The Ryzen 9 7940HS is AMD’s next-generation Phoenix-HS APU, which has Radeon 780M RDNA 3 iGPU and Zen 4 CPU cores from the firm. According to rumors, the Radeon 780M would outperform the Radeon 680M by a little margin, if not by a similar margin. The Radeon 780M appears to be noticeably more advanced than its predecessor in Bilibili’s most recent performance showcase.
At CES 2023, AMD unveiled its “Phoneix” APU range. The Ryzen 5 7640HS, Ryzen 7 7840HS, and Ryzen 9 7940HS in the range all have a Zen 4 Ryzen CPU and an RDNA 3 Radeon iGPU. With 8 cores, 16 threads, 40 MB of cache, a TDP range of 35–54 W, and base and boost clocks of 4 GHz and 5.2 GHz, respectively, the Ryzen 9 7940HS is the most potent of the three processors. The APU also features a 12-CU Radeon 780M iGPU.
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At CES 2023, AMD unveiled its “Phoneix” APU range.
The 3DMark Time Spy CPU and graphics scores of the Ryzen 9 7940HS have finally surfaced according to Golden Pig Upgrade on Bilibili, however notebooks sporting the new Phoenix APUs are expected to start appearing in March (via HXL on Twitter). Please keep in mind that these are only provisional data, and that actual performance may exceed the level indicated here. This is especially true for the built-in Radeon 780M, which might not be using the most recent drivers.
First, with a 54 W power budget, the Ryzen 9 7940HS got 11,343 points in the 3DMark Time Spy CPU test. It was expected that the score would fall to 8,448 when the power was reduced to just 25 W. Comparatively, the Core i9-12900H, which has a TDP of 45 and a PL1 of 60 W, achieved a median score of 12,449, or almost 10% more than the Ryzen 9 7940HS, in our 3DMark Time Spy CPU test.
However, based on the median score of the Zen 3 APU in our tests, the Ryzen 9 7940HS was 13.5% faster in 3DMark Time Spy CPU than the Ryzen 9 6900HX even in this pre-release benchmark.
In 3DMark Time Spy Graphics in 54 W mode, the Radeon 780M was able to get 2,791 points on the GPU side. When the TDP was restricted to 25 W, the score somewhat dropped to 2,486. The 54 W value of the Radeon 780M is around 22% more than the Radeon 680M. It wouldn’t be a stretch to think that the Radeon 780M would operate much faster with finalized drivers given that the RDNA 3 iGPU may likely be operating with pre-release software.
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Overall, even though the Ryzen 9 7940HS’s initial performance is a little unimpressive, it would be good to reserve judgment until reviewers have a chance to actually use the APU.