Leaked benchmarks of AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 9 8940HS “Hawk Point” APU point to improvements over its predecessor, the 7940HS. The chip is part of the upcoming Ryzen 8040 “Hawk Point” family. It promises improved performance within the framework of the existing Ryzen 7040 “Phoenix” family.
- Cores and Threads: 8 cores, 16 threads.
- Clock Speeds: Base clock of 4.0 GHz and a boost clock of 5.2 GHz.
- Cache: 16 MB of L3, 8 MB of L2.
- TDP: Estimated between 35-54W.
- Architecture: Zen 4 and RDNA 3 core architecture.
The Ryzen 9 8940HS maintains continuity with the 7940HS while introducing optimizations that boost performance. Confirmed as part of the Ryzen 8000 “Hawk Point” APU, it maintains compatibility with the existing FP7, FP7R2, and FP8 platforms for mobile chips.
While graphics details remain undisclosed, the core configuration aligns with the 12-core Radeon 780M iGPU. The chip is based on the RDNA 3 architecture.
The benchmarked APU ran in a laptop with 32GB of DDR5-4800 memory, although the vendor is not specified.
In terms of performance, the Ryzen 9 8940HS showed a 4% single-core improvement and a significant 12% multi-core improvement over the Ryzen 9 7940HS. These results point to a very promising trajectory for the upcoming Hawk Point family of products.
|Metric||Ryzen 9 8940HS (8-Core)||Ryzen 9 7940HS (8-Core)|
|Geekbench 6 Multi-Core||13258||12000|
|Geekbench 6 Single-Core||2596||2500|
AMD Ryzen 9 8940HS Geekbench Single Core Comparison
AMD Ryzen 9 8940HS Geekbench Multi Core Comparison
AMD Ryzen 9 8940HS Release Date:
The Ryzen 8040 “Hawk Point” APU family is expected to debut at CES 2024. It brings a number of improvements. In addition, AMD is hinting at the release of the first AM5 desktop APU products to carry the Ryzen 8000 branding. More information is expected soon.