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AMD A12-9720P

AMD A12-9720P

The AMD A12-9720P is a mainstream SoC from the Bristol Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was introduced in 2017. The ULV chip with a TDP of 15 Watts (can be configured to 12 Watts, not verified) has four CPU cores (two Excavator modules) clocked at 2.7 - 3.8 GHz (4.05 GHz for single core were briefly achievable in our test sample), a Radeon R7 iGPU as well as a dual-channel DDR4-1866 memory controller. Carrizo is a full-fledged SoC and is also equipped with an integrated chipset, which provides all I/0 ports.

Architecture

Bristol Ridge is the successor of the Carrizo architecture and the design is almost identical. Thanks to optimized manufacturing processes and more aggressive Boost behavior, however, the clocks are a bit higher at the same power consumption. The memory controller now also supports DDR4-RAM, in this case up to 1866 MHz. More technical details are available in the following articles:

Performance

The average A12-9720P in our database is in the same league as the Core i5-4210U, as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned, making the former a fairly slow chip that's suitable for basic day-to-day activities only as of late 2022.

Graphics

The integrated Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) GPU has 512 active shader units (8 compute cores) clocked at up to 758 MHz. Thanks to the better utilization of the clock range as well as faster DDR4-RAM, the GPU can slightly beat its predecessors Radeon R7 (Carrizo) and competes with a dedicated GeForce 920MX in the best-case scenario (dual-channel memory, low CPU requirements). Many games from 2015/2016 can be played smoothly at low settings.

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the A12-9720P with 15 Watts, which is comparable to Intel's ULV models. This means the CPU is a good choice for thin notebooks starting with a 12-inch screen.

SeriesAMD Bristol Ridge
CodenameBristol Ridge

Series: Bristol Ridge Bristol Ridge

AMD FX-9830P compare3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD PRO A12-9830B compare3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD FX-9800P compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD PRO A12-9800B compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A12-9720P « 2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A12-9700P compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A10-9620P compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A10-9600P compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD PRO A8-9600B compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4 cores
Clock Rate2700 - 3600 MHz
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Transistor Count3100 Million
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
Die Size250 mm2
Max. Temperature90 °C
SocketFP4
FeaturesDDR4-1866 RAM, PCIe 3, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4A, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, TBM, FMA4, XOP, SMEP, CPB, AES-NI, RDRAND
GPUAMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 758 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date06/01/2016

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 229     avg: 234.5     median: 234.5 (1%)     max: 240 Points
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Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.93     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (23%)     max: 0.94 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 7200     avg: 7361     median: 7361 (5%)     max: 7522 points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 17.77     avg: 19.6     median: 19.6 (4%)     max: 21.4 s
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 24457     avg: 27079     median: 27079 (23%)     max: 29701 Points
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 146.6     avg: 192.1     median: 192.1 (2%)     max: 237.6 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 14783     avg: 16961     median: 16960.5 (15%)     max: 19138 Points
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Other CPUs of the series Bristol Ridge

» AMD FX-9830P
   4x 3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» AMD PRO A12-9830B
   4x 3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» AMD FX-9800P
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» AMD PRO A12-9800B
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» AMD A12-9720P
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» AMD A12-9700P
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» AMD A10-9620P
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» AMD A10-9600P
   4x 2.4 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» AMD PRO A8-9600B
   4x 2.4 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» AMD A9-9425
   2x 3.1 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» AMD A9-9420e
   2x - 2.5 GHz
» AMD A9-9420
   2x 3 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» AMD A9-9410
   2x 2.9 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» AMD A6-9225
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» AMD A6-9220
   2x 2.5 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» AMD A6-9220C
   2x 1.8 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» AMD A6-9210
   2x 2.4 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» AMD A4-9120
   2x 2.2 GHz - 2.5 GHz
» AMD A4-9120C
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» AMD E2-9010
   2x 2 GHz - 2.2 GHz
» AMD E2-9000
   2x 1.8 GHz - 2.2 GHz
» AMD A6-9220e
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.4 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Core i5-2410M
   2x 2.3 GHz - 2.9 GHz
+ Intel Core m3-7Y30
   2x 1 GHz - 2.6 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-3437U
   2x 1.9 GHz - 2.9 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-560M
   2x 2.67 GHz - 3.2 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-720QM
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» AMD A12-9720P
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.6 GHz
- AMD A12-9700P
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.4 GHz
- AMD FX-8800P
   4x 2.1 GHz - 3.4 GHz
- AMD Pro A12-8800B
   4x 2.1 GHz - 3.4 GHz
- Intel Core i5-4210U
   2x 1.7 GHz - 2.7 GHz
- Intel Core i5-4260U
   2x 1.4 GHz - 2.7 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-09- 5)