AMD Phoenix launching later this month
According to “Golden Pig Upgrade” the upcoming AMD Ryzen 7040 series codenamed Phoenix should not be expected until late April.
AMD Phoenix is the next-generation APU for laptops featuring Zen4 and RDNA3 architectures. This is a successor to the Ryzen 6000 series codenamed Rembrandt, which was based on updated Zen3+ architecture. The new APU was already delayed by AMD, who claimed it was necessary to move the launch date to better align with OEM partners.
The series was first announced at CES in early January, so the new rumored launch date of April 30 (which might not be entirely correct because it is Sunday) would push Phoenix out to the market nearly 4 months after being unveiled. In contrast, Intel Raptor Lake laptops are already available for 2 months.
The leaker also claims that the Ryzen 7 7840U, the 15W Phoenix, would launch on the 1st of May. It’s claimed it is very likely that all Phoenix APUs will launch within one week.
Interestingly, despite numerous leaks featuring the low-power Phoenix series, AMD has not officially confirmed the Ryzen 7040U SKU lineup yet. The company did mention that 15W Zen4 processors are coming, but thus far, AMD has been reluctant to share the specs.
As of now, we are aware of nine Phoenix SKUs featuring H, HS and U-series models. The series will be divided by the TDP and clocks. However, the basic core-count and integrated RDNA3 GPU specs should remain similar.
|AMD RYZEN 7040 Phoenix Series|
|VideoCardz.com||Cores/Threads||Base/Boost Clock||GPU Clock||GPU||TDP|
|Ryzen 9 7940H(S)|
|Ryzen 7 7840H(S)|
|Ryzen 5 7640H(S)|
|Ryzen 7 7840U|
|Ryzen 5 7640U|
|Ryzen 5 7540U|
R740M (6CU ?)