AMD A12-9700P vs Intel Core i5-4260U

Compare AMD A12-Series APU for Laptops 4 core CPU vs Intel 4th Generation Core i5 2 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

14 %
14 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

25 %
4% slightly better gaming score
24 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

11 %
10% slightly better multitasking score
10 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

10 %
10 %

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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
78% significantly higher clock speed
1 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
15 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

981st of 1,327
997th of 1,327


The product line

A12-Series APU for Laptops
4th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


A12-9700P vs Core i5-4260U benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the A12-9700P performs better than the Core i5-4260U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-4260U in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the A12-9700P has significantly more cores with 4 cores compared to the Core i5-4260U that has 2 cores. But they both have the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the A12-9700P has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-4260U. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. For instance, the A12-9700P has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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