AMD launches 4700S Desktop Kit with eight Zen 2 cores and 16GB GDDR6 memory

AMD introduces its 4700S Desktop Kit. This kit consists of a motherboard with integrated Zen 2 CPU and 16GB GDDR6 memory. The chip may be based on the soc from the Xbox Series X and S, although this 4700S does not have an integrated GPU.

The AMD 4700S Desktop Kit recently appeared on AMD’s website. The company does not use the Ryzen brand name for this. Instead, the company simply calls this chip the “4700S.” The kit consists of a Mini-ITX motherboard with integrated Zen 2 soc. This chip has eight cores and sixteen threads, although the company doesn’t list clock speeds. The Desktop Kit does not use DDR4 memory. Instead, the soc comes with 8GB or 16GB of integrated GDDR6 memory. The company also includes a CPU cooler.

It is possible that this chip is based on the soc from the Xbox Series X and S. There have been rumors about a 4700S chip that would be based on the socs from these consoles. AMD has already done this with a ‘Cato’ chip, which is based on the chip from the Xbox One. AMD has not published any images of the 4700S chip, but a diagram from the manual shows that the shape of the soc appears to match that of the Xbox Series consoles.

The specifications also match. The current-gen Xbox consoles also have eight Zen 2 cores with sixteen threads and up to 16GB of GDDR6 memory. However, the 4700S chip does not have an integrated RDNA2 GPU. That suggests that the 4700S is an Xbox chip with a faulty GPU.

The 4700S Desktop Kit also has a PCIe x16 slot for a separate GPU. It supports a limited signal, of PCIe 2.0 x4. Not all video cards will therefore work with this kit. AMD mentions a list of supported GPUs, including Radeon RX 500 video cards and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060.

The kit does not have an M.2 slot for SSDs, but it does have two SATA 3 connections. The motherboard also features two USB 2.0 connectors, three USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, and a USB 3.2 Gen 1 connector, all of type A. The system also features an RJ45 connector for Gigabit Ethernet and a Realtek ALC897 audio chip with three 3.5mm jacks.

It is not yet known what the AMD 4700S Desktop Kit will cost. Tech website VideoCardz writes that the kit may go on sale from next week.

AMD 4700S Desktop Kit
cpu Zen 2, 8C/16T
Clock Speeds Nnb
Memory 8GB or 16GB GDDR6
Integrated GPU N/A
Lan Gigabit Ethernet. Asix AX88179 chip
audio Realtek ALC897
Expansion Slot PCIe x16 (signal: PCIe 2.0 x4)
Supported GPUs (AMD) 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
Supported GPUs (Nvidia) Nvidia GeForce GT 710
Nvidia GeForce GT 730
Nvidia GeForce 1030 GT
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
Connections (external) 4x USB 2.0 Type A
3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A
1x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
3x 3.5mm jack (Realtek ALC897 for audio)
Connections (internal) 1x 24-pin ATX
1x 8-pin ATX 12V
2x SATA 3 (6Gbit/s)
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1
1x CPU fan
1x Front panel audio
1x System panel
1x Clear CMOS
1x Debug