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Product Id: 02.02.006.297
Quick OverviewModel - Asus PRIME A520M-A
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AMD A520 (Ryzen AM4) micro ATX motherboard with M.2 support, 1 Gb Ethernet, HDMI/DVI/D-Sub, SATA 6 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
This motherboard uses the AMD A520 chipset and is compatible with AMD CPUs using the AM4 socket.
ASUS Control Center Express is an integrated IT monitoring and management software designed to deploy faster, simplify IT operations and improve productivity with comprehensive control and user-friendly functions. ASUS Control Center Express is compatible with over 100 ASUS motherboards to provide a TCO-optimized solution for your business needs. Optimize and securely manage endpoints or automate IT maintenance for greater flexibility.
The Prime A520 motherboard packs tools to tune every aspect of your system, enabling you to tweak performance settings to perfectly match the way you work and maximize your productivity.
With the Energy Processing Unit or EPU you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode.
Fan Xpert 2+ software provides control over system fans. Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode that reduces chassis fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system quiet when performing light tasks. Fans can also be controlled via the UEFI BIOS.
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module or VRM delivers real-time control over voltage droop, automatically switching frequency and power-efficiency settings. It also allows you to fine-tune your CPU for stability and performance.
The ASUS UEFI BIOS allows you to configure, tweak, and tune your system. It offers simplified options for PC DIY beginners, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
An intuitive Advanced mode offered via the UEFI lets you take complete control. A built-in search feature makes it easy to find options, and advanced functions let you make adjustments so you can dial in performance just the way you want.
EZ mode displays vital settings and stats and offers guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings so you can get your rig up and running in no time.
The PRIME A520M-A sports hybrid fan headers and features comprehensive cooling controls that are configurable via Fan Xpert 2+ software or via the UEFI BIOS, ensuring your rig stays cool and stable under intense workloads.
This motherboard provides all the fundamentals to boost daily productivity, so your system will be ready for action with power, cooling, and transfer options.
The M.2 slot supports up to 22110 and data-transfer speeds of up to 32 Gb/s via PCIe 3.0 x4 bandwidth. It's the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, providing fast access to data.
USB 3.2 Gen 1 features a maximum throughput of 5 Gb/s. USB 3.2 Gen 1 is synonymous with USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 3.0.
Designed to give you centralized control of supported products from a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate provides control of settings for ASUS products, including keyboard and mouse preferences. This software even features dedicated product registration and highlight to help you stay in touch with the ASUS community.
Corrosion-resistant stainless steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide triples the lifespan of the I/O shield.
Model - Asus PRIME A520M-A, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD A520, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors with Radeon Graphics processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 4800(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C)/ 4466(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C)/ 4266(O.C.)/ 4133(O.C.)/ 4000(O.C.)/ 3866(O.C.)/ 3733(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3200/ 3000/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - No, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode), 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes)), LAN Chipset - Realtek RTL8111H, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, WiFi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 5 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 4 x USB2.0, VGA Port - 1, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 4 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 256 Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - No, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0,1,10, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - Yes, Form Factor - mATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Micro ATX motherboard with M.2 support, 1 Gb Ethernet, HDMI/DVI/D-Sub, SATA 6 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, AMD AM4 socket, Comprehensive cooling, PCH heatsink and Fan Xpert 2+, 5X Protection III, Multiple hardware safeguards for all-around system protection, ASUS 5X PROTECTION III, ASUS Q-Design, ASUS Thermal Solution, Others - 1 x CPU Fan connector(s), 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s), 1 x SPI TPM header, 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x System panel connector, 1 x COM port header, 3 x Audio jack(s), Warranty - 3 Year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.