Introducing the Framework Laptop 13 (AMD Ryzen 7040 Series)

Last month, we announced the Framework Laptop 13 (AMD Ryzen 7040 Series) at the Framework Next Level Event. At the time, we could only share limited information about its specifications. However, with the official unveiling of the processors by AMD, we can now provide more details. The Framework Laptop 13 (AMD Ryzen 7040 Series) is powered by Ryzen 5 7640U and Ryzen 7 7840U processors, both of which offer exceptional CPU and GPU performance. You can pre-order them today, and batches will start shipping as early as Q3 this year.

Processor Specifications

The Ryzen 5 7640U processor has 6 CPU cores with a base frequency of 3.5 GHz and a max boost of 4.9 GHz. The Ryzen 7 7840U has 8 cores and 16 processing threads with a base frequency of 3.3 GHz and a max boost of 5.1 GHz. Both processors feature Zen 4 cores, which are AMD's fastest processor technology yet. They are fabricated on TSMC's 4 nm process node, making them highly efficient despite their high performance. The thermal system is designed to handle the processors at up to 28 W continuous load, making them suitable for heavy workloads.

Graphics Performance

The Ryzen 7040 Series processors feature the latest generation AMD Radeon 700M Series graphics, which are the first AMD RDNA 3-based integrated graphics. The Ryzen 5 7640U has Radeon 760M graphics with 8 Compute Units, while the Ryzen 7 7840U has Radeon 780M graphics with 12 Compute Units. This means that the Framework Laptop 13 (AMD Ryzen 7040 Series) can handle a range of modern game titles directly. If you want to use an eGPU, you can do that too!

Expansion Card Slots

The Framework Laptop 13 with Ryzen 7040 Series processors has two fully capable USB4 ports, with the back left and back right Expansion Cards slots. The front left Expansion Card slot can handle both USB 3.2 and DisplayPort Alt Mode, while the front right Expansion Card can use USB 3.2. You can charge your Framework Laptop through any of the four Expansion Cards as well. However, there is one Expansion Card slot that can't support the HDMI or DisplayPort Expansion Cards, and most OS's will provide a warning if you forget.

Mainboard Flexibility

The Ryzen 7040 Series-based Mainboard is designed for maximum flexibility. You can upgrade your existing 11th Gen or 12th Gen Intel Core Framework Laptop using the new Mainboard, and you can use the Mainboard as a standalone computer, putting it in the Cooler Master Mainboard Case or 3D printing your own. If you're upgrading your Framework Laptop to the new Mainboard, remember that you'll need DDR5 SO-DIMMs up to DDR5-5600, along with a Ryzen-compatible RZ616 or similar WiFi card. All of these are pre-orderable in the Framework Marketplace today!