AMD Releases Motherboards & Processors for PCs, Specs Similar to PS5

AMD Releases Motherboards & Processors for PCs, Specs Similar to PS5

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It turns out that AMD has secretly released a package containing processors and motherboards for PCs. The specifications are similar to the PlayStation 5. The package is the AMD 4700S kit. Contains a mini ITX-like motherboard that is integrated with the processor. There are two RAM options, namely 8GB and 16GB GDDR4.

The combination results in a clock speed of up to 3.2GHz and a memory bandwidth of 14Gbps. The cooler used is also similar to the Wraith Stealth which is usually packaged with several Ryzen series processors.

However, the processor used will experience a bottleneck with the graphics card. Because the PCle x16 slot on the motherboard is only 4 lane Gen2. It is only compatible with low-end graphics cards. AMD recommends using the RX 550 GPU in Kit. The fastest GPU choices supported are only RX590 and GTX 1060, as quoted from Techspot.

The combination of the motherboard, processor, and RAM is similar to the system on a chip used in the PlayStation 5, namely Ariel. The CPU has eight cores at a slightly higher speed. Then both are attached to 16GB of GDDR6 RAM.

According to AMD, the 4700S Desktop Kit is a unique solution to meet the needs of the mainstream market that demands high performance with a large number of cores. The assumption that arises regarding kit this is that the 4700S is an Ariel chip that does not meet the quality standards to be a chip in the PS5. However, there is also an assumption that the 4700S is actually an Ariel prototype or a design made with a different integrated GPU.

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AMD itself promises that there will be 80 PCs that will be released to the market by its partners starting on June 24. But, this 4700S kit will only be sold in Asia.

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