AMD A12-9720P Lower-Mid-Range Laptop CPU

The AMD A12-9720P (7th Gen) is a lower-mid-range laptop processor. Its performance is comparable to the more popular Intel Core i3-7100U. The A12-9720P is a quad-core CPU, but it supports only one computing thread per core. For comparison, the i3-7100U had two cores but also two threads per core. That and small cache size of 2MB are main reasons why the A12-9720P isn’t exceptionally fast, despite its quad-core design and relatively fast clock speed of 2.7 – 3.6 GHz.

AMD A12-9720P Benchmark

AMD A12-9720P Benchmark

In the real-world use, the AMD A12-9720P can easily handle usual day-to-day PC tasks, like web surfing, work in MS Office and similar productivity software, or multimedia playback. If you need more computing power for heavier tasks like video editing, recommended are newer quad-core chips such as the AMD Ryzen series or 8th Gen Intel Core.

As for graphics performance, the AMD Radeon R7 integrated in the A12-9720P is a basic graphics processor. However, it can run many of the popular games:


Specifications of the AMD A12-9720P

Here's the specs sheet of the AMD A12-9720P:

Processor Name

AMD A12-9720P

CPU Family

AMD A-Series 7th Gen "Bristol Ridge"

Number of Cores

Quad-core / 1 thread per core

CPU Clock Speed

Base: 2.7 GHz, Burst: up to 3.6 GHz

Cache Size


Memory Support

DDR4 1866MHz

Integrated Graphics

AMD Radeon R7 Series

Power Consumption


Production Technology



AMD-V virtualization

Typical Use

Affordable laptops & 2-in-1 PCs
Mainstream laptops & 2-in-1 PCs

User Benchmark Average CPU Score



Written by Dan Z on October 4, 2017

User reviews, comments, and Q&A on the AMD A12-9720P

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  1. Kier Altiche

    Does this have 10 compute cores 4C + 6G?

  2. Ulrich

    Good day
    I just got an HP notebook15 with AMD A12-9720P processor but it has 8Gb DDR4 ram + a Radeon 530 2Gb Graphics card in. Can you advize me on how you think it will perform if I want to use it for Online Trading and how I can upgrade it for better performance for said Trading , for example more Ram or better Graphics card. Any comment and recommendations would be appreciated

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