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Mysterious AMD A9-9820 APU with Radeon R7 350 iGPU spotted in Chuwi's latest AeroBox mini PC

The A9-9820 does not seem to be based on an architecture pre-dating Zen. (Image Source: Chuwi)
The A9-9820 does not seem to be based on an architecture pre-dating Zen. (Image Source: Chuwi)
The A9-9820 APU with Radeon R7 350 iGPU is probably not based on the Zen architecture since it only supports DDR3 memory. The test results provided by Chuwi speak for themselves, although the OEM claims that there should be enough processing power for current AAA games and 4K video editing.
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The unannounced A9-9820 8-core/8-thread APU appears to be part of AMD’s ever-expanding mini PC processor portfolio introduced in late 2019, and it might only be available in Japan for the moment, as it will be powering a Chuwi AeroBox mini PC featured on the OEM’s Japanese site. There is also an integrated Radeon R7 350 GPU that is based on the older Polaris architecture, possibly a refreshed Oland model.

Chuwi claims that the new compact AeroBox Mini PC is intended for office use, but can also run AAA games or can handle 4K video editing when needed. The CPU is running at 2.35 GHz and the GPU maxes out at 935 MHz. Certainly not that impressive, plus it only supports DDR3 memory, so it might not even be derived from the original Zen architecture. However, users can upgrade the standard 8 GB of RAM up to 32 GB via four memory slots, while the default 256 GB storage space can be increased to 2 TB via an M.2 slot and two 2.5-inch bays. To demonstrate this mini PC's performance, Chuwi provides some synthetic benchmark results: 7,388 points scored in Geekbench 4 multi-CPU tests, 369 points in Cinebench, and 500 MB/s SSD read speeds.  

Port selection includes 2x USB-A 3.0 and 2x USB-A 2.0 connectors, GbE jack, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and the audio out / mic in jacks. The system comes in a compact dual-tone case that resembles a gaming console. It features a dual-fan cooling system with RGB lighting, as well.

No word on pricing and availability for now.

Compact dual-tone case resembling a gaming console (Source: Chuwi)
Compact dual-tone case resembling a gaming console (Source: Chuwi)

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1535 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2020-03-12 (Update: 2020-03-12)