AMD is prepping an ever faster desktop kit based on its console SOCs known as the 4800S and powered by the Zen 2 core architecture.
AMD Readies 4700S Desktop Kit Successor: 4800S Launches Next Year With Higher Clocks, Increased Discrete GPU Support & Micro-ATX Form Factor
According to Videocardz who received the information from their sources, the AMD 4800S Desktop Kit will be replacing the existing 4700S Desktop Kit. It will feature a slightly better design in the form of a Micro-ATX layout that will allow for more components to be featured on the board.
AMD 4800S Desktop Kit Motherboard (Image Credits: Videocardz):
While the 4700S Desktop kit is based on the PlayStation 5's Ariel SOC, the AMD 4800S Desktop Kit could utilize the Xbox Series S/X chip which offers slightly higher performance with faster clocks on the same Zen 2 core architecture. Other upgrades to the kit include the support for Gen 4 GPUs on the primary PCIe connection whereas the 4700S was only able to offer Gen 2 lanes which meant its discrete graphics support was very limited. The AMD 4800S Desktop kit is expected to support up to Radeon RX 6600 series graphics cards.
Additional features on the AMD 4800S Desktop kit include an M.2 SSD slot for storage expansion, a WiFi card, and will also feature support for AM4 Desktop CPU coolers. The 4700S was pre-equipped with a standard cooler plus fan but users will have the option to customize the cooling according to their preferences. The AMD 4800S desktop kit is expected to launch in Q1 2022 & is manufactured by MSI which will be bundled with PowerColor's RX 6600 graphics cards. There's currently no word on pricing yet but expect it to be over $500 US considering the 4700S Desktop kit retails for around $450-$550 US.
AMD APU Desktop Kits With Console SOCs
|Name||AMD 4800S Desktop Kit||AMD 4700S Desktop Kit||AMD A9-9820 'Cato'|
|SOC Codename||Durango (Xbox One)||Ariel (PlayStation 5)||TBC|
|CPU Architecture||28nm Jaguar||7nm Zen 2||7nm Zen 2|
|CPU Cores / Threads||8/8||8/16||TBC|
|CPU Clock Speed (Max)||2.35 GHz||3.2 GHz||TBC|
|Memory||DDR3-2133 (4-Channel)||8 / 16 GB GDDR6||TBC|
|iGPU Architecture||GCN2 (Kryptos)||Disabled (RDNA 2)||TBC|
|iGPU Configuration||512 Cores (935 MHz)||N/A||TBC|
|Discrete GPU Support||N/A||AMD Radeon 550 Graphics|
AMD Radeon RX 550 Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 560 Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 570 Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 580 Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 590 Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 710
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
|AMD Radeon RX 6600
|PCIe Support||Gen 2.0||Gen 2.0||Gen 4.0|