AMD announces the Ryzen 7040 series processors

AMD Ryzen 7040 Series


  • AMD has announced the Ryzen 7040 series processor for laptops.
  • The Ryzen 7040 series features on-chip AI.
  • The first devices with Ryzen 7040 series processors will be available in March.

Without even officially starting, CES 2023 is headed to the races, with product reveals falling left and right. AMD joins the flurry with the announcement of its Ryzen 7040 series processors. These processors, the company claims, can deliver up to 30 hours of battery life and in some cases will outperform competitors like the Apple M1 Pro. They also promise enhanced video and audio experiences and improved real-time gaming performance.

AMD launched the Ryzen 7000 line last fall, starting with four desktop CPUs. Today we finally have our eye on the Ryzen 7040 laptop CPU. For now, we haven’t been able to test the processors ourselves, but we’re certainly intrigued by AMD’s promises.

For starters, the Ryzen 7040 series is based on the 4nm process and includes on-chip AI, aptly named Ryzen AI. According to the company, it will help with tasks such as background blurring. Most importantly, it’s the industry’s first mobile x86 processor with an on-chip AI. As AMD CEO Lisa Su said in her keynote, “AI really is the most important megatrend for the future of technology.”

Shoppers should be able to get their hands on the first devices with Ryzen 7040 series processors in March, and expect more product drops throughout the year with AMD’s new processors.