AMD A12-9800 Bristol Ridge APU (socket AM4) review

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You can find various relevant processors of current and previous generations in the graphs, but the AMD A12-9800 can easily be recognized since its scores are represented by red bars. All other AMD CPUs are represented by green and Intel CPUs are represented by blue bars.

We paired all processors with 8 GB of memory, set to the maximum speed supported by the processors, in this case about 2400 MHz. The majority of the benchmarks has been run with the integrated GPU. We used an Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti if a processor did not have an integrated GPU. Additionally, we ran a couple of game benchmarks with all processors in combination with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960. All test systems featured an OCZ Arc 100 240 GB SSD and a Corsair CX750M 750 power supply. All power measurements were performed with the professional EMU 1.X4 power meter. All tests were performed under Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.

The specifications of the used test system can be found in the table below. Please refer to the reviews of the other CPUs, if you want to know the exact test system that we used with those specific CPUs.

Platform Socket AM4
Motherboard ASUS A320M-C
Chipset AMD A320
Memory 8GB DDR4-2400
SSD OCZ Arc 100 240GB
Power supply Corsair CX750M 750W
Graphics card (IGP tests) -
Graphics card (other tests) Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti
OS Windows 10 64-bit

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AMD A12-9800 Tray

Socket AM4, 3.8 GHz, 4 cores, 65 W, 28 nm, Integrated graphics

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