AMD 4700S desktop kit is really a PlayStation 5 SoC without the GPU

AMD 4700S APU is based on Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5 SoC with Hynix GDDR6 memory solded to the other side of the motherboard.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Jul 5 2021 1:05 AM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Aug 2 2021 4:12 PM CDT

We thought AMD's interesting 4700S desktop kit was based on the Xbox Series X APU, but it's not -- it seems it's based on the PlayStation 5 SoC instead.

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Thanks to new photos by Bodnara, the new AMD 4700S desktop it is based on the Sony PlayStation 5 SoC which packs a CPU based on the AMD Zen 2 architecture with 8 cores and 16 threads of CPU power. There's also Hynix GDDR6 memory that is physically soldered onto the back of the Mini-ITX motherboard.

The AMD 4700S APU itself is on the AMD A77E Fusion Controller Hub (FCH) which is also used on the AMD A9-9820 system which is based on the Xbox One APU codenamed "Durango". VideoCardz explains that this is the reason everyone thought the AMD 4700S was based on the Xbox Series X APU.

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The 8GB of GDDR6 memory is clocked at 14Gbps while the APU itself cranks up to 3.2GHz -- while there's a discrete AMD Radeon 550 GPU that is in place of the RDNA 2 GPU that is inside of the custom SoCs inside of the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 consoles.

The discrete GPU itself is limited to just PCIe 2.0 x4 (yes that's PCIe 2.0, not PCIe 4.0 like inside of the consoles and current-gen PCs -- hell, it's not even PCIe 3.0). This is a major gimping here, while the system itself requires 250W for the APU alone.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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