AMD’s most exciting mobile Ryzen launch in 2023 was about how powerful its XDNA 2 NPU will be — a 300% improvement in AI performance is a game changer

AMD has announced it has started shipping nine new mobile processors as part of its 8040 series* dubbed “Hawk Point”, just nine months after its did so with the 7040 “Phoenix” series but that’s not the biggest news from yesterday’s announcement. 

Hawk Point looks like a mere stepping stone to Strix Point, which will launch in less than a year (shipping in 2024) and will feature a “next generation NPU for generative AI”.