AMD officially announced the launch of the A520 low-class chip, or as it is called the economic oriented segment, to serve various users looking for a cheap motherboard, but at the same time with acceptable specifications capable of providing the features we need in our daily tasks.
With the launch of this chip, the current third generation Ryzen 3000 processors, known as Matisse, are ready to run on these motherboards. If you own a board with an A320 chip, I can tell you that this new A530 chip is the official alternative to the previous chip.
Despite the loss of the chip to support the fourth-generation PCIe 4.0 interface, it will be able to support the operation of third-generation Ryzen 3000 processors. Even at the level of the PCI-Express x16 port and the M.2 NVMe storage port connected to the socket AM4 central processor also lacks support for the interface PCIe 4.0 to rely only on PCIe 3.0, with all that you are able to build a good platform based on the current third-generation processors or even choose it with the next fourth generation processors at the end of this year.
As soon as we look at this image that shows the divisions of the A520 chip “at the top of the news”, we will see that the connection between the chip and the processor, as mentioned, is still based on the PCIe 3.0 x4 interface. While the total number of PCIe 3.0 lanes that this chip will provide in the case of connection with Ryzen 3000 third-generation processors, it will reach 26 lanes. Six of those lanes come from the A520 chip, and 20 lanes come from the CPU.
Despite the limitations of what the A520 chip will offer us in terms of port support, motherboard manufacturers will have the option to rely on two PCIe 3.0 x1 ports or two SATA ports, however, at the same time, thanks to the connection of that chip with a third-generation processor, manufacturers will have the ability to set 1 x PCIe 3.0 x 4 M.2 port, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x 2 M.2 slots, or 1 PCIe 3.0 x 2 M.2 x 2 SATA ports. As for the USB ports, this chip will provide support for USB 3.2 of the second generation with two USB 3.2 ports of the first generation and 6 USB 2.0 ports, while the central processor will provide support for 4 USB 3.2 ports of the second generation.
How about A520 processor chip support?
Since I noticed a number of stains that have occurred by some, I will put you within the full picture of what this chip will support: first, this low-class chip currently and officially supports the third generation Ryzen 3000 processors alongside the fourth generation Ryzen 4000 processors coming in the fourth quarter of this General and based on the architecture of Zen 3, meaning that most processors based on that architecture will be supported by this chip, but remember this chip does not support overclocking.
This chip is also supposed to support the recently launched Ryzen 4000 APU processors aimed at OEMs that we find available only through ready-made desktop computers. What processors did you not support? Ryzen 3000 APU and Ryzen 2000 APU along with Ryzen 2000 and Ryzen 1000 are not supported with this chipset.
Regarding the prices..the motherboards that will be launched with this chip from ASUS, ASRock, GIGABYTE, MSI will be in the price category of approximately $ 60-100, as we have seen, with a number of motherboards that have become available through popular purchase sites, but that does not mean that See paintings at prices exceeding the $ 100 barrier with that chip.