AMD A12-9730P vs Intel Core i5-4300M

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

18 %
5% slightly better overall score
17 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

33 %
6% slightly better gaming score
31 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

14 %
14 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

14 %
7% slightly better heavy workload score
13 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

17% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

60% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score



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
7% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

35 W
5% slightly lower TDP
37 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

838th of 1,327
868th 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

November 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


A12-9730P vs Core i5-4300M specs and performance

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the A12-9730P performs better than the Core i5-4300M. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-4300M in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the A12-9730P has significantly more cores than the Core i5-4300M. Indeed, the A12-9730P has 4 cores compared to 2 cores found in the Core i5-4300M. But they both have the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the A12-9730P has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-4300M. A A12-9730P CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-4300M CPU because of its slightly 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 A12-9730P has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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