The Asus Prime A320M-K Review


Asus Prime family motherboards use a set of special features and capabilities using global standards. The Asus Prime A320M-K with AMD AMD A320 chipset, DDR4 RAM support, and two memory slots is a motherboard suitable for use in mid-range and mid-range systems.

Support for DDR4 RAMs makes this model increase the memory frequency to 3200 MHz.

 Also, the socket is installed in this AM4 motherboard and can support seventh-generation processors.

Review


The Prime A320M-K is a product from the ASUS brand. This motherboard uses AMD’s A320 chipset and can be fitted with the company’s seventh-generation A-series, Athlon, and Ryzen processors.

The socket for installing the processor on the Prime A320M-K motherboard is the AM4 model, which makes it possible to install slave mail processors. Like all new generation motherboards, the Prime A320M-K motherboard supports DDR4 RAM.

There are two RAM slots on the motherboard, which indicates that the target market of the motherboard is administrative, and a maximum of 32 GB of RAM with a frequency of 3200 MHz can be installed on them.

An M.2 slot is built into the motherboard, allowing NVMe M.2 cards to be used.

Asus has used two graphics ports, VGA and HDMI, for this product, so that you can use the motherboard without buying a graphics card.

A graphics card slot for the Prime A320M-K motherboard uses Asus SafeSlot Core proprietary technology.

Slots equipped with this technology use a special injection method in which a hooked metal blade is integrated into the plastic slot to increase the slot’s resistance to the installation of heavy graphics cards.

Almost all output ports of the Prime A320M-K motherboard are protected against electrostatic discharge.

Asus uses ESD Guards for this type of protection, in which the parts can withstand up to 10 kV air discharge and 6 kV contact evacuation.

In terms of cooling, we see the use of Asus Fan Xpert technology in the Prime A320M-K motherboard.

This technology allows fans to work in different parts of the computer with an optimal ratio of speed and noise.

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In fact, Fan Xpert optimizes one fan for all fans to work in different conditions.

Ports and slots


As we said, the above model uses two memory slots, which makes it easy to install 32 GB of RAM on it.

In addition, there is an M.2 slot for the above motherboard, so that you can enjoy the extraordinary transfer speed and run programs in the fastest possible way.

Asus also has two VGA and HDMI ports in this model so that you can connect your monitor directly to the motherboard image output without a separate graphics card.

It is worth mentioning that this product supports 4 USB 3.1 ports and two USB 2.0 ports so that you can easily install peripherals on your motherboard and use the best possible speed for data transfer and information.

Audio and cooling system


One of the factors to consider when buying a motherboard is the cooling system.

Therefore, in the above model, Asus uses Fan Xpert technology to provide full monitoring of the cooling system capabilities for the user, and you will be able to identify and check the specifications of all fans with just one click.

This motherboard is equipped with a Realtek ALC887 sound card, and also the powerful Japanese capacitors used in it have resulted in excellent sound quality and very high clarity during the game.

Other facilities


One of the special features of this model is the support of AI Suite 3. With this technology, you can easily access all parts of software and hardware.

This program provides a variety of easy features such as the ability to monitor overclocking, control various system parameters, and quickly apply the desired settings to its audience.

The Asus Prime A320M-K specifications

BrandAsus
SeriesPrime
ModelPRIME A320M-K
CPUAMD AM4 Socket Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics/Ryzen 1st Generation/7th Generation A-series/Athlon X4 Processors
ChipsetAMD A320
MemoryAMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics / Ryzen 1st Generation Processors
2x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory
AMD 7th Generation A-Series/Athlon X4 Processors
2x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
*Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
*Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
GraphicIntegrated Graphics in the AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics/ 7th Generation A-Series APU
Multi-VGA output support: HDMI/RGB ports
– Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
– Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 2048 MB (for iGPU exclusively)
Expansion SlotsAMD Ryzen 1st Generation Processors
1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics /7th Generation A-Series/Athlon X4 Processors
1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode)
AMD A320 chipset
2x PCIe 2.0 x1
StorageAMD A320 chipset:
4x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray,
Support Raid 0, 1, 10
AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics/ Ryzen 1st Generation Processors:
1x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
AMD 7th Generation A-series/Athlon Processors:
1x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 2 mode)
LANRealtek RTL8111H, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
AudioRealtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
USB PortsAMD Ryzen 2nd Generation/ Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics/ Ryzen 1st Generation/7th Generation A-Series/Athlon X4 Processors:
4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue)
AMD A320 chipset:
2x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at mid-board)
AMD A320 chipset:
6x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, 4 at mid-board)
Back I/O Ports1x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
1x PS/2 mouse (green)
1x D-Sub
1x HDMI
1x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue) ,
2x USB 2.0
3x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports1x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19-pin)
2x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1x COM port(s) connector(s)
4x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1x S/PDIF out header(s)
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1x System panel(s)
1x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1x Speaker connector
AccessoriesUser’s manual
I/O Shield
2x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1x M.2 Screw Package
1x Supporting DVD
BIOS128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP,WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.1, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information, F6 Qfan Control
Operating SystemWindows 10 64-bit
Form FactormATX Form Factor
8.9 inch x 8.7 inch ( 22.6 cm x 22.1 cm )
Warranty Information
Warranty3 Year Warranty
The Asus Prime A320M-K specifications

Conclusion


But in the final summary, the Prime A320M-K is one of the cheapest motherboards on the market.

This mid-range motherboard with the mentioned features is a good choice for people who are looking for a quality product with a low budget to do their daily work.

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