AMD releases Ryzen 7045 Dragon Range and Ryzen 7040 Phoenix processors for laptops with Zen 4 and RDNA 3

AMD kicks off 2023 with the release of the latest Ryzen 7045 Dragon Range & Ryzen 7040 Phoenix Mobility processors with Zen 4 & RDNA 3 cores for laptops.

AMD Ryzen 7045 ‘Dragon Range’ vs Ryzen 7040 ‘Phoenix’ Mobility CPUs Official: Zen 4 & RDNA 3 for Laptops

AMD launched the Ryzen 7000 Mobility portfolio with the introduction of Mendocino CPUs last year, and today, it’s introducing two new families, the Ryzen 7045 ‘Dragon Range’ and Ryzen 7040 ‘Phoenix’ CPUs. The current AMD Ryzen 7000 Mobility product family is as follows:

  • Mendocino (Ryzen 7020 series) Daily computing
  • Barcelo-R (Ryzen 7030 Series) Thin and light prevail
  • Rembrandt-R (Ryzen 7035 Series) – Thin and lightweight
  • Phoenix Point (Ryzen 7040 series) – Very high profile
  • Dragon Series (Ryzen 7045 Series) – Extreme Gaming & Creator

AMD Dragon Range “Ryzen 7045” Mobile CPUs

AMD Dragon Range CPUs will target the high performance segment that has more cores, threads and cache than AMD previously offered us while Phoenix Point will target the thin and light laptop segment. Dragon Range CPUs will have a TDP rating of around 55W-75W+ while Phoenix Point will have TDPs of around 35-45W. The 55W TDP is for the base configuration and we can expect the chip to be configurable up to 75W for laptop designs with advanced cooling and larger form factors.

AMD has introduced a total of four new SKUs under its Dragon Range lineup which includes the Ryzen 9 7945HX with 16 cores and 32 threads, the Ryzen 9 7845HX with 12 cores and 24 threads, the Ryzen 7 7745HX with 8 cores and 16 threads, and finally, the Ryzen 5 7645HX with 6 cores and 12 threads.

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Compared to the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, the new Ryzen 9 7945HX CPU delivers up to an 18% increase in single threads and a 78% increase in multithreaded performance while also delivering up to a 62% increase in gaming performance.

AMD Phoenix Point “Ryzen 7040” Mobile CPUs

AMD has confirmed its Phoenix Point APU lineup which will use both Zen 4 and RDNA 3 cores. The new Phoenix APUs will carry LPDDR5 and PCIe 5 support and come in SKUs ranging from 35W to 45W. AMD has also indicated that laptop parts may include memory technologies other than LPDDR5 and DDR5. The CPUs will be equipped with the latest AMD XDNA AI Engines

For today’s launch, AMD is offering a total of three SKUs, the Ryzen 9 7940HS being the flagship. This chip features 8 cores, 16 threads, a base clock of 4.0GHz, a boost clock of 5.2GHz, a total cache of 40MB, and an integrated RDNA 3 GPU with 12 compute units. A follow up to that is the 7840HS which also comes with a similar base configuration but lower clock speeds of 3.8GHz and 5.1GHz clocks.

There is also a Ryzen 5 7640HS which comes with 6 cores, 12 threads with a base clock of 4.3GHz, boost clock of 5.0GHz, 38MB cache and a similarly configured iGPU. The first laptops with AMD Ryzen 7040 ‘Phoenix’ CPUs are expected to ship in March 2023.

AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU Lineup (Official):

CPU name family process node building cores/threads base/hour reinforcement cache iGPU iGPU clock TDP
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX Dragon-H group 5 nm Zen 4 12/24 to be announced later on 64 MB AMD Radeon Graphics (2 CU RDNA 3) to be announced later on 55 watts +
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS Phoenix-H 4 nm Zen 4 8/16 to be announced later on 16 MB Radeon 700M to be announced later on 35 watts +
AMD Ryzen 5 7640HS Phoenix-H 4 nm Zen 4 6/12 to be announced later on 16 MB Radeon 700M to be announced later on 35 watts +
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS Rembrandt R 7 nm Zen 3+ 8/16 to be announced later on 16 MB Radeon 600M to be announced later on 35 watts +
AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS Rembrandt R 7 nm Zen 3+ 6/12 to be announced later on 16 MB Radeon 600M to be announced later on 35 watts +
AMD Ryzen 7 7730U Barcelo R 7 nm Zen 3 8/16 2.0 / 4.5 GHz 16 MB Radeon Vega to be announced later on 15-28 watts
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U Barcelo R 7 nm Zen 3 6/12 2.0 / 4.5 GHz 16 MB Radeon Vega to be announced later on 15-28 watts
AMD Ryzen 3 7330U Barcelo R 7 nm Zen 3 4/8 2.3 / 4.3 GHz 8 MB Radeon Vega to be announced later on 15-28 watts
AMD Ryzen 5 7640U Phoenix u 4 nm Zen 4 6/12 to be announced later on 16 MB Radeon 700M to be announced later on 15-28 watts
AMD Ryzen 5 7520U Mendocino Yu 6 nm Zen 2 4/8 2.8 / 4.3 GHz 6 MB Radeon 610M (RDNA 2 2 CU) to be announced later on 15-28 watts
AMD Ryzen 3 7420U Mendocino Yu 6 nm Zen 2 4/8 to be announced later on 8 megabytes? Radeon 610M (RDNA 2 2 CU) to be announced later on 15-28 watts
AMD Ryzen 3 7320U Mendocino Yu 6 nm Zen 2 4/8 2.4 / 4.1 GHz 8 megabytes? Radeon 610M (RDNA 2 2 CU) to be announced later on 15-28 watts
AMD Athlon Gold 7220U Mendocino Yu 6 nm Zen 2 2/4 2.4 / 3.7 GHz 4 megabytes? Radeon 610M (RDNA 2 2 CU) to be announced later on 15-28 watts
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