Chip manufacturer AMD recently announced a new line of processors that can compete with the M1 Pro and M2 chips.
AMD unveiled the Ryzen 7040 series at CES, with claims that the “ultrathin” processors are faster than the M2 vs AI tasks by 20% and 34% faster compared to the M1 Pro vs multiprocessing workloads. The chip, which is based on the 4nm process, can be boosted up to 5.2 GHz and has 16 threads and 8 cores.
The company said the 7040 series offers more than 30 hours of playback in ultra-thin notebooks as a demonstration of energy efficiency. Inside is Ryzen AI, a built-in engine that boosts AI tasks while also having 50% more power efficiency compared to the Apple M2 chip. AMD showed a comparison chart of the Ryzen 9 7940HS, the M1 Pro, and a high-end Intel chip via a Blender object rendering.
The Ryzen 7040 series will be launched to the public from March this year.