AMD announced the new AMD Ryzen 8040 Series mobile processors, extending its leadership mobile offerings with best-in-class x86 processor performance.1 With the integrated Ryzen AI NPU on-die on select models, AMD is bringing even more state-of-the-art AI PCs to market,1 with up to 1.6x more AI processing performance than prior AMD models,2 to deliver new premium experiences and AI-ready capabilities. To further enable great AI experiences, AMD is also making Ryzen AI3 Software widely available for users to easily build and deploy machine learning models on their AI PCs.
AMD Ryzen 8040 Series processors are the latest to join the powerful Ryzen Series processor portfolio and are expected to be broadly available from leading OEMs including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Razer, beginning in Q1 2024.
“We continue to deliver high performance and power-efficient NPUs with Ryzen AI technology to reimagine the PC,” said Jack Huynh, SVP and GM of AMD computing and graphics business. “The increased AI capabilities of the 8040 series will now handle larger models to enable the next phase of AI user experiences.”
AMD Ryzen 8040 Series Processors
AMD Ryzen 8040 Series processors offer next-level performance from everyday productivity to incredible content creation, with the Ryzen 9 8945HS processor offering up to 64% faster video editing and up to 37% faster 3D rendering than the competition,4 while gamers can enjoy up to 77% faster gaming performance.5
Designed on AMD “Zen 4” processor architecture and with up to eight cores capable of delivering up to 16 threads of processing power, the Ryzen 9 8945HS offers leading single-core and multi-core performance.6 With AMD RDNA 3 architecture-based Radeon graphics and select systems powered by AMD XDNA architecture built for AMD Ryzen AI, the new processors are designed for creative professionals, gamers, and mainstream users looking for a powerful laptop with trusted performance today, and the capability to run advanced AI experiences.
The latest Ryzen processors provide the most performance available for ultrathin PC laptops and long battery life through innovative power management features, making it the perfect choice for modern professionals, gaming enthusiasts and creatives looking for faster and more power-efficient computing. AMD Ryzen 8040 Series processors also come with advanced LPDDR5 memory support. With these new processors, users are able to take advantage of immersive virtual experiences, gaming and streaming, and trust that their devices support demanding AI use cases while maintaining power efficiency.
|Cores / Threads
|AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
|Up to 5.2 GHz / 4.0 GHz
|AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS
|Up to 5.1 GHz / 3.8 GHz
|AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
|Up to 5.1 GHz / 3.3 GHz
|AMD Ryzen 7 8840U
|Up to 5.1 GHz / 3.3 GHz
|AMD Ryzen 5 8645HS
|Up to 5.0 GHz / 4.3 GHz
|AMD Ryzen 5 8640HS
|Up to 4.9 GHz / 3.5 GHz
|AMD Ryzen 5 8640U
|Up to 4.9 GHz / 3.5 GHz
|AMD Ryzen 5 8540U
|Up to 4.9 GHz / 3.2 GHz
|AMD Ryzen 3 8440U
|Up to 4.7 GHz / 3.0 GHz
AMD Ryzen 8040 processors are ready to leverage the full range of the Windows 11 ecosystem for optimized performance, including full support for Windows 11 security features. Select systems with an AMD Ryzen 8040 Series processor can also access out-of-the-box AI with Window Studio Effects Pack, enabling privacy at home or on-the-go with background blur, eye gaze tracking, and noise cancellation.
"It’s been incredible to see AMD and Microsoft's long partnership moving into the next wave of technology, bringing AI innovation to our shared customers,” said Pavan Davuluri, CVP Windows + Devices, Microsoft. “We’re so excited to see Ryzen 8040 Series processor-powered devices come to life in the Windows ecosystem and can’t wait to see what developers and customers do with all of this innovation.”
Introducing Developer Software for Ryzen AI
Ryzen AI Software is now widely available, making it possible for developers to build and deploy machine learning models trained in frameworks such as PyTorch or TensorFlow and run them on select laptops powered by Ryzen AI.
The 1.0 version of Ryzen AI software enables ONNX Runtime applications and offers a pre-optimized model zoo on Hugging Face, allowing users to get started and up and running AI models in minutes. Laptops with Ryzen AI can offload AI models to the NPU, thereby freeing up the CPU to reduce power consumption8 while extending battery life9. As part of the Ryzen AI software launch, developers can take advantage of Ryzen AI to build AI applications with advanced gesture recognition, biometric authentication, and other accessibility features. Developers are also given early access support for Automatic Speech Recognition models like Whisper and Large Language Models (LLM) like OPT and Llama-2 in order to build natural language speech interfaces for their applications and unlock other Natural Language Processing features such as document summarization and email assistance.
AMD also recently announced the Pervasive AI Developers Contest to challenge developers to create innovative and exciting AI applications with use cases in data centers, workstations and laptops, gaming, robotics, and more. One contest option is for developers to build applications for PCs using vision, speech, or domain-optimized LLMs to bring the AI PC to life and highlight its potential to improve user experience and efficiency. Applications for the complementary hardware closes on January 31.
Acer today announced the new Nitro V 16 (ANV16-41) gaming laptop, built for casual players looking for a well-balanced device with modern features and more. The latest Nitro V laptop is powered by the new AMD Ryzen 8040 Series processors with Ryzen AI technology built in and up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPUs with DLSS 3.5 to deliver versatile performance, long-lasting battery life, and AI-powered technologies. Even in the heat of battle, the Nitro V 16 stays cool through innovative thermals highlighted by a dual fan system and keeps users at the center of the action with stunningly immersive visuals.
“Acer and AMD continue to collaborate in bringing AI-backed gaming experiences with the latest Nitro laptop powered by the new AMD Ryzen 8040 Series processors,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, Acer Inc. “Combined with fast refresh rate display options, enhanced features, and loads of improvements across the board, the Nitro V 16 brings an exciting new AI-ready gaming laptop to the table for all types of gamers.”
Seamless Gaming Experiences with AMD Ryzen 8040 Series Processors
The Nitro V 16 delivers performance and efficiency for gaming or work with up to the new AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS Processors at the helm. Leveraging its ‘Zen 4’ core architecture design, gamers can relish reliable speeds when streaming or gaming and go further with long-lasting battery life developed from smart battery optimizations and third-generation power management features (PMF). The Windows 11 gaming laptop also produces smooth, AI-enhanced visuals on ray-traced games and applications with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPUs and DLSS 3.5 technology. GeForce RTX technologies are supported in more than 500 popular games and applications, including blockbuster games such as Cyberpunk 2077 and Alan Wake 2. With up to 32 GB of DRR55600 RAM and up to 2 TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage, on top of a cutting-edge dual fan cooling system, the Nitro V 16 is well-equipped to take on heavy gameplay and data transfers.
Offering Everything You Need and More
Featuring 16-inch WQXGA or WUXGA display options with 165 Hz refresh rates and 3 ms response times, the Nitro V 16 showcases fluid visuals with minimal ghosting and screen tearing for blur-free gaming sessions. Gamers will have the competitive edge as they can see and hear every detail thanks to the panel’s 16:10 wide aspect ratio, plus its speakers with DTS X: Ultra for crystal-clear audio. A suite of AI-enabled features can also be maximized when streaming or video chatting with the webcam’s AI-supported Acer PurifiedView and Acer PurifiedVoice 2.0 featuring three microphones with AI noise reduction technology.
Players can monitor device performance and temperature using the NitroSense utility app with one click of the dedicated NitroSense key. Accessory gamers will also appreciate the Nitro V 16’s full range of peripheral and connectivity ports, including a full-function USB 4 Type C, two USB 3 ports (one which allows for offline charging), an HDMI port, and compatibility with Wi-Fi 6E. Lastly, the laptop also comes with one month of Xbox Game Pass so users can enjoy the latest titles with fellow gamers on PC.
Pricing and Availability
The Nitro V 16 (ANV16-41) will be available in North America in March 2024, starting at USD 999.99, and in EMEA in April 2024, starting at EUR 1199.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.
AMD announced the availability of the AMD Instinct MI300X accelerators – with industry leading memory bandwidth for generative AI1 and leadership performance for large language model (LLM) training and inferencing – as well as the AMD Instinct MI300A accelerated processing unit (APU) – combining the latest AMD CDNA 3 architecture and “Zen 4” CPUs to deliver breakthrough performance for HPC and AI workloads.
“AMD Instinct MI300 Series accelerators are designed with our most advanced technologies, delivering leadership performance, and will be in large scale cloud and enterprise deployments,” said Victor Peng, president, AMD. “By leveraging our leadership hardware, software and open ecosystem approach, cloud providers, OEMs and ODMs are bringing to market technologies that empower enterprises to adopt and deploy AI-powered solutions.”
Customers leveraging the latest AMD Instinct accelerator portfolio include Microsoft, which recently announced the new Azure ND MI300x v5 Virtual Machine (VM) series, optimized for AI workloads and powered by AMD Instinct MI300X accelerators. Additionally, El Capitan – a supercomputer powered by AMD Instinct MI300A APUs and housed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – is expected to be the second exascale-class supercomputer powered by AMD and expected to deliver more than two exaflops of double precision performance when fully deployed. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure plans to add AMD Instinct MI300X-based bare metal instances to the company’s high-performance accelerated computing instances for AI. MI300X-based instances are planned to support OCI Supercluster with ultrafast RDMA networking.
Several major OEMs also showcased accelerated computing systems, in tandem with the AMD Advancing AI event. Dell showcased the Dell PowerEdge XE9680 server featuring eight AMD Instinct MI300 Series accelerators and the new Dell Validated Design for Generative AI with AMD ROCm-powered AI frameworks. HPE recently announced the HPE Cray Supercomputing EX255a, the first supercomputing accelerator blade powered by AMD Instinct MI300A APUs, which will become available in early 2024. Lenovo announced its design support for the new AMD Instinct MI300 Series accelerators with planned availability in the first half of 2024. Supermicro announced new additions to its H13 generation of accelerated servers powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC CPUs and AMD Instinct MI300 Series accelerators.
AMD Instinct MI300X
AMD Instinct MI300X accelerators are powered by the new AMD CDNA 3 architecture. When compared to previous generation AMD Instinct MI250X accelerators, MI300X delivers nearly 40% more compute units2, 1.5x more memory capacity, 1.7x more peak theoretical memory bandwidth3 as well as support for new math formats such as FP8 and sparsity; all geared towards AI and HPC workloads.
Today’s LLMs continue to increase in size and complexity, requiring massive amounts of memory and compute. AMD Instinct MI300X accelerators feature a best-in-class 192 GB of HBM3 memory capacity as well as 5.3 TB/s peak memory bandwidth2 to deliver the performance needed for increasingly demanding AI workloads. The AMD Instinct Platform is a leadership generative AI platform built on an industry standard OCP design with eight MI300X accelerators to offer an industry leading 1.5TB of HBM3 memory capacity. The AMD Instinct Platform’s industry standard design allows OEM partners to design-in MI300X accelerators into existing AI offerings and simplify deployment and accelerate adoption of AMD Instinct accelerator-based servers.
Compared to the Nvidia H100 HGX, the AMD Instinct Platform can offer a throughput increase of up to 1.6x when running inference on LLMs like BLOOM 176B4 and is the only option on the market capable of running inference for a 70B parameter model, like Llama2, on a single MI300X accelerator; simplifying enterprise-class LLM deployments and enabling outstanding TCO.
AMD Instinct MI300A
The AMD Instinct MI300A APUs, the world’s first data center APU for HPC and AI, leverage 3D packaging and the 4th Gen AMD Infinity Architecture to deliver leadership performance on critical workloads sitting at the convergence of HPC and AI. MI300A APUs combine high-performance AMD CDNA 3 GPU cores, the latest AMD “Zen 4” x86-based CPU cores and 128GB of next-generation HBM3 memory, to deliver ~1.9x the performance-per-watt on FP32 HPC and AI workloads, compared to previous gen AMD Instinct MI250X5.
Energy efficiency is of utmost importance for the HPC and AI communities, however these workloads are extremely data- and resource-intensive. AMD Instinct MI300A APUs benefit from integrating CPU and GPU cores on a single package delivering a highly efficient platform while also providing the compute performance to accelerate training the latest AI models. AMD is setting the pace of innovation in energy efficiency with the company’s 30x25 goal, aiming to deliver a 30x energy efficiency improvement in server processors and accelerators for AI-training and HPC from 2020-20256.
The APU advantage means that AMD Instinct MI300A APUs feature unified memory and cache resources giving customers an easily programmable GPU platform, highly performant compute, fast AI training and impressive energy efficiency to power the most demanding HPC and AI workloads.
ROCm Software and Ecosystem Partners
AMD announced the latest AMD ROCm 6 open software platform as well as the company’s commitment to contribute state-of-the-art libraries to the open-source community, furthering the company’s vision of open-source AI software development. ROCm 6 software represents a significant leap forward for AMD software tools, increasing AI acceleration performance by ~8x when running on MI300 Series accelerators in Llama 2 text generation compared to previous generation hardware and software7. Additionally, ROCm 6 adds support for several new key features for generative AI including FlashAttention, HIPGraph and vLLM, among others. As such, AMD is uniquely positioned to leverage the most broadly used open-source AI software models, algorithms and frameworks – such as Hugging Face, PyTorch, TensorFlow and others – driving innovation, simplifying the deployment of AMD AI solutions and unlocking the true potential of generative AI.
AMD also continues to invest in software capabilities through the acquisitions of Nod.AI and Mipsology as well as through strategic ecosystem partnerships such as Lamini – running LLMs for enterprise customers – and MosaicML – leveraging AMD ROCm to enable LLM training on AMD Instinct accelerators with zero code changes.
|3D Packaging w/ 4th Gen AMD Infinity Architecture
|AMD CDNA 3
|24 “Zen 4”
|5nm / 6nm
|AMD CDNA 3
|5nm / 6nm
|AMD CDNA 3
|1.5 TB HMB3
|5.3 TB/s per OAM
|5nm / 6nm