AMD PRO A12-9800B vs AMD A12-9700P

AMD PRO A12-9800B

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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.

AMD A12-9700P

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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.

AMD PRO A12-9800BAMD A12-9700P
AMD Bristol RidgeAMD Bristol Ridge
Bristol RidgeBristol Ridge
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AMD FX-9830P (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9830B (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz4 / 4
AMD FX-9800P (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 4
» AMD PRO A12-9800B2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9720P (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9700P2500 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9620P (compare)2500 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9600P (compare)2400 - 3300 MHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A8-9600B (compare)2400 - 3300 MHz4 / 4
AMD FX-9830P (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9830B (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz4 / 4
AMD FX-9800P (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9800B2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9720P (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 4
» AMD A12-9700P2500 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9620P (compare)2500 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9600P (compare)2400 - 3300 MHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A8-9600B (compare)2400 - 3300 MHz4 / 4
2700 - 3600 MHz2500 - 3400 MHz
2 MB2 MB
4 / 44 / 4
15 15
3100 3100
28 28
250 mm2250 mm2
90 °C90 °C
FP4FP4
Dual-Channel DDR3/DDR4-1866 Memory Controller, PCIe 3.0 x8Dual-Channel DDR3/DDR4-1866 Memory Controller, PCIe 3.0 x8
iGPUAMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 758 MHz)AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 758 MHz)
AMD Bristol Ridge PRO A12-9800BAMD Bristol Ridge A12-9700P

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 222     avg: 225.3     median: 225 (5%)     max: 229 Points
min: 222     avg: 225.5     median: 225 (5%)     max: 229 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 75     avg: 75.7     median: 75 (34%)     max: 77 Points
min: 78     avg: 79     median: 79 (36%)     max: 80 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
2.6 Points (6%)
min: 1     avg: 2.3     median: 2 (5%)     max: 2 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.9 Points (44%)
0.9 Points (43%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2564     avg: 2592.5     median: 2592 (28%)     max: 2621 Points
min: 2262     avg: 2429     median: 2429 (27%)     max: 2596 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6854     avg: 7055.5     median: 7055 (11%)     max: 7257 Points
min: 5148     avg: 6168     median: 6168 (9%)     max: 7188 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
10237 Points (13%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
3499 Points (34%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
475.7 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
13.8 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
1383 KB/s (16%)
1462 KB/s (17%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
16.5 fps (0%)
16.7 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
77 fps (29%)
84.6 fps (31%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (12%)
0.2 GB/s (11%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (11%)
0.4 GB/s (12%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.8 GB/s (9%)
1.8 GB/s (9%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
3249 Points (22%)
min: 3344     avg: 3498     median: 3498 (23%)     max: 3652 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
18.6 Seconds (4%)
19.2 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
41.1 Seconds (2%)
42.1 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
907.6 Seconds (4%)
979.8 Seconds (4%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
7608 Points (11%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2232     avg: 2318.3     median: 2275 (12%)     max: 2448 points
min: 2524     avg: 2527     median: 2527 (13%)     max: 2530 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 24353     avg: 25657     median: 25657 (16%)     max: 26961 Points
25886 Points (17%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 25150     avg: 25871     median: 25871 (31%)     max: 26592 Points
25743 Points (31%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 27021     avg: 27778     median: 27778 (32%)     max: 28535 Points
27373 Points (32%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1989     avg: 2037.7     median: 2035 (5%)     max: 2089 Points
min: 2283     avg: 2306     median: 2306 (6%)     max: 2329 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2739     avg: 2999     median: 3007 (9%)     max: 3251 Points
min: 2981     avg: 3124.5     median: 3124 (10%)     max: 3268 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
3270 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
2974 Points (27%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
7151 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
6518 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
5705 Points (13%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
5326 Points (7%)
min: 5371     avg: 5464     median: 5464 (7%)     max: 5557 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2031 Points (42%)
min: 2062     avg: 2091     median: 2091 (43%)     max: 2120 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
5575 Points (15%)
5824 Points (15%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2109 Points (43%)
2308 Points (47%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
18666 Points (6%)
22947 Points (8%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
4453 Points (15%)
4899 Points (16%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2073 Points (35%)
2158 Points (36%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2151     avg: 2224.3     median: 2158 (4%)     max: 2363 ms
2058.6 ms (3%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
170.4 ms (2%)
164.9 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 16552     avg: 17731     median: 18206 (35%)     max: 18435 Points
19404 Points (37%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
31.9 Watt (7%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
33.3 Watt (6%)

Average Benchmarks AMD PRO A12-9800B → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD A12-9700P → 103%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)