Towards a Ryzen 7 8745HS, but without NPU?

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AMD is said to be working on a new processor in the form of the Ryzen 7 8745HS. This new model would have the same features as the Ryzen 7 8845HS, but with one component less: the NPU.

Ryzen 7 8745HS: an 8845HS, but without the NPU!

Ryzen 7 8745HS

The program features a CPU with a total of 8 cores and 16 threads. Naturally, this would be a processor using Zen 4 cores, which can reach a maximum frequency of 5.1 GHz. This model should also boast a configurable TDP of 35 to 54W.

Finally, we’ll be treated to a graphics unit based on 12 compute units and RDNA3 generation. Basically, we’re talking about the famous RADEON 780M that can be found just about everywhere.

Of course, the absence of an NPU means that this processor is intended for everyday use, such as office automation, light gaming and so on. It’s worth remembering that its counterpart, the Ryzen 7 8845HS, features an XDNA NPU with 16 TOPS of power. While this is always appreciable, it’s not enough to qualify as a Copilot PC. Remember that to obtain Microsoft’s IA PC certification, the CPU must be equipped with an NPU displaying at least 40 TOPS of computing power, which will be the case for the next generation of processors.

Finally, we can expect the launch price to be lower than that of its NPU-equipped counterpart. It remains to be seen by how much, since its success could be heavily impacted by the size of the invoice.