Product Id: 02.02.006.240
Quick OverviewASUS Prime A320M-K DDR4 AMD AM4 Socket Mainboard
|Model||ASUS Prime A320M-K|
|Supported CPU||AMD Ryzen 1st and 2nd Generation / Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors, Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics and 7th Generation A-series / Athlon X4 Processors|
|Memory MHz||3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz|
|SATA Port||4 x SATA|
|Graphics Chipset||Integrated Graphics|
|PCI Express Slot||1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode, x8 mode, x4 mode), 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1|
|LAN Chipset||Realtek RTL8111H|
|LAN Speed (Mbps)||10/100/1000Mbps|
|USB Port||4 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 2 x USB3.0, 6 x USB2.0|
|Feature||ASUS 5X Protection III, AI Suite 3, Ai Charger, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ DIY, ASUS Q-Design, Multiple hardware safeguards for all-round protection, LED illumination, Lighting control for audio trace paths, Native M.2, Lightning-fast storage speeds, One-stop controls, Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS with EZ Flash 3|
|BIOS Model||UEFI AMI BIOS|
|BIOS Version||PnP,WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.1|
|Audio Chipset.||Realtek ALC887|
|BIOS Type||1 x 128 Mbit Flash ROM|
|Optane Memory Support||No|
|Supported Operating System||Windows 7 / 10|
|Others||1 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x COM port(s) connector(s), 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x System panel(s), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x Speaker connector, 3 x Audio jack(s)|
ASUS Prime is the next evolution of the ASUS motherboard, born of a pedigree that stretches back to 1989. Our team of world-class engineers are passionate about empowering everyone to enjoy the benefits of customization and tuning, and the driving force behind the development of Prime is to make advanced enthusiast controls easily accessible — maximizing performance, stability and compatibility for the very best DIY PC experiences. Simply stated: it's time for Prime.
ASUS is the world's foremost motherboard manufacturer, renowned for our unique Design Thinking approach. Our exhaustive testing exceeds industry standards, supported by high-quality components for exceptional real-world protection. Our motherboards are proven to be compatible with more than 1,000 components and devices, and each new model undergoes a minimum of 8,000 hours of strict validation. ASUS gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your motherboard is fit for all environments and applications. By choosing ASUS, you also gain the freedom to select outstanding component options, for trouble-free DIY experiences.
PRIME A320 series motherboards are engineered with industry-leading 5X Protection III, employing the finest components, excellent circuit design, and exacting standards to guarantee the quality and long-term durability of your motherboard. That means exceptional protection and stability for your build — thanks to decades of engineering experience from the world's leading motherboard brand.
SafeSlot Core is the ASUS-exclusive PCIe slot. Featuring a fortified design that's anchored to the motherboard by a special hook, Safeslot Core provides 1.6x stronger retention and 1.3x greater shearing resistance than standard expansion slots.
ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors to ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput, plus electrostatically guarded and surge-protected components for greater tolerance to static electricity and improved protection against surges.
An exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators to protect your chipset, connectivity ports, and audio codecs from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies.
ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ VRM intelligently delivers power to the processor based on real-time demands, reducing energy waste and improving system stability.
Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.
Corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that's three times longer than ordinary panels.
ASUS ESD Guards prevent damage from electrostatic discharge, up to +/- 10kV for air discharge and +/- 6kV for contact discharge, arranged in an active-protective-circuit design that prolongs the life of components.
Having the freedom to pick and choose the parts that go into your machine is at the heart of PC DIY. Our extensive certification program focuses on providing the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices, giving you the freedom to build and upgrade without frustration. Compatible today and compatible far into the future – that's the ASUS way.
The superior compatibility of Prime A320 series is evidenced by our extensive list of supported devices — which includes thousands of compatible components — and our Qualified Vendor List that identifies memory compatibility. That means more choices for worry-free PC-building experiences.
ASUS offers a suite of proprietary components — graphics cards, sound cards, optical drives — that perfectly complement Prime A320 series, so you can complete your custom motherboard build with confidence!
ASUS motherboards have superb endurance. We verify this by subjecting every board to more than 8,000 hours of stringent tests. A barrage of burn-in, environmental, compatibility, software and safety tests confirm that our motherboards are exceptionally robust. It also shows that ASUS reliability surpasses industry standards, ensuring that every component is designed to function flawlessly in any environment.
With DDR4, you'll accelerate memory frequencies up to an incredible to 3200MHz! And ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor, so you're assured the best compatibility.
Exclusive Fan Xpert ensures every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise - and with Prime A320 series boards and their hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode for case fans, a simple BIOS adjustment lets you run your case fan in PWM/DC. Fan Xpert even includes Auto-Tuning mode to scan and detect all fan characteristics for single-click customization!
Combined onboard features deliver elevated audio
Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you've ever experienced!
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system power savings. EPU automatically optimizes power consumption, and maximizes savings with Away mode.
We've put USB 3.0 right where you need it - four super-speed ports on the front panel. Experience data-transfer speeds up to 10X faster than USB 2.0 with instant plug-and-play connectivity, so no more back-breaking contortions in the hunt for hard-to-reach rear ports!
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, EZ and Advanced modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.
ASUS AI Suite 3 offers a brand-new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy-to-use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
This motherboard supports AMD Ryzen processors, 7th Generation A-series accelerated processing units (APUs) and Athlon CPUs. The high-performance Ryzen processor supports up to eight cores, and is based on the innovative Zen core architecture . The 7th Generation A-series APUs feature integrated AMD Radeon R-series graphics. AMD AM4-socket processors feature dual-channel DDR4 memory, native 5Gbps USB 3.0 and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for superb performance.
The AMD A320 chipset delivers outstanding capabilities for the latest AMD AM4-socket Ryzen processors, 7th Generation A-series APUs and Athlon CPUs. It provides two USB 3.0 ports, and four 6Gbps SATA ports for faster data retrieval.
Model - ASUS Prime A320M-K, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD A320, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 1st and 2nd Generation / Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors, Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics and 7th Generation A-series / Athlon X4 Processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual, Memory Slot - 2, Memory Max. - 32GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode, x8 mode, x4 mode), 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)), LAN Chipset - Realtek RTL8111H, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887, Audio Channel - 8-Channel, USB Port - 4 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 2 x USB3.0, 6 x USB2.0, VGA Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, SATA Port - 4 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 128 Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP,WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.1, Supported Operating System - Windows 7 / 10, Form Factor - mATX, RaidSupport - 0,1,10, Special Features - ASUS 5X Protection III, AI Suite 3, Ai Charger, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ DIY, ASUS Q-Design, Multiple hardware safeguards for all-round protection, LED illumination, Lighting control for audio trace paths, Native M.2, Lightning-fast storage speeds, One-stop controls, Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS with EZ Flash 3, Others - 1 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x COM port(s) connector(s), 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x System panel(s), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x Speaker connector, 3 x Audio jack(s), Warranty - 3 Year
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.