For anyone who’s been eagerly waiting for the first notebooks with AMD’s monolithic Zen 4 mobile processor, AMD announced late Friday that you’ll be waiting a little longer. Laptops based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile 7040HS series processors have officially been delayed by a month, pushing their expected availability from March to April.
First detailed during AMD’s CES 2023 keynote, the Ryzen Mobile 7040HS series (codenamed Phoenix) is AMD’s first mobile-focused, single-core processor based on the Zen 4 architecture and will be their flagship silicon for mobile devices in 2023. In addition to incorporating AMD’s latest processor architecture, Phoenix also adds an updated RDNA3 architecture iGPU, and for the first time in any AMD processor, a dedicated AI processing unit that AMD has aptly named Ryzen AI. All of this, in turn, is built using TSMC’s 4nm process, making it the most advanced silicon yet without AMD.
At the time of the announcement, Phoenix-based laptops were expected in March of this year (that’s this month). However, AMD sent out a brief statement on a sleepy Friday afternoon saying that devices based on the new chips had been pushed back a month to April, citing “platform readiness.” We present the full statement of AMD below.
To match platform readiness and provide the best possible user experience, we now expect our OEM partners to release the first notebooks powered by Ryzen 7040HS series processors in April.
Source: AMD PR