Friday, June 5th 2020

ASRock Registers 10 New AMD A520 Chipset Motherboards with the EEC

ASRock sought regulatory approval for as many as ten new motherboard models based on the upcoming entry-level AMD A520 desktop chipset. The A520 has a slightly cut down feature-set from the B550, such as the lack of CPU overclocking, fewer downstream PCIe lanes, etc. Among the new motherboards registered are the A520M Pro4, A520M Pro4 R2.0, A520M Pro4 R3.0, A520M-HDVP, A520M-HDV, A520M-HDV R2.0, A520M-HDV R3.0, A520M-HVS, A520M-HVS R2.0, and A520M-HVS R3.0, which cover a wide range of SKUs differentiated by board size, display connectivity layout, legacy connectivity, etc. AMD is expected to launch its entry-level A520 desktop chipset in Q3-2020, replacing the aging A320 chipset. The regulatory filing also points out some yet-unannounced B550-based models, such as the B550M DASH, B550M DASH R2.0, which could be released in the future.
Sources: Eurasian Economic Forum, momomo_us (Twitter)
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8 Comments on ASRock Registers 10 New AMD A520 Chipset Motherboards with the EEC

#1
Flanker
deskmini A500 incoming? :D
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jeremyshaw
Flanker
deskmini A500 incoming? :D
Previous deskmini A300 didn't use a chipset at all. It's just the SoC handling all of the I/O (no clue if it has a SuperIO for SM).
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Athlonite
Really Asrock 10 SKU's for a low end chipset WTF
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#4
Blaazen
@ ...differentiated by board size, ....

But naming 520M looks like all of them are microATX.
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#5
GeorgeMan
3 revisions already on 3 unreleased motherboards? Really?
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#6
Thefumigator
GeorgeMan
3 revisions already on 3 unreleased motherboards? Really?
Most likely they registered those just in case.... its weird anyway.
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watzupken
jeremyshaw
Previous deskmini A300 didn't use a chipset at all. It's just the SoC handling all of the I/O (no clue if it has a SuperIO for SM).
The DeskMini A300 comes with an AMD A300 Promontory chipset. Its a chipset for embedded CPUs.

www.anandtech.com/show/12625/amd-second-generation-ryzen-7-2700x-2700-ryzen-5-2600x-2600/6
Athlonite
Really Asrock 10 SKU's for a low end chipset WTF
I believe there are about 3 different models, which are further split/ segmented by the connectivity on the board.
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Athlonite
Really Asrock 10 SKU's for a low end chipset WTF
Note that 9 of the skus are really just 3 skus, so it's really just 4 products in total. And of those 4 skus, 2 are the same board but one with HDMI/VGA/DVI and one is slightly cost reduced with just HDMI/VGA.
watzupken
The DeskMini A300 comes with an AMD A300 Promontory chipset. Its a chipset for embedded CPUs.

www.anandtech.com/show/12625/amd-second-generation-ryzen-7-2700x-2700-ryzen-5-2600x-2600/6
The Diskmini A300 didn't come with any chipset. The A300 chipset is the SoC chipset built into the CPUs. There are no external chips on the motherboard with A300.
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