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AMD AM4-based PC desktop system spotted in Costco

by Mark Tyson on 20 September 2016, 13:01

Tags: Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ), AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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It looks like AMD's 'Bristol Ridge' AM4 socketed systems are very close to becoming available in retail. Someone has already spotted an HP Pavilion Desktop PC based upon AMD's latest processors on sale in Costco (US). Reddit user starlightmica spotted the $599.99 system up for sale in his/her local Costco, reports TechReport.

The new HP PC system on the retail shelf has the product code 510-P127C and HP promotes the new machine with the strapline "Out with the old, in with the bold". Inside are the following components:

  • A12-9800 APU with AMD Radeon R7 graphics
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 7200rpm HDD
  • SuperMulti DVD writer and card reader
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • 2x USB 3.0 and 2x USB 3.0 ports around the back
  • Windows 10 installed

The HP Pavilion, as specced above, is based around the uATX HP Willow motherboard. This board is designed to support the A12-9800, A10-9700, and A8-9600 quad-core APUs, all of which are 65W parts. It features a pair of DDR4 UDIMM (288-pin) sockets, one PCIe x16 slot, one A-keyed M.2 socket, a Realtek RTL8161 1000BASE-T LAN chip, ALC3863-CG Azalia 5.1 channel audio, and the back panel as shown above. As noted by TechReport, any variety of USB 3.1 ports, Type-C or otherwise, seem to be lacking.

AMD A12-9800 APU overclocked to 4.8GHz

In related news, South Korean tech enthusiast Nam Dae Won has posted a video (on Facebook) of an AMD A12-9800 APU based system booting up. The system is based around a new Asus Octopus motherboard. A linked page on hwbot.org shows that Nam Dae Won has already managed to overclock this APU (on air) by over 25 per cent to reach 4,798.88MHz.

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USB 3.0 == USB 3.1 Rev. 1 (5 Gbps).

HP missed a marketing trick there on the box. I assume USB 3.1 Rev. 2 will come with Zen, although I'm surprised that it's not on the new chipset that you can see on the board.
It's a consumer home PC, I don't think most people who'd buy that machine would know the difference between the USB revisions, let alone require a 10Gb/s peripheral connection!

But I agree on 3.1 gen 1 vs 3.0. Bigger USBs equals more better.
The board in this machine seems to be the A320 chipset. I'm sure HP will offer the A350 and A370 chipsets too.
There is a typo, at specification there is “ 2xUSB 3.0 and 2xUSB 3.0” i think it should be 2xUSB 3.0 aqnd 2xUSB 2.0
This looks impressive considering the clock speeds on offer and the HP machine costs around Ā£460.