The AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX is a 12-core, 24-thread processor based on the Raphael architecture (codenamed Dragon Range). This hybrid of mobile and desktop processor will probably power most high-end gaming laptops based on AMD hardware, such as Alienware m16/m18, ASUS ROG Strix or Lenovo Legion. According to AMD, these CPUs should work with TDPs of over 55W. The strongest 7x45HX processor will have 16 cores, but this SKU has not been tested with PassMark yet. The same is true for the upcoming Intel Core i9-139x0HX series, which is also not yet available in the database (but it will be launched in a few days). At the moment, the 7845HX is the fastest mobile CPU in the software’s database, with a score of 46791 points in the multi-core test. The same CPU also scored 4003 points in a single-thread test, but both results are based on a single test run, so they may not be very accurate.
The Zen4 processor is significantly faster compared to the last generation Ryzen 9 6900HX with 8 cores. The CPU mark for multi-thread workload is 90% higher thanks to the increased number of cores, while the single-thread results are 17% better than the 6900HX. However, Intel’s Raptor Lake HX series could be faster than the 7845HX series. The 7845HX is 3% or 43% faster than the last generation i9-12950HX, but Intel is also increasing the number of cores for the 55W HX series from 16 to 24 cores. Either way, the battle is on.
According to AMD, the Ryzen 7000HX series will be launched in February, but laptop manufacturers have not yet communicated their exact plans. The series will have 6, 8, 12 and 16 cores, with boost clock rates of up to 5.4 GHz. These are the first mobile processors from AMD that offer more than 8 cores.