AMD A9-9425 vs Pro A6-8500B

AMD A9-9425
AMD Pro A6-8500B

General info

Comparing A9-9425 and Pro A6-8500B processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
AMD Bristol Ridge
 
AMD Carrizo
Achitecture codename
Stoney Ridge
 
Carrizo
Release date
1 June 2016
 
3 June 2015

Technical specs

A9-9425 and Pro A6-8500B 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 Pro A6-8500B performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.7 GHz
 
3 GHz
L2 cache
1 MB
 
1024 KB
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Die size
124.5 mm2
 
n/d
Maximum core temperature
90 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
1200 Million
 
3100 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on A9-9425 and Pro A6-8500B compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Socket
BGA
 
FP4
Power consumption (TDP)
10-25 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A9-9425 and Pro A6-8500B. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
-
 
+
FMA
-
 
FMA4
AVX
-
 
AVX
FRTC
-
 
+
FreeSync
-
 
+
TrueAudio
-
 
+
PowerNow
-
 
+
PowerGating
-
 
+
Out-of-band client management
-
 
+
VirusProtect
-
 
+
RAID
-
 
+
HSA
-
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A9-9425 and Pro A6-8500B are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
IOMMU 2.0
-
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A9-9425 and Pro A6-8500B.
Supported memory types
n/d
 
DDR3 / DDR3L-1600
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into A9-9425 and Pro A6-8500B.
Integrated graphics
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 800 MHz)
 
iGPU core count
n/d
 
4
Number of pipelines
n/d
 
256
Enduro
-
 
+
Switchable graphics
-
 
+
UVD
-
 
+
VCE
-
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A9-9425 and Pro A6-8500B integrated GPUs.
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+

Graphics API support

APIs supported by A9-9425 and Pro A6-8500B integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
DirectX® 12
Vulkan
-
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A9-9425 and Pro A6-8500B.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
3.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of A9-9425 and Pro A6-8500B. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

A9-9425 5.28
Pro A6-8500B 5.31 +0.6%

Passmark

A9-9425 2501
Pro A6-8500B 2516 +0.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good A9-9425 and Pro A6-8500B are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD A9-9425

Somewhat newer (1 June 2016 vs 3 June 2015)
Less power hungry (10 vs 15 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

Advantages of AMD Pro A6-8500B

0.6% faster in synthetic tests
AES-NI save
FRTC
FreeSync
TrueAudioMenu
PowerNow
PowerGatingMenu
OutofBandManageMenu
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)
RAIDSupportMenu
HSA
IOMMU20Menu
Enduro (saves battery charge by automatically switching between an integrated and discrete AMD GPU depending on workload. Similar to NVIDIA Optimus)
SwitchableGraphics
UVDMenu
VCEMenu
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, A9-9425 or Pro A6-8500B?

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