AMD A9-9425 vs Intel Pentium 2030M

AMD A9-9425
Intel Pentium 2030M

General info

Comparing A9-9425 and Pentium 2030M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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Value for money (0-100)
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6.04
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
AMD Bristol Ridge
 
Intel Pentium
Architecture codename
Stoney Ridge
 
Ivy Bridge
Release date
1 June 2016
 
1 January 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
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$134
Price now
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$134

Technical specs

A9-9425 and Pentium 2030M 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 Pentium 2030M performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Base frequency
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2.5 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.7 GHz
 
2.5 GHz
L1 cache
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64K (per core)
L2 cache
1 MB
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
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2 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
22 nm
Die size
124.5 mm2
 
118 mm2
Maximum core temperature
90 °C
 
90 °C
Transistor count
1200 Million
 
1,400 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on A9-9425 and Pentium 2030M compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
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1
Socket
BGA
 
FCPGA988
Power consumption (TDP)
10-25 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A9-9425 and Pentium 2030M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
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Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
vPro
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-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
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+
My WiFi
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-
Turbo Boost
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-
Hyper-Threading
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-
Idle States
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+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
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+
Demand Based Switching
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-
FDI
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+
Fast Memory Access
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+

Security technologies

A9-9425 and Pentium 2030M technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
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-
EDB
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+
Anti-Theft
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-

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A9-9425 and Pentium 2030M are enumerated here.
AMD-V
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-
VT-d
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-
VT-x
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+
EPT
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+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A9-9425 and Pentium 2030M.
Supported memory types
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DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Maximum memory size
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32 GB
Max memory channels
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2
Maximum memory bandwidth
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25.6 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into A9-9425 and Pentium 2030M.
Integrated graphics
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 800 MHz)
 
Intel® HD Graphics for 3rd Generation Intel® Processors
Graphics max frequency
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1.1 GHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A9-9425 and Pentium 2030M integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
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3
eDP
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+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
SDVO
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+
CRT
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+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A9-9425 and Pentium 2030M.
PCIe revision
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2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
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16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of A9-9425 and Pentium 2030M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

A9-9425 1.90
Pentium 2030M 1.93 +1.6%

Passmark

A9-9425 1546
Pentium 2030M 1566 +1.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good A9-9425 and Pentium 2030M are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD A9-9425

Much newer (1 June 2016 vs 1 January 2013)
Less power hungry (10 vs 35 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

Advantages of Intel Pentium 2030M

1.6% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 28 nm)
Enhanced SpeedStep (saves energy by managing CPU frequency and voltage in realtime. Supercedes SpeedStep)
Thermal Monitoring (prevents a CPU from overheating by lowering frequency upon reaching the critical temperature)
Execute Disable Bit (allows marking some memory ranges as non-executable, thus protecting software against so-called "buffer overflow" attacks)
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)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

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