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:

 

Note: Performance and benchmark scores of the AMD A12-9720P may vary depending on the notebook's other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, benchmark results are good indicators of its performance in comparison to other chips.

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 computing thread per core
CPU Clock Speed Base: 2.7 GHz, Burst: up to 3.6 GHz
Cache Size 2MB
Memory Support DDR4 (1866 MHz max. speed)
Integrated Graphics AMD Radeon R7 Series
Power Consumption 15W
Production Technology 28-nanometer
Notable Technologies AMD-V virtualization
Typical Use Affordable laptops & 2-in-1 PCs

Mainstream laptops & 2-in-1 PCs
User Benchmark Average CPU Score 35.4

Written by Dan on October 4, 2017

User Reviews and Q&A on the AMD A12-9720P

Below you can read and submit user reviews, questions, and answers about the processor. Thank you for your contribution.

  1. Question

    Banjoe

    What is the video card of this laptop?

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    • Dan

      Hi, this page is abut the AMD A12-9720P processor that is used in various laptop models, mostly released in 2017. The processor features the AMD Radeon R7 Series integrated graphics. Select laptops with the A12-9720P may have a dedicated video card besides the Radeon R7 integrated GPU.

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    • Suryadeep Ghosh

      can i play 4k videos??

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  2. Kier Altiche

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

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  3. 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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    • chris

      it can handle every day tasks quite well in fact i have the same thing AMD A12-9720P RADEON R7 and it has no problem with everyday tasks the only reason i would upgrade is because you want to game on your pc in which case the AMD A12-9720P RADEON R7 would not cut it you get terrible fps (frames per second) and the cpu just doesnt cut it but if your not gaming and just want to use it as a trading laptop i wouldnt change it other than maybe a ssd just for faster handling of files

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    • LeslieD

      The A12 handles many Fps shooters Like Destiny 2 and Halo 3 and 4 on low settings , it runs many games at 30fps or higher, considering that most of your cinematic replays are at 24fps the A12 does incredibly good for its price range. The benchmrks for the I3 may be better but for the price and its performance …. Ill take the A12 any day!!

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