Thursday, May 7th 2020

Five AMD A520 Chipset Motherboards Listed by ASUS

ASUS has apparently begun listing motherboards on the as-of-yet-unreleased, as-of-yet-undetailed AMD A520 chipset. Lower in the chipset rung than AMD's X570 and B550 chipsets, the A520 is expected to not offer any dedicated PCIe 4.0 lanes by itself - at most, motherboards will support the same 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes offered by AMD's CPUs, with the rest I/O being PCIe 3.0-based in order to further cut platform and chipset costs.

All of the A520 chipset motherboards listed by ASUS seem to be in the mATX form-factor - which again makes sense, as having the most basic chipset in order to cut costs and then using the same PCB real-estate as more expensive chipset solutions doesn't seem like a wise choice. The listed motherboards are the
PRIME A520M-A; PRIME A520M-E; PRIME A520M-K; TUF GAMING A520M-A; and TUF GAMING A520M-PLUS. As you can see, these motherboards are set in the ASUS TUF and Prime product lines - there's no mention of any Strix-branded products.
Source: HD-technologia
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3 Comments on Five AMD A520 Chipset Motherboards Listed by ASUS

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Mussels
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I forgot A520 would be a thing, could be a good match for my to-be-retired Ryzen 1400...
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dj-electric
Mussels
I forgot A520 would be a thing, could be a good match for my to-be-retired Ryzen 1400...
We know that X570 does not officially support 1000 series CPUs.
Starting from soon and official from now, B550 boards will not officially support it too. In fact, according to this fresh slide even 2000 series are out. This might change depending by model, but this is sort of the official information we have about it.

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We also know according the AMD's information that's now available to the public, X570 and B550 wil set exclusivity for upcoming Zen 3 CPUs out of all existing chipset boards. That might change, but until then, i can already hear flints grinding against pitchforks and torches being set on fire.

A520 support? who knows. Maybe it will be limited to 2000 and upwards, maybe even only 3000 and upwards. Anybody's guess. The chances of it working with 1000 series are slim IMO.
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Mussels
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dj-electric
We know that X570 does not officially support 1000 series CPUs.
Starting from soon and official from now, B550 boards will not officially support it too. In fact, according to this fresh slide even 2000 series are out. This might change depending by model, but this is sort of the official information we have about it.

[MEDIA=imgur]4t0bDAd[/MEDIA]
We also know according the AMD's information that's now available to the public, X570 and B550 wil set exclusivity for upcoming Zen 3 CPUs out of all existing chipset boards. That might change, but until then, i can already hear flints grinding against pitchforks and torches being set on fire.

A520 support? who knows. Maybe it will be limited to 2000 and upwards, maybe even only 3000 and upwards. Anybody's guess. The chances of it working with 1000 series are slim IMO.
good point, i'll have to check BIOS support for 1000 series more carefully than i planned.
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