AMD A12-9720P: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2016
Performance 2.60

Summary

AMD started AMD A12-9720P sales 1 June 2016. This is Bristol Ridge architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 28 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.6 and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FP4 processor with a TDP of 15 Watt. It supports DDR3, DDR4 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

2.60%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

A12-9720P processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1747
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesAMD Bristol Ridge
Architecture codenameBristol Ridge (2016−2019)
Release date1 June 2016 (6 years ago)
Current price$502 of 18995 (Xeon Platinum 8280L)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Threads4
Base clock speed2.7 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.6 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
L2 cache2 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
Chip lithography28 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size250 mm2
Maximum core temperature90 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors3100 Millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-

Compatibility

Information on A12-9720P compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

SocketFP4
Thermal design power (TDP)15 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by A12-9720P. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsDual-Channel DDR3/DDR4-1866 Memory Controller, PCIe 3.0 x8

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A12-9720P's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3, DDR4of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into A12-9720P.

Integrated graphics cardAMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of A12-9720P. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

A12-9720P 2.60
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

A12-9720P 2622

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

A12-9720P 402

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

A12-9720P 1103

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

A12-9720P 2743

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

A12-9720P 7361

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

A12-9720P 3

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

A12-9720P 235

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

A12-9720P 73

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

A12-9720P 0.9

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

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Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall A12-9720P performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.


Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A12-9720P from Intel is Core i7-3687U, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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