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AMD Delays "Phoenix" 7040HS Series Mobile CPUs to April

May 30, 2015
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If you were one of those that were waiting with bated breath for AMD's Zen 4 based "Phoenix" line-up of mobile CPUs, you're going to be waiting a little longer. Late on Friday afternoon AMD announced that they have delayed the launch of their Ryzen Mobile 7040HS series of CPUs, pushing the expected launch window from late March to some time in April. Speculation abound as to why this may be, but the direct correspondence from AMD's PR department is sparse:
To align with platform readiness and ensure the best possible user experience, we now expect our OEM partners to launch the first notebooks powered by Ryzen 7040HS Series processors in April.

As a refresher on the "Phoenix" line of CPUs these are the next-generation Zen 4 based monolithic SoCs built on TSMC's 4 nm process first announced back in January. These chips feature up to 8 Zen 4 cores with turbo clocks reaching 5 to 5.2 GHz, an RDNA3 based integrated GPU with clocks as high as 3 GHz, and AMD's first AI coprocessor dubbed Ryzen AI. Despite being Zen 4 these SoCs are still using PCI-E Gen 4 but are not hamstrung by a lack of lanes like some previous generations. We've already seen substantial leaks over the past few days hinting at the performance of these chips which suggests they will offer good competition to Intel's shipping 13th Gen Raptor Lake mobile offerings.

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Jan 11, 2009
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Montreal, Canada
System Name Homelabs
Processor Ryzen 5900x | Ryzen 1920X
Motherboard Asus ProArt x570 Creator | AsRock X399 fatal1ty gaming
Cooling Silent Loop 2 280mm | Dark Rock Pro TR4
Memory 128GB (4x32gb) DDR4 3600Mhz | 128GB (8x16GB) DDR4 2933Mhz
Video Card(s) EVGA RTX 3080 | ASUS Strix GTX 970
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Mouse Razer Viper Ultimate (still has buttons on the right side, crucial as I'm a southpaw)
Keyboard Razer Huntsman Elite, Pro Type | Logitech G915 TKL
Damn, I'm waiting for a 7040U or HS series laptop to upgrade lol
Dec 26, 2006
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Northern Ontario Canada
System Name The Next 6 Years
Processor Ryzen 5700x
Motherboard Gigabyte X570S Aero G R1.1 BiosF4
Cooling Noctua NH-C12P SE14 w/ NF-P14 FLX Fan 1200rpm
Memory Micron DDR4-3200 2x16GB D.S. D.R. (CT16G4DFD832A)
Video Card(s) AMD RX 6800 - Asus Tuf
Storage Kingston KC3000 1TB & 2TB & 2TB WD Blue Sata SSD
Display(s) LG 27UL550-W (27" 4k)
Case Be Quiet Pure Base 600 (no window)
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1220-VB
Power Supply SuperFlower Leadex V Gold Pro 850W ATX Ver2.52
Mouse Mionix Naos 8200
Keyboard Corsair Strafe with browns
Software W10 Pro x64
Benchmark Scores Starts when push power button!!

ummm or a month ;)


Jun 30, 2022
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Something like this would be nice for AM4 :) (there was a rumor at some point about ZEN4 on AM4)
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Jan 27, 2006
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Damn, I'm waiting for a 7040U or HS series laptop to upgrade lol
You do know it's not that far away, right? I'm pretty sure they meant april this year. ;)

Something like this would be nice for AM4 :) (there was a rumour at some point about ZEN4 on AM4)
That rumor was not about APU's, it was CPU's with the IO chip swapped out. In other words, a really expensive thing to do on a single chip APU.
Mar 16, 2017
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I take it to mean they are still working on the details of the configurations. Probably one more bios update before gametime?
May 30, 2009
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Video Card(s) Powercolor 5850
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Case Cooler Master Haf 912+
Audio Device(s) integrated
Power Supply Chieftec CFT-600-14CS, Modular
Software Windows 7 x64
Benchmark Scores i dont do any benchmarking, not interested.
So basically we can expect them in stores around January/February 2024. :D
Jul 9, 2015
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System Name M3401 notebook
Processor 5600H
Motherboard NA
Memory 16GB
Video Card(s) 3050
Storage 500GB SSD
Display(s) 14" OLED screen of the laptop
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Benchmark Scores 3050 scores good 15-20% lower than average, despite ASUS's claims that it has uber cooling.
Any word on the performance expectations from RDNA3 part?

Also, ALL OEM partners have "special relationships" with filthy green/blue corps.

AI coprocessor
Nobody: WTF, seriously?
AMD: our PR department asked for it. They say, when green competitor does that nonsense, people bait.
Jul 29, 2022
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Any word on the performance expectations from RDNA3 part?
Yeah. Supposedly around the RX480 or GTX1650, which is pretty damn good considering. It also makes it 2-3x stronger than the 5600g, as expected.
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May 30, 2015
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Any word on the performance expectations from RDNA3 part?

So far I've only seen the one Geekbench score uploaded with the 7840HS/780M but it appears AMD has hobbled the graphics clocks since the original announcement... They initially announced 2.9GHz for the 7840HS, and now that I'm looking into it I've noticed they changed it for the 7940HS as well. Not sure anyone else noticed this...


It's only a 7% difference at the top end but that seems like a big chunk of performance to leave on the table when it comes to iGPUs where every extra bit helps. Perhaps it wasn't scaling well with power?

Edit: Okay nope somebody did notice when it happened last month. Well, hopefully there's a way to get that performance back with exposed cTDP settings on some machines. Would be awesome to see 3GHz+ iGPUs.
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Dec 1, 2021
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Waiting for an APU in AM5 or a low consumption one for minipc.
And also waiting for an ITX board that is not a price rip off for AM5.