AMD A12-9720P vs Athlon X2 QL-64

AMD A12-9720P
AMD Athlon X2 QL-64

General info

Comparing A12-9720P and Athlon X2 QL-64 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
AMD Bristol Ridge
2x AMD Athlon
Achitecture codename
Bristol Ridge
Release date
1 June 2016
1 January 2009

Technical specs

A12-9720P and Athlon X2 QL-64 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 Athlon X2 QL-64 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
2.1 GHz
Bus support
3600 MHz
L1 cache
256 KB
L2 cache
2 MB
1024 KB
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
65 nm
Die size
250 mm2
Maximum core temperature
90 °C
Transistor count
3100 Million
64 bit support


Information on A12-9720P and Athlon X2 QL-64 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A12-9720P and Athlon X2 QL-64. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A12-9720P and Athlon X2 QL-64 are enumerated here.

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into A12-9720P and Athlon X2 QL-64.
Integrated graphics
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 758 MHz)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of A12-9720P and Athlon X2 QL-64. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

A12-9720P 8.43 +0.5%
Athlon X2 QL-64 8.39

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

A12-9720P 2743 +70%
Athlon X2 QL-64 1614

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

A12-9720P 7361 +128.4%
Athlon X2 QL-64 3223

wPrime 32

A12-9720P 13 +229%
Athlon X2 QL-64 43

Gaming performance

Let's see how good A12-9720P and Athlon X2 QL-64 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD A12-9720P

0.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 June 2016 vs 1 January 2009)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 35 watts)

Advantages of AMD Athlon X2 QL-64

MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

So, A12-9720P or Athlon X2 QL-64?

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