- AMD AM4 socket: Ready for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics 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
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
- 2 x USB 2.0
- Realtek LAN
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
- 3 x Audio jacks
- PCIe 3.0 x16
- ASUS SafeSlot Core
- Audio Features
- Audio Shielding
- Dedicated audio PCB layers
- DIGI+ VRM & EPU
- DDR4 Support
- AMD AM4 Socket
- 2 x Front USB 3.2 Gen 1
- AMD A520 Chipset
- 32 Gb/s M.2 support
PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA mode
- 4 x SATA 6 Gb/s
- 4 x Front USB 2.0
Comprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime A520 motherboard packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system, enabling you to tweak performance settings to perfectly match the way you work – maximizing your productivity.
The renowned ASUS UEFI BIOS provides everything you need to configure, tweak and tune your system. It offers intelligently simplified options for PC DIY beginners, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
Advanced Tuning for Serious Tweakers
An intuitive Advanced mode offered via the UEFI lets you take complete control. A built-in search feature makes it easy to find options, and various Advanced functions let you intelligently make nuanced adjustments so you can dial in performance just the way you want.
Quick and Simple Setup
EZ mode displays vital settings and stats and also offers guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings — all to help you get your rig up and running in no time.
PRIME A520M-K is engineered with an array of hybrid fan headers and features comprehensive cooling controls that are configurable via Fan Xpert software or via the UEFI BIOS, ensuring your rig stays cool and stable under intense workloads.
Prime A520 motherboard provides all the fundamentals to boost daily productivity, so your system will be ready for action with stable power, intuitive cooling and flexible transfer options.
Little Things Make a Big Difference
Prime A520 series adds the nuanced details that improve every experience, from exclusive codecs that provide pristine audio quality to intuitive interface that let you customize your system to create a unique personal look.
Combined onboard features deliver elevated audio
Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you've ever experienced.
Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.
Ensures minimal crosstalk between audio paths.
Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported products, from a single intuitive interface. Armoury Crate provides control of settings for ASUS products, including keyboard and mouse preferences. This software even features dedicated product registration and highlight to help you stay in touch with the ASUS community.
World-class circuit-protecting power design
An exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators to protect your motherboard from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies.
Short-circuit damage prevention
Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.
3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability
Corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that's three times longer than ordinary panels
Pumped-up throughput 2.5X higher surge tolerance
ASUS LANGuard is a hardware-level network protection feature that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput and ensure a more reliable connection.
Compatible devices and components
The Prime A520 series provides superior compatibility with thousands of components and our Qualified Vendor List (QVL) identifies memory compatibility, giving you more choices for worry-free PC-building experiences.
Every ASUS motherboard is subjected to more than 8,000 hours of stringent tests, including burn-in, environmental, compatibility, software and safety tests to confirm their durability. ASUS reliability surpasses industry standards, ensuring that every component is designed to function flawlessly in any environment.
Ensures components withstand extreme conditions.
Thermal measurement tests
Ensures that the system remains cool and stable under the heaviest loads.
Every port and connector is put through repeated installation cycles.
Up to 48-hour aging test ensures reliability.
Checked for world-class energy efficiency.
Temperature and DC margin tests
Ensures that the motherboard is capable of coping with voltages fluctuations caused by varying temperatures.
Ensures ability to survive temperature changes during transportation.
Non-operation shock tests
Built to withstand jolts that may occur during shipping.
Every component is checked to ensure flawless operation.
Connector placement is double-checked to ensure hassle-free installation.
Drop tests from various heights ensure durability.
Salt and spray tests
Tested for I/O reliability, prolonged lifespan and rust-resistance.
|CPU Socket Type||AM4|
|CPU Type||AMD Socket AM4 for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics Processors*
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list.
|PCI Express 3.0 x16||3rd Gen AMD Ryzen and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics Processors
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (supports x16 mode)
|PCI Express x1||AMD A520 Chipset
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
|SATA 6Gb/s||4 x SATA 6Gb/s|
|M.2||3rd Gen AMD Ryzen and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics Processors
M.2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA modes)
|Audio Chipset||Realtek ALC887|
|Audio Channels||7.1 Channels
* A chassis with an HD audio module in the front panel is required to support 7.1 Surround Sound audio output.
|LAN Chipset||Realtek RTL8111H|
|Max LAN Speed||10/100/1000Mbps|
|Back I/O Ports||4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x Type-A)
1 x D-Sub port
1 x HDMI port
1 x Realtek RTL8111H 1Gb Ethernet port
3 x Audio jacks
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse combo port
|Onboard USB||1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
|Other Connectors||Fan and cooling related
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header
1 x 4-pin Chassis Fan header
1 x Clear CMOS header
1 x COM Port header
1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x Speaker header
1 x SPI TPM header (14-1pin)
1 x 10-1 pin System Panel header
|Form Factor||Micro ATX|
|Dimensions (W x L)||8.9" x 8.7"|
|Power Pin||1 x 24-pin Main Power connector
1 x 8-pin +12V Power connector
ASUS 5X PROTECTION III
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM
- ASUS LANGuard
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection
- ASUS SafeSlot Core
- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
- Aluminum heatsink design
ASUS Exclusive Software
AI Suite 3
- Performance and Power Saving Utility
- EZ update
Norton Anti-virus software (Free Trial for 60 days)
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
256MB Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
WOL by PME, PXE
Windows 10 - 64-bit
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cables
1 x I/O Shield
1 x M.2 SSD screw package
1 x Support DVD
1 x User manual
|Date First Available||August 14, 2020|
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