MSI A520M-A PRO DDR4 AMD Motherboard

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MSI A520M-A PRO DDR4 AMD Motherboard

Product Id: 02.02.033.260

Regular Price  7,050
Special Price  6,700

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Quick Overview

MSI A520M-A PRO
CPU Sockets - AM4
Chipset - AMD A520
Memory Channel - Dual Channel
Graphic - Integrated Graphics

General

Model
MSI A520M-A PRO
Chipset
AMD A520
Form Factor
Micro ATX
Warranty
3 year

Compatibility

Sockets Supported
AM4
Supported CPU
AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors and AMD Ryzen 4000 G-Series processors
Supported Operating System
Windows 10

Memory Support

Memory Type
DDR4
Memory MHz
1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200 /3466 /3600/ 3733 /3866 /4000 /4133 /4266 /4400/ 4600+ MHz
Memory Channel
Dual
Memory Slot
2
Memory Max.
64GB
Optane Memory Support
No

Graphics

Graphics
Integrated Graphics
Multi-GPU Support
No
PCI Express Slot
1x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot, 1x PCIe x16 slot
DirectX Support
12
CrossFire Support
No
Sli Support
No

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
LAN Speed (Mbps)
10/100/1000

Ports

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

Audio

Audio Chipset.
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channel
7.1

Additional Info

Brand
MSI
Chipset Brand
AMD
WiFi
No
Bluetooth
No
DisplayPort (DP)
No
FireWire
No
TPM Port
Yes
COM Port
No
Feature
Turbo M.2, Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs, Core Boost, With premium layout and digital power design to support more cores and provide better performance, DDR4 Boost, Advanced technology to deliver pure data signals for the best performance and stability, 2oz Thickened Copper PCB, An enhanced PCB design improves heat dissipation and performance reliability, Audio Boost, Dragon Center, A brand new software which integrates all MSI exclusive tools with user friendly user interface
Others
1x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1x Front panel audio connector, 2x System panel connectors, 1x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1xTPM module connector, 1x Clear CMOS jumper, 8 mounting holes, 3 HD audio connectors

Details

MSI A520M-A PRO

                                            

Bring stability and efficiency to your computer with the A520M-A PRO AM4 Micro-ATX Motherboard from MSI. Utilizing the AMD A520 chipset, this motherboard is compatible with CPUs using the AM4 socket. Install up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM in two slots, with speeds up to 4600 MHz supported when overclocking. Storage drives can be installed using four SATA III ports and an M.2 slot. Connect a graphics card using the PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, or another adapter card using the PCIe 3.0 x1 slot.

A rear I/O panel includes four USB 3.2 Gen 1 and two 2.0 Type-A ports. Two serial PS/2 ports also allow you to connect a legacy keyboard or mouse. Display connections include HDMI and DVI-D ports, while an RJ45 port enables Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. Three 3.5mm audio jacks are also present on the rear I/O panel, and the A520M-A PRO utilizes Realtek audio codecs for 7.1 Surround Sound support. The MSI A520M-A PRO AM4 Micro-ATX Motherboard is compatible with Windows 10 operating systems.

AMD A520 Chipset

Get support for Gen 3 Ryzen processors utilizing the AM4 socket, thanks to the AMD A520 chipset.

Fan Control via BIOS and Software

MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to four temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.

Automatic Detection of DC or PWM Mode

Fan headers automatically detect fans running in DC or PWM mode for optimal tuning of fan speeds and silence. Hysteresis support allows your fans spin up smoothly, ensuring quiet operation.

EZ Debug LED

Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.

Double ESD Protection

Double ESD protection improves the grounding layer around the mounting holes, preventing static discharge surges from damaging the motherboard.

2oz Copper PCB

An enhanced PCB design with 2oz thickened copper increases conductivity, improving heat dissipation and performance reliability during overclocking.

A-XMP

Enable the A-XMP profile with auto power settings for optimized memory speed and stability.

Core Boost

Core Boost technology allows for precise and undistorted current delivery to the CPU. In addition to multi-core CPU support, Core Boost also complements CPU overclocking.

Isolated Audio Design

Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits are located on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.

Separate Audio Layers

Using separated layers in the PCB, this motherboard ensures accurate sound quality for both left and right audio channels.

Click BIOS 5

Fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking. Conveniently flash or upgrade the BIOS in a few minutes from the CMOS Setup Utility. Or, get immediate access to your critical hardware information such as temperature, memory capacity, clock speed, and voltage to view performance in real time.

Enter the Dragon Center

Dragon Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboard features such as color calibration, live updates, user scenarios, hardware monitoring, overclock settings, MSI Total Fan Control, data-transfer device optimization, and product registration.

 

 

Brand - MSI, Model - MSI A520M-A PRO, Chipset Brand - AMD, Chipset - AMD A520, CPU Sockets - AM4, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors and AMD Ryzen 4000 G-Series processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200 /3466 /3600/ 3733 /3866 /4000 /4133 /4266 /4400/ 4600+ MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 2, Memory Max. - 64GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Graphics - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - No, PCI Express Slot - 1x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot, 1x PCIe x16 slot, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 (Supports PCIe 3.0, Supports SATA 6Gb/s, Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices), LAN Chipset - Realtek RTL8111H, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC892, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, Wi-Fi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 5 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 4 x USB2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 4 x SATA, DirectX Support - 12, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - No, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0,1,10, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, Form Factor - Micro ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Turbo M.2, Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs, Core Boost, With premium layout and digital power design to support more cores and provide better performance, DDR4 Boost, Advanced technology to deliver pure data signals for the best performance and stability, 2oz Thickened Copper PCB, An enhanced PCB design improves heat dissipation and performance reliability, Audio Boost, Dragon Center, A brand new software which integrates all MSI exclusive tools with user friendly user interface, Others - 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1x Front panel audio connector, 2x System panel connectors, 1x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1xTPM module connector, 1x Clear CMOS jumper, 8 mounting holes, 3 HD audio connectors, 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: 


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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