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AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX

AMD R9 7945HX

The AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX is a high-end notebook processor from the Dragon Range series with 16 cores and hyperthreading (SMT), which means it can process up to 32 threads simultaneously. The CPU uses the current Zen 4 architecture for the 16 cores and clocks these from 2.4 GHz (base clock) up to 5.2 GHz (single-core boost). The CPU offers 16 MB L2 cache and 64 MB L3 cache (i.e. a total of 80 MB cache). The 7940HX consists of three chiplets, two CCD clusters with 8 CPU cores each in 5nm (71mm²) and one IO die in 6nm (122mm²) which are all manufactured at TSMC.

The performance of the Ryzen 9 should be comparable to a Core i9-13900HX (24 hybrid cores, max 5.4 GHz) in the top range of mobile processors from 2024. AMD itself advertises a clear lead over the old Ryzen 9 6900HX (8 Zen 3 cores, 4.9 GHz), which can be explained by the additional cores, improved architecture and higher frequencies. Compared to the top model, the Ryzen 9 7945HX, the 7940HX is slightly lower clocked.

The chip also integrates 4x USB 3.2 Gen2 (10 Gbps) ports (no USB 4), 28 PCIe 5.0 lanes (for GPUs and SSDs), a dual-channel DDR5-5200 memory controller and a small AMD Radeon 610M graphics card (2CUs, 400 - 2200 MHz).

The R9 7940HX is specified with 55 watts TDP and can be configured up to 75 watts (cTDP).

SeriesAMD Dragon Range (Zen 4, Ryzen 7045)
CodenameDragon Range-HX (Zen 4)

Series: Dragon Range (Zen 4, Ryzen 7045) Dragon Range-HX (Zen 4)

AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D compare2.3 - 5.4 GHz16 / 32 cores128 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX compare2.5 - 5.4 GHz16 / 32 cores64 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX « 2.4 - 5.2 GHz16 / 32 cores64 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX compare3 - 5.2 GHz12 / 24 cores64 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 7840HX compare2.9 - 5.1 GHz12 / 24 cores64 MB L3
Clock Rate2400 - 5200 MHz
Level 1 Cache1 MB
Level 2 Cache16 MB
Level 3 Cache64 MB
Number of Cores / Threads16 / 32
16 x 5.2 GHz AMD Zen 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)55 Watt
Transistor Count9900 Million
Manufacturing Technology5 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFL1
FeaturesDDR5-5200 RAM, PCIe 5, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4A, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, AVX-512, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, SMEP, SMAP, SMT, CPB, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA, SME
GPUAMD Radeon 610M (400 - 2200 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date01/17/2024
Product Link (external)www.amd.com

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Other CPUs of the series Dragon Range (Zen 4, Ryzen 7045)

» AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
   16x 2.3 GHz - 5.4 GHz
» AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
   16x 2.5 GHz - 5.4 GHz
» AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
   16x 2.4 GHz - 5.2 GHz
» AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
   12x 3 GHz - 5.2 GHz
» AMD Ryzen 9 7840HX
   12x 2.9 GHz - 5.1 GHz
» AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
   8x 3.6 GHz - 5.1 GHz
» AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
   6x 4 GHz - 5 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
   16x 2.5 GHz - 5.4 GHz
+ Intel Core i9-14900HX
   24x 1.6 GHz - 5.8 GHz
+ Intel Core i9-13980HX
   24x 1.6 GHz - 5.6 GHz
+ Intel Core i9-13950HX
   24x 1.6 GHz - 5.5 GHz
+ Intel Core i9-13900HX
   24x 1.6 GHz - 5.4 GHz
» AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
   16x 2.4 GHz - 5.2 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
   12x 3 GHz - 5.2 GHz
- Intel Core i7-14700HX
   20x 3.9 GHz - 5.5 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 9 7840HX
   12x 2.9 GHz - 5.1 GHz
- Intel Core i7-13850HX
   20x 1.5 GHz - 5.3 GHz
- AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 170
   12x - 5.1 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2024-04-10)