Impressive AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS Phoenix APU speeds past the Core i9-12900HK and the Ryzen 9 6900HX on UserBenchmark
AMD announced the much-anticipated Ryzen 7040HS “Phoenix” APUs at CES 2023. While notebooks rocking these chips are slated to become available in March, benchmark scores for the Phoenix APUs have started to pop up. For instance, CPU-Z results of the Ryzen 9 7940HS and the integrated Radeon 780M surfaced last week. First spotted by TUM_APISAK on Twitter, the Ryzen 9 7940HS has now stopped by UserBenchmark resulting in some impressive performance ratings.
Before we move on to discuss the scores, it is important to mention that UserBenchmark is a contentious platform and accused by many of favoring Intel parts over AMD. So, take these results with caution.
The AMD engineering sample on display carries the model number “100-000000954-50_Y”. One quick search on the web reveals that the chip is a Ryzen 9 7940HS. This Ryzen 9 7940HS ES has 8 cores/16 threads with a base clock of 3.7 GHz and a boost clock of 4.2 GHz which are lower than the officially announced base and boost frequencies of 4 and 5.2 GHz respectively.
Additionally, the chip was running inside an HP EliteBook 865 G10 along with 64 GB of 4800 MHz memory.
When it comes to the results, the Ryzen 9 7940HS CPU managed to get a 101% rating. The Normal (1-core, 2-core) rating ended up at 105%, the Heavy (4-core, 8-core) at 121%, and the Server rating was 94%. To put this into perspective, the Ryzen 9 6900HX has an average rating of 80%. The Bench, Normal, Heavy, and Server ratings of the fastest Ryzen 9 6900HX sample on UserBenchmark are 97%, 98%, 106%, and 88% respectively.
Moreover, the Ryzen 9 7940HS ES under discussion is rated above the desktop Ryzen 9 5950X on UserBenchmark and is only about 6% behind the desktop Ryzen 5 7600. The Zen 4 Phoenix APU is also slightly faster than the Core i9-12900HK/H.
On the GPU side, the Radeon 780M inside the APU scored a rating of 44.3% which is roughly on par with a desktop RX 570 and slightly behind the GTX 1060 Mobile (46.7%).
Put simply, the Ryzen 9 7940HS looks quite powerful here even in its “Engineering Sample” state. Provided the results in UserBenchmark are any indication of real-world performance, we are looking at a meaningful generational increase in CPU performance over the competing Zen 3 mobile CPUs.
TUM_APISAK on Twitter, UserBenchmark, Teaser image: UserBenchmark, AMD (edited)