AMD Launches A520 Chipset With PCIe 3.0; Ready For Zen 3

AMD has launched the A520 chipset for socket AM4. The AMD A520 chipset is available now from major motherboard manufacturers worldwide.

In addition to providing support for AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processors, the AMD A520 chipset offers customers a path for future upgrades, with planned support for future Ryzen Desktop Processors based on the “Zen 3” architecture.

Here’s how the A520 chipset stacks up in the current AM4 socket lineup:

AMD 500 Series Chipsets Comparison
AMD 500 Series Chipsets Comparison

As you can see from the table, the A520 is meant as a replacement/upgrade over the low-end A320 motherboards. It doesn’t support PCIe 4.0 that first made its way into the mainstream consumer market with the launch of Zen 2 over a year ago.

A look at the AMD A520 Chipset’s features:

AMD A520 Chipset Features
AMD A520 Chipset Features

The A520 chipset was first announced alongside the Ryzen 3000XT CPU lineup, which we’ve reviewed here. You can

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