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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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12 Comments

  1. [QUOTE=”THUMPer, post: 36727, member: 111″]
    wow neat! odd time to release it though.
    [/QUOTE]
    Agree. Also … telling that it doesn’t have a m.2.

  2. Interesting…. but no m.2 slot is puzzling. Even the lowly low a320 motherboards have that (or at least the asrock one I pulled up did)

  3. [QUOTE=”Burticus, post: 36772, member: 297″]
    Interesting…. but no m.2 slot is puzzling. Even the lowly low a320 motherboards have that (or at least the asrock one I pulled up did)
    [/QUOTE]
    My guess is that the Microsoft-specific APU has … something slightly different in it’s controller. Would account for “DirectStorage” and the fact that the XB1sXwtfbbq uses a proprietary connector.

  4. I don’t see SATA on it either, so how do you add storage to this? USB only? That’d be lame.

  5. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 36808, member: 1298″]
    I don’t see SATA on it either, so how do you add storage to this? USB only? That’d be lame.
    [/QUOTE]

    The spec sheet says it has some, likely in front where we cannot see it from this pic.

  6. turns out its actually the PS5 APU.

    Apparently there are about 80 designs from OEMs, hopefully 1 of them supports M2 and PCIe x16 3.0

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