Asus PRIME A520M-A DDR4 AMD AM4 Socket Mainboard

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Asus PRIME A520M-A DDR4 AMD AM4 Socket Mainboard

Product Id: 02.02.006.297

Regular Price  8,680
Special Price  8,100

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Quick Overview

Model - Asus PRIME A520M-A
CPU Sockets - AM4
Chipset - AMD A520
Memory Channel - Dual Channel
Graphic - Integrated Graphics
Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887

General

Model
Asus PRIME A520M-A
Chipset
AMD A520
Form Factor
MATX
Warranty
3 year

Compatibility

Sockets Supported
AM4
Supported CPU
AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors with Radeon Graphics processors
Supported Operating System
Windows 10

Memory Support

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
Memory Slot
4
Memory Max.
128GB

Graphics

Graphics
Integrated Graphics
PCI Express Slot
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode), 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1

Storage

Storage Interface
6.0Gb/s
M.2/SSD Expansion Slot
1
SATA Port
4 x SATA
Raid Support
0,1,10

Network & Connectivity

LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8111H

Ports

USB Port
5 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 4 x USB2.0
VGA Port
1
DVI Port
1
HDMI Port
1

Audio

Audio Chipset.
Realtek ALC887
Audio Channel
7.1

Bios Information

BIOS Type
1 x 256 Mbit Flash ROM
BIOS Model
AMI UEFI BIOS

Additional Info

Feature
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)

Details

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, 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, USB Port - 5 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 4 x USB2.0, VGA Port - 1, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, SATA Port - 4 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 256 Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Form Factor - MATX, RaidSupport - 0,1,10, Warranty - 3 Year, 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)

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: 


Pick up the Right Socket: 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.


Motherboard Sizes: 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.
 

Number of RAM Slots: 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.
 

Motherboard ports: 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.
 

Motherboard Chipsets: CPU mainly dictates the compatible chipset options. For Intel motherboards, one can choose from the cheaper options that can’t be overclocked or the expensive ones that can. Chipset with the letter 'Z' in the name has the overclocking feature and chipsets with letters 'B', 'H', 'Q'… do not come with this particular feature.

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