AMD has launched a new sticker scheme that should make it easier for prospective Ryzen laptop buyers to determine what kind of Zen cores they’ll actually be running. As noted on page 16 of a new marketing deck that AMD recently published, an orange label is being paired with laptops that feature a Zen 4 mobile processor (e.g., the 7040 and 7045 series), while a grey label is being reserved for those that are powered by older Zen 2 (7020) and Zen 3 (7030, 7035) parts. AMD’s collection of Zen 4 mobile CPUs is headlined by the Ryzen 9 7945HX, a 16C/32T chip that boosts up to 5.4 GHz.
From an AMD press release:
For gamers on the go, AMD introduced the new AMD Ryzen 7045HX Series Mobile processors, powered by up to 16 powerful “Zen 4” cores and 32 threads. Built on advanced 5nm process technology and featuring the potent combination of the most processing threads currently found on a mobile processor and advanced DDR5 memory support, these mobile processors allow users to experience new levels of mobile computing.
The new AMD Ryzen 7045HX Series Mobile processors offer up to 18% faster single-threaded performance and up to an incredible 78% faster multithreaded performance over the 6900HX to deliver a huge leap in what’s possible for mobile gamers and creators.