Asus PRIME A320M-K Review & Specifications – 2020

ASUS Prime A320M K ReviewIn micro-ATX format, the Asus PRIME A320M-K motherboard intended mainly for the AMD Ryzen processors and the A-series (7th generation) is equipped with 4 SATA revision 3.0 ports, 4 USB 3.1 ports. It also has 2 video outputs (HDMI, VGA) and manages processors equipped with an AMD Radeon R series graphics chip supporting DirectX 12. Even on the program: 1 M.2 port.

Asus PRIME A320M-K Review 

5X PROTECTION III For Better Reliability And Durability

VRM Technology

The VRM (Voltage Regulator Module) are considered key components of any motherboard because it is the one which controls the voltage and supplies it in a consistent and steady flow, also play an essential role in overclocking CPUs or GPUs. The DIGI + VRM provides users with improved flexibility and more control, ensuring optimized performance, stability and power.

Electricity is essential in computing, but it can also prove to be an electronic component’s worst enemy. To avoid any irreversible damage, Asus has fitted this motherboard with fuses to protect the components from possible overvoltages.

ASUS ESD Guards Technology

But sometimes electricity comes from sources other than power, and a discharge of static electricity can sometimes be enough to turn your high-tech motherboard into a simple board. Here too Asus has taken care of the issue with ASUS ESD Guards technology.

Capacitors

The PRIME A320M-K motherboard is also distinguished by the use of 5X solid capacitors (8000 operating hours instead of traditional capacitors. These capacitors are a further guarantee of reliability, durability and stability for a more extended period.

Finally, the connectors on the rear panel of the ASUS PRIME A320M-K motherboard are made of stainless steel which prevents the formation of rust which could cause the ports to malfunction, or even the motherboard. A significant point if you live in especially a hot and humid region.

Fan Xpert

It is a cheap motherboard but comes with the Fan Xpert that helps eliminate overheating problems.

Technical Specifications of ASUS PRIME A320M K Motherboard

CPU

  •  7th Generation AMD Ryzen / Athlon CPU
  • 7th Generation AMD APUs
  • Support for 14 nm engraved AMD processors

Chipset

AMD A320

Socket

AM4

Memory

AMD Ryzen:

  • 2 x DIMM, max. 32 GB DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz, ECC and non-ECC, un-buffered memory
  • Dual-Channel memory architecture

7th generation AMD APU A-Series / Athlon:

  • 2 x DIMM, max. 32 GB DDR4 2400/2133 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
  • Dual-Channel memory architecture

Expansion slots

Ryzen processor

  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max x16 mode)

Athlon or APU processor

  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 mode max.)

AMD A320 Chipset

  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1

Storage

Ryzen processor

  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA mode)

Athlon or APU processor

  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 (SATA mode)

AMD A320 Chipset

  • 4 x SATA 6 Gb / s
  • Support RAID 0,1, 10

LAN

 Realtek 8111H Gigabit

Audio

Realtek ALC887 8 channel high definition audio

USB ports

  •  6 x USB 3.0 Type A (4 rear, 2 internal)
  • 6 x USB 2.0 Type A (2 rear, 4 internal)

Rear I/O interface

  • 1 x PS / 2 keyboard port
  • 1 x PS / 2 mouse port
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x VGA
  • 1 x RJ45 port
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Type A
  • 4 x USB 3.0 Type A
  • 3 x Jack Connectors

Internal I/O interface

  •  1 x USB 3.0 port (s) supporting 2 additional USB 3.0 (19 pin) port (s)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 port (s) supporting 4 additional USB 2.0 port (s)
  • 1 x M.2 socket for M Key connector, 2242/2260/2280 type devices (works in SATA and PCI-Express mode)
  • 4 x SATA 6Gb / s connector (s)
  • 1 x CPU fan connector (s)
  • 1 x 4 pin chassis fan connector
  • 1 x header for S / PDIF output
  • 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector (s)
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector (s)
  • 1 x audio connector for the front panel (AAFP)
  • 1 x System panel connector
  • 1 x Clear CMOS header
  • 1 x speaker connector

BIOS

128 MB UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.1 multilingual

Network management

WfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL / WOR by PME, PXE

Format

  • MicroATX
  • 22.6 x 22.1 cm

Other Items

  • 2 x SATA 6Gb / s cables
  • 1 x plate for rear connectors
  • 1 x M.2 fixing set
  • User manual

Also Read:

AMD Ryzen 3 2200g Mobo
AMD Ryzen 3 3200g Mobo
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Mobo

FAQs

Is Asus Prime A320M K Good?

Ans: This is one of the most popular cheapest motherboards with a solid performance. However, it has some limitations also like overclocking facility.

Does ASUS Prime A320M K Have WIFI?

Ans: No, it has no WIFI features available.

How Do I Update My ASUS Prime A320M K BIOS?

Ans: Before updating the BIOS, you must need the necessary tools for it, like, a board having flashing software, the latest version of BIOS (download from the manufacturer’s website), storage device.

  1. Download the latest version BIOS from ASUS official website
  2. Boot, and then navigate to Tool and from there to EZ FLASH
  3. Select your USB storage device, file and hit enter
  4. Now accept applying the update
  5. After completion reboot
  6. Voila, you’re done. Now check if the update was done successfully.

Is ASUS Prime A320M K Good For Gaming?

Ans: Yes, you can play all the latest games without any problem, but if you want to play high-end games, then make sure to play it in low – mid settings.

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