AMD A520 specifications revealed — no love for PCIe 4.0
AMD has just announced the specifications for the AMD A520 chipset. As you might have expected from an entry-level AM4 platform, its feature set is rather rudimentary. For starters, you only get PCIe 3.0 across the board. Yes, even the CPU won’t get to make full use of its PCIe 4.0 lanes on AMD A520 motherboards.
The main upgrade coming from the AMD A320 is support for the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen and newer processors, including planned support for the upcoming processors based on the Zen 3 architecture. Enthusiasts will still have to look the other way though, as you won’t be able to squeeze out all the performance from their processors with an AMD A520 motherboard, as it does not support overclocking.
You get up to six PCIe 3.0 lanes coming off the AMD A520 chipset, which is an upgrade over the AMD A320’s PCIe 2.0 lanes. The USB configuration is still the same, with 1 USB 3.1 (10Gbps) port, two USB 3.0 (5Gbps) ports and and six USB 2.0 (480Mbps) ports coming off the chipset.
Expect to see AMD A520 motherboards being announced from AMD’s partners very soon.
Pokdepinion: A small form factor build with the AMD A520 and Ryzen 4000G series of processors as a HTPC might be interesting.