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AMD officially launches A520 chipset motherboards

Just yesterday, we went over some of the recent AMD A520 motherboard leaks, hinting at an imminent launch. Now just 24 hours later, AMD has officially launched its entry-level chipset for those looking to upgrade to 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs, based on the Zen 2 architecture. 

Today, the AMD A520 chipset for Socket AM4 officially launches, providing a cheap entry point to the Ryzen 3000 ecosystem, albeit with one specific drawback – no PCIe 4.0 support. If you want to make use of one of the latest PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs, you’ll need to spend a little extra on a B550 or X570 motherboard.

Outside of that though, The A520 supports all the basic features you need to get going, including overclocked RAM and a guaranteed upgrade path for future Ryzen 4000 CPUs based on the Zen 3 architecture.

Here in the UK, the first A520 motherboards available come from ASUS, with OCUK stocking the Asus Prime A520M-K at £61.99, the Asus Prime A520M-A for £69.95 and the Asus TUF Gaming A520M-PLUS for £79.99. These are just a few examples though, you can also expect A520 motherboards from ASRock, BioStar, Gigabyte and MSI to be available very soon.

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KitGuru Says: At £79.99 for an entry-level gaming board, A520 seems quite appealing, providing you don’t want to make use of PCIe 4.0 SSD speeds. Are any of you planning to put together a low-cost rig with an A520 motherboard and 3rd Gen Ryzen processor? 

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