AMD A12-9720P vs Intel Core i5-6200U

AMD A12-9720P
Intel Core i5-6200U

General info

Comparing A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
AMD Bristol Ridge
 
Intel Core i5
Achitecture codename
Bristol Ridge
 
Skylake
Release date
1 June 2016
 
1 September 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$281

Technical specs

A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U 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 Core i5-6200U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
2.8 GHz
L1 cache
n/d
 
128 KB
L2 cache
2 MB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
n/d
 
3 MB
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
250 mm2
 
99 mm2
Maximum core temperature
90 °C
 
100 °C
Transistor count
3100 Million
 
1750 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
n/d
 
1
Socket
FP4
 
FCBGA1356
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
-
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
My WiFi
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
Smart Response
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
-
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
n/d
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U.
Supported memory types
n/d
 
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
34.1 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U.
Integrated graphics
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 758 MHz)
 
Intel HD Graphics 520 (300 - 1000 MHz)
Max video memory
n/d
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1 GHz
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
3
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DVI
n/d
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
n/d
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
n/d
 
N / A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
12
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

A12-9720P 8.43
i5-6200U 8.46 +0.4%

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

A12-9720P 2743
i5-6200U 4383 +59.8%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

A12-9720P 7361
i5-6200U 9872 +34.1%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

A12-9720P 1
i5-6200U 1 +40.4%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

A12-9720P 3
i5-6200U 3 +18.5%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

A12-9720P 73
i5-6200U 115 +57.5%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

A12-9720P 235
i5-6200U 289 +23%

wPrime 32

A12-9720P 13 +36.4%
i5-6200U 18

TrueCrypt AES

A12-9720P 2 +5.9%
i5-6200U 2

Passmark

A12-9720P 3993
i5-6200U 4009 +0.4%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD A12-9720P

Somewhat newer (1 June 2016 vs 1 September 2015)

Advantages of Intel Core i5-6200U

0.4% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
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)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
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-NI save
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

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