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AMD PRO A12-9830B vs AMD PRO A8-9600B

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 PRO A8-9600B

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The AMD PRO A8-9600B is a mid-range APU of the Bristol Ridge series (7th generation of APUs) with 4 CPU-cores (two Excavator modules) clocked at 2.4 - 3.3 GHz. It is intended for business laptops and features the same specifications as the consumer AMD A10-9600P SoC.

It was announced in mid 2016 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 DDR4-1866 memory controller. As Carrizo its a full featured SoC that offers all I/O ports on the chip.

The A10-9600P is slightly faster than the old 15-Watt top model of Carrizo, the FX-8800P. Therefore, the CPU performance is similar to a Broadwell 15 Watt Core i3 like The i3-5010U. See our Bristol Ridge article for more information on the architecture and improvements compared to Carrizo.

ModelAMD PRO A12-9830BAMD PRO A8-9600B
SeriesAMD Bristol RidgeAMD Bristol Ridge
CodenameBristol RidgeBristol Ridge
Series: Bristol Ridge Bristol Ridge
AMD FX-9830P compare3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD PRO A12-9830B « 3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD FX-9800P compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD PRO A12-9800B compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A12-9720P compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A12-9700P compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A10-9620P compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A10-9600P compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD PRO A8-9600B2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD FX-9830P compare3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD PRO A12-9830B3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD FX-9800P compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD PRO A12-9800B compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A12-9720P compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A12-9700P compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A10-9620P compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A10-9600P compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD PRO A8-9600B « 2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4 cores
Clock3000 - 3700 MHz2400 - 3300 MHz
L2 Cache2 MB2 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 44 / 4
TDP25-45 Watt15 Watt
Transistors3100 Million3100 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
Die Size250 mm2250 mm2
max. Temp.90 °C90 °C
FeaturesDual-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) ( - 720 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
Manufacturerproducts.amd.comproducts.amd.com
SocketFP4

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
203 Points (1%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
71 Points (21%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2.4 Points (3%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
0.8 Points (21%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
2336 Points (14%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
5703 Points (4%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
577 s (7%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
16.8 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
1444 Points (2%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
13.3 fps (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
70 fps (16%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.5 GB/s (4%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
2930 Points (6%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
19.5 s (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
43.7 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1000 s (4%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
2081 Points (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
21428 Points (17%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
23396 Points (19%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
24627 Points (21%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
2071 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
2427 Points (4%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
2139 Points (21%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
4506 Points (5%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1991 Points (27%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
4389 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
4764 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
1965 Points (38%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
5002 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
2102 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
4436 Points (36%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
3385 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
5779 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
5660 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
5124 Points (13%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
2552 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
177.7 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
15170 Points (14%)

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