AMD A12-9720P vs A4-6210

AMD A12-9720P
AMD A4-6210

General info

Comparing A12-9720P and A4-6210 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
AMD Bristol Ridge
 
AMD A-Series
Achitecture codename
Bristol Ridge
 
Beema
Release date
1 June 2016
 
29 April 2014

Technical specs

A12-9720P and A4-6210 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of A12-9720P and A4-6210 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
n/d
L2 cache
2 MB
 
2048 KB
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Die size
250 mm2
 
n/d
Maximum core temperature
90 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
3100 Million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on A12-9720P and A4-6210 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Socket
FP4
 
FT3b
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A12-9720P and A4-6210. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
-
 
+
FMA
-
 
FMA4
AVX
-
 
+
PowerNow
-
 
+
PowerGating
-
 
+
VirusProtect
-
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A12-9720P and A4-6210 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
IOMMU 2.0
-
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A12-9720P and A4-6210.
Supported memory types
n/d
 
DDR3L-1599
Max memory channels
n/d
 
1

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into A12-9720P and A4-6210.
Integrated graphics
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 758 MHz)
 
Enduro
-
 
+
Switchable graphics
-
 
+
UVD
-
 
+
VCE
-
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A12-9720P and A4-6210 integrated GPUs.
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+

Graphics API support

APIs supported by A12-9720P and A4-6210 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
DirectX® 12
Vulkan
-
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A12-9720P and A4-6210.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
2.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of A12-9720P and A4-6210. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

A12-9720P 8.43 +0.4%
A4-6210 8.40

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

A12-9720P 2743 +99.6%
A4-6210 1374

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

A12-9720P 7361 +71.8%
A4-6210 4285

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

A12-9720P 1 +104.3%
A4-6210 0

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

A12-9720P 3 +50%
A4-6210 2

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

A12-9720P 73 +92.1%
A4-6210 38

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

A12-9720P 235 +74.1%
A4-6210 135

wPrime 32

A12-9720P 13 +161.7%
A4-6210 34

TrueCrypt AES

A12-9720P 2 +80%
A4-6210 1

Gaming performance

Let's see how good A12-9720P and A4-6210 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD A12-9720P

0.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 June 2016 vs 29 April 2014)

Advantages of AMD A4-6210

SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AES-NI save
PowerNow
PowerGatingMenu
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
IOMMU20Menu
Enduro (saves battery charge by automatically switching between an integrated and discrete AMD GPU depending on workload. Similar to NVIDIA Optimus)
SwitchableGraphics
UVDMenu
VCEMenu
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, A12-9720P or A4-6210?

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