AMD announces new Ryzen 9 7940HS chip, 30% faster than Apple M1 Pro, up to 30 hours of battery life

Tram Ho

At the ongoing CES Fair, chip maker AMD has just announced a new line of chips for its laptops and desktops. The most notable point this time is towards the Ryzen 7040 series processors for ultra-thin laptops to compete with Apple’s M1 Pro and M2 chips.

According to AMD’s announcement, the Ryzen 7040 series of chips will be “ultra-thin” processors based on the 4nm process with the most advanced chip in this chip line going to be the Ryzen 9 7940HS. As the most powerful chip in the series, the Ryzen 9 7940HS will have 8 cores, 16 threads with a maximum clock speed of up to 5.2GHz.

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During the introduction of her new chip, AMD CEO Lisa Su emphasized the performance of this chip when saying that it is 30% faster than Apple’s M1 Pro chip. In some specific tasks AMD says this chip is capable of handling multi-core workloads 34% faster than the M1 Pro chip and 20% faster than the M2 chip in AI tasks.

Even for Apple’s breakthrough in superior power efficiency, AMD can compete. Ms. Su said this chip line will bring the ability to watch videos continuously for 30 hours for ultra-thin laptops. Directly integrated in this new chip family is the Ryzen AI suite, a dedicated AI engine configured by AMD to accelerate AI tasks 20% faster than Apple’s M2 chip while being more power efficient. 50% higher.

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To demonstrate the power of the new chip, AMD compared the ability to render an object in Blender software between the Ryzen 9 7940HS chip with a high-end Intel chip as well as the M1 Pro chip. In the video shown on stage, the M1 Pro chip is much slower than the Ryzen 9 7940HS when rendering this image object.

AMD said the performance comparison was made for the MacBook Pro line using the M1 Pro chip, 32GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage and running on MacOS Monterey. The M1 Pro chip is not Apple’s most advanced and powerful chip for laptops, instead it is the M1 Max chip. However, AMD does not compare their chip with the M1 Max.

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Another thing to note is that the M1 Pro chip was released more than a year ago while AMD’s Ryzen 7040 series of chips will only start appearing on commercial laptops from March 2023. In the coming months, news Rumor has it that Apple will introduce its next generation of high-end chips, including the M2 Pro and M2 Max, with upgraded performance compared to the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips for the 14-inch MacBook Pro series. and 16 inches new.

Refer to MacRumors, Gizmodo

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