Intel Pentium Gold 4415U vs Intel Pentium Gold 4417U vs AMD A6-9220

Intel Pentium Gold 4415U

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The Intel Pentium 4415U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core SoC based on the Kaby-Lake architecture and has been launched in the first quarter of 2017. The CPU can be found in ultrabooks as well as normal notebooks. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.3 GHz (no Turbo Boost), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 610 GPU and a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The SoC is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Architecture

Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Skylake, so the per-MHz performance does not differ. The manufacturer only reworked the Speed Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of voltages and clocks, and the improved 14nm process allows much higher frequencies combined with better efficiency than before.

Performance

Compared to the more expensive Core i3-7100U, the 4415U offers a similar CPU performance (2.3 versus 2.4 GHz) and less level 3 cache but a slower integrated graphics card. Still, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as somewhat more demanding applications.

Graphics

The integrated graphics unit called HD Graphics 610 (similar to the HD Graphics 510) represents the "GT1" version of the Kaby Lake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). Its 12 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 300 - 950 MHz and offer a performance somewhat below the older HD Graphics 4400. Only a few games of 2015 can be played smoothly in lowest settings.

Power Consumption

Specified at a TDP of 15 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the CPU is best suited for small notebooks and ultrabooks (11-inches and above). Optionally, the TDP can be lowered to 10 watts (cTDP down), reducing both heat dissipation and performance and allowing even more compact designs.

Intel Pentium Gold 4417U

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The Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4417U is a power efficient dual-core SoC for entry level laptops based on the Kaby Lake Refresh generation (not Coffee Lake). It was announced in February 2019 and integrates two "big" cores (similar to the Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs) clocked at 2.3 GHz (fixed, no Turbo Boost). The integrated graphics card is named Intel HD Graphics 610 and offers 12 EUs clocked at 300 - 950 MHz. The integrated memory controller supports slower memory speeds than the faster i3 and i5 models (DDR4-2133 / LPDDR3-1866 / DDR3L-1600) and dual channel memory.

Architecture

Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Skylake, so the per-MHz performance does not differ. The manufacturer only reworked the Speed Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of voltages and clocks, and the improved 14nm process allows much higher frequencies combined with better efficiency than before.

Performance

With a fixed clock speed of 2.3 GHz, the dual core CPU is clearly slower than models with Turbo Boost and high clock speeds for single thread performance. The multi thread performance however is also limited due to the two cores. The faster Core i5-8250U offers four processor cores and  fast Turbo Boost speeds therefore offers a much better performance. Still, the Pentium 4417U offers enough performance for daily tasks and non demanding applications.

Power Consumption

The chip is most likely manufactured in an improved 14nm process with FinFET transistors (14nm+), the same as the 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors. Intel still specifies the TDP with 15 Watts, which is typical for ULV chips. According to Intel it can be configured to 12.5 Watt at 800 MHz (cTDP-down) with a clearly reduced performance.

AMD A6-9220

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The AMD A6-9220 is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2016. The 9210 is a mid-range Stoney Ridge processor (dual-core version of Bristol Ridge) and integrates two CPU cores (one Excavator module with 2 integer and on FP unit) clocked between 2.5 - 2.9 GHz. It also includes a Radeon R4 GPU, probably with 192 shaders at 655 MHz, as well as a single-channel DDR4-2133 memory controller, H.265 video engine and chipset with all I/O ports.

Architecture

Stoney 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 2133 MHz. Stoney Ridge is the designation for the smaller dual-core and single-core chip, while Bristol Ridge is the bigger quad-core chip with dual-channel memory controller. More technical details are available in the following articles:

Performance

Because of the significantly lower clock range, the A6-9220 should be noticeably slower than the A9-9410. In the Cinebench R15 Multi benchmark e.g. it was around 15% slower in our benchmarks (see below). The single core benchmarks were quite similar overall.

Graphics Card

The integrated Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) GPU is probably similar to the R5 with 192 active shader units (3 compute cores), but a reduced clock of just 655 instead of 800 MHz. More details about the GPU are available in the linked articles above. 

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the A6-9220 with 15 Watts, but it can be configured between 10-15 Watts. This means the APU is a good choice for thin and light notebooks.

Intel Pentium Gold 4415UIntel Pentium Gold 4417UAMD A6-9220
Intel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby Lake RefreshAMD Bristol Ridge
Kaby LakeKaby Lake RefreshStoney Ridge
: Bristol Ridge Stoney Ridge
Intel Core i7-7700K4200 - 4500 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-77003600 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v63100 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ3100 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K3800 - 4200 MHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v63000 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-75003400 - 3800 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U3500 - 4000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U2500 - 4000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U2800 - 3900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T2700 - 3300 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U3300 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U2400 - 3800 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U2300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U3100 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U2700 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U2600 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y751300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y571200 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y541200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y321000 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Pentium Gold 4415U2300 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y301000 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U2200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U1800 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U1800 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y1700 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y1600 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y1500 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y1500 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i7-8650U1900 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-8550U1800 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8350U1700 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-8250U1600 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-8130U2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Pentium Gold 4417U2300 MHz2 / 42 MB
AMD A9-94253100 - 3700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e - 2500? MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94203000 - 3600 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94102900 - 3500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92252600 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
» AMD A6-92202500 - 2900 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C1800 - 2700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92102400 - 2800 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-91202200 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90102000 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90001800 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220e1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
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Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1866/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR3 Memory Controller, HyperThreadingSingle-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 610 (300 - 950 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 610 (300 - 950 MHz)AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 655 MHz)
$161 U.S.$161 U.S.
Intel Kaby Lake Pentium 4415UIntel Kaby Lake Refresh Pentium 4417UAMD Bristol Ridge A6-9220
1200
124.5 mm2

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 238     avg: 240     median: 239.5 (5%)     max: 241 Points
228 Points (5%)
min: 109     avg: 112     median: 111.5 (3%)     max: 114 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 93     avg: 94     median: 94 (41%)     max: 95 Points
89 Points (39%)
min: 68     avg: 68.5     median: 68.5 (30%)     max: 69 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2.7 Points (6%)
2.6 Points (6%)
1.4 Points (3%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1 Points (39%)
1.1 Points (42%)
0.8 Points (31%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
3587 (37%)
3570 (37%)
2432 (25%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
8169 (14%)
8012 (13%)
3941 (7%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
659 s (8%)
665 s (8%)
915 s (11%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
20.9 s (4%)
21.1 s (4%)
27.7 s (6%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2003 (21%)
1792 (18%)
770 (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
16 fps (10%)
15.5 fps (9%)
8.7 fps (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
85.7 fps (30%)
81.1 fps (28%)
46.5 fps (16%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.4 GB/s (0%)
1.4 GB/s (0%)
1 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
3249 Points (22%)
3204 Points (21%)
2253 Points (15%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
16.7 s (4%)
17.3 s (4%)
20.9 s (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
37.6 s (2%)
39.1 s (2%)
46.9 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
846 s (4%)
922 s (4%)
1022 s (5%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
9098 Points (13%)
9098 Points (13%)
4236 Points (6%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2788     avg: 3025     median: 3024.5 (14%)     max: 3261 Points
min: 2831     avg: 3011     median: 3010.5 (14%)     max: 3190 Points
min: 1467     avg: 1470     median: 1469.5 (7%)     max: 1472 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
31354 Points (20%)
min: 28577     avg: 28749     median: 28749 (18%)     max: 28921 Points
16010 Points (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
30220 Points (36%)
min: 27361     avg: 27522     median: 27521.5 (33%)     max: 27682 Points
15125 Points (18%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
31593 Points (37%)
min: 29007     avg: 29032     median: 29032 (34%)     max: 29057 Points
15704 Points (18%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
2628 Points (7%)
min: 2590     avg: 2591     median: 2590.5 (7%)     max: 2591 Points
1241 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
3755 Points (12%)
min: 3635     avg: 3644     median: 3644 (11%)     max: 3653 Points
1721 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
7986 Points (64%)
6053 Points (49%)
3245 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
6662 Points (60%)
5722 Points (52%)
2855 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
5132 Points (10%)
4999 Points (10%)
3510 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
5122 Points (10%)
5090 Points (10%)
3822 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
5719 Points (15%)
5280 Points (14%)
3461 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
5270 (9%)
4882 (9%)
2921 (5%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2510 (52%)
2254 (46%)
1798 (37%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
5481 (9%)
5089 (8%)
3115 (5%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
2625 (53%)
2389 (49%)
1909 (39%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Single-Core
2816 (44%)
2599 (40%)
1885 (29%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Multi-Core
5455 (13%)
5029 (12%)
2805 (7%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
2943 (44%)
2695 (40%)
1960 (29%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
5630 (10%)
5248 (9%)
2857 (5%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
1652 ms (3%)
2162 ms (4%)
2416 ms (4%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
119 ms (1%)
165 ms (2%)
162 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
21322 Points (36%)
16702 Points (28%)
14724 Points (25%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium Gold 4415U → 100% n=41

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium Gold 4417U → 95% n=41

Average Benchmarks AMD A6-9220 → 66% n=41

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