A look into Xbox X|S Recycled AMD 4700S Desktop Kit (ft. Zen 2 APU)

AMD 4700S Desktop Kit Launched
AMD 4700S Desktop Kit Launched

AMD finally released its new Desktop kit with 4700S APU based on its award-winning Zen2 Architecture. It's worth noting that this isn't a Ryzen APU. The new 4700S seems quite similar to the well known A9-9820 APU which was using the Xbox one Processors.
It's official that the AMD 4700S Zen 2 Based Desktop Kit comes pre-installed on a Mini-ITX Motherboard with 2 Ram variants (one with 16 GB of GDDR6 and 8GB), one full-size based PCIe 2.0 x4, though you'll not get any M.2 slots here,

Moreover, AMD revealed just little specs of AMD 4700 APU which says it will be based on Zen 2 Architecture with 8 Cores and 16 Threads, and up to 16GB of GDDR6 memory configuration, all these specs looks kinda similar to the Xbox Series, Isn't it? Although the frequencies of memory and computer core are still unknown.

Unfortunately, even after being an APU, it doesn't support any integrated Graphics and this hints that it's a repurposed version of Xbox Series X | S APU with some tweaks. Although, AMD did reveal the list of 12 Compatible GPUs which includes the Radeon 500, GT 730-1030 and full list at the end of this post.

While the Xbox One APU code names "Cato" comes at a retail price of 135 USD (around Rs. 9,855 In India excluding GST), it's still unknown the price of the upcoming AMD 4700 APU we might be able to see a possible listing of the APU in Chinese retailer sites in a week or so.

Techneg_logo AMD Xbox Series Based APU
AMD A9-3820 "Cato" 4700S Desktop Kit
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AMD A9-9820 “Cato” 4700S Desktop Kit
CPU Architecture 28nm Jaguar 7nm Zen 2
CPU Specs 8 Cores / 8 Threads 8 cores / 16 Threads
Clock Speed (CPU) 1.75 – 2.35 GHz TBA
Integrated Graphics GCN2 Not Present
GPU Config
512 SP @ 935 MHz Not Present
Supported External GPU                      - AMD Radeon™ 550 Graphics
AMD Radeon™ RX 550 Graphics
AMD Radeon™ RX 560 Graphics
AMD Radeon™ RX 570 Graphics
AMD Radeon™ RX 580 Graphics
AMD Radeon™ RX 590 Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 710­
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730­
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030­
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050­
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti­
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
PCIe 2.0 2.0
Memory Support 4x DDR3 @2133 Mhz 8 or 16 Gigs of GDDR6
Chipset A77E A77E
Motherboard Form factor
Mini ITX Mini ITX

The official Page and user manual have already been released from AMD 4700S Desktop Kits:
Ayush Kumar - Editor

I used to write about tech news, gaming news, pc build, and guides at techneg Contact: ayush@techneg.tech

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