeriesAMD Bristol Ridge
CodenameBristol Ridge
Clock Rate2500 - 3400 MHz
Level 2 Cache2048 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Transistor Count3100 Million
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
Die Size250 mm2
Max. Temperature90 °C
SocketFP4
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3/DDR4-1866 Memory Controller, PCIe 3.0 x8
GPUAMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 758 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationAMD-V
Announcement Date06/01/2016
Product Link (external)AMD Bristol Ridge A12-9700P

Benchmarks

Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
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min: 22947     avg: 22947 (14%)     median: 22947 (14%)     max: 22947 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 4899     avg: 4899 (18%)     median: 4899 (18%)     max: 4899 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 2158     avg: 2158 (39%)     median: 2158 (39%)     max: 2158 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 19404     avg: 19404 (44%)     median: 19404 (44%)     max: 19404 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 78     avg: 79 (35%)     median: 79 (35%)     max: 80 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 222     avg: 225.5 (12%)     median: 225.5 (12%)     max: 229 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 2058.6     avg: 2058.6 (3%)     median: 2058.6 (3%)     max: 2058.6 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 5371     avg: 5464 (18%)     median: 5464 (18%)     max: 5557 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 2062     avg: 2091 (45%)     median: 2091 (45%)     max: 2120 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 5824     avg: 5824 (18%)     median: 5824 (18%)     max: 5824 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 2308     avg: 2308 (48%)     median: 2308 (48%)     max: 2308 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
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min: 2981     avg: 3124.5 (14%)     median: 3124.5 (14%)     max: 3268 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 2283     avg: 2306 (6%)     median: 2306 (6%)     max: 2329 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 27373     avg: 27373 (40%)     median: 27373 (40%)     max: 27373 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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min: 25743     avg: 25743 (39%)     median: 25743 (39%)     max: 25743 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 25886     avg: 25886 (17%)     median: 25886 (17%)     max: 25886 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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min: 164.9     avg: 164.9 (4%)     median: 164.9 (4%)     max: 164.9 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.221     avg: 0.2 (13%)     median: 0.2 (13%)     max: 0.221 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 0.353     avg: 0.4 (21%)     median: 0.4 (21%)     max: 0.353 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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min: 1.8     avg: 1.8 (17%)     median: 1.8 (17%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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min: 16.66     avg: 16.7 (16%)     median: 16.7 (16%)     max: 16.66 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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min: 84.64     avg: 84.6 (37%)     median: 84.6 (37%)     max: 84.64 fps
WinRAR - Result
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min: 1462     avg: 1462 (17%)     median: 1462 (17%)     max: 1462 KB/s
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 2524     avg: 2527 (15%)     median: 2527 (15%)     max: 2530 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 7608     avg: 7608 (19%)     median: 7608 (19%)     max: 7608 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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min: 3344     avg: 3498 (33%)     median: 3498 (33%)     max: 3652 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 0.76     avg: 0.9 (39%)     median: 0.9 (39%)     max: 0.94 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 1.92     avg: 2.3 (11%)     median: 2.3 (11%)     max: 2.62 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 2262     avg: 2429 (33%)     median: 2429 (33%)     max: 2596 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 5148     avg: 6168 (15%)     median: 6168 (15%)     max: 7188 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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min: 19.22     avg: 19.2 (4%)     median: 19.2 (4%)     max: 19.22 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
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min: 42.08     avg: 42.1 (2%)     median: 42.1 (2%)     max: 42.08 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
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min: 979.76     avg: 979.8 (4%)     median: 979.8 (4%)     max: 979.76 Seconds
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Reviews for the AMD Bristol Ridge A12-9700P processor

Acer Aspire E15 E5-553G-109A (AMD Radeon R8 M445DX, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire E5-553G-109A Notebook Review - Review

HP 15-ba077ng (AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), 15.6")
» HP 15-ba077ng Notebook Review - Review

Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ABR 80ST (AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), 15.6")
» Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ABR 80ST - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series AMD Bristol Ridge

» AMD Bristol Ridge FX-9830P
   3 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge PRO A12-9830B
   3 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge FX-9800P
   2.7 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge PRO A12-9800B
   2.7 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge A12-9700P
   2.5 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge A10-9600P
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge A9-9410
   2.9 GHz / 0 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge A6-9210
   2.4 GHz / 0 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge E2-9010
   2 GHz / 0 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i5 2410M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 3437U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core m3 7Y32
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 560M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i7 720QM
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» AMD Bristol Ridge A12-9700P
   2.5 GHz / 2 MB
+ AMD Carrizo FX-8800P
   2.1 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD Carrizo Pro A12-8800B
   2.1 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4210U
   1.7 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4260U
   1.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 3120M
   2.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-11- 6)