ASUS TUF GAMING A520M-PLUS

AMD A520 (Ryzen AM4) micro ATX motherboard with M.2 support, 1 Gb Ethernet, HDMI/DVI/D-Sub, SATA 6 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, and Aura Sync RGB lighting support
AMD AM4 socket: Ready for Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series Desktop 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

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Description

DURABLE. STABLE. RELIABLE.

TUF Gaming A520M-Plus distills essential elements of the latest AMD platform and combines them with game-ready features and proven durability. Engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded power solution and a comprehensive set of cooling options, this motherboard delivers rock-solid performance with unwavering gaming stability.

When you build with a TUF Gaming motherboard, you also benefit from the TUF Gaming Alliance — an ASUS collaboration with trusted industry partners that ensures easier building, best compatibility, and complementary aesthetics from components to case.

ROCK-SOLID PERFORMANCE

With upgraded power delivery and comprehensive cooling options to fuel the latest AMD Ryzen CPUs, plus support for faster memory, TUF Gaming A520M-Plus is the perfect foundation for your next high-core-count battle rig.

POWER DESIGN

TUF COMPONENTS

TUF CHOKES
Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, improving system stability.

TUF CAPACITORS
Proprietary capacitors provide up to 20% greater temperature tolerance and 5X-longer lifespan.

Digi+ VRM
The integrated Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times.

TUF Gaming motherboards are designed to be easy to set up and configure just the way you want — even for first-time builders. The TUF Gaming Alliance ecosystem makes selecting compatible parts easy, while Armoury Crate software offers full control of system settings via a single dashboard. TUF Gaming motherboards give you everything you need to build your dream gaming rig without adding complexity.

COOLING 

COMPREHENSIVE FAN CONTROLS

TUF Gaming A520M-Plus features comprehensive fan controls that can be configured via Fan Xpert 2+ utility or via the award-winning ASUS UEFI BIOS.

Multiple temperature sources

4-pin PWM/DC fan
Smart protection
Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling, and all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 2+ or via the UEFI.​

STORAGE

32Gbps M.2 Support
M.2 slot supports up to 22110 and data-transfer speeds of up to 32 Gbps via x4 PCI Express 3.0 bandwidth, enabling quicker boot-up and app load times with OS or application drives.

*Actual transmission speed will be lower than theoretical maximum speed.

CONNECTIVITY

USB 3.2 GEN 2 TYPEA
Numerous USB ports support gaming rigs loaded with peripherals, including a USB Type-A connector with fast USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity for compatible cases.

EASY PC DIY

TUF Gaming motherboards are designed to be easy to set up and configure just the way you want — even for first-time builders. The TUF Gaming Alliance ecosystem makes selecting compatible parts easy, while Armoury Crate software offers full control of system settings via a single dashboard. TUF Gaming motherboards give you everything you need to build your dream gaming rig without adding complexity.

TUG GAMING ALLIANCE

Build with confidence
TUF Gaming Alliance is a collaboration between ASUS and trusted PC-component brands to ensure compatibility with a wide range of parts, such as PC cases, power supplies, CPU coolers, memory kits and more. With more partnerships and components being added regularly, the TUF Gaming Alliance will continue to grow even stronger.

TUF PROTECTION

SafeSlot Core+

SafeSlot Core+ is the ASUS-exclusive PCIe slot fortified with a one-piece stainless-steel brace that shields the slot to protect it from damage. The metal cover is tightly secured to the slot with hooks, and the entire assembly is firmly anchored to the PCB with strengthened solder points to provide a secure foundation for heavyweight graphics cards.

Strengthened solder points around the PCIe and DIMM pins.

Metal inserts keep graphics cards properly aligned during installation.

The metal side-panels feature hooks that firmly clasp the slot body.

ESD guards

ESD Guards prolong the life of components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to +/- 10 kV of air discharge and +/- 6 kV of contact discharge — greatly surpassing the respective industry standards of +/- 6 kV and +/- 4 kV.

KEYBOARDS AND MOUSE CONNECTORS: Additional on-circuit ESD transient-voltage-suppression.

VGA PROTECTION: Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes to protect VGA output functionality.

USB CONNECTORS: TVS diode for surface-mount and dual in-line package.

TUF LANGuard

TUF LANGuard is a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput, protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.

DRAM overvoltage protection

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.

Stainless-steel back I/O panel

TUF Gaming motherboards have a corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panel bonded with chromium oxide to provide a 3X-longer lifespan versus traditional panels. With this protective feature, TUF Gaming motherboards passed 72-hour salt fog testing, while other brands only passed 24-hour testing.

IMMERSIVE GAMING

TUF Gaming A520M-Plus provides a complete, high-performance gaming package with a long list of features to improve your experience, including ultrafast networking for smoother online gameplay and onboard RGB lighting that syncs with attached accessories to help you create a personalized gaming atmosphere.

NETWORKING

EXCLUSIVE GIGABIT ETHERNET
Experience ultra-fast gaming with the ASUS-exclusive Realtek® L8200A Gigabit Ethernet. With performance and stability enhancements, the LAN is optimized for CPU-efficient, low-latency data transfers.

AURA SYNC RGB LIGHTING

Outshine the Competition
A well-tuned system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.

 

Tech Specs

CPU

AMD AM4 Socket for AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ 5000 G-Series/ 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series Desktop Processors *
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

Chipset

AMD A520

Memory

4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4866(O.C)/4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4466(O.C.)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3200/3000/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory *
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
ECC Memory (ECC mode) support varies by CPU.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* The maximum memory frequency supported varies by processor

Graphic

1  x D-Sub
1  x DVI-D
1  x HDMI 2.1([email protected])

Expansion Slots

AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ 5000 G-Series/ 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series Desktop Processors
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode)
AMD A520 Chipset
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1

Storage

Total supports 1 x M.2 slot(s) and 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ 5000 G-Series/ 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series Desktop Processors :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
AMD A520 Chipset :
4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),
Support Raid 0, 1, 10

LAN

Realtek L8200A 1Gb Ethernet
TUF LANGuard

Wireless Data Network

M.2 slot only (Key E) (Support PCIe interface)*
*Wi-Fi module is sold separately.

Audio

Realtek ALC887/897 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC *
– Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking, up to 24-Bit/192kHz playback
Audio Feature :
– Audio Shielding
– Dedicated audio PCB layers
– Premium Japanese audio capacitors
* Choose the chassis with HD audio module in front panel to support 8-channel audio output.

USB Ports

Rear USB Port ( Total 7  )
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(1 x Type-A)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(4 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 port(s)(2 x Type-A)
Front USB Port ( Total 5  )
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(2 x Type-A)
3 x USB 2.0 port(s)(3 x Type-A)

Software Features

ASUS Exclusive Software
Armoury Crate
– Aura Creator
– Aura Sync
AI Suite 3
– Performance And Power Saving Utility
TurboV EVO
EPU
Digi+ VRM
Fan Xpert 2+
– EZ update
– PC Cleaner
– System Information
TUF GAMING CPU-Z
AI Charger
ASUS Turbo LAN
Norton Anti-virus software (Free Trial for 60 days)
WinRAR
UEFI BIOS
ASUS EZ DIY
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 3
– ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode

ASUS Special Features

ASUS TUF PROTECTION
– ASUS DIGI+ VRM
– ASUS ESD Guards
– TUF LANGuard
– ASUS Overvoltage Protection
– ASUS SafeSlot Core+
– ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O
ASUS Q-Design
– ASUS Q-DIMM
– ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
– Aluminum heatsink design

Back I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x DVI-D
1 x D-Sub
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (teal blue)Type-A,
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (blue) Type-A
2 x USB 2.0
3 x Audio jack(s)

Internal I/O Ports

1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x Aura RGB Strip Header
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 3 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 with E key for Wi-Fi module
1 x SPI TPM header
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x System panel connector
1 x COM port header

Accessories

User´s manual
I/O Shield
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x TUF Gaming Sticker
1 x TUF Certification card(s)
1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)
1 x M.2 Key E screw package(s)

BIOS

256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Manageability

WOL by PXE

Operating System

Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

mATX Form Factor
9.6  inch x 9.6  inch ( 24.4  cm x 24.4  cm )