AMD completes its 500 series motherboard lineup with the release of the much awaited A520 chipset. It offers a much higher bandwidth and an expanded connectivity options than the previous AMD entry-level chipset.
The A520 chipset’s most notable upgrade from the previous generation would be its PCIe lanes. The previous A320 chipset only offered PCIE 2.0, while the new A520 chipset will have PCIE 3.0 that offers two times wider bandwidth than the previous generation. It will have support for all existing Ryzen 3000 series CPUs and will also be compatible with upcoming Ryzen processors. Aside from that tho, based on the charts above there’s not much of a difference from the A320 chipset.
Motherboard manufacturers will soon follow suit and release their A520 motherboards. Pricing and availability of the A520 motherboards will depend on the motherboard manufacturers. We’ll update this post once MSRP and SRP are made available.