AMD finally confirms “4800S Desktop Kit” exists, will support Smart Access Memory

Published: Mar 18th 2022, 08:20 GMT   Comments

AMD finally admits there is 4800S Desktop Kit

Following a launch of 4700S kit with salvaged PlayStation 5 SoC, AMD is set to launch a bit more powerful version known as 4800S very soon.

As we have revealed in December last year, AMD is preparing a new small-factor motherboard with a preinstalled processor. This device would offer more options than existing 4700S Kit and support more powerful GPUs.

AMD 4800S Desktop Kit,Source: VideoCardz

Make no mistake, AMD 4800S Desktop Kit is not a high-end spec’ed system. Along with 4700S, those products are using repurposed current-gen console chips: PS5/XBOX Series. The 4800S has not yet been confirmed to use Xbox Series X chip, nor Xbox chip for that matter. However, given what we are hearing, this is very much the case.

Yesterday, with the announcement of Radeon Super Resolution, AMD mentioned 4800S Desktop Kit in the footnotes of the blog post. This is actually the first confirmation that 4800S even exists. It says that Smart Access Memory is supported on Ryzen 3000-6000 CPU series, but also on this Desktop Kit. It would appear that 4700S does not support SAM, but 4800S (and later) will.

AMD 4800S Desktop Kit, Source: AMD

According to our information, the 4800S is a Micro-ATX design with support for modern-era GPUs, such as Radeon RX 6600. This is in contrast to the 4700S, which is a Mini-ITX system with support AMD Polaris or NVIDIA Pascal GPUs. Furthermore, the 4800S will have PCIe Gen4 slot, while 4700S is limited to Gen2 x2 only (the interface width of 4800S is unknown). Additionally, AMD 4800S supports AM4 coolers, has M.2 slot for storage and Wi-Fi connectivity. Those alone make it a full-fledged desktop system.

The 4800S Desktop Kit is rumored to launch in the first quarter, which means it should become available in the next two weeks.

AMD Desktop APUs based on Xbox Series APUs
VideoCardzAMD A9-9820 “Cato”4700S Desktop Kit4800S Desktop Kit
Based OnXbox One APU “Durango”PlayStation 5 SoC “Ariel”Xbox Series SoC
CPU Architecture28nm Jaguar (7th Gen A-Series)7nm Zen27nm Zen2
CPU Configuration8C/8T8C/16T8C/16T
CPU Clocks1.75 – 2.35 GHzup to 3.2 GHzTBC
Integrated GPU ArchitectureGCN2 “Kryptos”[ disabled RDNA2 ][ disabled RDNA2 ]
GPU Based OnRadeon HD 7790 (or R5 350)
GPU Configuration512 SP @ 935 MHz
Discrete GPU SupportAMD 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
Radeon RX 6600
and others?
Motherboard Form FactorMicro-ATXMini-ITXMicro-ATX
MemoryQuad-Channel DDR3-21338GB or 16GB GDDR6TBC
PCIe2.0x4 Gen 2.0x? Gen 4.0

Source: AMD via @momomo_us

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