AMD A9-9420 vs Intel Celeron N4100

AMD A9-9420
Intel Celeron N4100

General info

Comparing A9-9420 and Celeron N4100 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
6.22
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
AMD Bristol Ridge
 
Intel Celeron
Achitecture codename
Stoney Ridge
 
Gemini Lake
Release date
1 June 2016
 
11 December 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$107
Price now
n/d
 
$107

Technical specs

A9-9420 and Celeron N4100 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of A9-9420 and Celeron N4100 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
4
Number of threads
2
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
2.4 GHz
L1 cache
n/d
 
256 KB
L2 cache
n/d
 
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
124.5 mm2
 
n/d
Maximum core temperature
90 °C
 
105 deg C
Transistor count
1200 Million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on A9-9420 and Celeron N4100 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
n/d
 
1
Socket
n/d
 
FCBGA1090
Power consumption (TDP)
10-25 Watt
 
6 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A9-9420 and Celeron N4100. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
-
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Speed Shift
n/d
 
-
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
-
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
-
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Smart Response
n/d
 
-
GPIO
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
n/d
 
-

Security technologies

A9-9420 and Celeron N4100 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
n/d
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
n/d
 
+
Anti-Theft
n/d
 
-

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A9-9420 and Celeron N4100 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A9-9420 and Celeron N4100.
Supported memory types
n/d
 
upto-2400
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
8 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
35.76 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into A9-9420 and Celeron N4100.
Integrated graphics
Radeon R5
 
Intel UHD Graphics 600 (200 - 700 MHz)
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
700 MHz
Max video memory
n/d
 
8 GB
Execution Units
n/d
 
12

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A9-9420 and Celeron N4100 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
3
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
MIPI-DSI
n/d
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by A9-9420 and Celeron N4100 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
n/d
 
+

Graphics API support

APIs supported by A9-9420 and Celeron N4100 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
+
OpenGL
n/d
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A9-9420 and Celeron N4100.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
6
USB revision
n/d
 
2.0 / 3.0
Total number of SATA ports
n/d
 
2
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports
n/d
 
2
Number of USB ports
n/d
 
8
Integrated LAN
n/d
 
-
UART
n/d
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of A9-9420 and Celeron N4100. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

A9-9420 7.00 +3.9%
Celeron N4100 6.74

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

A9-9420 2875 +42.5%
Celeron N4100 2017

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

A9-9420 4841
Celeron N4100 5503 +13.7%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

A9-9420 1 +20.7%
Celeron N4100 1

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

A9-9420 2
Celeron N4100 2 +37.5%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

A9-9420 81 +17.4%
Celeron N4100 69

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

A9-9420 134
Celeron N4100 208 +55.2%

wPrime 32

A9-9420 21
Celeron N4100 21 +1.6%

TrueCrypt AES

A9-9420 1
Celeron N4100 2 +54.5%

Passmark

A9-9420 2347 +3.8%
Celeron N4100 2261

Gaming performance

Let's see how good A9-9420 and Celeron N4100 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD A9-9420

3.9% faster in synthetic tests
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

Advantages of Intel Celeron N4100

Much newer (11 December 2017 vs 1 June 2016)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (6 vs 10 watts)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
AES-NI save
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

So, A9-9420 or Celeron N4100?

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