AMD A520 Motherboards

Building a PC becomes cheaper with the launch of AMD A520 motherboards

They offer support for current Ryzen 3000 desktop chips, including XT variants

AMD announced the launch of its new chips including the A520 chip, offering a solution to all those who while building their PCs, also worry about the economic side. The A520 motherboards stand in the AM4 socked and the models will be available from regular manufacturers anywhere in the globe.

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These boards support the current Ryzen 3000 desktop chips, including the XT variants, the recently launched Ryzen 4000-series (Renoir) APUs and will be compatible also with the 4th generation Ryzen (Zen 3) which will be released a little later in 2020, so there is the possibility of upgrading even later.

CPU Graphics Supportx16 PCIe 3.0x16 PCIe 3.0x16 PCIe 4.0x16 PCIe 4.0
CPU Storage SupportPCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0PCIe 4.0PCIe 4.0
CPU USB Ports1 x USB 3.2 Gen 21 x USB 3.2 Gen 22 x USB 3.2 Gen 28 x USB 3.2 Gen 2
Dual Graphics Support NoNoYesYes
General Purpose LanesPCIe 2.0PCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0PCIe 4.0
CPU Chipset UplinkPCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0PCIe 4.0
Overclocking SupportNoNoYesYes

The A520 motherboards should be available from manufacturers like MSI, ASRock and Asus priced from $100. Quite a friendly move for anyone who is going to build their own setup but is budget limited. While the AMD A520 chips give to entry-level Ryzen PC builders a list of new features compared to older A320 and B450 motherboards, some compromises have to be made.

The biggest compromise may be the lack of PCIe 4.0 compatibility. PCIe 4.0 gives a greater bandwidth when paired to compatible CPUs like Ryzen 3000 series. This means that your A520 chip won’t be able to give the maximum bandwidth of your CPU as a result you will be limited to PCIe 3.0 speeds. This may not be a big deal unless you use a PCIe 4.0 SSD to make use of higher speeds. On the other side, PCIe 4.0 does not matter on the graphics card since a PCIe 3.0 x16 is mother than enough. Should also mention that the new A520 chipset doesn’t support CPU overclocking and this is not a huge deal cos Ryzen 3000-series (codename Matisse) CPUs don’t have much manual overclocking headroom.

AMD A520 Motherboard Chipset
AMD A520 Motherboard Chipset

Aside for the entry-level (sub $100 US) prices, AMD A520 motherboards have o loot to offer like increased  I/O, support for next-gen Ryzen CPUs & APUs (besides the current ones) so there is path for upgradability, and better quality components, something not seen on older A320 chips. The new chips lands with 26 usable PCIe 3.0 lanes, supports up to four SATA III ports and as for the connectivity can accommodate up to five USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, two native USB 3.1 ports, and six native USB 2.0 ports.

Already a handful of motherboards already to go with the new chipset. These include:

  • ASRock A520M Pro4
  • Asus TUF Gaming A520M-Plus
  • Biostar A520MH
  • Gigabyte A520 Aorus Elite
  • MSI MAG A520M Vector Wi-Fi

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Huawei’s ARM-based chips

ARM-based Huawei chips may reach desktop computers

Huawei is already developing Kirin processors that make the company’s phones work, while the Chinese giant is also producing a line of ARM-based Kunpeng processors for servers. Now it looks like the company is also planning to create processors for desktop computers, reports Liliputing.

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The new Kunpeng D920S10 Desktop motherboards allow the Huaweit Kunpeng 920 processor to be used on the desktop. The Kunpeng 920 chip is a 7nm ARMv8 processor, with a clock speed of 2.6GHz, which will be available in four- or eight-core versions.

Huawei D920S10 will support up to 64 GB of DDR-2400 RAM and up to six SATA 3.0 hard drives. Also are offered two M.2 slots for SSDs, as well as three PCIe slots (1 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1. Other features include four USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports and an Ethernet controller.

Huawei is developing an alternative operating system that can be used on phones, smart TVs and other devices.

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Biostar: AMD B550 and Intel 400 series motherboards are ready

Biostar: AMD B550 and Intel 400 series motherboards are ready

Representatives of BIOSTAR announced that they have ready the new motherboard models based on the AMD B550 chipset, which should replace the very popular and affordable “mainstream” B450 models.

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The new chipset is more compatible with the features of the new AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU series due to support for PCIe v4.0 standard for faster data transfer at double the maximum transfer speed compared to PCIe v3.0 used by current B450 models. The new chipset also brings support for both USB 3.2 Gen2 ports and 6x USB 2.0 interface, reports BrainBox Korea.

In addition to support for the AMD processor platform, Biostar also expects innovations from Intel. To meet the upcoming Intel Comet Lake-S processor release for the desktop platform, this manufacturer has prepared new motherboards based on the Intel 400 series of chips. The Intel Z490 targets the high end market, while the B460 and H410 models will be positioned in the middle and bottom price category.

The new Intel chipset will have basic support for standard WiFi 6 high speed wireless network operation, while the entire platform will have 40 PCIe v3.0 communication channels available. From these, 16 are dedicated for direct communication of CPUs and graphics cards, the other four are intended for direct communication of processors and chipsets.

Unfortunately, the CPU and chipset are still connected through the DMI 3.0 interface, which actually represents a major drawback for the Intel platform as it has the width of the 4 PCIe v3.0 bus. This practically means that these 20 additional PCIe v3.0 transport chips available on the chips have limited usable benefits, given the narrow bottleneck described in data sharing with CPU.

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