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.
The AMD A520 chipset is the successor of the A320 chipset. Naturally, this will have lesser features and certain limitations. These low-budget chipset motherboards will not have PCIe 4.0 lanes and do not support overclocking. The chipset provides sixteen PCIe 3.0 lanes. Naturally, the native chipset support’s limitation extends to SATA and USB ports
ASROCK 520 motherboards
|A520M Pro4 R2.0
|A520M Pro4 R3.0
ECC listings do not have photographs of the product. But we do see two mini ITX motherboards with A/C WiFi modules. Even with limited capacity, these are feature-rich enough to satisfy budget build buyers.
That said, some motherboard manufacturers have hinted to use its gaming sub-brand with this chipset. AMD has also lined up its Ryzen 4000 series APUs which also do not support PCIe 4.0 and have limited PCIe 3.0 lanes. Some information hinted that the upcoming Ryzen 4000 series APUs have a higher processing power. With these and a good mid-end graphics card, you can get a good deal for a gaming PC. For anyone who needs more, there’s always the B550 motherboards.