AMD Ryzen 7000G Desktop and Ryzen 8040 Laptop APUs May Have Been Uncovered

Ryzen Mobile Processor
(Image credit: AMD)

Information that may provide a glimpse of AMD APUs-to-come has been shared by Twitter/X’s harukaze5719. The Korean PC enthusiast shared what looks like a shipping or stock manifest containing multiple laptops and desktops, featuring several yet-to-be-announced AMD Ryzen APUs. The desktop parts listed indicate that a Ryzen 7000G ‘Phoenix’ series is being prepared for AM5 desktops. Meanwhile, laptops with Ryzen 8040 ‘Hawk Point’ APUs have also been pushed from the shadows into the light.

All we have from the leaked OPN details are processor names, sockets, and wattages. We have tabulated the full extent of the spillage below:

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Proc name

Socket

Watts

Ryzen 5 Pro 7500G

AM5

65

Ryzen 5 7500G

AM5

65

Ryzen 3 Pro 7300G

AM5

65

Ryzen 5 8540U

FP7R2

28

Ryzen 5 Pro 8540U

FP7R2

28

Ryzen 3 8840U (?)

FP7R2

28

Ryzen 3 8440U

FP7R2

28

Let us look at the implications of the possible desktop APU reveal first. The Ryzen 7000G series is expected to be based upon the ‘Phoenix’ APUs that have proved so popular in laptops and mini PCs, but packaged for AM5 desktops. Thus they will mix Zen 4 CPU cores and RDNA 3 graphics to deliver solutions for AM5 PC builders,  DIYers, and upgraders.

The Ryzen 7500G and 7300G don't look very beefy though, with perhaps 6C/12T and 4C/8T, respectively. Worse is the rumor that these AM5 APUs will feature onboard GPUs with only 4CUs. As per the source, if this rumor plays out, and no stronger Ryzen 7000G processors emerge, it will be a disappointing range on the desktop – from an enthusiast's perspective.

Moving onto the laptop parts revealed, and what is expected to be codenamed the ‘Hawk Point’ series should deliver an evolutionary step from the current mobile ‘Phoenix’ series. The most significant difference that is expected in the 8040 family is a hybrid Zen 4 and Zen 4C configuration. Meanwhile, these 28W laptop parts may continue to use RDNA 3 graphics, or if we are lucky the GPU portion may be slightly updated to RDNA 3.5.

Again, these leaked APUs may not be the most powerful from the series. AMD’s existing Ryzen 3 7440U (4C/8T) and Ryzen 5 7540U (6C/12T) chips are the current SKUs upon which you may base expectations for the new 8040 series chips mentioned. Both of these current APUs have AMD Radeon 740M iGPUs with four CUs. There appears to have been a typo with regard to the “Ryzen 3 8840U.” This is probably a revamped Ryzen 7 7840U, so could and should be the strongest laptop APU of the bunch, with 8C/16T CPU cores and 12 graphics CUs.

(Image credit: Minisforum)

In September, mini-PC specialist Minisforum appeared to spill some important preliminary AMD ‘Hawk Point’ details when it jumped the gun with publicity for its upcoming 2-in-1 Windows tablet. Launch time for the above processors may be getting quite close, hence the new OPN leaks.

Mark Tyson
Freelance News Writer

Mark Tyson is a Freelance News Writer at Tom's Hardware US. He enjoys covering the full breadth of PC tech; from business and semiconductor design to products approaching the edge of reason.

  • Order 66
    Finally desktop AM5 APUs that can do decent gaming, I wonder if the graphics in these chips will outperform the 680/780m.
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  • evdjj3j
    Do the 4c cores have SMT?
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