AMD A9-9425 vs Intel Celeron 3955U

General info

Comparing A9-9425 and Celeron 3955U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
AMD Bristol Ridge
 
Intel Celeron
Architecture codename
Stoney Ridge
 
Skylake
Release date
1 June 2016
 
15 August 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$107

Technical specs

A9-9425 and Celeron 3955U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of A9-9425 and Celeron 3955U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Base frequency
3.1 GHz
 
2 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.7 GHz
 
2 GHz
Bus support
no data
 
4 GT/s
L1 cache
no data
 
128 KB
L2 cache
1 MB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
no data
 
2 MB
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
124.5 mm2
 
98.57 mm210.3 mm × 9.57 mm
Maximum core temperature
90 °C
 
100 °C
Transistor count
1200 Million
 
1750 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on A9-9425 and Celeron 3955U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
no data
 
1
Socket
BGA
 
FCBGA1356
Power consumption (TDP)
10-25 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A9-9425 and Celeron 3955U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
no data
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
AES-NI
-
 
+
vPro
no data
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
no data
 
+
My WiFi
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost
no data
 
-
Hyper-Threading
no data
 
-
Idle States
no data
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
no data
 
+
Smart Response
no data
 
+

Security technologies

A9-9425 and Celeron 3955U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
no data
 
-
EDB
no data
 
+
Secure Key
no data
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
no data
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
no data
 
-

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A9-9425 and Celeron 3955U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
no data
 
+
VT-x
no data
 
+
EPT
no data
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A9-9425 and Celeron 3955U.
Supported memory types
no data
 
DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1600, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
no data
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
no data
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
no data
 
34.1 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into A9-9425 and Celeron 3955U.
Integrated graphics
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 800 MHz)
 
Max video memory
no data
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video HD
no data
 
+
Graphics max frequency
no data
 
900 MHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A9-9425 and Celeron 3955U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
no data
 
3
eDP
no data
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DVI
no data
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by A9-9425 and Celeron 3955U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
no data
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
no data
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
no data
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
no data
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
no data
 
N/A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by A9-9425 and Celeron 3955U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
no data
 
12
OpenGL
no data
 
4.4

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A9-9425 and Celeron 3955U.
PCIe revision
no data
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
no data
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of A9-9425 and Celeron 3955U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

A9-9425 1.75 +0.6%
Celeron 3955U 1.74

Passmark

A9-9425 1555 +0.8%
Celeron 3955U 1542

Gaming performance

Let's see how good A9-9425 and Celeron 3955U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD A9-9425

0.6% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (1 June 2016 vs 15 August 2015)
Higher maximum frequency (3700 vs 2000 MHz)
Less power hungry (10 vs 15 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

Advantages of Intel Celeron 3955U

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
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
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

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