On Wednesday night, AMD unveiled the Ryzen 7040 series, the industry’s first mobile x86 processors with a dedicated on-chip AI engine. AMD’s CEO, Lisa Su, debuted the chip at her CES in Las Vegas and used the show’s keynote stage to highlight her AMD’s progress in AI and other areas of innovation. introduced.
“AI is truly the most important megatrend for the future of technology,” Su said in her keynote.
The new Ryzen 7040 series features the new Ryzen AI engine. The Ryzen AI Engine is the first production version of the new XDNA. This is a highly configurable accelerator adopted from AMD’s acquisition of Xilinx. This accelerator can be configured for a variety of applications and appropriate power efficiency and is widely deployed across AMD’s product portfolio.
The 7040 series for laptops is an ultra-thin processor using 4nm process technology with over 25 billion transistors, nearly double the Ryzen 6000 generation. The processor enables 30+ hours of battery life.
A dedicated on-chip AI engine will “enhance audio and video and enable a more lifelike collaboration experience,” Su said.
The first Ryzen 7040 series notebooks are expected to launch in March, with over 200 designs expected to launch this year.