Asus TUF Gaming A520M-PLUS WIFI AM4 Micro-ATX Motherboard
TUF GAMING A520M-PLUS WIFI
Chipset: A520 - Socket: AMD AM4 - Form Factor: Micro-ATX - RAM Support: 4x DDR4 Slots (Dual Channel) - Storage: 1x M.2 slots & 4x SATA 6Gb/s ports - Expansion Slots: 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 2x PCIe 3.0 x1 - Connectivity: Realtek 1Gb Ethernet - Rear USB Ports: 4x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, 2x USB-A 2.0
Processor socket Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
Compatible processor series A processor which is compatible with this device, belongs to a 'series' which is part of 'family' e.g Celeron D, Celeron G, Celeron M, or, in some cases, is the same as 'family'.
AMD Ryzen 3, AMD Ryzen 5, AMD Ryzen 7, 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen 9, AMD Ryzen 9 5th Gen
Number of memory slots
Memory slots type A memory slot, also known as a memory socket or RAM slot, is what allows computer memory (RAM) to be inserted into the computer. Depending on the motherboard, there will usually be 2 to 4 memory slots (sometimes more on high-end motherboards). The most common types of RAM are SDRAM and DDR for desktop computers and SODIMM for laptop computers, each having various types and speeds.
ECC ECC means Error Correction Code, and it is memory that is able to detect and correct some memory errors without user intervention.
Supported memory clock speeds Memory clock speed is the time it takes for a computer to complete basic operations. It refers to the computer's processing speed and is measured in hertz. It is however not such a reliable measure of a computer's speed as it doesn't take into account other factors like RAM and cache size.
Supported storage drive interfaces
M.2,PCI Express 3.0,SATA III
RAID levels RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy and performance improvement. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways, referred to as RAID levels, depending on the specific level of redundancy and performance required.
Parallel processing technology support Parallel processing technology is the simultaneous use of more than one CPU or processor core to execute a program or multiple computational threads. Ideally, parallel processing makes programs run faster because there are more engines (CPUs or Cores) running it. In practice, it is often difficult to divide a program in such a way that separate CPUs or cores can execute different portions without interfering with each other. Most computers have just one CPU, but some models have several, and multi-core processor chips are becoming the norm. There are even computers with thousands of CPUs.
USB 2.0 connectors The end of a cable with a USB 2.0 connector. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), in addition to the "USB 1.x Full Speed" signaling rate of 12 Mbit/s. USB 2.0 connectors are usually colored black.
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors This is a connector (normally attached to a cable) for USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is the second major revision of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard for computer connectivity. First introduced in 2008, USB 3.0 adds a new transfer mode called "SuperSpeed," (distinguishable from USB 2.0 by either the blue colour of the port or the initials SS) capable of transferring data at up to 5Gbit/s—more than ten times as fast as the 480 Mbit/s top speed of USB 2.0.
Number of SATA III connectors Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) (SATA) is a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives. SATA III (revision 3.x) interface, formally known as SATA 6Gb/s, is a third generation SATA interface running at 6.0Gb/s. The bandwidth throughput, which is supported by the interface, is up to 600MB/s. This interface is backwards compatible with SATA 3 Gb/s interface.
S/PDIF out connector
Front panel audio connector
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
CPU fan connector
Number of chassis fan connectors
EPS power connector (8-pin)
Number of COM connectors
12V power connector
RGB LED pin header
Rear panel I/O ports
USB 2.0 ports quantity Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
PS/2 ports quantity The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity Number of VGA (D-Sub) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The VGA (D-Sub) connector is a 15 pin connector between a computer and a monitor. It was first introduced in 1987 by IBM.
HDMI ports quantity The number of sockets (ports) for HDMI connections. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed/uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant device ("the source device") to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. HDMI is a digital replacement for existing analog video standards.
DisplayPorts quantity Number of DisplayPorts. A DisplayPort is a digital display interface developed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). The interface is primarily used to connect a video source to a display device such as a computer monitor, though it can also be used to carry audio, USB, and other forms of data.
WiFi-AP antenna jack
Ethernet LAN An Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) interface is present, for a wired conection via a cable.
Ethernet interface type
Wi-Fi Popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves.
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi standards The type of wireless local area network (LAN). It can be ad-hoc, where units in a network communicate peer-to-peer, or Infrastructure, where units communicate with each other via an access point A LAN interconnects computers in a small area e.g. home, school or office.
802.11a,802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n),Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
WLAN controller model
Bluetooth Bluetooth is a low-power radio technology developed to replace the cables and wires currently used to link or connect electronic devices such as personal computers, printers, and a wide variety of handheld devices including mobile phones. Because it uses radio-wave connectivity, a Bluetooth-enabled device has a constant, established connection to whatever browser it uses. This saves the user the trouble of logging on to check for emails or news updates, for example.
Realtek ALC887 / Realtek ALC897
Audio output channels An audio output channel is an electric circuit which acts as a path for a signal produced by a device. A device may have several audio output channels.
PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x) slots
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots Places where PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) are placed inside and connected to the computer motherboard.
Number of M.2 (M) slots
BIOS type The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) initializes and tests system hardware components, and loads a bootloader or an operating system from a mass memory device. The BIOS additionally provides abstraction layer for the hardware, i.e. a consistent way for application programs and operating systems to interact with the keyboard, display, and other input/output devices. There are several types of BIOS, including the motherboard ROM BIOS, video BIOS, drive controller BIOS, network adapter BIOS, and SCSI adapter BIOS.
BIOS memory size
Clear CMOS jumper
Weight & dimensions
|MPN||TUF GAMING A520M-PLUS WIFI|
|Product Condition||Brand New/Unused|
|Motherboard Chipset||AMD A520|
|Warranty Period||3 Years Warranty|
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