The AMD A6-9210 is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2016. At its launch, the A6-9210 is the 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 2.4-2.8 GHz. It also includes a Radeon R4 GPU, probably with 192 shaders at 600 MHz, as well as a single-channel DDR4-2133 memory controller, H.265 video engine and chipset with all I/O ports.
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:
Because of the significantly lower clock range, the A6-9210 should be noticeably slower than the A9-9410.
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 600 instead of 800 MHz. More details about the GPU are available in the linked articles above.
AMD specifies the TDP of the A6-9210 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.
|Series||AMD Bristol Ridge|
|Series: Bristol Ridge Stoney Ridge|
|Clock Rate||2400 - 2800 MHz|
|Level 1 Cache||1 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||2 / 2|
|Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||10-15 Watt|
|Transistor Count||1200 Million|
|Manufacturing Technology||28 nm|
|Die Size||124.5 mm2|
|Max. Temperature||90 °C|
|Features||Single-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,|
|GPU||AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 600 MHz)|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Product Link (external)||AMD Bristol Ridge A6-9210|
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
Reviews for the AMD Bristol Ridge A6-9210 processor
Acer Aspire E5-523-6366 (AMD Radeon R5 M430, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire E5-523-6366 - External Review
HP 15-bw090nd (AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge), 15.6")
» HP 15-bw090nd - External Review
HP ProBook 455 G4-Y8B11EA (AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge), 15.6")
» HP ProBook 455 G4-Y8B11EA - External Review