AMD Ryzen 9 7940H vs AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX

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AMD Ryzen 9 7940H CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
AMD Ryzen 9 7940H AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 9 7940H or AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Ryzen 9 7940H has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 5.20 GHz. Up to 256 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 9 7940H was released in Q1/2023.

The AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX has 16 cores with 32 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 5.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX was released in Q1/2023.
AMD Ryzen 9 (35) Family AMD Ryzen 9 (35)
AMD Ryzen 7040 (21) CPU group AMD Ryzen 7045 (6)
6 Generation 6
Phoenix (Zen 4) Architecture Dragon Range (Zen 4)
Mobile Segment Mobile
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CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 9 7940H is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 4.00 GHz (5.20 GHz). The AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX has 16 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.30 GHz (5.20 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 9 7940H Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
8 Cores 16
16 Threads 32
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
4.00 GHz Frequency 2.30 GHz
5.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 5.20 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AMD Ryzen 9 7940H Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
AMD Ryzen AI AI hardware --
AMD dedicated AI XDNA Technology AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

AMD Radeon 780M GPU AMD Radeon 610M
0.80 GHz GPU frequency 0.40 GHz
2.80 GHz GPU (Turbo) 2.20 GHz
3 GPU Generation 9
4 nm Technology 6 nm
4 Max. displays 3
12 Compute units 2
768 Shader 128
Yes Hardware Raytracing Yes
AMD FSR Frame Generation No
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

AMD Radeon 780M GPU AMD Radeon 610M
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec AV1 Decode
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Ryzen 9 7940H supports a maximum of 256 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX can connect up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

AMD Ryzen 9 7940H Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
DDR5-4800, DDR5-5600, LPDDR5-6400, LPDDR5X-7500 Memory DDR5-5200
256 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
120.0 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 83.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
8.00 MB L2 Cache 16.00 MB
16.00 MB L3 Cache 64.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 5.0
20 PCIe lanes 28
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 110.3 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The AMD Ryzen 9 7940H has a TDP of 54 W, that of the AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX is 55 W.

AMD Ryzen 9 7940H Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
54 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 55 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up 75 W
35 W TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 9 7940H has a 24.00 MB cache, while the AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX cache has a total of 80.00 MB.

AMD Ryzen 9 7940H Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
4 nm Technology 5 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2,FMA3, AVX2, AVX512 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2,FMA3, AVX2, AVX512
FP8 Socket FL1
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2023 Release date Q1/2023
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 9 7940H (97%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 9 7940H (79%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940H AMD Ryzen 9 7940H
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
2617 (97%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
16C 32T @ 5.20 GHzNot verified
2691 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940H AMD Ryzen 9 7940H
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
12447 (79%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
16C 32T @ 2.30 GHzNot verified
15792 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940H AMD Ryzen 9 7940H
AMD Radeon 780M @ 2.80 GHz
4357 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
AMD Radeon 610M @ 2.20 GHzNot verified
443 (10%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940H AMD Ryzen 9 7940H
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
16C 32T @ 5.20 GHzNot verified
1864 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940H AMD Ryzen 9 7940H
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
16C 32T @ 2.30 GHzNot verified
33370 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940H AMD Ryzen 9 7940H
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
1974 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
16C 32T @ 5.20 GHzNot verified
0 (0%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940H AMD Ryzen 9 7940H
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
11600 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
16C 32T @ 2.30 GHzNot verified
0 (0%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940H AMD Ryzen 9 7940H
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
30995 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
16C 32T @ 2.30 GHzNot verified
0 (0%)

Performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
AMD Ryzen 9 7940H AMD Ryzen 9 7940H
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
10 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
16C 32T @ 2.30 GHzNot verified
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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