AMD A12-9720P vs 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
Architecture 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
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2.1 GHz
Bus support
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3600 MHz
L1 cache
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256 KB
L2 cache
2 MB
1 MB
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
65 nm
Die size
250 mm2
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Maximum core temperature
90 °C
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Transistor count
3100 Million
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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
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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)
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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 3.31
Athlon X2 QL-64 3.84 +16%

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 13.01 +229%
Athlon X2 QL-64 42.8

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

Much newer (1 June 2016 vs 1 January 2009)
Higher maximum frequency (3600 vs 2100 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 35 watts)

Advantages of AMD Athlon X2 QL-64

16% faster in synthetic tests
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?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Athlon X2 QL-64.
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