AMD A

AMD A
Actual generation: 7.
Actual architecture: Excavator (Bristol Ridge)
Technology: 28 nm
Chip design: Unknown
Instruction set: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, FMA4
Virtualization: AMD-V
The A series from AMD combines CPU and GPU, as well as video and other hardware accelerators on one chip. This chip is called APU. The A series is used in both desktops and notebooks. The mobile processors can be recognized by the M at the end of the model number.

AMD A processors are typically used in lower-cost notebooks or smaller desktop systems without a dedicated graphics card. The APUs are installed or soldered into the FM2 or FT3 socket and are therefore not interchangeable later. Although AMD A processors are mostly entry-level solutions, most AMD technologies are also supported by AMD A processors. These include AMD virtualization, AES and the graphic interfaces (APIs) Vulkan and Mantle or the Video Code Engine (VCE) for the smooth playback of high-resolution videos.

The newer APUs support a maximum of DDR3 RAM up to a clock frequency of 1066 MHz (DDR3-2133). Since the speed of the main memory has a strong effect on the performance of the iGPU, the fastest possible memory sticks should be used. In addition, the AMD A APUs support dual-channel memory in two memory channels. The use of two memory channels doubles the theoretical memory bandwidth of the system and should therefore be used whenever possible.

The CPU architecture of the current generation of the A series is called Kabini (Jaguar). This generation was presented by AMD at the end of 2014. The APUs have a maximum of 4 CPU cores, SMT (Hyper-Threading) is not supported by the AMD A APUs. APUs after 2014 are branded as AMD Ryzen APU. While the AMD A series was still manufactured in 28 nm, the newer AMD Ryzen APUs rely on significantly smaller structures (14 nm and smaller).

All AMD A CPUs

Processor Generation
AMD A10-9700 AMD A10-9700
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
7.
AMD A12-9800 AMD A12-9800
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
7.
AMD A4-1200 AMD A4-1200
2C 2T @ 1.00 GHz
7.
AMD A4-1250 AMD A4-1250
2C 2T @ 1.00 GHz
7.
AMD A4-1350 AMD A4-1350
4C 4T @ 1.00 GHz
7.
AMD A6-1450 AMD A6-1450
4C 4T @ 1.00 GHz
7.
AMD A10-9600P AMD A10-9600P
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
6.
AMD A10-9620P AMD A10-9620P
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
6.
AMD A12-9700P AMD A12-9700P
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
6.
AMD A12-9720P AMD A12-9720P
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
6.
AMD A4-9120 AMD A4-9120
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
6.
AMD A4-9120C AMD A4-9120C
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
6.
AMD A6-9210 AMD A6-9210
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
6.
AMD A6-9220 AMD A6-9220
2C 2T @ 2.50 GHz
6.
AMD A6-9220C AMD A6-9220C
2C 2T @ 1.80 GHz
6.
AMD A6-9225 AMD A6-9225
2C 2T @ 2.60 GHz
6.
AMD A10-8700P AMD A10-8700P
4C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
5.
AMD A6-7000 AMD A6-7000
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
5.
AMD A6-7050B AMD A6-7050B
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
5.
AMD A10-7300 AMD A10-7300
4C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
4.



AMD A generation list

Name Generation Segment Technology Architecture
AMD A10-9700 7. Desktop / Server 28 nm Excavator (Bristol Ridge)
AMD A12-9800 7. Desktop / Server 28 nm Excavator (Bristol Ridge)
AMD A4-1000 7. Mobile 28 nm Temash (Jaguar)
AMD A6-1000 7. Mobile 28 nm Kabini (Jaguar)
AMD A10-9600 6. Mobile 28 nm Excavator (Bristol Ridge)
AMD A12-9700 6. Mobile 28 nm Excavator (Bristol Ridge)
AMD A4-9000 6. Mobile 28 nm Stoney Ridge (Excavator)
AMD A6-9000 6. Mobile 28 nm Stoney Ridge (Excavator)
AMD A10-8000 5. Mobile 28 nm Carizzo (Excavator)
AMD A6-7000 5. Mobile 28 nm Kaveri (Steamroller)
AMD A10-7000 4. Mobile 28 nm Kaveri (Steamroller)
AMD A4-5000 4. Mobile 28 nm Kabini (Jaguar)
AMD A6-5000 4. Mobile 28 nm Kabini (Jaguar)
AMD A8-7000 4. Mobile 28 nm Kaveri (Steamroller)
AMD A9-9000 4. Mobile 28 nm Stoney Ridge (Excavator)
AMD A10-5000M 3. Mobile 32 nm Richland (Piledriver)
AMD A10-6000 3. Desktop / Server 32 nm Richland (Piledriver)
AMD A4-5000M 3. Mobile 32 nm Richland (Piledriver)
AMD A4-6000 3. Desktop / Server 32 nm Richland (Piledriver)
AMD A6-5000M 3. Mobile 32 nm Richland (Piledriver)
AMD A6-6000 3. Desktop / Server 32 nm Richland (Piledriver)
AMD A8-5000M 3. Mobile 32 nm Richland (Piledriver)
AMD A8-6000 3. Desktop / Server 32 nm Richland (Piledriver)
AMD A10-4000M 2. Mobile 32 nm Trinity (Piledriver)
AMD A10-5000 2. Desktop / Server 32 nm Trinity (Piledriver)
AMD A4-4000 2. Desktop / Server 32 nm Richland (Piledriver)
AMD A4-4000M 2. Mobile 32 nm Trinity (Piledriver)
AMD A6-4000M 2. Mobile 32 nm Trinity (Piledriver)
AMD A8-4000M 2. Mobile 32 nm Trinity (Piledriver)
AMD A8-5000 2. Desktop / Server 32 nm Trinity (Piledriver)
Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 2. Mobile 45 nm Penryn (Core)
AMD A4-3000 1. Desktop / Server 32 nm Llano (K10)
AMD A4-3000M 1. Mobile 32 nm Llano (K10)
AMD A6-3000 1. Desktop / Server 32 nm Llano (K10)
AMD A6-3000M 1. Mobile 32 nm Llano (K10)
AMD A8-3000 1. Desktop / Server 32 nm Llano (K10)
Unknown M Mobile 0 nm Unknown




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