Asus TUF GAMING A520M-PLUS DDR4 AMD Motherboard

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Asus TUF GAMING A520M-PLUS DDR4 AMD Motherboard

Product Id: 02.02.006.298

Regular Price  9,550
Special Price  9,100

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Asus TUF GAMING A520M-PLUS
CPU Sockets - AM4
Chipset - AMD A520
Memory Channel - Dual Channel

General

Model
Asus TUF GAMING A520M-PLUS
Chipset
AMD A520
Form Factor
mATX
Warranty
3 year
Country Of Origin
Taiwan
Made in/ Assemble
China

Compatibility

Sockets Supported
AM4
Supported CPU
AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors with Radeon Graphics processors
Supported Operating System
Windows 10

Memory Support

Memory Type
DDR4
Memory MHz
4800(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C)/ 4466(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C)/ 4266(O.C.)/ 4133(O.C.)/ 4000(O.C.)/ 3866(O.C.)/ 3733(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3200/ 3000/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz
Memory Channel
Dual
Memory Slot
4
Memory Max.
128GB
Optane Memory Support
No

Graphics

Graphics
Integrated Graphics
Multi-GPU Support
No
PCI Express Slot
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode), 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
CrossFire Support
No
Sli Support
No

Storage

Storage Interface
6.0Gb/s
M.2/SSD Expansion Slot
1
SATA Port
4 x SATA
Raid Support
0, 1, 10

Network & Connectivity

LAN Chipset
Realtek L8200A
LAN Speed (Mbps)
10/100/1000

Ports

USB Port
1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 5 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 4 x USB2.0
VGA Port
1
DVI Port
1
HDMI Port
1

Audio

Audio Chipset.
Realtek ALC887
Audio Channel
7.1

Bios Information

BIOS Type
1 x 256 Mbit Flash ROM
BIOS Model
UEFI AMI BIOS

Additional Info

Brand
Asus
Chipset Brand
AMD
WiFi
No
Bluetooth
No
DisplayPort (DP)
No
FireWire
No
TPM Port
No
COM Port
No
RGB Support
Yes
RGB Sync
Aura Sync
RGB Connector
1 x Aura RGB Strip Header
Feature
Micro ATX motherboard with M.2 support, 1 Gb Ethernet, HDMI/DVI/D-Sub, SATA 6 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, and Aura Sync RGB lighting support, AMD AM4 socket, Comprehensive cooling, VRM and PCH heatsinks, Fan Xpert 2+, Made for online gaming, Realtek L8200A Ethernet, M.2 slot (Key E) for Wi-Fi module, TUF LANGuard and TurboLAN technology, Aura Sync RGB Lighting, Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, ASUS TUF PROTECTION, ASUS Q-Design, ASUS Thermal Solution
Others
1 x CPU Fan connector(s), 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s), 1 x SPI TPM header, 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x System panel connector, 1 x COM port header, 3 x Audio jack(s)

Details

Asus TUF GAMING A520M-PLUS

                                              

AMD A520 (Ryzen AM4) micro ATX motherboard with M.2 support, 1 Gb Ethernet, HDMI/DVI/D-Sub, SATA 6 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, and Aura Sync RGB lighting support

  • AMD AM4 socket: Ready for Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series Desktop Processors
  • Comprehensive cooling: PCH heatsink and Fan Xpert 2+
  • Ultrafast connectivity: M.2 support, 1 Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 5X Protection III: Multiple hardware safeguards for all-around system protection

DURABLE. STABLE. RELIABLE.

TUF Gaming A520M-Plus distills essential elements of the latest AMD platform and combines them with game-ready features and proven durability. Engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded power solution and a comprehensive set of cooling options, this motherboard delivers rock-solid performance with unwavering gaming stability.

When you build with a TUF Gaming motherboard, you also benefit from the TUF Gaming Alliance — an ASUS collaboration with trusted industry partners that ensures easier building, best compatibility, and complementary aesthetics from components to case.

TUF COMPONENTS

TUF CHOKES

Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, improving system stability.

TUF CAPACITORS

Proprietary capacitors provide up to 20% greater temperature tolerance and 5X-longer lifespan.

 

Digi+ VRM

The integrated Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times.

 

 

32Gbps M.2 Support

M.2 slot supports up to 22110 and data-transfer speeds of up to 32 Gbps via x4 PCI Express 3.0 bandwidth, enabling quicker boot-up and app load times with OS or application drives.

 

USB 3.2 GEN 2 TYPEA

Numerous USB ports support gaming rigs loaded with peripherals, including a USB Type-A connector with fast USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity for compatible cases.

 

Build with confidence

TUF Gaming Alliance is a collaboration between ASUS and trusted PC-component brands to ensure compatibility with a wide range of parts, such as PC cases, power supplies, CPU coolers, memory kits and more. With more partnerships and components being added regularly, the TUF Gaming Alliance will continue to grow even stronger.

SafeSlot Core+

SafeSlot Core+ is the ASUS-exclusive PCIe slot fortified with a one-piece stainless-steel brace that shields the slot to protect it from damage. The metal cover is tightly secured to the slot with hooks, and the entire assembly is firmly anchored to the PCB with strengthened solder points to provide a secure foundation for heavyweight graphics cards.

Strengthened solder points around the PCIe and DIMM pins.

Metal inserts keep graphics cards properly aligned during installation.

The metal side-panels feature hooks that firmly clasp the slot body.

 

 

EXCLUSIVE GIGABIT ETHERNET

Experience ultra-fast gaming with the ASUS-exclusive Realtek® L8200A Gigabit Ethernet. With performance and stability enhancements, the LAN is optimized for CPU-efficient, low-latency data transfers.

Outshine the Competition

A well-tuned system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.

 

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Brand - Asus, Model - Asus TUF GAMING A520M-PLUS, Chipset Brand - AMD, Chipset - AMD A520, CPU Sockets - AM4, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors with Radeon Graphics processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 4800(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C)/ 4466(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C)/ 4266(O.C.)/ 4133(O.C.)/ 4000(O.C.)/ 3866(O.C.)/ 3733(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3200/ 3000/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Graphics - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - No, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode), 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes)), LAN Chipset - Realtek L8200A, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, Wi-Fi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 4 x USB 2.0, VGA Port - 1, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 4 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 256 Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - No, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0,1,10, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - No, COM Port - No, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - Aura Sync, RGB Connector - 1 x Aura RGB Strip Header, Form Factor - mATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Micro ATX motherboard with M.2 support, 1 Gb Ethernet, HDMI/DVI/D-Sub, SATA 6 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, and Aura Sync RGB lighting support, AMD AM4 socket, Comprehensive cooling, VRM and PCH heatsinks, Fan Xpert 2+, Made for online gaming, Realtek L8200A Ethernet, M.2 slot (Key E) for Wi-Fi module, TUF LANGuard and TurboLAN technology, Aura Sync RGB Lighting, Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, ASUS TUF PROTECTION, ASUS Q-Design, ASUS Thermal Solution, Others - 1 x CPU Fan connector(s), 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s), 1 x SPI TPM header, 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x System panel connector, 1 x COM port header, 3 x Audio jack(s), Warranty - 3 Year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China

Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
 

It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard: 


Pick up the Right Socket: You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.


Motherboard Sizes: Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
 

Number of RAM Slots: Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
 

Motherboard ports: It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.
 

Motherboard Chipsets: CPU mainly dictates the compatible chipset options. For Intel motherboards, one can choose from the cheaper options that can’t be overclocked or the expensive ones that can. Chipset with the letter 'Z' in the name has the overclocking feature and chipsets with letters 'B', 'H', 'Q'… do not come with this particular feature.

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