AMD preps higher-end 4800S: Xbox Series X/S SoC + RX 6600 GPU in 2022

AMD 4800S Desktop Kit teased: supports new Radeon RX 6600 discrete GPU, newer SoC borrowed from the Xbox Series X/S consoles.

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Published Tue, Dec 7 2021 9:43 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Jan 1 2022 11:45 AM CST

AMD launched its interesting 4700S Desktop Kit not too long ago, packing an Ariel SoC that was used inside of the semi-custom SoC that Sony used in its next-gen PlayStation 5 console.

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The AMD Ariel SoC is comprised of a Zen 2-based CPU and RDNA 2-based GPU, but now there's a new AMD 4800S Desktop Kit that has popped up and could use the beefier SoC that powers Microsoft's next-gen Xbox Series X console.

We should expect the new AMD 4800S to pack PCIe 4.0 support for a discrete GPU -- a big upgrade over the AMD 4700S which only had PCIe 2.0 support. AMD's 4700S supported entry-level and mid-range discrete GPUs, but the AMD 4800S will reportedly support the RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6600 and is bundled with the AMD 4800S Desktop Kit.

Another nice upgrade for the AMD 4800S Desktop Kit over the PS5-style AMD 4700S is that the new 4800S also has an M.2 slot for a super-fast SSD as well as a Wi-Fi card. This essentially makes the AMD 4800S Desktop Kit a proper desktop PC, as you can now add in the M.2 SSD + Wi-Fi and a higher-end PCIe 4.0-based GPU.

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AMD is also supporting AM4 CPU coolers on the 4800S, which just makes the deal even sweeter... they're getting awfully close to Intel NUC territory and I'm loving it. Keep it up, AMD. The new AMD 4800S Desktop Kit is reportedly launching in Q1 2022, and is being manufactured by MSI and will include a bundled PowerColor Radeon RX 6600 graphics card. There's no idea on pricing just yet.

NEWS SOURCE:videocardz.com

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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