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AMD PRO A12-9800B

AMD PRO A12-9800B

The AMD PRO A12-9800B is a mobile mainstream SoC from the Bristol-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2016. It is the business version of the AMD FX-9800P and features the same specifications. The PRO A12-9800B is (together with the FX-9800P) the fastest Bristol Ridge APU with a 15-Watt TDP and the successor to the 15-Watt A12-8800B / FX-8800P from the Carrizo generation. The ULV chip has four CPU cores (two Excavator modules = 4 integer and 2 FP units), 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

Thanks to higher clocks, the A12-9800B is slightly ahead of the old 15-Watt top model FX-8800P and competes with a Intel Core i3-6100U (Skylake, 15 Watts). 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.

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 A12-9800B with 12-15 Watts, which is comparable to Intel's ULV models. This means the APU 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
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» AMD PRO A12-9800B2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9720P compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9700P compare2.5 - 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 Rate2700 - 3600 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 PRO A12-9800B

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 222     avg: 225     median: 225 (2%)     max: 229 Points
0153045607590105120135150165180195210225222.21196.71196.42196.38196.47195.54196.19195.32196.35196.34195.6194.8195.27194.35195.05194.54195.99196.26195.93196.05196.05196.14195.34195.62196.07195.94195.51196.53195.03195.67225.4191.92192.32191.72191.54191.82191.92189.59191.09229.31212.76207.97207.14206.66206.63208.1207.98206.52206.53205.44207.99206.37206.16207.37207.89208.31206.74207.14Tooltip
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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