At the ongoing CES 2023 event, it’s AMD’s time to shine today. The company had a bunch of announcements to make regarding both new processors and GPUs.
We start with the most interesting demo presented today in the form of a Blender performance demo using the BMW scene. In doing so, AMD introduced its new Ryzen 9 7940HS from the new Ryzen 7040 series beating the Intel Core i7-1280P and the Apple M1 Pro by 45% and 30% respectively. You can see in the screenshot below how the new AMD chip is waiting for Apple and Intel to finish.
While that’s impressive, keep in mind that these are last-generation products from the competitors that AMD compared its new 7940HS with. Below is a performance slide showing the Ryzen 7040 series going up against Intel and Apple.
Besides Ryzen 7040, AMD also introduced the Ryzen 7045HX series. The HX goes above and beyond 55W and brings twice the cores over the Ryzen 7040. This means that the Ryzen 7045HX goes up to 16 cores and 32 threads, while the Ryzen 7040 series goes up to 8 cores and 16 threads. The 7040 series, however, has an edge over the 7045HX series in terms of graphics. While the former contains the new RDNA 3-based graphics, the latter comes with RDNA 2. It also features new dedicated Ryzen AI technology, which is the first of its kind on x86 processors.
AMD claims its latest and greatest Ryzen 7045HX SKU is up to 169% faster than Intel’s best 12th generation mobile chip.
On the mobile front, AMD had another announcement to make in the form of discrete GPUs. The company released its new 32CU RX 7600M XT based on Navi 33 built on RDNA 3.
AMD says the 7600M XT is up to 31% faster than the Nvidia RTX 3060 for 1080p gaming and 26% faster than its last generation on average.
AMD also announced Radeon RX 7700S and Radeon RX 7600S discrete graphics designed to fit into thinner and lighter laptops.
AMD Advantage laptops, which will incorporate the new Ryzen and Radeon chips, are expected to be available starting next month.
Beyond the desktop, AMD unveiled its Ryzen 7000X3D lineup led by the 7950X3D. This time AMD went beyond 8 cores in the last part of 3D V-cache, as 12 cores and 16 cores now also get 3D V-cache.
In total, AMD will have three chips the 7000X3D, the 7950X3D, the 7900X3D and the 7800X3D:
AMD also provided some performance numbers for its new X3D parts.
AMD is once again claiming the lead in gaming with its new Ryzen 7950X3D chip over Intel’s Core i9-13900K. Meanwhile, the 7800X3D was compared against the 5800X3D, and again, there are some impressive gains here as well.
Perhaps the best news today was the promise of more affordable socket AM5 motherboards and 65W Ryzen 7000 chips, which will help budget buyers switch to AM5.