AMD has launched six new processors beneath the AMD Ryzen Pro 7040 moniker. They embrace a mixture of 28 Watt and 54 Watt elements, a few of which include AMD’s new AI chip. They will launch alongside laptops from HP and Lenovo later this yr.
AMD Ryzen Pro 7040 processors
AMD’s enterprise-centric Ryzen 7000 Pro line of CPUs was introduced final yr in April, full with a ThinkPad-exclusive Ryzen 7 6860Z processor. Their Zen 4-based counterparts are right here within the Ryzen Pro 7040 sequence type, however, without an OEM-specific SKU. They’re out there in each HS and U flavor for workstation-grade and transportable laptops.
There are fewer CPUs in this era because AMD has merged its earlier H and HS lineup. The HS lineup is all-encompassing, with a TDP varying from 35 to 54 Watts. The U sequence has remained identical. However, this time, there is no such thing as a Ryzen 3 dummy.
The Ryzen 9 Pro 7940HS is AMD’s flagship processor in this era. It has eight cores, 16 threads, base/enhanced 4.0/5.2 GHz clocks, 24 MB cache, and a TDP of as much as 54 Watts. Subsequently, the Ryzen 8 Pro 7840HS has similar specs as its Ryzen 9 counterpart apart from the clocks, which barely decrease at 3.8/5.1 GHz. Seeing how they perform in the real world will be attention-grabbing, given how shut their specs are. Lastly, the entry-level Ryzen 5 7640HS packs six cores, 12 threads, 22 MB of cache, and operates at 4.3 GHz (5.2 GHz enhance).
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Transferring to the U sequence, the top-spec mannequin is the Ryzen 7 7840U with eight cores, 16 threads, 28 Watt TDP, and a 5.1 GHz enhanced clock (3.1 GHz base). It’s adopted by two nearly-identical Ryzen 5 SKUs, the Ryzen 5 7640U and Ryzen 5 7540U, each with six cores, 12 threads, and 22 MB of cache. Even their enhanced clocks are similar (5.2 GHz), with the one distinction being the bottom clocks (3.5 GHz for the 7640U and three.2 GHz for the 7540U).
AMD compares the Ryzen Pro 7040U sequence processors in opposition to similarly-specced rivals from Intel and Apple. The Ryzen 7 7840U is between 4% and 32% quicker than the Core i7-1360P in Geekbench, PassMark 11, and PCMark 10.
It’s 10%, 9%, and 15% quicker than the Core i7-1370P in V-Ray, Monte Carlo, and Convolution, respectively. Lastly, AMD claims the built-in Radeon Pro iGPU affords a 29% efficiency uplift over Intel’s.
The Ryzen 7 7840U is less spectacular than the Apple M2 Pro. It is 5% quicker in Cinebench R23 single-thread,3% in multi-thread, and 11% in PassMark 11. The true-world variations could be loads smaller and even tilt in favor of the Apple M2 Pro.
Lastly, AMD compares the Ryzen Pro 9 7940HS to Intel’s flagship Core i9-13900H. It’s between 7% and 33% quicker than the Raptor Lake providing several workloads. The Core i9-13900HX would have been extra apt comparability because of its 55 Watt TDP.
AMD additionally features a heap of safety features with its Ryzen Pro 7040 lineup. Every mannequin comes with a Microsoft Pluton chip that provides further layers of safety to software-based on-device protections. The Reminiscence Guard function helps bolster information safety on misplaced and stolen gadgets.
Like its non-Pro Zen 4 choices, the Ryzen Pro 7040 sequence additionally features a dedicated AI chip. Nonetheless, it is not current on all SKUs, and sadly, AMD hasn’t talked about which of them have it. Whereas its speedy makes use is unclear, it would assist in enhancing the standard of video calls in tandem with Home Windows Studio results.
Laptops working with Ryzen Pro 7040 silicon will launch later this yr. They will embrace several Lenovo ThinkPad fashions and Zbook/EliteBook/ProBook fashions from HP.