The Captiva Advanced Gaming R68-445 offered by the Otto mail order company is the first gaming PC on the German market to use the APU of the PlayStation 5 (Test) aka AMD 4700S (“Aerial”) with a disabled RDNA 2 graphics unit. and uses 16GB of soldered GDDR6 memory with a speed of 14Gbps.
PlayStation-5-APU and Desktop-Kit im Gaming-PC
Until now, the AMD 4700S desktop kit, which is entirely in line with the other typical Ryzen brand, was only intended in the mini-ITX format for the China and India markets. With the Captiva Advanced Gaming R68-445 gaming PC, which is currently offered exclusively by Otto and costs €678, that is now changing and the PS5 APU is also finding its way into desktop PCs in this country .
Measuring 185 × 421 × 462 mm (W × H × D) and weighing 11.6 kg, the MIDI tower is offered in the following configurations.
Due to the passive RDNA 2 graphics unit with its 36 compute units, the AMD 4700S Desktop Kit has to be paired with a dedicated graphics card, which can only be paired with PCIe Gen2 x4. The Captiva is based on an older AMD Radeon RX 550 based on Polaris 12 with 512 shader units.
Not a good choice for gamers
It should be clear that entire systems based on the AMD 4700S Desktop Kit are not a suitable foundation for a good gaming PC. The tiny Mini-ITX circuit board with PlayStation 5 APU is suitable only for those interested in technology and hobbyists.
The passive RDNA 2 graphics unit, non-expandable main memory and very slow connection to the dedicated graphics card make it clear that the AMD 4700S Desktop Kit and thus the Captiva Advanced Gaming R68-445 are all about: recycling leftovers.
Would like to thank the editor community member “andi_sco” for pointing this out.