AMD mentioned the 4800S kit for the first time
At the end of last year, there were reports that AMD would launch the 4800S kit. Compared with the previous 4700S kit, the 4800S kit is still based on the Zen 2 architecture CPU, but the form factor has changed from the original mini-ITX to microATX. The new kit is said to support PCIe 4.0 and be bundled with the Radeon RX 6600. It also provides an M.2 slot for an SSD and an M.2 slot for a WiFi module. The number of SATA ports has also been increased from two to four, and a standard AM4 heatsink is used.
In the just-released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition introduction to Radeon Super Resolution, AMD mentioned that the 4800S kit will support the Smart Access Memory (SAM) function. This is also the first time AMD officially mentioned this product.
When AMD released the Radeon RX 6800 series GPUs, it introduced the Smart Access Memory feature, a technology that allows the CPU to access all video memory. Initially, AMD required Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, 500 series motherboards, and Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs to work together. However, it was gradually released, AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series CPUs, 400 series motherboards, and Radeon RX 5000 series GPUs, as well as some Intel motherboards can also be used.
Compared with the 4700S kit, the new 4800S kit has a more complete interface configuration and can be matched with a more powerful discrete graphics card. The Radeon RX 6600 can already meet the performance needs of many users.
It is rumored that the manufacturer of the AMD 4800S kit is MSI, and it will be released in the first quarter of 2022. Judging from the time, it should meet consumers soon.