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Alongside of new premium Ryzen processors that are made for Windows 10 laptops, AMD today announced new A4 and A6 chips that are designed for Chromebooks. The CPUs are meant to compete with Intel's Pentium and Celeron chips; more specifically, the A6 is meant to compete with the Pentium N4200 and the A4 competes with the Celeron N3350.

Both the A6-9220C and the A4-9120C are dual-core CPUs with two threads, they have a 6W TDP, and they're built on a 28nm process node. The A6 has a base frequency of 1.8GHz and a boost frequency of 2.7GHz, while the A4 has a base frequency of 1.6GHz and a boost frequency of 2.4GHz.

In direct comparison with their Intel counterparts, AMD boasts 23% faster web browsing and 13% faster web apps. Email is an incredible 2.5x faster, and photo editing is 33% faster. AMD also said that gaming is 34% faster, although it's not entirely clear what kind of games you'll be playing on a processor like this.

You'll start to see these new processors in new Chromebooks soon, and some might even be announced at CES.







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