AMD 4nm cpu showing up in notebooks

AMD 4nm cpu’s now showing up in reviews…doc

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Review - Compact Gaming Laptop with AMD Zen4 Phoenix & RTX 4090 - Reviews

Our review unit with the designation ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY is the high-end model with the previously mentioned AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, 32 GB RAM, a 1 TB PCIe-4.0 SSD, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop, as well as a matte Mini-LED panel with the QHD+ resolution and 165 Hz refresh rate. This package is obviously not cheap and the RRP is listed at 3999 Euros. We included an overview about the other (less expensive) models in the Performance section. We obviously want to find our how the new AMD processor performs and how the compact 14-inch chassis handles the RTX 4090 Laptop.

Its a 14 inch gaming platform for $1850 paired with an nvidia RTX4090. It did fine on the games…doc

## Verdict - ROG Zephyrus G14 offers an impressive package

In review: Asus ROG Zephyrus G14. Test model courtesy of Asus Germany.

Asus improves the performance of the new 2023 ROG Zephyrus G14 considerable and offers a very powerful 14-inch notebook with plenty of performance for gamers and content creators. The high-quality chassis is unchanged from last year, but is now equipped with the latest and greatest from AMD as well as Nvidia.

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop operates at up to 125 Watts (~100-110W during gaming) and does not match the performance of the fastest versions, but they are usually reserved for much larger gaming laptops. The Zen4 CPU is also slowed down in combined workloads, but this is simply a result of the compact chassis. This affects the 1080p gaming performance a bit, but you ca still play all modern titles smoothly at the native QHD resolution.

About AMD cpu/gpu:
The new AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS also leaves a good first impression. AMD managed to improve the single-core performance and the 9-core CPU can compete with modern Intel CPUs in multi-core tests, even though they consume more power. We will have an in-depth analysis of the new CPU and Radeon 780M iGPU (including efficiency measurements) shortly.

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I think there was a “thinko” here. This is a Zen 4 Ryzen APU, which I think is made with 5 nm TSMC technology. There apparently will be 4 nm Zen 4 chips, but probably not until next year.

That probably is a weasel word. I expect 4 nm Zen 4 family chips to be announced in January 2024, but I don’t think AMD has picked a date yet. I always feel that the pace of particular new chips is glacial, while new chips hit the market at machine gun rapidity. It is just that companies are working on dozens or hundreds of new chips at the same time.

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I saw this which is why I thought it was 4 nm which is out now…doc

After thoroughly testing the AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX with the new Zen4 cores (Dragon Range, 5 nm) a few weeks ago, now we have received our first Pheonix Series Zen4 Chip. This chip has two unique features, namely it is the first AMD processor made using a 4 nm process, and it also has the new integrated graphics card Radeon 780M (RDNA3) installed - which promises a big jump in performance compared to last year’s Radeon 680M.

Thats what happens jumping back and forth between 2 articles: AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS analysis - Zen4 Phoenix is ideally as efficient as Apple - Reviews

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Bob, what is your take this article from Seeking Alpha…doc

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I think the question is, if you have a choice between AMD and NVidia right now which one would you pick? (Or even Intel if you are really patient maybe, they might have bottomed more or less.)

I still have a lot of exposure to NVidia and AMD, and some Intel. NVidia seems to have the unquestioned leadership in AI for now so… I dunno. Hard to not lean NVidia, even if you like AMD’s broader data center etc. story…

Nvidia looks like the clear choice…doc

I would not be overweight in any of these right now. Things are pretty murky and competition is heating up.

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