AMD Launches 4700S Desktop Kit with Repurposed Xbox Series X APU

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AMD has launched the 4700S, a desktop kit that includes nearly everything that an impatient enthusiast needs to quickly get a custom (but modestly powered) system up and running. What’s interesting about the 4700S is that the kit reportedly leverages the very same 8-core “Zen 2” APU that’s used in Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox Series X consoles, but with the iGPU disabled due to defects. AMD’s 4700S lacks an M.2 SSD slot but supports a variety of weaker graphics cards such as the AMD Radeon RX 590 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060.

While AMD did not release any photos of the APU as yet, there is a diagram in the product manual. It appears to match XBOX Series X|S APU design, and possibly even PlayStation5, although historically speaking those repurposed APUs were usually meant for XBOX consoles.

Sources: AMD, VideoCardz, TechPowerUp

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