AMD Unveils Ryzen 8040 Series Processors Powered by Zen 4 Architecture for Laptops

AMD has announced the Ryzen 8040 Series mobile processors!

Highlights
  • AMD launched the Ryzen 8040 Series mobile processors, featuring up to 8 cores and 16 threads for improved AI performance by up to 1.6x compared to previous models.
  • The flagship Ryzen 9 8945HS has a base clock speed of 4.0 GHz (boosting up to 5.2 GHz), 24 MB cache, and a thermal design power (TDP) of 45. The series includes Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processors with noteworthy specifications.
  • The processors, built on the XDNA architecture, focus on AI capabilities with 16 NPU TOPS, offering a total of 39 TOPS for enhanced AI performance. AMD claims up to 1.8 times better gaming performance than the Intel Core i9-13900H.
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AMD has finally launched its new Ryzen 8040 Series mobile processors. These SoCs, integrated with Ryzen AI NPU, and are said to deliver up to 1.6x more AI processing performance than their predecessors. The latest SoC series is said to power the majority of laptops in the coming year. Let’s take a closer look at AMD’s latest offering:

AMD Ryzen 8040 Series Specifications

The latest Ryzen processors are constructed on AMD’s Zen 4 processor architecture and incorporate up to 8 cores and 16 threads to efficiently manage various computing tasks. Notably, the Ryzen 9 8945HS takes the lead with a base clock speed of 4.0 GHz, capable of boosting up to 5.2 GHz. This cutting-edge processor is equipped with 24 MB cache memory and operates at a thermal design power (TDP) 45.

Additionally, AMD is unveiling the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 series processors. The Ryzen 7 8845HS features 8 cores and 16 threads, boasting a clock speed of up to 5.1 GHz, 24 MB cache, and a TDP of 45W. Within the Ryzen 5 processors, the standout is the Ryzen 5 8645HS, offering 6 cores and 12 threads, a clock speed of up to 5.0 GHz, and a 22 MB cache. Here’s the list of the AMD Ryzen 8040 Series mobile processors announced:

Model Cores / Threads Boost7/Base Frequency Total Cache TDP NPU
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS 8C/16T Up to 5.2 GHz /
4.0 GHz
24MB 45W Yes
AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS 8C/16T Up to 5.1 GHz /
3.8 GHz
24MB 45W Yes
AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS 8C/16T Up to 5.1 GHz /
3.3 GHz
24MB 28W Yes
AMD Ryzen 7 8840U 8C/16T Up to 5.1 GHz /
3.3 GHz
24MB 28W Yes
AMD Ryzen 5 8645HS 6C/12T Up to 5.0 GHz /
4.3 GHz
22MB 45W Yes
AMD Ryzen 5 8640HS 6C/12T Up to 4.9 GHz /
3.5 GHz
22MB 28W Yes
AMD Ryzen 5 8640U 6C/12T Up to 4.9 GHz /
3.5 GHz
22MB 28W Yes
AMD Ryzen 5 8540U 6C/12T Up to 4.9 GHz /
3.2 GHz
22MB 28W NA
AMD Ryzen 3 8440U 4C/8T Up to 4.7 GHz /
3.0 GHz
12MB 28W NA

The Spotlight on AI and Gaming Improvements

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AMD has placed significant emphasis on AI in the introduction of the 8040 processor series. The AMD Ryzen 8040 series, built on the XDNA architecture, supports 16 NPU TOPS, contributing to a total of 39 TOPS to enhance the processor’s AI capabilities.

Concerning gaming performance, AMD asserts that the new Ryzen 8040 series will deliver up to 1.8 times better performance than the Intel Core i9-13900H processor. However, it’s crucial to acknowledge that 14th gen Intel processors are anticipated to launch soon. Therefore, a performance evaluation against the upcoming Intel processors would provide a more insightful measure of the capabilities of the AMD Ryzen 8040 series.

As part of the announcement, AMD has also provided a glimpse of the 2024 roadmap. Codenamed “Strix Point,” the next CPU is expected to showcase AMD’s next-gen architecture, Zen 5. Strix Point will incorporate XNDA 2 technology to deliver a “next-gen NPU for generative AI.” According to online speculation, Strix Point is likely to feature RDNA 3.5 architecture for the integrated GPU.

AMD also announced that prominent OEMs, including Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer, and Razer, will start incorporating these mobile processors in their laptops starting from Q1 2024.