AMD announces Ryzen 7040 series processors


AMD Ryzen 7040 Series

TL; DR

  • AMD has announced the Ryzen 7040 series processor for laptops.
  • The Ryzen 7040 series features on-chip AI.
  • The first devices using the Ryzen 7040 series processors will be available in March.

Without even having officially kicked off, CES 2023 is off to the races, with product reveals falling left and right. AMD is joining the wave with the announcement of its Ryzen 7040 series processors. These processors, according to the company, can deliver up to 30 hours of battery life and will outperform competitors like the Apple M1 Pro in some cases. They also promise enhanced video and audio experiences along with enhanced real-time gaming performance.

AMD launched the Ryzen 7000 line last fall, with four desktop processors. Today, we finally have our eyes on the Ryzen 7040 laptop processor. So far, we haven’t been able to test the processors ourselves, but we’re certainly intrigued by AMD’s promises.

For starters, the Ryzen 7040 series is based on the 4nm process and includes an on-chip AI aptly dubbed Ryzen AI. According to the company, this will help with tasks such as background blurring. More importantly, it is the industry’s first mobile x86 processor to feature on-chip AI. As AMD CEO Lisa Su said in her keynote, “AI really is the single most important megatrend for the future of technology.”

Buyers should be able to get their hands on the first devices using the Ryzen 7040 series processors next March and expect more product drops with AMD’s new processors throughout the year.