The AMD 4700S Desktop Kit is actually the processor on the PS5, but the GPU is blocked, and only the CPU is left. It is equipped with 16GB GDDR6 for memory. This selling point is still very attractive. However, the expansion capability of this kit is really worrying. There is a full-size PCI-E x16 slot on the motherboard, but it only supports PCI-E 2.0 x4 specifications. There are only two SATA 6Gbps ports, and there is no M.2 port. Next year AMD plans to launch an upgraded version of this, 4800S Desktop Kit.
released a picture of the AMD 4800S Desktop Kit and mentioned that it is still based on Zen 2 architecture, and the others didn’t mention too much. Obviously, this is a variant of AMD’s custom processor for game consoles. If the 4700S Desktop Kit comes from Sony’s PS5, this 4800S Desktop Kit may be a Microsoft Xbox chip. Of course, it is still not confirmed.
What is the difference between AMD 4800S and 4700S CPU specifications? In terms of power supply specifications and heat dissipation scale, there should be no difference between power consumption and heat generation, and 4800S supports PCI-E 4.0, and it is said that it will be bundled with Radeon RX 6600 graphics cards when it is released. In addition, we can see that the motherboard has changed from the original ITX specification to the mATX specification. There is also an M.2 interface for SSD and an M.2 port for installing a WiFi wireless network card on the motherboard. The number of SATA ports has also increased from two to four. The backplane I/O does not seem to have changed much. It seems that there are 8 USB ports, one network card port, and three 3.5mm audio ports.
The AMD 4800S Desktop Kit will be launched in the first quarter of 2022. It will be manufactured by MSI and will be bundled with the Radeon RX 6600 graphics card.