The AMD Ryzen 7000 “Dragon Range” laptop CPUs can match the fastest Zen 4 desktop processors, according to ASUS, who announced during a CES presentation with a ROG theme.

AMD claims that the Ryzen 7000 “Dragon Range” laptop CPUs can match the Ryzen 9 7950X desktop chip’s performance while still being extremely efficient. ASUS
The information was revealed at the launch of the 2023 ROG Zephyrus DUO 16, a laptop that would be one of ASUS’s year-end flagship designs and utilize the newest AMD Ryzen 7000 Laptop CPUs. We know that AMD is working on its own high-performance processors with Dragon Range specifications comparable to Zen 4 desktop CPUs.

The new CPUs, which go by the name Ryzen 7000-HX series, are expected to have up to 16 cores, 32 threads, and up to 76 MB of cache. These almost precisely match the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X’s specifications.

Additionally supporting PBO (Precision Boost Overdrive), the Dragon Range Ryzen 7000 flagship CPU will enable customers to overclock the chip, which currently has a 55W+ package design.

With the same processor, ASUS says its new ROG Zephyrus DUO 16 laptop can deliver up to 10% greater performance, making it competitive with the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Desktop CPU. The exact comment from ASUS is as follows:

“In our testing, we were able to boost performance by up to 10%, getting within the range of the Ryzen 9 7950X desktop chip.”


This is unquestionably a significant change, and Intel’s Raptor Lake-HX CPU family, which roughly matches the fastest current-generation desktop CPUs, is producing similar results.

However, it appears ASUS is genuinely aware of AMD’s higher performance per watt, which may result in better thermals & lower power drain than Intel’s most recent range.

Mobility CPUs from the MD Dragon Range “Ryzen 7045” Series

With more cores, threads, and cache than AMD has ever given, the AMD Dragon Range CPUs are targeted at the high-performance market, while Phoenix Point targets the need for thin and light laptops.

Phoenix Point CPUs will have TDP ratings of about 35–45W, while the Dragon Range CPUs will have TDP ratings of roughly 55W+. The chip should be adjustable up to 65W for laptop designs with high-end cooling and more prominent form factors; the 55W TDP is for the basic version.

Aiming for up to 16 cores and 32 threads with its Dragon Range family of Ryzen 7000 CPUs, AMD will surpass the eight cores and 16 threads maximum of its existing laptop portfolio.

The Ryzen 9 6980HX, AMD’s current fastest laptop processor, only has 20 MB of cache; the following CPUs will have up to 80 MB. With multi-threaded workloads, we may expect up to a 74% increase over Zen 3 at a 65W TDP threshold, which would outperform Intel’s current Alder Lake-HX range, which has up to 16 cores and 24 threads.

According to ASUS the AMD Ryzen 7000 Dragon Range laptop CPUs can match the Ryzen 9 7950X desktop chip with PBO.

The two RDNA 2 Compute Units will also be available in the upcoming Dragon Range CPUs, which will have a die identical to the Raphael SKUs on the desktop AM5 platform. The CPUs will be used in various enthusiast laptops with top-tier discrete graphics cards from all manufacturers, mainly NVIDIA & AMD.

Official AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU Lineup

AMD Ryzen 9 7845HXDragon Range-H5nmZen 412/24TBD64 MBAMD Radeon Graphics (2 CU RDNA 3)TBD55W+
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HSPhoenix-H4nmZen 48/16TBD16 MBRadeon 700MTBD35W+
AMD Ryzen 5 7640HSPhoenix-H4nmZen 46/12TBD16 MBRadeon 700MTBD35W+
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HSRembrandt-R7nmZen 3+8/16TBD16 MBRadeon 600MTBD35W+
AMD Ryzen 5 7535HSRembrandt-R7nmZen 3+6/12TBD16 MBRadeon 600MTBD35W+
AMD Ryzen 7 7730UBarcelo-R7nmZen 38/162.0 / 4.5 GHz16 MBRadeon VegaTBD15-28W
AMD Ryzen 5 7530UBarcelo-R7nmZen 36/122.0 / 4.5 GHz16 MBRadeon VegaTBD15-28W
AMD Ryzen 3 7330UBarcelo-R7nmZen 34/82.3 / 4.3 GHz8 MBRadeon VegaTBD15-28W
AMD Ryzen 5 7640UPhoenix-U4nmZen 46/12TBD16 MBRadeon 700MTBD15-28W
AMD Ryzen 5 7520UMendocino-U6nmZen 24 / 82.8 / 4.3 GHz6 MBRadeon 610M (RDNA 2 2 CU)TBD15-28W
AMD Ryzen 3 7420UMendocino-U6nmZen 24 / 8TBD8 MB?Radeon 610M (RDNA 2 2 CU)TBD15-28W
AMD Ryzen 3 7320UMendocino-U6nmZen 24 / 82.4 / 4.1 GHz8 MB?Radeon 610M (RDNA 2 2 CU)TBD15-28W
AMD Athlon Gold 7220UMendocino-U6nmZen 22 / 42.4 / 3.7 GHz4 MB?Radeon 610M (RDNA 2 2 CU)TBD15-28W

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