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Quick OverviewModel - MSI MAG A520M VECTOR WIFI
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Model - MSI MAG A520M VECTOR WIFI, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD A520, 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, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - No, PCI Express Slot - 1x PCIe x16 slot, 2x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 (Supports PCIe 3.0 x4, 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, WiFi - Yes, Bluetooth - Bluetooth 4.2, USB Port - 5 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 4 x USB2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - 1, SATA Port - 4 x SATA, DirectX Support - 12, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - No, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0,1,10, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - No, COM Port - No, Form Factor - mATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Extended Heatsink Design, MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed, M.2 SHIELD FROZR, Onboard M.2 thermal solution to keep M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run cooler & faster, Turbo M.2, Delivering Speeds Up to 32Gb/s, 2oz Thickened Copper PCB, An enhanced PCB design improves heat dissipation and performance reliability, EZ Debug LED, Easiest way to troubleshoot, Core Boost, With premium layout and fully digital power design to support more cores and provide better performance, DDR4 Boost, Advanced technology to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming performance and stability, Audio Boost, Others - 1 x DisplayPort, 1x Serial port connector, 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 2x System panel connectors, 1x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1x 4-pin RGB LED connector, 1x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connector, 1x TPM module connector, 1x Clear CMOS jumper, Wi-Fi Antenna connectors, 6 mounting holes, WIRELESS LAN & BLUETOOTH: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168, Dual Mode Bluetooth 2.1,2.1+EDR,3.0,4.0,BLE,4.2, 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.