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AMD details Zen 2-based 4700S 8-core processor desktop kit

Back in April, when we first reported on the AMD 4700S processor, we were already suspicious this was a repurposed Xbox Series X|S APU. Now, AMD has officially released it as a desktop kit and confirmed the specs, further strengthening that these are indeed repurposed Xbox Series X|S APUs.

The AMD 4700S wouldn't be the first time AMD repurposed a console APU. The chip manufacturer previously released the AMD A9-9820 APU, which you can also find in Xbox One consoles. However, unlike the A9-9820, the AMD 4700S processor does not come with the iGPU enabled, likely due to yield rates and as a result, the chip is repurposed and sold as a different product.

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Based on the Zen 2 core architecture, the 4700S 8-core processor desktop kit features an ITX motherboard with an 8C/16T chip paired with 8 or 16GB of GDDR6, matching the Xbox Series consoles specs. The motherboard has a PCIe x16 slot, Realtek ALC897 audio codec, 4x USB-A 2.0 ports, 3x USB-A 3.2 Gen2 ports, a USB-A 3.2 Gen1 port, a LAN port, and 3x 3.5mm audio jacks. There's also a pre-installed CPU cooler.

Without an iGPU, the desktop kit has to be used alongside a dedicated graphics card. According to AMD's list of supported cards, users will be allowed to use the AMD Radeon 500 series cards or up to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060.

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KitGuru says: It's unfortunate that the iGPU is not enabled here, as it would be very interesting to test PC games and make comparisons to console performance. How would you use the AMD 4700S 8-core processor desktop kit?

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