AMD A9-9420e vs A4-9120

Price now 253$
Games supported 56%
AMD A4-9120
AMD A4-9120
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AMD A9-9420e
AMD A9-9420e
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Price now 380$
Games supported 53%

General info

Comparing A4-9120 and A9-9420e processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating22672332
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesBristol RidgeAMD Bristol Ridge
Architecture codenameStoney Ridge (2016−2019)Stoney Ridge (2016−2019)
Release date1 June 2017 (5 years old)1 June 2018 (4 years old)
Current price$253 $380

Technical specs

A4-9120 and A9-9420e basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)2 (Dual-core)
Base clock speed2.2 GHzno data
Boost clock speed2.5 GHzno data
L1 cache160 KBno data
L2 cache1 MB1 MB
Chip lithography28 nm28 nm
Die size124.5 mm2124.5 mm2
Maximum core temperature90 °C90 °C
Number of transistors1200 Million1200 Million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--


Information on A4-9120 and A9-9420e compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Thermal design power (TDP)10-15 Wattno data

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A4-9120 and A9-9420e. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsSingle-Channel DDR4-2133, Virtualization,Single-Channel DDR4-2133?, Virtualization,

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A4-9120 and A9-9420e are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by A4-9120 and A9-9420e. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4DDR4

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardAMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)-

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

A4-9120 0.97
A9-9420e 0.88
  • Passmark


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

A4-9120 1219
A9-9420e 1115

A4-9120 outperforms A9-9420e by 9% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 0.97 0.88
Recency 1 June 2017 1 June 2018
Boost clock speed 2500 0
Base clock speed 2200 0

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD A4-9120

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Competitors of A4-9120 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A4-9120 by Intel is Core i3-2330M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Intel Core i3-2330M Core i3 2330M

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Competitors of A9-9420e by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A9-9420e by Intel is Celeron N3350, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

Intel Celeron N3350 Celeron N3350

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