AMD saw fit to announce its new line of chips for laptops and desktops at CES this week. The company claims that the new Ryzen 7040 series chips are 30 percent faster than the M1 Pro which will deliver up to 30 hours of battery life. AMD’s new Ryzen 9 7940HS chip for laptops will compete with Apple’s M1 Pro and M2 processors. Scroll down to read more details on this topic.
AMD’s Ryzen 7040 series is designed for “ultra-thin” laptops with the Ryzen 9 7940 claimed to be 30 percent faster than the M1 Pro
The Ryzen 7040 chips are AMD’s “ultra-thin” chips manufactured with a 4nm process. Ryzen 9 7940HS is the company’s top-of-the-line chip with eight cores, 16 threads, and 5.2GHz boost speeds. AMD CEO Lisu Su claimed on stage that the new Ryzen chips perform up to 30 percent faster than Apple’s M1 Pro chips. According to stats shared on stage, the processor is 34 percent faster at handling multiple workloads than the M1 Pro.
AMD also claimed that the Ryzen 7040 series of chips will provide up to 30 hours of video playback on ultra-thin laptops. With the built-in Ryzen AI architecture, the chipset can render AI tasks 20 percent faster than the M2 chip while increasing power efficiency by 50 percent. The company also showed a performance test on stage with the Ryzen 9 7940HS chip that rivals Intel’s high-end chip and the M1 Pro. The Ryzen 9 7940HS chip delivered the object in the blender faster than Apple’s M1 Pro chip.
However, AMD hasn’t compared its top-of-the-line chip to Apple’s M1 Max. Instead, the company made its performance claims against Apple’s M1 MacBook Pro with 32GB of unified memory and 1TB of SSD storage. Keep in mind that the Apple M1 Pro chip is over a year old and the company is preparing to release the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips later this year in upgraded Macs. AMD’s latest Ryzen 7040 series chips will be available on laptops starting in March 2023.
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