AMD PRO A12-9830B vs AMD A10-9620P

AMD PRO A12-9830B

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The AMD PRO A12-9830B 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 variant of the FX-9830P. The A12-9830B / FX-9830P is the fastest Bristol Ridge APU with a 45-Watt TDP and the successor to the 15-35-Watt FX-8800P from the Carrizo generation. The 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 2400 MHz. More technical details are available in the following articles:

Performance

Thanks to higher clocks, the A12-9830B is slightly ahead of the old 35-Watt top model FX-8800P and competes with the entry-level dual-cores from Intel (Skylake and Kaby Lake). 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 900 MHz (compared to 758 MHz for FX-9800P/A12-9800B). 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). Many games from 2015/2016 can be played smoothly at low settings. 

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the A12-9830B with 25-45 Watts, which is comparable to Intel quad-core processors from the H-series. This means the APU is a good choice for big and heavy notebooks with at least 15 inches.

AMD A10-9620P

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The AMD A10-9620P is a mid-range APU of the Bristol Ridge series (7th generation of APUs) with 4 CPU-cores (two Excavator modules) clocked at 2.5 - 3.4 GHz. In our tests the A10-9620P even hit 3.6 GHz.

It was announced in 2017 and is based on the same silicon as Carrizo but with more and refined features. It is a ULV-chip with a TDP of 15 Watt and integrates a Radeon R5 graphics card (384 shader cores / 6 compute cores) and a dual-channel DDR4-18600 memory controller. As Carrizo its a full featured SoC that offers all I/O ports on the chip.

The A10-9620P is a bit faster than the old 15-Watt top model of Carrizo, the FX-8800P. See our Bristol Ridge article for more information on the architecture and improvements compared to Carrizo.

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AMD FX-9830P compare3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4
» AMD PRO A12-9830B3 - 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 A12-9700P compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9620P2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9600P compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A8-9600B compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD FX-9830P compare3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9830B3 - 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 A12-9700P compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4
» AMD A10-9620P2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9600P compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A8-9600B compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
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3100 3100
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90 °C90 °C
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) ( - 900 MHz)AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 758 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
230 Points (5%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
72 Points (26%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2.7 Points (5%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
0.8 Points (26%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
2277 (20%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
7420 (12%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
471 s (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
14.4 s (3%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
16.3 fps (7%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
76.6 fps (23%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
18.2 s (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
40.3 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
977 s (4%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
2399 Points (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
22553 Points (15%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
24032 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
2338 Points (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
3175 Points (8%)

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