Earlier this week, AMD revealed the Ryzen 8040 series “Hawk Point” mobile processors. Based on Zen 4, it is a refresh of the previous generation 7040 series “Phoenix Point”. Benchmarks for Ryzen 9 8945HS and Ryzen 5 8645HS have leaked out and they show good performance, outperforming competition from Intel.
Ryzen 9 8945HS benchmark
AMD’s Ryzen 9 8945HS, code-named “Hawk Point,” packs a punch with 8 Zen 4 CPU cores, 16 threads, and RDNA 3 GPU for smooth multitasking and impressive visuals. Its AI smarts get a boost with an XDNA 1 NPU, while its adaptable TDP of 35-54W fits both sleek laptops and performance beasts.
An unnamed laptop equipped with the AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS “Hawk Point” scored 2608 in single-core, one of the highest for non-HX laptop chips, and a solid 12,683 multi-core score. This chip hit its 5.2 GHz max clock speed and paired it with 16GB of DDR5-5600 memory.
Ryzen 5 8645HS benchmark
The Ryzen 5 8645HS packs 6 powerful CPU cores and 12 threads to handle multitasking with ease, backed by a generous 16MB L3 cache for speedy data access. Clocking in at 4.3GHz with a boost up to 5.0GHz, graphics are powered by Radeon 760M with 8 compute units with a 2700MHz clock speed.
The Ryzen 5 8645HS didn’t disappoint either, scoring 2490 in the single-core test and 10,627 in the multi-core test. This slightly edges out its predecessor, the Ryzen 5 7640HS, while having similar specs.
Compared to Intel’s mobile processors and the previous generation Ryzen 7040 series, the new Hawk Point processors hold their own quite well. In a multi-core test, Ryzen 9 8945HS comes close to the i9-13900H but beats out its previous generation counterpart, Ryzen 9 7940HS by 5.69%.
Ryzen 5 8945HS also manages to beat Ryzen 7640HS by 10.69%, an impressive jump given that it is just a refresh.
In the single-core test, Ryzen 5 8645HS manages to beat the 14-core i9-13900H and the Ryzen 9 8945HS beats the newly rebranded Intel Core Ultra 7 165H.
On the graphics front, the integrated AMD 780M iGPU flexed its muscles with 33,422 points in the Vulkan benchmark. This matches the score of the Ryzen 9 7940HS, as both share the same GPU configuration.
The laptops with the new Ryzen 8040 series will soon roll out in starting of 2024 when we will see the real-world performance of these new refreshed chips.