MSI Announces Five New A320 Chipset Motherboards

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MSI Announces Five New A320 Chipset Motherboards

MSI announced five new AM4 motherboards boasting the A320 chipset that AMD introduced alongside its Ryzen 5 processors.

A320 is the baseline chipset for AM4 socket motherboards. It offers fewer PCI-E lanes, SATA-III ports, and USB ports than the mid-tier B350 and high-end X370. It’s supposed to make up for those missing features by offering decent performance at a lower price. AMD said in a blog post that it expects A320 motherboards to cost around $50, although manufacturers and retailers naturally influence or set the boards’ actual prices.

MSI announced the A320M Grenade, A320M Bazooka, A320M Pro-VD, A320M-Pro-VD/S, and A320M Gaming Pro. The company didn’t share availability or pricing information on the boards–its U.S. website hasn’t even been updated to include the A320 chipset on its search page at the time of writing–but B&H Photo Video lists the A320M Pro-VD and A320M Gaming Pro at $60 and $70, respectively, with expected availability in 3-7 business days.

We expect to learn more about these motherboards soon. MSI hasn’t even issued a press release about them, to our knowledge, instead announcing the new boards with a tweet.

ProductMSI A320M GrenadeMSI A320M BazookaMSI A320M Pro-VDMSI A320M Pro-VD/SMSI A320M Gaming Pro
SocketAM4AM4AM4AM4AM4
ChipsetA320A320A320A320A320
Form FactorMicro-ATXMicro-ATXMicro-ATXMicro-ATXMicro-ATX
Memory Support2 x DDR4-26674 x DDR4-26672 x DDR4-24002 x DDR4-26672 x DDR4-2667
Onboard Graphics1 x VGA port, supports a maximum resolution of 2048×1280@60Hz, 1920×1200@60Hz

1 x DVI-D port, supports a maximum resolution of 1920×1200@60Hz

1 x HDMI port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096×2160@24Hz

1 x VGA port, supports a maximum resolution of 2048×1280@60Hz, 1920×1200@60Hz

1 x DVI-D port, supports a maximum resolution of 1920×1200@60Hz

1 x HDMI port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096×2160@24Hz

1 x DVI-D port, supports a maximum resolution of 1920×1200@60Hz

1 x VGA port, supports a maximum resolution of 2048×1280@60Hz, 1920×1200@60Hz

1 x DVI-D port, supports a maximum resolution of 1920×1200@60Hz

1 x VGA port, supports a maximum resolution of 2048×1280@60Hz, 1920×1200@60Hz

1 x VGA port, supports a maximum resolution of 2048×1280@60Hz, 1920×1200@60Hz

1 x DVI-D port, supports a maximum resolution of 1920×1200@60Hz

1 x HDMI port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096×2160@24Hz

AudioRealtek ALC887 Codec

7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

Realtek ALC892 Codec

7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

Realtek ALC887 Codec

7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

Realtek ALC887 Codec

7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

Realtek ALC887 Codec

7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

LAN1 x Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller1 x Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller1 x Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller1 x Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller1 x Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller
Storage4 x SATA 6Gbps ports

– Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10

1 x M.2 slot (Key M)

– Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (Ryzen Series Processors) or PCIe 3.0 x2 (7th Gen A-series/ Athlon processors ) and SATA 6Gbps 2242 / 2260 /2280 storage devices

4 x SATA 6Gbps ports

– Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10

1 x M.2 slot (Key M)

– Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (Ryzen Series Processors) or PCIe 3.0 x2 (7th Gen A-series/ Athlon processors ) and SATA 6Gbps 2242 / 2260 /2280 storage devices

4 x SATA 6Gbps ports

– Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10

4 x SATA 6Gbps ports

– Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10

4 x SATA 6Gbps ports

– Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10

1 x M.2 slot (Key M)

– Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (Ryzen Series Processors) or PCIe 3.0 x2 (7th Gen A-series/ Athlon processors ) and SATA 6Gbps 2242 / 2260 /2280 storage devices

USB2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1

4 x USB 3.1. Gen 1 Type-A

6 x USB 2.0

2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1

4 x USB 3.1. Gen 1 Type-A

6 x USB 2.0

6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1

6 x USB 2.0

6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1

6 x USB 2.0

6 x USB 3.1. Gen 1 Type-A

6 x USB 2.0

 

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