Alleged AMD Ryzen 9 8940HS “Hawk Point” APU surfaces in a recent Geekbench benchmark

Published: Nov 16th 2023, 16:06 GMT   Comments

AMD Ryzen 9 8940HS Hawk Point CPU shows up in new test

AMD’s new Hawk Point CPU has been tested in Geekbench

The naming schema for the leaked APU remains somewhat unclear. However, there’s a good reason to believe it should be Ryzen 8040HS series, supported by two factors: AMD’s official naming schema and recent shipping manifest leak. The benchmark results lack the official SKU name, presenting only the AMD OPN code—an identifier found engraved on any AMD Ryzen CPU.

The engineering sample, identified as 100-000001319-50, is detected as a Phoenix-based CPU with 8 cores and a boost clock surpassing 5.1 GHz, likely reaching 5.2 GHz. Notably, the base clock stands at 4.0 GHz, aligning with that of the Ryzen 9 7940HS. By being Phoenix-based, this means it has Zen4 CPU and RDNA3 GPU architectures.

This APU is accompanied by 32 GB of DDR5-4800 memory, so not the fastest memory speed available for this platform. Moreover, confirmation of the APU featuring the Radeon 780M onboard suggests it is either a Phoenix1 or the rebranded version. Further investigation reveals that the associated laptop is equipped with an RTX 4070 laptop GPU, which confirms that it is a gaming platform.

Alleged Ryzen 9 8940HS, Source: Geekbench

What we do know, however, is that the APU was detected as Phoenix and the OPN code corresponds to the recently spotted code in the shipping manifest. This manifest directly confirms this is a Ryzen 9 CPU with 45W TDP. And since there is currently only one Ryzen 9 SKU in the current Phoenix 45W lineup (two if we consider H and HS as separate variants), this should be our new Ryzen 9 8940HS.

According to official data gathered by Geekbench and tested independently by NotebookCheck, the alleged Ryzen 9 8940HS would sit right between the 7940HS and 7945HX CPUs. The latter has twice as many cores and threads.

AMD Mobile APUs In Geekbench V6
VideoCardz.comSingle-Core ↓Multi-Core
Ryzen 9 7945HX3D 55W
2916 (100%)
16957 (97%)
Core i9-13980HX 55W
2882 (99%)
17564 (100%)
Ryzen 9 7945HX 55W
2697 (92%)
15227 (87%)
Ryzen 9 8940HS (Alleged) 45W
2596 (89%)
13258 (75%)
Ryzen 9 7940HS 45W
2486 (85%)
11826 (67%)
Ryzen 7 7840HS 45W
2401 (82%)
11133 (63%)

Thus far, this SKU is the first to be spotted on Geekbench. There’s a good chance that testing of the remaining Hawk Point APUs has already started, and we’ll see more leaks soon. Hopefully, they will include their official SKU names, so we won’t have to guess anymore.

AMD RYZEN Phoenix Series
VideoCardz.comCores/ThreadsBase/Boost ClockGPU ClockGPUTDP
Ryzen 9 8940H(S)
4.0/5.2 GHz
R780M (12CU)
Ryzen 9 7940H(S)
4.0/5.2 GHz
2.8 GHz
R780M (12CU)
Ryzen 7 7840H(S)
3.8/5.1 GHz
2.7 GHz
R780M (12CU)
Ryzen 5 7640H(S)
4.3/5.0 GHz
2.6 GHz
R760M (8CU)
Ryzen 7 7840U
3.3/(?) GHz
R780M (12CU)
Ryzen 5 7640U
3.5/4.9 GHz
R760M (8CU)
Ryzen 5 7540U
R740M (6CU ?)

Source: Geekbench

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