AMD A12-9800

AMD A12-9800 Benchmark

AMD A12-9800 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 2 core AMD A12-Series APU for Desktops CPU rating. Is the A12-9800 good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

19 %
Average score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 817th out of 1,337 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
19 % 35 % 15 % 14 %
Average Good Average Average

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Geekbench (single)
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1,567 532

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CPU Comparison

The AMD A12-9800 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i7-870
23 %
AMD A10-9700
20 %
AMD A12-9800
19 %
AMD A10-7860K
19 %
AMD FX-4350
19 %
Intel Core i3-4330
18 %
Intel Core i5-6300U
15 %

Specifications

Clock Speed 3.8 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.2 GHz
Cores 2
Threads 4
L2 Cache 2048 KiB
PCIe Revision 3
Family A12-Series APU for Desktops
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channels 2
Release Date 2017-07-27
Has Unlocked Multiplier No
TDP 65 W

AMD A12-9800

The A12-9800 is a 2 core CPU from AMD released in 2017. This chip has an average overall score at 19% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a good processor for gaming, with a score of 35%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the A12-9800 scores 15% and 14% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The A12-9800 has 2 cores and 4 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This AMD CPU has a clock speed of 3.8 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.2 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the A12-9800 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 A12-9800 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.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs.

Power and thermals for the AMD A12-9800 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 65 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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