AMD postpones 4nm Zen 4 launch to April

AMD postpones 4nm Zen 4 launch to April

Earlier this year, AMD presented many new products at the CES 2023 exhibition, including the Ryzen 7040HS (Phoenix Point) mobile processors. Then the company promised that laptops based on it will go on sale in March. Now, speaking to Tom’s Hardware, an AMD representative has confirmed that the debut of these chips has been pushed back to April.

“To ensure platform readiness and ensure the best possible user experience, we expect our OEM partners to release the first laptops based on Ryzen 7040HS processors in April.”– an AMD representative responded to a request from Tom’s Hardware without specifying what was causing the delay in releasing these processors.

The Ryzen 7040HS mobile processor series includes three models: the Ryzen 9 7940HS with eight cores up to 5.2 GHz, the Ryzen 7 7840HS with eight cores up to 5.1 GHz and the Ryzen 5 7640HS with six cores up to 5.0 GHz. Eight-core models received 24 MB of cache memory (1 MB L2 per core and 16 MB L3), the younger model – 22 MB. All innovations have a configurable TDP of 35-54 watts.

One of the main features of this series of processors is the support of Ryzen AI technology. It is based on AMD XDNA “adaptive” hardware architecture, which increases the efficiency of processors in tasks related to processing AI algorithms. According to the company, processors with Ryzen AI are up to 20% faster than Apple M2 chipsets while being 50% more energy efficient.

For general non-AI tasks, AMD itself says Ryzen 7040HS processors are up to 34% faster than the competition and up to 21% faster in games.


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