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AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX Review ft. Asus ROG Strix Scar 17

Rating: 8.5.

AMD announced their 7045 HX Series of Mobile Processors at CES 2023 and the specification sounded almost too good to be true. The top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 7945HX promised 16 cores, 32 threads, heaps of cache and up to 5.4GHz Boost speed. That sounds like a regular Ryzen 9 7950X with a TDP of a mere 55W which is surely impossible and something we have to see for ourselves.

Timestamps

00:00 AMD / ASUS story – Eh?
01:12 7045HX Series CPUs
01:47 Cinebench 23 (battery and mains runs)
02:25 Asus ROG Strix Scar 17
04:00 Vapor Chamber Cooler
05:29 AMD development / power / voltage
06:37 AMD claims the win / combined power budget
07:39 Asus Armory Crate Profiles
08:41 Testing the 7945HX
11:34 Performance charts / power
14:17 3DMark
14:39 Gaming Benchmarks
15:35 Battery Tests
15:51 1440p and GPU options
17:07 Some other bits and pieces
17:59 Leo’s Closing Thoughts

AMD gives details about their new Zen 4 Dragon Range CPUs and we can see they are impressive, packing the technology of a Zen 4 chiplet CPU in a laptop with the promise of high performance and low power draw. We are used to the idea of compromise so you will understand that an offer of a win-win will take a while to sink in.

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