For those who came in late, Dragon Range is the first AMD mobile processor to exploit the company's chiplet architecture. TSMC produces these chips for AMD on the 5nm FinFET manufacturing process. The 5nm processors arrive with the latest Zen 4 cores with configurations of up to 16 cores and 32 threads. The specifications align with AMD's desktop Ryzen 7000 (Raphael) processors.
AMD ported the chiplet design from Ryzen 7000 to Dragon Range but in a smaller BGA package for mobile devices. Dragon Range just has RDNA 2 graphics, which will probably be enough for the target market. Dragon Range caters to high-performance gaming laptops, vendors will, in all likelihood, pair the Zen 4 chip with a mobile discrete graphics card.
Ryzen 7 7745HX has an eight-core, 16-thread setup with a 3.6-GHz base clock and a boost clock that reaches 5.1 GHz. It's an unlocked processor, so user overclocking is on the table. There's 40MB of total cache onboard, 8MB from the L2 cache, and 32MB from the L3 cache.
The Ryzen 7 7745HX has a cTDP between 45W and 75W, permitting manufacturers to adapt it to their needs. Dragon Range supports DDR5-5200 memory, and the Ryzen 7 7745HX, specifically, comes with the Radeon 610M unit with two RDNA 2 CUs that top out at 2,200 MHz.
Ryzen 7 7745HX Benchmarks
|Processor||Cinebench R23 Single Core||Cinebench R23 Multi Core|
|Ryzen 7 7745HX||1,828||18,606|
|Apple M2 Max||1,625||14,767|
|Ryzen 9 6900HX||1,570||14,085|