AMD A6-9220 / A6-9225 Lower-End Laptop CPUs

The AMD A6-9220 and A6-9225 (7th Gen) are lower-end processors (CPU) for laptop PCs. The dual-core CPUs are used mostly in affordable notebook models. Performance-wise, the A6-9220 and A6-9225 are one level above basic CPUs, such as dual-core Intel Celeron or AMD E. On the other hand, the A6-9220 / A6-9225 are a level below the most popular (but pricier) mainstream notebook chips – the Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 U-series. This means the A6 chips are a good yet inexpensive solutions for the regular daily computing tasks, like web browsing, media playback, or work in productivity-oriented apps. But, they will start to lag behind the Intel Core i-series as soon as you throw something more demanding on them, like editing videos or high-resolution photos.

Differences between the A6-9220 and A6-9225 are minor. They have slightly different CPU and graphics clock speeds. The CPU part of the 9220 runs at 2.5 GHz base speed with bursts of up 2.9 GHz, while on the 9225 these speeds are 2.6 GHz and 3.1 GHz, respectively. This difference isn’t noticeable in the daily computing activities. As for graphics, the integrated Radeon R4 in the 9220 and 9225 is clocked at 655 MHz and 686 MHz, respectively, which is not a big gap.

AMD A6-9220 / A6-9225 Benchmark

AMD A6-9220 A6-9225 Benchmark

Regarding graphics performance, the Radeon R4 integrated graphics is a basic gaming solution. It is better than integrated graphics of the entry-level CPUs and similar to integrated graphics of the Intel Core i chips.

Also, these AMD A6 chips and Intel Core i3, i5, i7 U series have the same power consumption of 15 Watts.

Note: Performance and benchmark scores of the AMD A6-9220 may vary depending on the notebook's other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, benchmark results are good indicators of its performance in comparison to other chips.

Specifications of the AMD A6-9220

Here's the specs sheet of the AMD A6-9220:

Processor Name

AMD A6-9220

AMD A6-9225

CPU Family

AMD A-Series "Stoney Ridge"

Number of Cores

Dual-core / 1 thread per core

CPU Clock Speed

A6-9220 – Base: 2.5 GHz, Burst: up to 2.9 GHz

A6-9225 – Base: 2.6 GHz, Burst: up to 3.1 GHz

Cache Size

1MB

Memory Support

DDR4 (2133 MHz max. speed)

Integrated Graphics

AMD Radeon R4 Series

Power Consumption

15W

Production Technology

28-nanometer

Technologies

AMD-V virtualization

Typical Use

Affordable laptops & 2-in-1 PCs

User Benchmark Average CPU Score

21.7

22.7

Written by Dan on October 4, 2017

User reviews and Q&A on the AMD A6-9220

Below you can read and submit user reviews, questions, and answers about the processor. Thank you for your contribution.

Current rating: 3.33 out of 5 stars
  1. 4 out of 5 Good for work

    Mark

    I needed something cheap that had it all.. Screen,cpu,storage,webcam,mic.. ect so we had one machine here at the office that can do Zoom meetings and things like that. Ended up with an upgraded Dell all-in-one running this SoC and my thoughts..

    Really slow to start. Ie.. you click and everything has some lagg to it. Like I said though, this is a work machine and functionality over speed. The CPU can do well with Web browsing and light app usage.. Like OpenOffice or something similar it will do fine. Gaming or anything like that would be laughable, this is built for very lightweight tasks. Worth the upgrade because it got me current.. win 10, webcam, mic, ect.. all for $700.

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  2. Question

    Mike Asbell

    I just bought a Dell Inspiron 22 Model 3275 AIO. It has the AMD A6-9225 in it. My ten year old laptop is faster than this. I was told not to buy a Dell because they are crap. I guess it’s true. My question is: What can I upgrade the Processor to? I have already upgraded the RAM. It came with 4GHz and I have upgraded it to 16GHz but the computer is just too slow so I need to upgrade my Processor. Thank you for any advice.

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    • Dan

      Unfortunately, the A6-9225 isn’t upgradeable. It’s soldered onto the motherboard. It’s good you upgraded RAM, but there are no major benefits of that if you don’t run many programs at the same time and exceed 4GB of RAM usage. What could help is to upgrade your storage if you have a hard drive in the computer. Upgrading the hard drive to a solid state drive would make a big difference for sure, especially when booting up Windows and starting programs. The A6 processor is an entry-level one, that’s true, but hard drives are usually the biggest bottlenecks of modern computers with it.

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  3. 1 out of 5 Do not buy it

    Michal

    Unless you specifically require this laptop model for any reason, do not buy it. Invest 10% more in laptop with a better processor. AMD does great HW but A6 has really poor performance. I am not sure why they write it is good for web browsing because my 6 years old laptop (at the time USD 1000) loads webpages faster than this thing. If you plan on spending more than 2 hours a week on a laptop or if you wish to keep this device for longer than 2 years, buy something with Ryzen or i3/i5/i7 instead, NOT A (my version is 9225).

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  4. Question

    Nell

    Will the a6 9225 be ok to run zoom?

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    • Dan

      Hi, zoom isn’t demanding, since it requires a single core 1GHz processor or higher and the A6 9225 is dual core at 2.6 GHz. They recommend dual-core 2Ghz or higher. The caveat is that in Zoom’s system requirements they say that “dual and single core laptops have a reduced frame rate when screen sharing (around 5 frames per second)”.

      https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux

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  5. Question

    Anonymous

    For a gamer like me would it be appropriate to play more fast paste games looking for something cheap to get me started

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  6. Malabar Prince

    Can I run Ubuntu on AMD A6 9225 ? If yes, which version of Ubuntu is compatible with this AMD Processor

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    • gleb

      yes, any stable version of ubuntu will work fine. running 18.04 still, waiting on 20.04 to upgrade

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  7. Sunny bhushan

    Yes….Up to 20Gb, But u should check the ram slot….
    Low end laptop provide only 1 slot for ram.In that case u should buy only 16gb ram.

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  8. Andreas Mitsis

    For almost a year, I have run the A6-9225 along with the Tumbleweed operating system in an HP laptop.

    Due to good performance, there are no disturbances or problems until then.

    Love this product!

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    • Michal

      Hi Andreas, I am wondering what is your configuration. I have this laptop brand new – Lenovo S145 with 8 GB DDR4 RAM, AMD A6 9225 and 512 GB SSD – and it is incredibly slow. I blame the processor because other specs look good. This laptop is really sluggish and loads webpages slow. I have an old laptop with i7 4500U and it loads pages like four times faster. It is terrible at running Windows apps though, they mostly just crash or not even load which is not really a problem on this Lenovo. Thank you!

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  9. Peter Rowe

    I have a lenovo ideacentre, amd r6 Radeon r4 graphics, desktop. Is it possible to increase the RAM? It has 4GB DDR4 at the moment.

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  10. Alan

    I have a amd a6-9225 2.6ghz up to 3ghz, I have two spots for ram would it be possible to put two 16g ddr4 in to get 32g total, or i am stuck at two 8g to get 16g

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  11. Michael

    Is it possible to upgrade this processor to a different model?
    CHEERS

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    • Dan Z

      No, it isn’t, unfortunately. Just like the most of laptop CPUs on the market, the A6-9220 is soldered onto the motherboard.

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  12. Mitin Ahuja

    What is the maximum RAM AMD A6-9225 can support? Also, Would it be able to support 2* 4gb DDR4 RAM modules?

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    • Henry

      According to AMD, it is 8 GB, but only single channel, so one SODIMM only.

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  13. Abhilash

    Cache Size would be nice if you …

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    • Henry

      L2 Cache is 1 MB shared.

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    • 5 out of 5

      Kamila

      Hi. Can I have a question?
      I just need an everyday laptop so as in the description but I already purchased a HP 15.6” with Intel Celeron N4000. It’s still in the box, I was just wondering if is it worth to change it to the amd a6-9220 14” as they on the offer with the same price. Many thanks.

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    • Dan Z

      Hi, the N4000 and A6-9220 are very similar performance-wise. The N4000 is a bit faster in benchmarks with 26 User Benchmark points versus 22. So, I can’t recommend getting the one with the A6-9220.

      If there’s AMD Ryzen 3 or 5 (or Intel Core i3) option available for a little bit of extra cash, it can be a better choice. But the A6-9220 isn’t.

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