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AMD A520 Motherboard with Pure Digital VRM Solution, High-Quality Audio, GIGABYTE Gaming LAN with Bandwidth Management, PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2, RGB FUSION 2.0, Smart Fan 5, Q-Flash Plus
5+3 Phases Pure Digital VRM Solution with Low RDS(on) MOSFETs
GIGABYTE UD series motherboards use a 5+3 phases pure digital PWM + Low RDS(on) MOSFETs design to support the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ CPUs by offering incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components as well as delivering enhanced system performance and ultimate hardware scalability.
Benefits of Low RDS(on) MOSFETs
‧ Optimized gate charge to minimize switching losses.
‧ Lower temperature, smaller size, better thermal characteristics.
NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Connector
GIGABYTE Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system’s potential.
Exclusive Realtek 8118 Gaming LAN
High Speed Gigabit LAN with Automatic Bandwidth Allocation
Realtek 8118 LAN is a high performance and friendly network chip for gaming players with automatic bandwidth allocation to ensure the highest network priority of the game or application. It can provide users the most comprehensive features and the fastest and smoothest Internet experience.
Program On Top Gets Highest Priority
Real-Time Network Monitoring
HDMI 2.1 for 4K / 60P / 21:9 / HDCP 2.3 Support
HDMI 2.1, which is backwards compatible with HDMI 2.0/ 1.4 and offering 48 Gb/s of bandwidth – twice times more than previous generation. This unlocks the potential for users to transfer multiple video streams, as well as a native cinematic 21:9 ratio (which most movies are shot in), Full HDR and HDCP 2.3 support, to offer the best visual experience for viewers.
Smart Fan 5
With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.
Internal Temperature Sensors
Different models have different number of fan pin headers and temperature sensors. Smart Fan 5 function may vary by model.
Hybrid Fan Headers
■ 5 Temperature Sensors
■ 3 Fan Pin Headers
■ All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
■ Interoperable Fans and Sensors
■ Intuitive UI for Fan Control
Brand - Gigabyte, Model - Gigabyte A520M DS3H, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD A520, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 5000 Series/ 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - AMD Ryzen 5000 series (4266(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200 / 2933 / 2667 / 2400 / 2133MHz), AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen (4400(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3200 / 2933 / 2667 / 2400 / 2133MHz), AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen with Radeon Graphics (4733(O.C.) / 4600(O.C.) / 4400(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3200 / 2933 / 2667 / 2400 / 2133MHz), Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Graphic - Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - No, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, 2 x PCI Express x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 (M key type 2242/2260/2280 PCIe 3.0 x4/x2), LAN Chipset - Realtek GbE, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 100/1000, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887 codec, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1, Wi-Fi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 3 x USB 2.0,, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 4, BIOS Type - 1 x 128 Mbit flash, BIOS Model - AMI UEFI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - No, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0, 1, 10, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - RGB FUSION 2.0, RGB Connector - 1 x RGB LED strip header, Form Factor - Micro ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - AMD A520 Motherboard with Pure Digital VRM Solution, High Quality Audio, GIGABYTE Gaming LAN with Bandwidth Management, PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2, RGB FUSION 2.0, Smart Fan 5, Q-Flash Plus, Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors, Dual Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs, 5+3 Phases Pure Digital VRM Solution with Low RDS(on) MOSFETs, Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 Connector, GIGABYTE Exclusive 8118 Gaming LAN with Bandwidth Management, HDMI, DVI-D, Display Ports for Multiple Display, RGB FUSION 2.0 Supports Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips, Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors, Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP, Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card, Others - iTE I/O Controller Chip, 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port 1, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x RJ-45 port, 3 x audio jacks, 1 x front panel header, 1 x front panel audio header, 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only), 1 x serial port header, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x Q-Flash Plus button, 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector, 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, 1 x CPU fan header, 2 x system fan headers, 1 x addressable LED strip header, 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.