2+4=AMD hybrid Ryzen 7040 APU

Clever mixing of dies creates new APUs.

Jon Peddie

The Ryzen 7040 APU stands out as AMD’s first Zen CPU with six cores, a departure from their previous two-, four-, or eight-core offerings. Phoenix 2 combines a dual-core Zen 4 CPU and a quad-core Zen 4c CPU in one chip. The original Phoenix chips used Zen 4 design and RDNA 3 graphics, while Phoenix 2 adopts a hybrid design with both Zen 4 and Zen 4c cores for the CPU and RDNA 3 graphics cores for the integrated GPU. The Ryzen 5 7440U is the first APU to utilize this configuration. Although there are slight differences in L3 cache,

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