It will be during the month of September 2020 that we will see the first motherboards based on AMD A520 chipsetentry level solutions for use with i AMD processors of the Ryzen family. It is Digitimes to advance this information, not officially confirmed by AMD, highlighting how ASMedia's business is expected to leap forward during the second quarter of the year
ASMedia is engaged in the production of chipsets for AMD processors, then sold under the American company brand. From this the expected debut of the A520 solutions, models for which the technical specifications are not known at the moment but which should allow the purchase of motherboards with very low price lists.
We don't have to expect any particular features that go beyond the basic ones, which is why it is It is difficult to provide support for the PCI Express 4.0 interface adopted instead by AMD for the X570 and B550 models always compatible with Ryzen processors.
What seems certain is that this new chipset will also implement support for AMD processors based on Zen 3 architecturetherefore those of the desktop 4000 family without integrated GPU. The debut of these solutions is expected for the third quarter, compatible both with the motherboards based on the AMD chipset of the 500 family and with the B450 and X470 models for which the respective motherboard manufacturers will have released bios updates.
Together with the new AMD Ryzen processors of the 4000 series, the new higher-end platform of the 600 series should also debut, whose name for historical continuity should be that of AMD X670. ASMedia will also continue to be involved in the production of this solution, with the consequent debut of new higher-end motherboards by all the main manufacturers in the sector.