AMD Says Delayed 7040HS ‘Phoenix’ Laptop CPUs Are Now Shipping to OEMs
AMD announced last month that it would ship those processors in April after missing the original ship date for its flagship Ryzen 7040HS laptop processors, also known as the ‘Phoenix’ series. I haven’t seen a Phoenix chip on the retail market. Today, I had the opportunity to reach out to AMD for comment. A company rep said the company’s initial statement referred to a schedule for shipping the chips to his OEM, which delivers the finished system to retailers. AMD says this is already well underway.
“Ryzen 7040 series production started [chips]Our OEM partners have started shipping these systems. Mainly the 7040HS system. So these should hit stores and retailers over the next few weeks. We started shipping last quarter and these systems should be available in the coming weeks. ” — AMD Rep tom’s hardware.
As usual, the definition of shipping processor can be a bit vague. AMD has stated that their goal is to ship the processors to his OEMs by April. AMD was originally planning to announce his Ryzen 7040HS laptop processor at CES 2023 with a March release, but now it is clear that they are finally working their way to the market.
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Aside from the vague timeline, the Ryzen 7040HS processor is quite impressive. The Phoenix chip is the first chip to integrate AMD’s new RDNA 3 graphics engine for mobile, and the first AMD consumer chip to incorporate an AI engine powered by Xilinx XDNA. The chip utilizes AMD’s Zen 4 architecture manufactured on the 4nm process and features all the latest cutting-edge connectivity options such as DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 interface.
|model||core/thread||Boost/Base Frequency (GHz)||Cache (MB)||TDP (width)|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS||8/16||Up to 5.2/4.0||40||35-45|
|AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS||8/16||Up to 5.1/3.8||40||35-45|
|AMD Ryzen 5 7640HS||6/12||up to 5.0/4.3||38||35-45|
The Phoenix chip is AMD’s most powerful chip for ultra-thin laptops and runs in the TDP range of 35W to 45W. AMD has yet to share details on which systems will be released in the coming weeks, but some models are up for pre-order at Chinese retailer JD.com. Given that, expect to hear more details from AMD soon about the specific Phoenix-powered laptops on offer.