AMD unveiled the new AMD Ryzen 8040 Series mobile CPUs, expanding its mobile leadership with best-in-class x86 processor performance. AMD is bringing even more cutting-edge AI PCs to market, with up to 1.6x more AI processing performance than previous AMD models, to enable new premium experiences and AI-ready capabilities. AMD is also making Ryzen AI Software broadly available to customers so that they can simply construct and deploy machine learning models on their AI PCs.
AMD Ryzen 8040 Series CPUs are the most recent additions to AMD’s strong Ryzen Series processor portfolio, and they are scheduled to be widely accessible from prominent OEMs such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Razer in Q1 2024.

“We continue to deliver high performance and power-efficient NPUs with Ryzen AI technology to reimagine the PC” said Jack Huynh, SVP and GM of AMD computing and graphics business. “The increased AI capabilities of the 8040 series will now handle larger models to enable the next phase of AI user experiences.”

AMD Ryzen™ 8040 Series Processors 

AMD Ryzen 8040 Series processors deliver next-level performance from everyday productivity to incredible content creation, with the Ryzen 9 8945HS processor outperforming the competition by up to 64% faster video editing and 37% faster 3D rendering, while gamers benefit from up to 77% faster gaming performance.
The Ryzen 9 8945HS delivers superior single-core and multi-core performance thanks to its AMD “Zen 4” CPU architecture and up to eight cores capable of offering up to 16 threads of processing power. The new CPUs are targeted for creative professionals, gamers, and general customers searching for a powerful laptop with trusted performance today, with AMD RDNA 3 architecture-based Radeon graphics and select systems powered by AMD XDNA architecture created for AMD Ryzen AI.

The latest Ryzen processors provide the most performance available for ultrathin PC laptops and long battery life thanks to innovative power management features, making it the ideal choice for modern professionals, gaming enthusiasts, and creatives looking for faster and more power-efficient computing. AMD Ryzen 8040 Series CPUs feature advanced LPDDR5 memory. With these new CPUs, customers can enjoy immersive virtual experiences, gaming, and streaming while knowing that their devices support demanding AI use cases while remaining power efficient.

AMD Ryzen 8040 CPUs are ready to take use of the whole Windows 11 ecosystem for optimal performance, including complete support for Windows 11 security features. Select computers with an AMD Ryzen 8040 Series CPU may also use out-of-the-box AI with Window Studio Effects Pack, offering privacy at home or on the move with backdrop blur, eye gaze tracking, and noise cancellation.
“It’s been incredible to see AMD and Microsoft’s long partnership moving into the next wave of technology, bringing AI innovation to our shared customers,” said Pavan Davuluri, CVP Windows + Devices, Microsoft. “We’re so excited to see Ryzen 8040 Series processor-powered devices come to life in the Windows ecosystem and can’t wait to see what developers and customers do with all of this innovation.”

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 publicly accessible, allowing developers to design and deploy machine learning models learned in frameworks such as PyTorch or TensorFlow, and then execute them on Ryzen AI-powered laptops.

The 1.0 version of Ryzen AI software 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, thereby freeing up the CPU to reduce power consumption while extending battery life. As part of the Ryzen AI software launch, developers can take advantage of Ryzen AI to build AI applications with advanced gesture recognition, biometric authentication, and other accessibility features. Developers are also given early access support for Automatic Speech Recognition models like Whisper and Large Language Models (LLM) like OPT and Llama-2 in order to build natural language speech interfaces for their applications and unlock other Natural Language Processing features such as document summarization and email assistance. 

AMD also recently announced the Pervasive AI Developers Contest to challenge developers to create innovative and exciting AI applications with use cases in data centers, workstations and laptops, gaming, robotics, and more. One contest option is for developers to build applications for PCs using vision, speech, or domain-optimized LLMs to bring the AI PC to life and highlight its potential to improve user experience and efficiency. Applications for the complementary hardware closes on January 31.

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