Based on the information from “Golden Pig Upgrade,” it looks like the release of the AMD Ryzen 7040 series, codenamed Phoenix, is anticipated to be in late April. The AMD Phoenix is the upcoming APU for laptops that will feature the latest Zen4 and RDNA3 architectures. It will be succeeding the Ryzen 6000 series, codenamed Rembrandt, which was based on the updated Zen3+ architecture. AMD has already delayed the launch of this new APU in order to better align with their OEM partners.
The AMD Ryzen 7040 series, which was initially announced at CES in early January, is now rumored to have a potential launch date of April 30 (though this date may not be accurate as it falls on a Sunday). If this rumored date is accurate, it would mean that the Phoenix APU would hit the market almost 4 months after its initial unveiling. In comparison, Intel Raptor Lake laptops have already been available for 2 months.
According to the leaker, there is speculation that the Ryzen 7 7840U, which is the 15W version of the Phoenix APU, might be launched on May 1st. The leaker also suggests that it is probable that all Phoenix APUs will be released within a week of each other. Notably, despite multiple leaks about the low-power Phoenix series, AMD has not officially confirmed the Ryzen 7040U SKU lineup yet. While AMD did mention that 15W Zen4 processors are in the pipeline, they have been cautious in sharing detailed specifications so far.
Currently, there are nine known Phoenix SKUs, which include H, HS, and U-series models. These SKUs are expected to be differentiated by their thermal design power (TDP) and clock speeds. However, the core-count and integrated RDNA3 GPU specifications are expected to remain similar across the series.