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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
Series: Bristol Ridge Bristol Ridge
AMD FX-9830P compare3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9830B compare3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4
AMD FX-9800P compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9800B compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9720P compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
» AMD A12-9700P2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9620P compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9600P compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A8-9600B compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
Clock Rate2500 - 3400 MHz
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
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
Architecturex86
Announcement Date06/01/2016
Product Link (external)AMD Bristol Ridge A12-9700P

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.92     avg: 2.3     median: 2.3 (5%)     max: 2.62 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.76     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (27%)     max: 0.94 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2262     avg: 2429     median: 2429 (22%)     max: 2596 points
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3344     avg: 3498     median: 3498 (19%)     max: 3652 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
19.2 s (4%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2524     avg: 2527     median: 2527 (11%)     max: 2530 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the AMD Bristol Ridge A12-9700P processor

Acer Aspire E15 E5-553G-109A (AMD Radeon R8 M445DX, 15.60")
» Acer Aspire E5-553G-109A Notebook Review - Review

HP 15-ba077ng (AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), 15.60")
» HP 15-ba077ng Notebook Review - Review

Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ABR 80ST (AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), 15.60")
» Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ABR 80ST - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Bristol Ridge

» AMD FX-9830P
   4x 3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» AMD PRO A12-9830B
   4x 3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» AMD FX-9800P
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» AMD PRO A12-9800B
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» AMD A12-9720P
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» AMD A12-9700P
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» AMD A10-9620P
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» AMD A10-9600P
   4x 2.4 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» AMD PRO A8-9600B
   4x 2.4 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» AMD A9-9425
   2x 3.1 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» AMD A9-9420e
   2x - 2.5 GHz
» AMD A9-9420
   2x 3 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» AMD A9-9410
   2x 2.9 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» AMD A6-9225
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3 GHz
» AMD A6-9220
   2x 2.5 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» AMD A6-9220C
   2x 1.8 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» AMD A6-9210
   2x 2.4 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» AMD A4-9120
   2x 2.2 GHz - 2.5 GHz
» AMD A4-9120C
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» AMD E2-9010
   2x 2 GHz - 2.2 GHz
» AMD E2-9000
   2x 1.8 GHz - 2.2 GHz
» AMD A6-9220e
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.4 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Core m3-7Y30
   2x 1 GHz - 2.6 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-3437U
   2x 1.9 GHz - 2.9 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-560M
   2x 2.67 GHz - 3.2 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-720QM
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.8 GHz
+ AMD A12-9720P
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» AMD A12-9700P
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.4 GHz
- AMD FX-8800P
   4x 2.1 GHz - 3.4 GHz
- AMD Pro A12-8800B
   4x 2.1 GHz - 3.4 GHz
- Intel Core i5-4210U
   2x 1.7 GHz - 2.7 GHz
- Intel Core i5-4260U
   2x 1.4 GHz - 2.7 GHz
- AMD A10-9620P
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.4 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-09- 5)