Phoenix

Earlier this week, we published our review of AMD's latest Zen 4 based APUs, the Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G. While we saw much better gaming performance using the integrated graphics compared to the previous Ryzen 5000G series of APUs, including the Ryzen 7 5700G, the team over at Gamers Nexus has since highlighted an issue with Skin Temperature-Aware Power Management, or STAPM, for short. This particular issue is something we have investigated ourselves, and we can confirm that there is a throttling issue within the current firmware (at the time of writing) with AMD's Ryzen 8000G APUs. First, it's essential to understand what the Skin Temperature-Aware Power Management (STAPM) feature is and what it does. Introduced by AMD in back 2014, STAPM...

AMD Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G Review: Zen 4 APUs with RDNA3 Graphics

One of the most desired desktop chips designed for low-cost systems has been AMD's APUs or Accelerated Processing Units. The last time we saw AMD launch a series of...

110 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/29/2024

ASRock Industrial 4X4 BOX-7840U mini-PC Review: AMD Phoenix in an UCFF Avatar

AMD's Phoenix line of low-power processors for the notebook market has been lapped up by various second and third-tier mini-PC vendors in the Asian market. The platform's value proposition...

15 by Ganesh T S on 12/28/2023

ASRock Industrial 4X4 BOX 8040 and NUC(S) Ultra 100 BOX Series Bring Accelerated AI to Mini-PCs

ASRock Industrial maintains a lineup of ultra-compact form-factor machines in the NUC BOX (Intel-based) and 4X4 BOX (AMD-based) series. These systems have gained significant market acceptance (evidenced by the...

10 by Ganesh T S on 12/23/2023

AMD Unveils Ryzen Mobile 7040U Series with Zen 4c: Smaller Cores, Bigger Efficiency

In May, AMD unveiled their Ryzen 7040U series of CPUs designed for thin and light notebooks, which they codenamed 'Phoenix.' Initially, AMD announced four Zen 4-based CPUs for the...

45 by Gavin Bonshor & Ryan Smith on 11/2/2023

ASRock Reveals 4x4 Box 7040 Series: SFF PCs with AMD Phoenix and USB4

ASRock Industrial has introduced a new lineup of NUC-like systems based on AMD's Ryzen 7040-series 'Phoenix' processors for laptops and compact desktops. The new 4x4 Box 7040 series compact...

9 by Anton Shilov on 9/5/2023

Beelink GTR7 mini-PC Review: A Complete AMD Phoenix Package at 65W

The increasing popularity of small form-factor (SFF) PCs has allowed a number of second and third tier vendors to market their wares. While the trend was kickstarted by the...

56 by Ganesh T S on 8/24/2023

Asus ROG Ally Is Now Available: A $700 Handheld Powerhouse

Asus this week started global sales of its ROG Ally portable game console. The Asus take on Valve's Steam Deck and other portables offers numerous advantages, including higher performance...

21 by Anton Shilov on 6/14/2023

Asus Formally Unveils ROG Ally Portable Console: Eight Zen 4 Cores and RDNA 3 GPU in Your Hands

Asus on Thursday officially introduced the ROG Ally, its first handheld gaming PC. With numerous handheld gaming systems around, most notably Steam Deck, Asus needed something special to be...

35 by Anton Shilov on 5/12/2023

AMD Unveils Ryzen Mobile 7040U Series: Phoenix To Fly Into Thin Notebooks

Back at CES 2023, AMD announced a wave of upcoming Ryzen Mobile SKUs based on its Zen 4 silicon to launch in Q1 2023. Despite experiencing several delays in...

71 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/3/2023

AMD: Ryzen Mobile 7040HS “Phoenix” Laptops to Reach Retailers in a Couple More Weeks

Alongside AMD’s usual slate of financial figures as part of their quarterly earnings call, the company also offered a brief update on the state of the next-generation Ryzen Mobile...

11 by Ryan Smith on 5/3/2023

Asus Preps ROG Ally: A Portable Windows Game Console with Custom Zen 4 + RDNA 3 APU

Asus has begun teasing its own portable game console, the ROG Ally, which the company is positioning as a high-end offering for the handheld PC gaming market. With its...

18 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2023

AMD: Ryzen Mobile 7040HS “Phoenix” Laptops Delayed Until April

For everyone who has been eagerly waiting for the first laptops incorporating AMD’s monolithic Zen 4 mobile CPU, AMD sends word on a Friday afternoon that you’ll be waiting...

57 by Ryan Smith on 3/17/2023

AMD Lays Out 2023 Ryzen Mobile 7000 CPUs: Top-to-Bottom Updates, New Zen 4 'Phoenix' CPU Takes Point

This year’s CES has turned out to be a laptop-centric event in the PC space, and no farther do you have to look for proof of that than AMD’s...

46 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2023

NUVIA Phoenix Targets +40-50% ST Performance Over Zen 2 for Only 33% the Power

In November 2019, the company NUVIA broke out of stealth mode. Founded by former senior Apple and Google processor architects, John Bruno, Manu Gulati and Gerard Williams III, the...

50 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/11/2020

Samsung Announces 970 PRO And 970 EVO NVMe SSDs

Samsung has announced the third generation of their high-end consumer NVMe SSDs. The new 970 PRO and 970 EVO M.2 NVMe SSDs use a newer controller and Samsung's latest...

17 by Billy Tallis on 4/24/2018

HP Phoenix h9-1120t System Review: HP's Gaming Desktop Round Two with Tahiti and Ivy Bridge

Less than four months ago we had in for review HP's entry to the gaming desktop market, the Phoenix. We found that it was a compelling product that served...

33 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/19/2012

HP Phoenix h9se: The Pavilion Goes Beyond Thunderdome

Outside of the Envy series and the bygone era of Voodoo (anyone remember the Blackbird?), HP hasn't exactly been a brand associated with high performance gaming desktops, at least...

40 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/29/2012

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