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Gigabyte A520I AC AMD Socket AM4 Motherboard

CCL Code: MBD2933
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Manufacturer Code: A520I AC
| Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Key Features:

  • Socket AM4
  • AMD A520 Chipset
  • 4 x SATA & 6 x USB Ports
  • DDR4 (max 64GB, 2 slots)
  • HDMI and Display Port
  • ITX Form Factor

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Overview

Performance

Direct 6 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 55A DrMOS

A520I AC motherboard uses a Direct 6 phases digital CPU power design which includes both digital PWM Controller and DrMOS. These 100% digital controller offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors.

  • Digital PWM Controller delivers appropriate voltage to the CPU.
  • Direct 6 Phases DrMOS, each power phase connects directly to the CPU. With capability to handle up to 330 Amps current in total.
  • All-solid capacitors to improve Transient response and minimize oscillation.
  • 8pin Solid Pin CPU Power Connector.

Faster and Better Coverage with Dual Band 802.11ac WIFI & BT4.2 Module

The onboard 802.11ac WIFI module from Intel® supports the Dual Band and up to 433 Mbps transition speed, 3x faster than 802.11n and also support BLUETOOTH 4.2.

The brand new of Ultra Durable™ Antenna supports Dual Band 802.11ax/ac 2.4GHz & 5GHz with 4dBi signal gained. It featured with better signal strength as compared to traditional antenna design and the magnetic base is the best design for signal strength direction and location.

Exclusive Realtek 8118 Gaming LAN

High Speed Gigabit LAN with Automatic Bandwidth Allocation

Realtek 8118 LAN is a high performance and friendly network chip for gaming players with automatic bandwidth allocation to ensure the highest network priority of the game or application. It can provide users the most comprehensive features and the fastest and smoothest Internet experience.

NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Connector

GIGABYTE Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system’s potential.

Dual HDMI 2.1 for 4K / 60P / 21:9 / HDCP 2.3 Support

HDMI 2.1, which is backwards compatible with HDMI 2.0/ 1.4 and offering 48 Gb/s of bandwidth – twice times more than previous generation. This unlocks the potential for users to transfer multiple video streams, as well as a native cinematic 21:9 ratio (which most movies are shot in), Full HDR and HDCP 2.3 support, to offer the best visual experience for viewers.

Note: Only New Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics processors support displaying function.

The Industry's Leading LAN Static-Electricity & Surge Protection

GIGABYTE motherboards use ICs with up to 3 times the ESD resistance levels compared to traditional ICs. This helps to better protect the motherboard and its components against potential damage caused by static electricity. GIGABYTE motherboards also feature special anti-surge ICs that protect your motherboard, and your PC from any surge in power delivery that may occur, helping to ensure that your PC is equipped to deal with any potentially irregular and inconsistent power delivery.

Cooling

Smart Fan 5

With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.

Fan Stop

Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop, map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what temperature—all of it can be customized to your liking.

Hybrid Fan Pin Headers

Assume complete control over your liquid cooling setup! Smart Fan 5 receives up-to-the-second information on flow-rate and water-temperature through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers or external thermistor sensors—giving you absolute mastery over your PC.

All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode.

Lighting

RGB FUSION 2.0

With A520 Motherboards, RGB Fusion 2.0 is even better with Addressable LEDs. RGB Fusion 2.0 offers users the option to control onboard RGB and external RGB / Addressable LED light strips* for their PC build. Already feature filled with colors and patterns, RGB Fusion 2.0 are now upgraded to improve the Addressable LED support. With external Addressable LED strips, where each LED is digitally addressable that users can experience even more patterns, styles, and illuminations.

With A520 Motherboards support the external 5V Addressable LED lighting strips and up to 300 LED lights. RGB Fusion 2.0 with Addressable LEDs comes with new patterns and various speed settings with more to come.

* The external RGB LED strips and Addressable LED strips are not included with Motherboard purchase.

RGB Fusion 2.0 Software

With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.

GIGABYTE RGB Fusion APP

Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.

Ultra Durable

Q-Flash Plus

Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card.

With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don’t need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you’re good to go!

Solid Pin Power Connectors

A520 motherboards feature solid plated ATX 12V 8pin power connectors for offering stable power supply while CPU overloading.

Solid Pin Power connector advantages

  • Larger contact area for electricity
  • More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
  • Ultra durable and longer lifespan

START SULFURIZATION PROTECTION

Sulfur compounds in the air can penetrate tiny onboard resistors creating chemical change and causing these resistors to open or short. If either of these occurs the motherboard will fail to function. By equipping resistors with an Anti-Sulfur Design GIGABYTE gives Ultra Durable Motherboards a whole new meaning.

Gigabyte Excellence

Refreshed BIOS

The BIOS is essential for users during initial setup to allow for the most optimal settings. With a new GUI and easier to use functionalities, GIGABYTE has been able to reinvent the BIOS to give users a better experience while setting up their new system. 

APP CENTER

GIGABYTE APP CENTER is an useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want to install from APP CENTER and keep you updated with latest utilities and drivers version.

EasyTune™

GIGABYTE's EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.

@BIOS

The GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your system’s BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface. @BIOS can automatically download the latest version from the GIGABYTE servers or you can update your BIOS from a file on your computer. @BIOS also allows you to save your current BIOS to a file, recover your previous BIOS from an image and backup your BIOS to an image.

System Information Viewer

GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.

Main Features

  • Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors
  • Dual Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 2 DIMMs
  • Direct 6 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 55A DrMOS
  • Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2
  • Onboard Intel Dual Band 802.11ac WIFI & BT 4.2 with Ultra Durable Antenna
  • GIGABYTE Exclusive 8118 Gaming GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
  • DisplayPort, Dual HDMI for for Multiple Display
  • RGB FUSION 2.0 with Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips Support
  • Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors, Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
  • Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card
  • Anti-Sulfur Resistors Design
Specifications

CPU

CPU Socket Socket AM4
CPU Brand AMD
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer AMD
Supported Processors 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors/ 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors
64-bit Support Yes
Socket AM4

Rear Panel I/O Ports

USB Ports 4 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
DisplayPorts 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
HDMI Port 2 x HDMI 2.1
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Antenna Connector(s) 2 x SMA Antenna

Internal I/O Connectors

SATA Connectors 4 x SATA III
USB Connectors 1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 ports)
1 x USB 2.0 header (supports 2 ports)
Speaker 1 x Speaker header
Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Panel
1 x Front Audio
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU fan header
2 x System fan headers
Serial Connectors 1 x COM header
TPM Header 1 x TPM header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)
Power Connector Port 1 x 20+4-pin ATX
1 x 4+4-pin EPS
Other Connectors 1 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2260/2280)
1 x ARGB LED header
1 x RGB LED header

Memory

Memory Bus Speed 5300(O.C.) / 5200(O.C.) / 5000(O.C.) / 4866(O.C.) / 4600(O.C.) / 4400(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3200 / 2933 / 2667 / 2400 / 2133 MHz
Memory Type DDR4
Maximum RAM 64 GB
Memory Slot 2 x DIMM

Motherboard

Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Northbridge A520
RAID Supported Yes
RAID Format RAID 0, 1, 10
SATA Supported Yes

Expansion

Number of PCI Express Slots 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported Yes

Sound

Integrated Sound Realtek ALC887

Warranty

Warranty 3 Years

Network

Integrated Network Realtek GbE
Network Speeds Supported 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless Network Speed Up to 433 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 4.2

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit

System

BIOS 1 x 128 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Jumpers 1 x Clear CMOS
Software Included (may be trial or restricted) Yes
Drivers Yes

Physical

Form Factor Mini-ITX Motherboard
Width 170 mm
Length 170 mm

Key Features

RGB Header Type 3-Pin ARGB
Addressable RGB Yes
Firewire No
Wireless Network Yes
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 4 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 6 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Multi GPU Support No
VGA Connection No
DVI Connection No
HDMI Connection Yes
DisplayPort Connection Yes
Motherboard Form Factor ITX
Motherboard Power Connectors 4 + 4-Pin
Motherboard Chipset AMD A520
Thunderbolt No
Motherboard Model Gigabyte A520I AC
WiFi Speed 433 Mbps
USB 3.1 Support No
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control Gigabyte RGB Fusion
Memory Speed 5300 MHz

Item Details

Manufacturer Gigabyte
Manufacturer Code A520I AC
EAN 4719331809867
UPC 889523023785
Condition New
Warranty

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Gigabyte
Manufacturer Code A520I AC
Questions and Answers

Do you have you a question about the Gigabyte A520I AC AMD Socket AM4 A520 Chipset Mini-ITX Motherboard?

Q: Has anyone tried the Ryzen 3000 APUs to see if it unofficially supports it?
Answer by Website User on 14th October 2020
This motherboard does not support the Ryzen 3 3200G or Ryzen 5 3400G. -MR
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