AMD Ryzen 8040 Series Mobile Processors Unveiled with Ryzen AI NPU On-die

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AMD has just introduced the AMD Ryzen 8040 series mobile processors equipped with Ryzen AI NPU on-die on select models. These mobile processors offer up to 1.6x more AI processing performance than prior AMD models.

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These were unveiled alongside the AMD Instinct MI300 series accelerators at its Advancing AI event.

Moreover, the company is making Ryzen AI Software widely available for users to easily build and deploy machine learning models on their AI PCs.

We continue to deliver high-performance and power-efficient NPUs with Ryzen AI technology to reimagine the PC. The increased AI capabilities of the 8040 series will now handle larger models to enable the next phase of AI user experiences.”

Jack Huynh, AMD Computing and Graphics Business SVP and GM

AMD Ryzen 8040 Series Mobile Processors

AMD Ryzen 8040 series processors offer next-performance from everyday productivity to content creation, with the Ryzen 9 8945HS processor offering up to 64% faster video editing and up to 37% faster 3D rendering than its competitors. Gamers can also enjoy up to 77% faster gaming than other chipsets in the market.

The latest mobile processors are built on the AMD Zen 4 architecture and have up to eight cores capable of delivering up to 16 threads of processing power.

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Moreover, the AMD Ryzen 8040 series mobile processors have AMD RDNA 3 architecture-based Radeon graphics, and select systems are powered by AMD XDNA architecture built for AMD Ryzen AI.

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The latest processors provide the most performance available for ultrathin PC laptops and long battery life through innovative power management features. They also come with advanced LPDDR5 memory support.

These also are ready to leverage the full range of of the Windows 11 ecosystem for optimized performance, including support for Windows 11 security features.

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Select systems with an AMD Ryzen 8040 series processors can also access out-of-the-box AI with Windows Studio Effects Pack.

Here’s a rundown of the AMD Ryzen 8040 series mobile processors

ModelCores/ThreadsBoost/Base FrequencyTotal CacheTDPNPU
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS8C/16TUp to 5.2 GHz/4.0 Ghz24MB45WYes
AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS8C/16TUp to 5.1 GHz/3.8 GHz24MB45WYes
AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS8C/16TUp to 5.1 GHz/3.3 GHz24MB28WYes
AMD Ryzen 7 8840U8C/16TUp to 5.1 GHz/3.3 GHz24MB28WYes
AMD Ryzen 5 8645HS6C/12TUp to 5.0 GHz/4.3 GHz22MB45WYes
AMD Ryzen 5 8640HS6C/12TUp to 4.9 GHz/3.5 GHz22MB28WYes
AMD Ryzen 5 8640U6C/12TUp to 4.9 GHz/3.5 GHz22MB28WYes
AMD Ryzen 5 8540U6C/12TUp to 4.9 GHz/3.2 GHz22MB28WNA
AMD Ryzen 3 8440U4C/8TUp to 4.7 GHz/3.0 GHz12MB28WNA

Introducing Developer Software for Ryzen AI

Ryzen AI software is now widely available, making it possible for developers to build and deploy machine learning models trained in frameworks like PyTorch or TensorFlow and run them on select laptops powered by Ryzen AI.

The 1.0 version of Ryzen AI enables ONNX Runtime applications and offers a pre-optimized model zoo on Hugging Face, allowing users to get started and up and running AI models in minutes.

Laptops with Ryzen AI can offload AI models to the NPU, freeing up the CPU to reduce power consumption while extending battery life.

AMD also recently announced the Pervasive AI Developers Contest to challenge developers to create innovative AI applications with use cases in data centers, workstations and laptops, gaming, robotics, and more. For more information, click here.

The AMD Ryzen 8040 series mobile processors are expected to be broadly available from brands including Acer, ASUS, HP, Lenovo, and Razer starting Q1 2024.

To learn more about the AMD Ryzen 8040 mobile processors, visit the official website. Meanwhile, if you want to stay up to date on news and launches, visit the official Facebook and X (formerly Twitter).

Ram found his love and appreciation for writing in 2015 having started in the gaming and esports sphere for GG Network. He would then transition to focus more on the world of tech which has also began his journey into learning more about this world. That said though, he still has the mentality of "as long as it works" for his personal gadgets.

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