Items tagged with hawk point

Minisforum V3 3-in-1 Tablet PC: Starts @ $969, $1,199 As Tested (Sale Price) The Minisforum V3 3-in-1 Tablet is powered by AMD's latest mobile platform and packs some unique features, but its included accessories left something to be desired. Current AMD mobile processor All-round good performance Tablet build... Read more...
Despite considerable architectural advancements between the Steam Deck's "Van Gogh" APU and AMD's more modern mobile processors, the Steam Deck typically matches or beats the performance of other handhelds when running at very low power limits. These low power limits are critical for handhelds, as they allow longer... Read more...
Despite being socketed desktop processors, AMD's new Ryzen 8000G processors have a secret: they're really mobile silicon. The Ryzen 8000G family, which we just reviewed, is based on the very same Hawk Point chips that you'll find in the Ryzen 8040U and Ryzen 8040HS series mobile processors. There's no problem with... Read more...
AMD has shared the first official benchmarks comparing the company's Hawk Point APUs to Intel's Meteor Lake chips, and apparently Hawk Point is the big winner by a wide margin. AMD tested its flagship Ryzen 7 8840U to Intel's Core Ultra 7 155H, and claims victories in basically every single metric. With all kinds of... Read more...
It's not difficult to imagine a scenario where the integrated Radeon graphics on one of AMD's extant Socket AM5 Ryzen processors simply isn't adequate. "Raphael" only has a single RDNA 2 Workgroup Processor (WGP), after all. However, adding a discrete GPU is a whole other layer of expense and complication, not to... Read more...
AMD's latest APUs combining Zen 4 CPU grunt with serious RDNA 3 graphics firepower have been very popular in handheld gaming machines, but they're arguably best-suited for deployment in mini-PCs because, in our testing, the silicon serves best when spec'd for higher power limits than handheld devices can really... Read more...
Acer's brand-new Nitro V 16 will be one of the first gaming laptops to offer AMD's upcoming Ryzen 8040 Hawk Point APUs. The Nitro V 16 can soon be had with up to a Ryzen 7 8845HS, which features eight Zen 4 cores, 12 RDNA 3 Compute Units, and the new Hawk Point NPU, which is the main selling point over the Ryzen 7040... Read more...
In AMD's mobile processor naming scheme, the first digit tells you what year the chip came out, and the third digit tells you what CPU core IP it implements. The Ryzen 7040 series came out this year and had Zen 4 CPU cores, so it follows that the Ryzen 8040 series will come out next year with, yes, Zen 4 CPU cores... Read more...
A good chunk of the upcoming Ryzen 8000 series has just been uncovered by X user @harukaze5719, who has revealed other hardware tidbits over the years (usually with good accuracy). This latest leak reveals the name of many Hawk Point APUs in the Ryzen 8000 family, and it might even indicate that Ryzen 8000 is just a... Read more...
Much has been made of AMD's mobile SoC naming convention, but it's really not that complicated. The first digit tells you what year it came out, the second digit tells you where it sits in the product stack, and the third digit tells you exactly which Zen CPU core it's using. With that knowledge, we can accurately... Read more...
If you read that headline and balked at the idea of a gaming tablet, let us remind you that besides the Nintendo Switch, the recent spate of PC-based gaming handhelds are basically tablets. The device itself isn't really the interesting part of this story, though. Instead, the really interesting part is the SoC that... Read more...