AMD A12-9720P vs Intel Core i7-3667U

AMD A12-9720P
Intel Core i7-3667U

General info

Comparing A12-9720P and Core i7-3667U 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 i7
Achitecture codename
Bristol Ridge
 
Ivy Bridge
Release date
1 June 2016
 
3 June 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$346

Technical specs

A12-9720P and Core i7-3667U 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 i7-3667U 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
 
3.2 GHz
L1 cache
n/d
 
128 KB
L2 cache
2 MB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
n/d
 
4096 KB
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
22 nm
Die size
250 mm2
 
118 mm2
Maximum core temperature
90 °C
 
105 °C
Transistor count
3100 Million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on A12-9720P and Core i7-3667U 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
 
FCBGA1023
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
17 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A12-9720P and Core i7-3667U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® AVX
AES-NI
-
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
My WiFi
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
+
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
Demand Based Switching
n/d
 
-
FDI
n/d
 
+
Fast Memory Access
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

A12-9720P and Core i7-3667U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
+
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
Anti-Theft
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A12-9720P and Core i7-3667U are enumerated here.
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 i7-3667U.
Supported memory types
n/d
 
DDR3 / L / -RS 1333 / 1600
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
25.6 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into A12-9720P and Core i7-3667U.
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1.15 GHz
Quick Sync
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A12-9720P and Core i7-3667U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
3
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
SDVO
n/d
 
+
CRT
n/d
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A12-9720P and Core i7-3667U.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of A12-9720P and Core i7-3667U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

A12-9720P 12.56
Core i7-3667U 12.57 +0.1%

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

A12-9720P 2743
Core i7-3667U 4215 +53.7%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

A12-9720P 7361
Core i7-3667U 8810 +19.7%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

A12-9720P 1
Core i7-3667U 1 +40.4%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

A12-9720P 3
Core i7-3667U 3 +7.4%

wPrime 32

A12-9720P 13 +36.8%
Core i7-3667U 18

TrueCrypt AES

A12-9720P 2 +20%
Core i7-3667U 2

Passmark

A12-9720P 3997
Core i7-3667U 4000 +0.1%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good A12-9720P and Core i7-3667U 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 3 June 2012)
Less power hungry (15 vs 17 watts)

Advantages of Intel Core i7-3667U

0.1% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 28 nm)
Turbo Boost 2.0 (dynamically manages an Intel CPU's voltage and core frequency, allowing them to exceed rated values for short periods of time)
Hyper-Threading (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)
Trusted Execution (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
Anti-Theft (Anti-Theft enabled laptop, if equipped with a 3G module, can be blocked remotely by an SMS message when stolen)
My WiFi (allows an Intel CPU based laptop function as a WiFi router)
Idle States (a set of CPU idle states of varied depth, used for energy saving purposes)
Enhanced SpeedStep (saves energy by managing CPU frequency and voltage in realtime. Supercedes SpeedStep)
Thermal Monitorin (prevents a CPU from overheating by lowering frequency upon reaching the critical temperature)
Execute Disable Bit (allows marking some memory ranges as non-executable, thus protecting software against so-called "buffer overflow" attacks)
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)
SSE2
SSE3
SSE4.2
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Thermal Monitoring (prevents a CPU from overheating by lowering frequency upon reaching the critical temperature)
Identity Protection
DisplayPort
HDMI

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