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AMD introduced a budget chipset for Ryzen processors

19 August 2020, Wednesday By M. Konwar

AMD has announced the addition of its 500-series proprietary chipsets. The A520 system logic set is focused on use in low-cost motherboards and supports both existing processors based on the Zen 2 architecture and the yet-to-be-announced Zen 3. 

AMD A520 Chipset

The manufacturer positions the new chipset as an optimized platform for home and office PCs. It is designed for use with existing Ryzen 3000 and 4000 series processors based on Zen 2 architecture. Moreover, the platform will also be compatible with future Zen 3-based chips - users do not have to change motherboards when upgrading the CPU. 

The key difference between AMD A520 and the older representatives of the line was the lack of support for overclocking the processor. The chipset is compatible with the PCI-Express 3.0 interface and lacks Dual Graphics, which does not allow using two video cards in the system. Announced support for up to five second-generation USB 3.2 connectors with data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s, two USB 3.1, and six USB 2.0.

AMD A520

A number of third-party manufacturers, such as ASUS, ASRock, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI, have already introduced the first models of motherboards based on the new AMD solution in the price category up to $100.

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