AMD recently announced that it would providing a semi-custom SoC to Zhongshan Subor, a Chinese company that creates gaming PCs and consoles for the Chinese market. The company’s first gaming PC, which is simply known as the SUBOR gaming console, gave its first demonstration at ChinaJoy, the largest gaming and digital entertainment event, both in China and Asia.
AMD’s new semi-custom SoC is based off its Zen CPU and Vega GPU architectures. To that end, the chipset combines a 4-cores, 8-threads Ryzen CPU running at 3GHz with a Radeon Vega GPU powered by 8GB GDDR5 memory, which in turn comes with 24 Compute Units (CUs) and runs at a clockspeed of 1.3GHz.
The SUBOR will run its own customised OS. However, and despite it running on a semi-custom AMD SoC, there’s no word if the console will have access to other AMD-centric features such as Radeon FreeSync or Rapid Packed Math technology.
The SUBOR is expected to launch by the end of 2018 in China, and no official pricing has been announced. At the time of writing, there is no word over when or if the gaming console would ever make it to our shores.