Ryzen 7045 “Zen4 Dragon Range” gets new performance claims
AMD has updated their marketing materials for the upcoming AMD Ryzen 7045 “Dragon Range” laptop series.
The company is set to unleash the Dragon this month. The new series called Ryzen 7045HX are to feature four SKUs, each with a default TDP of 55W and offering from 6 up to 16 cores. AMD Ryzen 7045 adopts the idea of repurposing desktop chips for high-performance laptop segment, aka the HX series.
What AMD and Intel HX chips have in common are high core count, higher frequency than the “H / 45W” lineup and integrated graphics limited to minimum, as these processors are designed to work alongside powerful graphics.
At CES 2023, AMD only presented performance claims for its flagship Ryzen 9 7945HX processors, compared to Ryzen 6900HX or Core i9-12900HX. The new materials also list 7745HX and 7645HX SKUs, compared to Core i7-12700H and Core i5-12500H respectively. It should be noted that Intel also offers i5-12600HX or i5-12450HX SKUs, which would make more sense in such a comparison, but those are listed in the positioning chart below.
Intel Core i7-12700H was a successor to the highly popular i7-11800H in gaming laptop. Both were already succeeded by 13th Gen Core models, but the AMD’s comparison had been made in December 2022, so when Intel CPU were not available yet. Here one should note that the 7045HX series were using faster DDR5-5200 memory, whereas all Intel Alder Lake laptops used DDR5-4800 instead.
AMD Ryzen 7045 Series processors (Ryzen 9 7945HX, Ryzen 7 7745HX, Ryzen 5 7645HX parts), each configured with 32GB DDR5-5200, 1TB SSD, Windows 11, compared to the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors: Intel Core i9-12900HX: MSI Raider GE67HX 12UHS 2x16GB DDR5-4800, 1TB SSD, Windows 11 Pro; Intel Core i7-12700H: Dell XPS 15 9520, 16GB DDR5-4800, 512GB SSD, Windows 11 Pro; Intel Core i5-12500H: Dell XPS 15 9520, 16GB DDR5-4800, 1TB SSD, Windows 11 Pro.
(Systems from document footnotes)
AMD plans for the Dragon Range is to compete with the existing 12th Gen Core lineup. The flagship 7945HX SKU should find its place against i9-12900HX or 12900HK. The data for Ryzen 9 7845HX is a bit more complicated to process, as AMD is claiming it would compete with 28W i9-12900HX processor with 4 Performance and 8 Efficient cores. Such part, of course, does not exist, so this is likely a typo.
AMD 8-core 7745HX and 6-core 7645HX will compete directly with Intel 12th Gen Core i7 and Core i5 range. In their comparison, AMD is claiming up to 6% higher responsiveness (this refers to single-core performance) and up to 25% higher multitasking (multi-core) vs Core i7-12700H. On the other hand, 7645HX should be 7% and 9% faster than i5-12500H respectively.
According to AMD, first AMD Ryzen 7045 laptops are to be launched this month.