AMD downgrades Ryzen 7040 Phoenix before launch

AMD downgrades Ryzen 7040 Phoenix before launch

The AMD Ryzen 7040 Phoenix processors for laptops are expected to launch next month, but it seems that the previously anticipated specifications have changed again. As it emerged in the official data sheets, which can be found on the Sunnyvale company website, it seems that AMD has decided to weaken its new processors, reducing the operating frequencies and even removing support for some standards.

The Ryzen 9 7940HS has had its clock down by 200MHz from its previous 3GHz to 2.8GHz, and the same goes for the Ryzen 7 7840HS and Ryzen 5 7640HS. The reason for this decision remains unknown, although it could depend on the need to keep CPU consumption and heat below a certain TDP limit. Obviously, the reduction in operating frequencies will directly impact the performance of the processors, which in this way will have a slightly lower factory clock than previous expectations.

Source: AMD

Also, as reported by Hardwareluxx journalist Andreas Schilling , the new AMD Ryzen 7040 Phoenix CPUs no longer have PCI-E 5.0 support; the technology had previously been announced by AMD, but has disappeared from the latest slides released on the net. The processors of the Phoenix range will be launched by the end of the current quarter, through different variants. Being equipped with RDNA 3 integrated graphics, the new APUs will also support all the graphics features found on dedicated Radeon GPUs, such as raytracing, FSR, RSR and more.

Staying with AMD, the company has recently launched its new Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs with 3D V-Cache. The new models, including the top of the range Ryzen 9 7950X3D, retain all the innovations introduced with the Zen 4 architecture produced at 5nm. Just the top of the range is defined by AMD as the definitive processor for gamers and content creators. The chip is equipped with 16 cores and 32 threads with a base frequency of 4.2GHz, but capable of maxing out at 5.7GHz, integrating 128MB of 3D V-Cache, together with a TDP of 120W: we invite you to read the our product review .