A recent Geekbench leak has revealed that ASUS intends to integrate the Ryzen 9 8945HS processor into the soon-to-be-released ROG Zephyrus G14 GA403UV gaming laptop, indicating an ongoing partnership between ASUS and AMD in the upcoming year.
ASUS has consistently led the way in incorporating AMD Ryzen CPU series into its laptop range. Several years ago, the company introduced exclusive custom “HS” variants with a 35W TDP configuration ahead of other manufacturers. Over the years, ASUS has smoothly integrated AMD processors into various ROG laptops, 2-in-1 systems, and subsequently into the ROG Ally handheld console.
The current generation G14 model is equipped with Ryzen 9 7940HS and RTX 4090 Laptop GPU. Standout attributes comprise a 16:10 14-inch Mini-LED display and an advanced cooling system incorporating vapor chamber cooling and liquid metal. This model represents one of ASUS’s top-tier gaming systems currently on the market.
The Ryzen 9 8945HS is set to seamlessly replace the Phoenix Point APU, maintaining an identical configuration of 8 Zen4 cores with SMT support and a boost clock reaching up to 5.168 GHz. As the flagship SKU in the Hawk Point series, it allows for a configurable default TDP ranging between 35 to 54W. AMD claims enhanced AI performance for this processor, attributing it to a notable 60% speed increase for the integrated XDNA1 core.
While ASUS has not revealed details about its 2024 ROG Zephyrus lineup, the company has scheduled the “Transcendence CES 2024” event for January 9. Anticipated announcements include new mobile products, potentially featuring systems powered by Intel Core Ultra 100, 14th Gen Core HX, and AMD Ryzen 8040 series.