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AMD Unveils Ryzen 8040 Series Mobile Processors with Zen 4 Architecture for Laptops; Anticipates Initial Laptop Releases in Q1 2024

AMD has officially unveiled its Ryzen 8040 Series mobile processors, announced on December 6, 2023, marking a significant advancement in computing technology. Set to power a majority of laptops in 2024, these processors boast the cutting-edge Zen 4 architecture, offering up to eight cores and 16 threads to handle diverse computing tasks.

The flagship processor, the Ryzen 9 8945HS, leads the pack with impressive specifications. With a base clock speed of 4.0 GHz, it can dynamically boost to reach up to 5.2 GHz. The processor also features 24 MB of cache memory and operates with a 45 TDP. Additionally, AMD claims a remarkable 1.8 times better performance compared to Intel’s 13th Gen processors, positioning the Ryzen 8040 Series as a powerhouse in the mobile processing landscape.

Expanding the series, AMD introduces the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processors. The Ryzen 7 8845HS, equipped with 8 cores and 16 threads, achieves a clock speed of up to 5.1 GHz, along with 24 MB of cache and a 45W TDP. The Ryzen 5 8645HS, part of the Ryzen 5 series, offers 6 cores and 12 threads, with a clock speed of up to 5.0 GHz and 22 MB of cache.




AMD Announces Zen 4-Powered Ryzen 8040 Series Mobile Processors for Laptops
AMD Announces Zen 4-Powered Ryzen 8040 Series Mobile Processors for Laptops

The announcement highlights key partnerships with major OEMs, including Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer, and Razer, all of which are set to launch laptops featuring the new Ryzen 8040 Series processors starting in Q1 2024. This collaboration reinforces AMD’s commitment to providing users with cutting-edge technology through trusted brands.

One notable aspect of the Ryzen 8040 Series is its emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI). Built on the XDNA architecture, these processors support 16 NPU TOPS, totaling 39 TOPS, significantly enhancing the AI capabilities of the processor. This aligns with the broader industry trend, as seen with Microsoft’s recent focus on AI features in its Windows Operating System, such as the introduction of Microsoft Copilot.

In terms of gaming performance, AMD claims that the Ryzen 8040 Series outperforms the Intel Core i9-13900H processor by up to 1.8 times. However, it’s important to note that the 14th gen Intel processors are anticipated to launch soon, making a direct performance comparison with these upcoming processors more relevant to gauge the capabilities of the AMD Ryzen 8040 series.

Looking ahead, AMD has provided a glimpse into its roadmap for 2024, teasing the codenamed “Strix Point.” Expected to feature the next-gen Zen 5 architecture, Strix Point is anticipated to incorporate XNDA 2 technology, offering a “next-gen NPU for generative AI.” While the release is tentatively scheduled for the middle of 2024, AMD acknowledges that release times are subject to change. More details about Zen 5-based Strix Point are expected to be revealed, possibly during Computex 2024 in Taiwan, showcasing AMD’s continuous commitment to pushing the boundaries of technological innovation.

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