Last month, we received news that the release of one of AMD’s highly anticipated mobile CPU families had been postponed. However, AMD recently issued a statement indicating that these chips, also known as Ryzen 7040HS processors or Phoenix HS chips, are currently being distributed to laptop OEMs. This means that laptops equipped with these chips will hit stores over the next few weeks, instead of the previously anticipated release date in March.
The Phoenix HS chips are specifically designed for high-end ultrathin laptops, but they have also been selected for use in mini-PCs and handheld gaming devices. AMD’s official launch slides indicated that these processors were originally scheduled to ship in laptops in March.
AMD has made an official statement regarding the delayed Ryzen 7040HS processors. According to an AMD representative who spoke with Tom’s Hardware, production of the Ryzen 7040 Series chips has already begun and OEM partners have started shipping systems that mainly feature the 7040HS systems.
These systems are expected to hit retail stores over the next few weeks, with shipping having already begun last quarter. The AMD Phoenix processors are among the most highly anticipated of the new Ryzen 7000 mobile lineup, which was launched at CES. They offer the latest and most advanced technology combination of Zen 4 CPU cores and RDNA 3 GPU cores, making them the best Ryzen 7000 APUs for machines without a discrete GPU.
If you’re planning to install a discrete mobile GPU in your system, such as in a gaming laptop or workstation, then the Ryzen 7045 Dragon Range series with larger Zen 4 core counts is likely to be the best option.
Via Tom’s Hardware
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