AMD A12-9720P vs Intel Pentium Silver N5030

Compare AMD 4 core CPU vs Intel Pentium Silver Series 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

CPU Comparison

Quickly search and compare processors

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

15 %
15% slightly better overall score
13 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

27 %
8% slightly better gaming score
25 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

12 %
33% slightly better multitasking score
9 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

11 %
22% slightly better heavy workload score
9 %

Free CPU Benchmark

Want to compare your processor against the A12-9720P and the Pentium Silver N5030? Download our free and quick PC Performance Test.



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units



Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
6 W
150% significantly lower TDP

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

952nd of 1,327
1,020th of 1,327


The product line

Pentium Silver Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

November 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


A12-9720P vs Pentium Silver N5030 specs and performance

In our benchmarks, the A12-9720P beats the Pentium Silver N5030 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Pentium Silver N5030 in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. The Pentium Silver N5030 outputs less heat than A12-9720P thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. For instance, the A12-9720P has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


No comments yet! Be the first to leave a comment using the form below.

Keep comments on topic and be polite. Comments are subject to moderation before they are published.

Popular CPU Comparisons