AMD A12-9800 Achieves 4.8 GHz Overclock With Wraith Air Cooler
AMD A12-9800 is the top tier Bristol Ridge APU and here you can see the improvement in performance this AM4 APU has on previous generation APUs and CPUs. We see a drastic improvement in power as well as efficiency as the AMD A12-9800 Bristol Ridge APU is overclocked to 4.8 GHz using an AM4 motherboard and stock AMD Wraith cooler.
The motherboard in question here is ASUS’s Octopus. This is a DIY motherboard so you might as well see better performance on a proper motherboard that is built with overclocking in mind. Keep in mind that this motherboard is just an early look and has not been finished yet.
The motherboard has the following features:
- PCI-e Gen 3.0 x16 slot
- PCI-e Gen 3.0 x1
- PCI (Legacy) slot
- M.2 slot
- Four SATA III 6 GB/s ports
- Two DDR4 DIMM slots
The AMD A12-9800, on the other hand, has the following feature:
- Four CPU cores
- Eight GPU cores
- 3.8 GHz base clock
- 4.2 GHz boost clock
- Graphics cores clocked at 1108 MHz
- TDP 65W
The chip was overclocked to 4.8 GHz which is a 27% increase in clock speed. This is a very impressive overclock keeping in mind the motherboard which was used for this overclock. The voltage for the overclock was set to 1.325V. It also managed to get 4608 points in HWBot Prime benchmark. All this on a stock AMD Wraith cooler.
This means that there might be a slight bit of performance left in the chip which you could get with a liquid cooler. The Wraith cooler is compatible with the AM4 socket so if you already have one then you can use it with the AMD A12-9800 as well.
The AMD A12-9800 seems like a great option if you are looking to upgrade your setup. We can clearly see the improvements over the previous generation CPUs and APUs here.