At Las Vegas, CES 2019 AMD officially unveils two new low-end mobile platforms: A6-9220C and A4-9120C. These are two SoCs that are flanked by the new second generation Ryzen Mobile, which will obviously fit higher-end devices.
The Sunnyvale company has defined these new A-series processors as perfect solutions for equipping products like Chromebooks, and for this reason, we expect announcements in this direction over the next few days.
According to AMD, these two new CPUs are in fact able to bring an interesting increase in performance compared to the Intel counterpart. Specifically, the new A6-9220C would be the direct competitor of the Pentium N4200, while A4-9120C would clash with the Celeron N3350, an obviously lower end solution.
Let’s talk about two APUs made with a 28nm production process and equipped with integrated graphics component Radeon Graphics R5 (A6 9220C) and R4 (A4 9120C).
According to the tests conducted on these platforms, the new A6 and A4 AMD would be better than the competition under virtually every point of view. Starting from the web browsing operations, for which the best performance is up to 23% in tests such as Speedometer 2.0 and Webxprt 3.
Not only that: the tests performed with PCMark – in its version for Android – also show production capacity up to 2.5 times greater than the Intel competition and, although it is not a typical use scenario for such solutions, even in gameplay situations the new AMD platforms can achieve up to 34% better performance.
Thanks to their TDP of only 6W, then, the new A6 and A4 should also guarantee good results in terms of battery life. According to AMD, in the tests carried out on some prototypes, Chromebooks equipped with the last two platforms have reached up to 10 hours of battery life.