ASUS Announces A520 Motherboards

Featuring the latest BIOS to support AMD Ryzen Zen 3 architecture CPUs and APUs,

 

KEY POINTS 

  • ASUS A520 TUF, Prime and Pro series motherboards with PCIe®0 and 32 MB flash ROM
  • ASUS R&D team sets new DDR4- 6666 world record memory frequency on ROG Strix B550-I Gaming, using the AMD Ryzen 4700GE processor
  • Availability of new BIOS updates for A520, B550 and X570 series motherboards, essential future compatibility

 

Singapore, August 19, 2020 — ASUS today announced the new A520 chipset motherboards for its TUF Gaming, Prime and Pro series. The AMD A520 chipset is the successor to the A320 chipset, and features PCIe® 3.0. Designed to cater to a wide range of needs, these motherboards feature a 32 MB BIOS flash ROM, and support future AMD Ryzen Zen 3 architecture CPUs and APUs.

ASUS A520 motherboards can be paired with an AMD APU to create a budget-friendly gaming rig or workstation, making them ideal for DIY PC users and small to medium-sized businesses.

ASUS is also pleased to announce that its R&D team broke the existing world memory frequency record, setting DDR4- 6666 on ROG Strix B550-I Gaming, using the AMD Ryzen 4700GE processor and Crucial Ballistix MAX memory.

In addition, the new BIOS updates for the complete lineup of AM4-based A520, X570 and B550 series motherboards are now available. The latest BIOS versions include the AGESA combo V2 PI 1.0.8.0 update, which is essential for future compatibility.

ASUS is committed to providing the best BIOS support, and will continue to optimize the BIOS to offer the best performance and user experience.

 

 

A520 Motherboards Specifications

Model Name TUF GAMING A520M-PLUS PRIME A520M-A

PRIME A520M-A/CSM

CPU Socket AM4
Chipset A520
Form Factor mATX mATX
Teamed power architecture 4+4 4+2
Memory Memory Slots /
Maximum Capacity
4 x DIMM, Max. 128 GB 4 x DIMM, Max. 128 GB
Memory speed 4800 (O.C.) 4800 (O.C.)
OptiMem
 Graphics Output HDMI 2.1 (4K @ 60 Hz) / DVI-D / D-Sub HDMI 2.1 (4K @ 60 Hz) / DVI-D / D-Sub
Multi-GPU Support
Expansion slots PCIe® 3.0 x16 1 x PCIe® 3.0 x16 (@ x16) 1 x PCIe® 3.0 x16 (@ x16)
PCIe® 3.0 x4
PCIe® 3.0 x1 2 2
PCI
Storage & Connectivity SATA 6 Gb/s 4 4
M.2 Qty x Max. Length (Mode) 1 x M.2 22110 (PCIe® 3.0 x4 & SATA) 1 x M.2 22110 (PCIe® 3.0 x4 & SATA)
USB 3.2 front panel
Type-C connector
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Rear) 1 (1 x Type-A at the rear)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 6 (4 x Type-A at the rear, 2 x Type-A at the front) 6 (4 x Type-A at the rear, 2 x Type-A at the front)
USB 2.0 5 (2 x Type-A at the rear, 3 x Type-A at the front) 6 (2 x Type-A at the rear, 4 x Type-A at the front)
Wireless Only M.2 E Key
Networking Ethernet Realtek® L8200A Realtek® 8111H
Audio Audio Codec Realtek® ALC887, 3 jacks Realtek® ALC887, 3 jacks
Cooling Onboard Fan Headers 1 x CPU Fan Header
2 x CHA Fan Headers
1 x CPU Fan Header
2 x CHA Fan Headers
Aura Sync V
RGB header 1 x RGB header

 

Model Name PRIME A520M-E

PRIME A520M-E/CSM

PRIME A520M-K

PRIME A520M-K/CSM

CPU Socket AM4
Chipset A520
Form Factor mATX mATX
Teamed power architecture 4+2 4+2
Memory Memory Slots /
Maximum Capacity
2x DIMM, Max. 64 GB 2x DIMM, Max. 64 GB
Memory speed 4600 (O.C.) 4600 (O.C.)
OptiMem
 Graphics Output HDMI 2.1 (4K @ 60Hz) / DVI-D / D-Sub HDMI 2.1 (4K @ 60 Hz) / D-Sub
Multi-GPU Support
Expansion slots PCIe® 3.0 x16 1 x PCIe® 3.0 x16 (@ x16) 1 x PCIe® 3.0 x16 (@ x16)
PCIe® 3.0 x4
PCIe® 3.0 x1 2 2
PCI
Storage & Connectivity SATA 6Gb/s 4 4
M.2 Qty x Max. Length (Mode) 1 x M.2 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA) 1 x M.2 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
USB 3.2 front panel
Type-C connector
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (@ the rear) 1 x Type-A at the rear
USB 3.2 Gen 1 6 (4 x Type-A at the rear, 2 x Type-A at the front) 6 (4 x Type-A at the rear, 2 x Type-A at the front)
USB 2.0 6 (2 x Type-A at the rear, 4 x Type-A at the front) 6 (2 x Type-A at the rear, 4 x Type-A at the front)
Wireless
Networking Ethernet Realtek® 8111H Realtek® 8111H
Audio Audio Codec Realtek® ALC887, 3 jacks Realtek® ALC887, 3 jacks
Cooling Onboard Fan Headers 1 x CPU Fan Header
1 x CHA Fan Header
1 x CPU Fan Header
1 x CHA Fan Header
Aura Sync
RGB header

 

Model Name Pro A520M-C/CSM
CPU Socket AM4
Chipset A520
Form Factor mATX
Teamed power architecture 4+2
Memory Memory Slots /
Maximum Capacity
2x DIMM, Max. 64 GB
Memory speed 4600 (O.C.)
OptiMem
 Graphics Output HDMI 2.1 (4K @ 60 Hz) / DVI-D / D-Sub
Multi-GPU Support
Expansion slots PCIe® 3.0 x16 1 x PCIe® 3.0 x16 (@ x16)
PCIe®  3.0 x4
PCIe® 3.0 x1 2
PCI 1
Storage & Connectivity SATA 6Gb/s 4
M.2 Qty x Max. Length (Mode) 1 x M.2 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
USB 3.2 front panel
Type-C connector
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (@ the rear)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 6 (4 x Type-A at the rear, 2 x Type-A at the front)
USB 2.0 6 (2 x Type-A at the rear, 4 x Type-A at the front)
Wireless
Networking Ethernet Realtek® 8111H
Audio Audio Codec Realtek® ALC887, 3 jacks
Cooling Onboard Fan Headers 1 x CPU Fan Header
2 x CHA Fan Headers
Aura Sync
RGB header

 

BIOS supported list

Chipset Model name BIOS version
X570 ROG CROSSHAIR VIII FORMULA 2206
ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO(WI-FI) 2206
ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO 2206
ROG CROSSHAIR VIII IMPACT 2206
ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING 2606
ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING 2606
ROG STRIX X570-I GAMING 2606
TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) 2607
TUF GAMING X570-PLUS 2607
Pro WS X570-ACE 2206
PRIME X570-PRO 2606
PRIME X570-P 2606
PRIME X570-PRO/CSM 2606
PRIME X570-P/CSM 2606
B550 ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING 1004
ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (WI-FI) 1004
ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING 1004
ROG STRIX B550-A GAMING 1004
ROG STRIX B550-I GAMING 1004
TUF GAMING B550-PLUS (WI-FI) 1004
TUF GAMING B550-PLUS 1004
TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI) 1004
TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS 1004
PRIME B550-PLUS 1004
PRIME B550M-A (WI-FI) 1004
PRIME B550M-A 1004
PRIME B550M-K 1004
PRIME B550M-A AC 1004
PRIME B550M-A (WI-FI)/CSM 1004
PRIME B550M-A/CSM 1004
PRIME B550M-K/CSM 1004
A520 TUF GAMING A520M-PLUS 1004
PRIME A520M-A 1004
PRIME A520M-A/CSM 1004
PRIME A520M-E 1004
PRIME A520M-E/CSM 1004
PRIME A520M-K 1004
PRIME A520M-K/CSM 1004
Pro A520M-C/CSM 1004

 

 

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