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AMD A520 AORUS Motherboard with Pure Digital VRM Solution, ALC1200 Audio, GIGABYTE Gaming LAN with Bandwidth Management, PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2, RGB FUSION 2.0, Smart Fan 5, Q-Flash Plus, Pre-installed IO Shield Design
5+3 Phases Pure Digital VRM Solution with Low RDS(on) MOSFETs
GIGABYTE AORUS series motherboards use a 5+3 phases pure digital PWM + Low RDS(on) MOSFETs design to support the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ CPUs by offering incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components as well as delivering enhanced system performance and ultimate hardware scalability.
Benefits of Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs
NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 Connector (Up to 32 GB/s)
AORUS Gaming Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential.
The Industry's Leading LAN Static-Electricity & Surge Protection
GIGABYTE motherboards use ICs with up to 3 times the ESD resistance levels compared to traditional ICs. This helps to better protect the motherboard and its components against potential damage caused by static electricity. GIGABYTE motherboards also feature special anti-surge ICs that protect your motherboard and your PC from any surge in power delivery that may occur, ensuring that your PC is equipped to deal with any potentially irregular and inconsistent power delivery.
Exclusive Realtek 8118 Gaming LAN
High Speed Gigabit LAN with Automatic Bandwidth Allocation
Realtek 8118 LAN is a high performance and friendly network chip for gaming players with automatic bandwidth allocation to ensure the highest network priority of the game or application. It can provide users the most comprehensive features and the fastest and smoothest Internet experience.
HDMI 2.1 for 4K / 60P / 21:9 / HDCP 2.3 Support
HDMI 2.1, which is backwards compatible with HDMI 2.0/ 1.4 and offering 48 Gb/s of bandwidth – twice times more than previous generation. This unlocks the potential for users to transfer multiple video streams, as well as a native cinematic 21:9 ratio (which most movies are shot in), Full HDR and HDCP 2.3 support, to offer the best visual experience for viewers.
Smart Fan 5
With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.
Fan / Water Pump Connectors
Internal Temperature Sensors
Hybrid Fan Headers
■ 5 Fan / Water Pump Connectors
■ 6 Temperature Sensors
■ All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
■ Interoperable Fans and Sensors
■ Intuitive UI for Fan Control
Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop, map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what temperature—all of it can be customized to your liking.
Intelligent Fan Control Design
Hybrid Fan Pin Headers
Assume complete control over your liquid cooling setup! Smart Fan 5 receives up-to-the-second information on flow-rate through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers—giving you absolute mastery over your PC.
All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode.
New Smart Fan 5 Software
Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage preferences.
For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.
Multi-Zone Light Show Design
Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.
Note: Lighting effects depicted are for demonstration purposes only. Actual lighting effects may vary by model.
Model - Gigabyte A520 AORUS ELITE, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD A520, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors with Radeon Graphics processors, Generation - 3rd Gen, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 4733(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C.)/ 4000(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3200/ 2933/ 2667/ 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 PCI Express x16 slot, supporting PCIe 3.0 and running at x16 (PCIEX16) / 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, supporting PCIe 3.0 and running at x2 (PCIEX2), 3 x PCI Express x1 slots, supporting PCIe 3.0 (PCIEX1_1, PCIEX1_2, PCIEX1_3), Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD support), LAN Chipset - Realtek GbE LAN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 100/1000, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1200, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, WiFi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 6 x USB 2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 4 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 128 Mbit Flash, BIOS Model - AMI UEFI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - No, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0,1,10, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - RGB FUSION 2.0, RGB Connector - 2 x RGB LED strip headers, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - AMD A520 AORUS Motherboard with Pure Digital VRM Solution, ALC1200 Audio, GIGABYTE Gaming LAN with Bandwidth Management, PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2, RGB FUSION 2.0, Smart Fan 5, Q-Flash Plus, Pre-installed IO Shield Design, Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors, Dual Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs, 5+3 Phases Pure Digital VRM Solution with Low RDS(on) MOSFETs, Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 Connector, AMP-UP Audio with ALC1200 and High End Audio Capacitors, GIGABYTE Exclusive 8118 Gaming LAN with Bandwidth Management, HDMI, DVI-D Ports for Multiple Display, RGB FUSION 2.0 Supports Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips, Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors , Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP, Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card, Others - 1 x CPU fan header, 1 x water cooling CPU fan header, 3 x system fan headers, 2 x addressable LED strip headers, 1 x front panel header, 1 x front panel audio header, 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header, 1 x serial port header, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x Q-Flash Plus button, 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector, 5 x audio jacks, 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.