AMD A12-9720P vs 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
Architecture codename
Bristol Ridge
 
Skylake
Release date
1 June 2016
 
1 September 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$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
no data
 
2.8 GHz
L1 cache
no data
 
128 KB
L2 cache
2 MB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
no data
 
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
no data
 
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
no data
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
-
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
vPro
no data
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
no data
 
+
My WiFi
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost
no data
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
no data
 
+
Idle States
no data
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
no data
 
+
Smart Response
no data
 
+

Security technologies

A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
no data
 
-
EDB
no data
 
+
Secure Key
no data
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
no data
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
no data
 
+
VT-x
no data
 
+
EPT
no data
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U.
Supported memory types
no data
 
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
no data
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
no data
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
no data
 
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)
 
Max video memory
no data
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
no data
 
+
Clear Video HD
no data
 
+
Graphics max frequency
no data
 
1 GHz
InTru 3D
no data
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
no data
 
3
eDP
no data
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DVI
no data
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
no data
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
no data
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
no data
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
no data
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
no data
 
N/A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
no data
 
12
OpenGL
no data
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A12-9720P and Core i5-6200U.
PCIe revision
no data
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
no data
 
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 3.31
i5-6200U 3.81 +15.1%

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 0.94
i5-6200U 1.32 +40.4%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

A12-9720P 2.7
i5-6200U 3.2 +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 13.01 +36.4%
i5-6200U 17.75

TrueCrypt AES

A12-9720P 2 +0%
i5-6200U 2

Passmark

A12-9720P 2642
i5-6200U 3041 +15.1%

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)
Higher maximum frequency (3600 vs 2800 MHz)
Higher base frequency (2700 vs 2300 MHz)

Advantages of Intel Core i5-6200U

15.1% 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)
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

So, A12-9720P or Core i5-6200U?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core i5-6200U.
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