AMD PRO A12-9830B vs AMD PRO A12-9800B

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 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.

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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 A12-9800B2.7 - 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
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 A12-9800B2.7 - 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
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3100 3100
28 28
250 mm2250 mm2
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 R7 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 758 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 222     avg: 225     median: 225 (5%)     max: 229 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 75     avg: 75.7     median: 75 (28%)     max: 77 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.47     avg: 2.6     median: 2.6 (5%)     max: 2.7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.86     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (28%)     max: 0.9 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2564     avg: 2593     median: 2592.5 (23%)     max: 2621
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 6854     avg: 7056     median: 7055.5 (12%)     max: 7257
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
10237 Points (10%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
3499 Points (26%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
476 s (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
13.8 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
1383 (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
16.5 fps (7%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
77 fps (23%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.8 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
3249 Points (18%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
18.6 s (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
41.1 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
908 s (4%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2232     avg: 2318     median: 2275 (10%)     max: 2448 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 24353     avg: 25657     median: 25657 (16%)     max: 26961 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 25150     avg: 25871     median: 25871 (27%)     max: 26592 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 27021     avg: 27778     median: 27778 (29%)     max: 28535 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1989     avg: 2038     median: 2035 (5%)     max: 2089 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 2739     avg: 2999     median: 3007 (8%)     max: 3251 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 437     avg: 439     median: 439 (3%)     max: 441 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
3270 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
2974 Points (27%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
7151 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
6518 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
5705 Points (15%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
5326 (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2031 (42%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
5575 (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
2109 (43%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
2073 (32%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
4453 (11%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 2151.5     avg: 2224     median: 2158.5 (4%)     max: 2363 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
170 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 16552     avg: 17731     median: 18206 (29%)     max: 18435 Points

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