ASROCK is going to have twelve motherboards using the entry-level AMD A520 chipsets. The motherboard maker sent a list of motherboard for approval to the ECC. The finalised named indicates ASROCK’s readiness to release all these motherboards. It is also safe to speculate other motherboard manufacturers also have finalised many of its AMD A520 motherboards.
ASROCK listed twelve entry-level AMD A520 motherboards to the ECC. Typically, manufacturers have to submit their end products for approval before it can distribute and sell in the European region. Thanks to the ECC, the information is disclosed to the public. The model variations show the readiness top tier motherboard makers have. From ASROCK, there’s atleast twelve.
ECC listed AMD A520 motherboards by ASROCK
|A520M Pro4||A520M-HDV||A520M-HDV R3.0||A520M-HVS R3.0|
|A520M Pro4 R2.0||A520M-HDVP||A520M-HVS||A520M-ITX/ac|
|A520M Pro4 R3.0||A520M-HDV R2.0||A520M-HVS R2.0||A520M/ac|
Out of these twelve models, two of these are miniITX motherboards with WiFi AC. While A320 motherboards lacked panache and previous APUs were hardly remembered the AMD Ryzen 4000 APUs look very potent.
AMD A520 chipsets succeed the previous A320 chipsets, providing support to the current and next generation of AMD CPUs and APUs. Ryzen 4000 Renoir APUs are also going to come out. Due to the nature of the low-cost entry-level segment, these will have lesser features than the B550 chipset. Naturally, PCIe 4.0 is highly unlikely. But it should have enough PCIe 3.0 lanes to drives a graphics card and an NVMe M.2 SSD. But the limitation also would apply to the number of USB and SATA ports.
ASUS A520 motherboards
|TUF GAMING A520M-A||TUF GAMING A520M-PLUS|
These are also five A520 models from ASUS, interestingly it uses Prime and TUF Gaming sub-brands. These are all mATX layouts and it makes sense since lesser PCB and PCIe slots help to keep the cost as low as possible. I can imagine these paired with Ryzen 4000 APUs. I am sure someone will like to pair these with and AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3300 X CPUs. A smaller investment gives you a decent gaming system enough to drive many eSports and famous Free-to-play titles.