The A12-9730P is a 4 core CPU from AMD. This chip has an average overall score at 18% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a good processor for gaming, with a score of 33%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the A12-9730P scores 14% and 14% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.
The A12-9730P has 4 cores and 4 threads. This chip has no simultaneous multithreading support, as it has the same number of cores as threads. This AMD CPU has a clock speed of 2.8 GHz.
As for memory, the A12-9730P makes use of DDR4 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled.
In terms of cache, the A12-9730P has 2 MiB of level 2 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.
Power and thermals for the AMD A12-9730P CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 35 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.
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