Earlier this spring, AMD announced that it was pushing back the launch date for the Ryzen 7040HS, also known as the Phoenix series laptop processors, but promised to have the issue resolved by April. However, there were still no laptops with these CPUs on the market in May. A company spokesman said that AMD’s initial announcement related to the timing of chip shipments to OEMs, who would then ship the finished systems to retailers.
An AMD spokesman explained:We have increased the production of these [чипов] Ryzen 7040 series and our OEM partners have started shipping these systems. They should be available in the next few weeks.AMD originally announced the Ryzen 7040HS laptop processors at CES 2023 in January and was supposed to launch in March, but they are only just launching.
Vague release dates aside, the Ryzen 7040HS processors are impressive. Phoenix is the first chip to integrate AMD’s new RDNA 3 GPU and is also the first AMD consumer chip to integrate Xilinx’s XDNA-based AI engine accelerator. The chips use the AMD Zen 4 architecture (6 or 8 cores, up to 5.2 GHz), are manufactured in a 4nm process and come with the latest advanced connectivity options such as support for DDR5 memory and a PCIe 5.0 interface delivered. Phoenix chips are AMD’s most powerful chips for thin gaming laptops and operate in the 35W to 45W TDP range.