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GPD Win Max 2 (2024) handheld gaming PC with Ryzen 7 8840U coming soon (crowdfunding in late April)

Amongst a sea of handheld gaming PCs with similar designs, the GPD Win Max 2 stands out. Instead of a screen squeezed between a set of game controllers, this little computer is more of a mini-laptop has a 10.1 inch display and a QWERTY keyboard that’s just big enough for touch-typing. But it’s also clearly […]

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GMK NucBox K8 mini PC with Ryzen 7 8845HS processor now available for $500 and up

The GMK NucBox K8 is a compact desktop computer with an AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS processor, two SODIMM slots for DDR5-5600 memory, two M.2 2280 slots for PCIe 4.0 NVMe solid state drives, and a set of ports that includes USB4, HDMI, DisplayPort, and 2.5 Gb Ethernet. First launched in China earlier this month, the little […]

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Acer Swift Go 14 and Swift Edge 16 laptops get a Ryzen 8040 update

Acer is refreshing two of its thin and light laptops with new models powered by AMD’s Ryzen 8040 processors featuring RDNA 3 integrated graphics and Ryzen AI features. The new Acer Swift Go 14 (SG140-63/T) sells for $700 and up and supports up to a 14 inch, 2.8K OLED, 90 Hz display and Ryzen 9 8945HS […]

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GMK NucBox K8 is a mini PC with an overclocked Ryzen 7 8845HS processor, USB4, and dual 2.5 GbE ports

Mini PC maker GMK has unveiled its first system powered by an AMD Ryzen 8040 series processor. The GMK NucBox K8 is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS processor and features support for up to 64GB of DDR5-5600 memory, two PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs, up to three 4K displays, dual 2.5 GbE LAN ports. The […]

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AMD claims its Ryzen 7 8840U can still beat Intel’s Core Ultra 7 155H (in some cases), despite using the same CPU & GPU as the previous-gen 7840U

AMD’s Ryzen 8040 “Hawk Point” series mobile processors are very similar to the company’s previous-gen Ryzen 7040 “Phoenix” series when it comes to CPU and GPU technology, core counts, and frequencies. The biggest difference is that the new chips have a neural processing unit that’s 60% faster, enabling better support for on-device AI processing. But […]

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Handheld gaming PC makers are already moving to Ryzen 8040U (even though it’s nearly identical to Ryzen 7040U)

AMD’s Ryzen 7040U chips have proven very popular with handheld gaming PC makers this year, thanks to their blend of AMD Zen 4 CPU cores and RDNA 3 integrated graphics. But now that AMD has introduced its next-gen chips, we’re starting to see handheld gaming PC makers announce plans to launch models with Ryzen 8040U […]

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ASRock 4×4 BOX 8040 mini PCs feature AMD’s new Ryzen 8040U chips with AI features

AMD’s new Ryzen 8040 “Hawk Point” chips are nearly identical to the previous-gen Ryzen 7040 series processors when it comes to CPU and graphics core counts and frequencies. But thanks to a next-gen neural processing unit (NPU), AMD says its new chips should deliver up to a 1.4X improvement in on-device AI tasks. So it’s […]