The Taiwanese company ASRock announces the release of four new small-size motherboards based on the budgetary AMD A320 chipset, designed to work with Ryzen processors.
All novelties are executed in compliance with the brand standards Super Alloy, offering users a printed circuit board of increased density, a digital power subsystem, as well as an advanced protection system Full Spike Protection.
Let’s start with the ASRock A320M Pro4 model, which stands apart in this quartet, as it belongs to the Pro series and outperforms the remaining triad of equipment. The novelty carries four DIMM DDR4 slots for DDR4-3200 + MHz memory, four SATA-III ports, and one Ultra M.2 and M.2 each. Among the connectors, the future owner will find PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (1 pc), PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (1 pc.) And PCI-Express 2.0 x1 (1 pc).
On the back panel of ASRock A320M Pro4 there is a set of connectors: USB 3.0 × 5, USB 2.0 × 2, mini-jack × 3, LAN × 1, PS / 2 × 2, HDMI × 1, D-Sub × 1, DVI × 1. The sound is controlled by the popular and relatively inexpensive 8-channel Realtek ALC892 codec. The same goes for the Gigabit network, for which the manufacturer chose the most popular Realtek RTL8111GR controller.
Motherboards ASRock A320M, A320M-DGS, A320M-HDV are designed for more economical users. The main difference between them is the video outputs available on the rear panel: A320M – does not have video outputs, A320M-DGS – DVI-D (1 pc), A320M-HDV – HDMI (1 pc.), DVI-D (1 pc.), D- Sub (1 piece).
The basic characteristics of the models are similar. They will offer users two memory slots DDR4-3200 + MHz, four SATA-III ports, one Ultra M.2, one PCI-Express 3.0 x16, PCI-Express 2.0 x1. The back panel has such equipment: USB 3.0 × 4, USB 2.0 × 2, mini-jack × 3, LAN × 1, PS / 2 × 1 (× 2 in A320M).