AMD saves other defective console SoCs with the 4800S Desktop Kit

AMD saves other defective console SoCs with the 4800S Desktop Kit

VideoCardz colleagues have posted the first photos of AMD's upcoming 4800S desktop kit. As you can imagine, this is the successor to the 4700S, based on defective PlayStation 5 SoCs.

According to the article, the 4800S is probably a higher bin version of the 7nm SoC that powers the 4700S. However, the portal has not obtained information on clock speeds for the 4800S and has not confirmed whether it uses a recycled variant of the Ariel chip in the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X's custom SoC. In any case, the SoC inside the 4800S desktop kit should use an identical eight-core, 16-thread configuration with AMD's Zen 2 core. For comparison, the 4700S uses a scaled-down version of the Ariel SoC with RDNA 2 GPU disabled, with a base clock of 3.6GHz and a boost clock of 4.0GHz.

Photo Credit: VideoCardz The 4700S comes with 8 or 16GB of GDDR6 memory. Since the 4800S has no memory slots, we assume it will likely have the same options as its predecessor. In terms of form factor, the 4700S motherboard complied with the mini-ITX specification, while the 4800S appears to conform to the micro-ATX format, which allowed for more functionality to be added to the motherboard.

According to what Reportedly, the alleged spec sheet shows the 4800S desktop kit with a PCIe 4.0 expansion slot for dedicated graphics cards. We do not know if it is a full-fledged x16 interface or electrically limited to x8. Either way, this is an important addition to the previous 4700S desktop kit, which only had a PCIe 2.0 x4 interface which greatly reduced the list of compatible video cards. Apparently, the 4800S desktop kit won't be marketed individually, but it looks like it will ship with a Radeon RX 6600.

Photo Credit: VideoCardz While the 4700S features a proprietary cooling solution, the 4800S will feature standard mounting holes for AM4 heatsinks. If the 4800S is going to be a higher clocked chip, it will need a more robust aftermarket cooler than the 4700S. Unlike the 4700S which only offers two SATA III ports, the 4800S has an M.2 slot for taking advantage of NVMe SSDs. In addition, it will have a wireless network card, although the exact specifications are not known.

If the information turns out to be true, MSI will presumably produce the 4800S desktop kits, while the Radeon RX 6600 will be supplied by PowerColor. However, for the moment, it is unclear if there will be other combinations of the 4800S desktop kit, but we won't have to wait long to find out, as it will apparently launch in the first quarter of 2022.

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