With the Ryzen 7 7745HX, a new laptop processor from AMD is coming soon, which can keep up with the current Intel Core i9-12900HK in the new leaked benchmarks. In case you missed AMD’s CES 2023 announcement, the Dragon range was the first AMD mobile processor to use the company’s chiplet architecture. TSMC produces these chips for AMD in the 5nm FinFET manufacturing process. The 5nm processors come with the latest Gen 4 cores with configurations of up to 16 cores and 32 threads. If you pay close attention, the specifications align with AMD desktop Ryzen 7000 (Raphael) processors. That is no coincidence either.
Benchmarks of the AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX have been published by Bilibili content creator Golden Pig Upgrade, showing the chip running on Cinebench R23. The CPU is a retail model certified by its base clock. The leaker claims that the chip operates at 95W, so it could be overclocked or the extreme power limit this chip provides.
The AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX is one of four Dragon range laptop CPUs, available later this month. The CPU packs 8 cores, 16 threads, 40 MB cache and has a rated clock speed of 3.6 GHz base & 5.1 GHz boost. The TDP of the CPU 45W can be configured to exceed 75 watts as overclocking is supported on this high-end and enthusiast-grade laptop chip.
AMD ported the chiplet design from the Ryzen 7000 to the Dragon range, but reduced the entire landscape to a smaller BGA package that was more friendly to mobile devices. Unfortunately, the Dragon range uses RDNA 2 graphics, but that’s fine since the iGPU is only for light workloads. As the Dragon range offers high-performance gaming laptops, vendors will pair the Gen 4 chip with a mobile discrete graphics card.
The upcoming high-performance laptops will tap into AMD’s Ryzen 7045-series (codenamed Dragon range) portfolio. Benchmarks for the Ryzen 7 7745HX have emerged, suggesting that we may soon see these AMD-based mobile powerhouses on retail shelves. More Details