AMD A10-7700K vs AMD A12-9730P

Compare AMD A10-Series APU for Desktops 2 core CPU vs AMD A12-Series APU for Laptops 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

18 %
18 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

33 %
33 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

14 %
14 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

14 %
14 %

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Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
21% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
35 W
171% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

4 MiB
100% significantly more L2 cache
2 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

841st of 1,327
838th of 1,327


The product line

A10-Series APU for Desktops
A12-Series APU for Laptops

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


A10-7700K vs A12-9730P comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the A12-9730P is faster than the A10-7700K. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the A10-7700K in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the A12-9730P has significantly more cores with 4 cores compared to the A10-7700K that has 2 cores. But they both have the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the A10-7700K has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the A12-9730P. The A12-9730P outputs less heat than A10-7700K thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, the A10-7700K has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the A12-9730P

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the A10-7700K has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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