There is really no other way to put it: the Ryzen 7000 mobile portfolio is very complicated. Within the new series of Ryzen 7000, all of the CPU microarchitectures known as Zen2, Zen3, Zen3+, and Zen4 will be combined into a single product portfolio. to make things even worse , the series will also use Vega, RDNA2, and RDNA3 visuals.
The most intriguing series will be known as Ryzen 7040 and 7045, built on the most recent Zen4 architecture. Today, AMD introduces the Phoenix and Dragon Range series, built for ‘Elite’ ultra-thin laptops and gamers demanding ‘intense’ performance. For the first time, the AMD Dragon Range will enable AMD to power laptops with up to 16 cores. This product will have restricted graphics performance (just 2 Compute Units), however this is exactly what the desktop series has. Dragon Range utilises the same chip, although in a different packaging.
AMD’s Dragon Range is a reaction to Intel’s Core HX series, which is technically quite comparable and uses recycled desktop-class CPUs. Both feature a maximum TDP of 55W and are optimised for mobile performance. AMD Ryzen 7045 will have up to 16 cores and a boost clock of 5.4 GHz. A maximum configuration will have up to 80MB of L2+L3 cache, which is on compareable to desktop silicon. This setup will support the Ryzen 9 7945HX processor.
AMD confirmed that this CPU’s maximum TDP is 75W. It has also been confirmed by AMD that the Dell Alienware m16 and m18, the ASUS ROG Strix, and the Lenovo Legion series of laptops will all be integrated with this chip. In addition, there are 12-core 7845, 8-core 7745HX, and 6-core 7645HX processors. These feature clock speeds between 5.0 and 5.2 GHz. The Ryzen 7045 will begin selling in February, which is at the same time as Intel’s 13th Generation Core and NVIDIA RTX 40 mobile laptops.
The Ryzen 7040 series, based on the AMD Phoenix architecture, will integrate Zen4 with RDNA3 architecture. In addition, these cpus will have the new XDNA Ryzen AI engine from AMD. The series will be restricted to eight cores and a maximum clock speed of 5,2 GHz. AMD expects laptop manufacturers to create Phoenix systems with a TDP between 35W and 45W.