Minisforum first to announce AMD Hawk Point powered product
AMD is likely to announce its Ryzen 8000 series at the beginning of next year.
An upcoming 2-in-1 tablet/laptop hybrid known as the Minisforum V3 is set to include an AMD Hawk Point processor with a TDP configuration ranging from 22 to 28W, according to a recent press release from the company.
The new tablet is expected to come equipped with 6400 MT/s memory, likely adhering to DDR5 standards. While the company’s provided specification list lacks some details, it has been confirmed that the device will be enclosed within a 14-inch chassis. Notably, the system will boast a QHD+ screen with a remarkable 165Hz refresh rate, which is quite an impressive feature for a tablet.
In terms of audio, the system will feature a quad-speaker setup, along with a 2MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera. Additionally, it will be powered by a 50Wh battery and offer support for Windows Hello authentication through a fingerprint and camera setup.
|Minisforum V3 AMD AI 2in1 Tablet|
|Processor||AMD Hawk Point 22-28W|
|Ports||2 x USB4 1 x 3.5mm Audio Jack 1 x SD UHS-II 1 x Type-C DP-in Only|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6E & BT 5.2|
|Fingerprint||Power button integration|
|Display||14inch QHD+ 165hz|
|Speaker||2x high speakers 2x low speakers|
|Camera||2M Front, Windows Hello 5M Rear|
|Security||Fingerprint & Windows Hello|
|Stylus||MPP2.0 4096 Pressure Level|
Regarding the Hawk Point series itself, it’s expected to feature the Zen4 CPU architecture and RDNA3 graphics. Essentially, the Hawk Point series appears to be a rebranding of the Phoenix series. The CPU options for this tablet will likely fall within the 28 to 54W TDP range, although it seems that this particular tablet is configured at the lower end of that spectrum.
Minisforum has not officially announced the release date for the new device, but all indications point to it being unveiled as part of the Ryzen 8000 series reveal next year. It’s worth noting that companies typically refrain from confirming products that haven’t yet been officially announced by the manufacturer, usually opting for more generic terms like “next-gen architecture.” However, in this case, the architecture in question is not entirely new.
|RUMORED AMD Ryzen 8000 Series|
|VideoCardz.com||Hawk Point||Strix Point||Fire Range||Strix Halo/Sarlak||Granite Ridge|
|Target||Mainstream APU||Premium APU||High-end APU||Ultimate APU||Desktop CPU|
|Type||Monolithic||Monolithic||Multi Chiplet||Multi Chiplet||Multi Chiplet|
|Ryzen Series||Ryzen 8040||Ryzen 8050||Ryzen 8055||TBC||Ryzen 8000|
|CPU Cores||8× Zen4||12C (4×Zen5 + 8×Zen5c)||16× Zen5||16× Zen5||16× Zen5|
|GPU Cores||12CU RDNA3||16CU RDNA3.5||TBC||40CU RDNA3.5||TBC|
|Ryzen AI Core||~10 TOPS||~20 TOPS||TBC||~40 TOPS||TBC|
Source: Minisforum via Wccftech