ASUS Prime is the next evolution of the ASUS motherboard, born of a pedigree that stretches back to 1989. Our team of world-class engineers are passionate about empowering everyone to enjoy the benefits of customization and tuning, and the driving force behind the development of Prime is to make advanced enthusiast controls easily accessible maximizing performance, stability and compatibility for the very best DIY PC experiences. Simply stated its time for Prime.Built to LastASUS is the worlds foremost motherboard manufacturer, renowned for our unique Design Thinking approach. Our exhaustive testing exceeds industry standards, supported by high-quality components for exceptional real-world protection. Our motherboards are proven to be compatible with more than 1,000 components and devices, and each new model undergoes a minimum of 8,000 hours of strict validation. ASUS gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your motherboard is fit for all environments and applications. By choosing ASUS, you also gain the freedom to select outstanding component options, for trouble-free DIY experiences.PRIME A320 series motherboards are engineered with industry-leading 5X Protection III, employing the finest components, excellent circuit design, and exacting standards to guarantee the quality and long-term durability of your motherboard. That means exceptional protection and stability for your build thanks to decades of engineering experience from the worlds leading motherboard brand.SafeSlot CoreFortified PCIe slot prevents damageSafeSlot Core is the ASUS-exclusive PCIe slot. Featuring a fortified design thats anchored to the motherboard by a special hook, Safeslot Core provides 1.6x stronger retention and 1.3x greater shearing resistance than standard expansion slots.LANGuardPumped-up throughput. 2.5x higher surge tolerance.ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors to ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput, plus electrostatically guarded and surge-protected components for greater tolerance to static electricity and improved protection against surges.Overvoltage ProtectionWorld-class circuit-protecting power designAn exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators to protect your chipset, connectivity ports, and audio codecs from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies. Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.ESD GuardsElectrostatic discharge protectionASUS ESD Guards prevent damage from electrostatic discharge, up to /- 10kV for air discharge and /- 6kV for contact discharge, arranged in an active-protective-circuit design that prolongs the life of components.Proven CompatibilityTested to be compatible with 1,000 CPUs, DDR4 memory modules, graphics cards and moreHaving the freedom to pick and choose the parts that go into your machine is at the heart of PC DIY. Our extensive certification program focuses on providing the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices, giving you the freedom to build and upgrade without frustration. Compatible today and compatible far into the future thats the ASUS way.Extensive List of Supported DevicesView supported devices and Qualified Vendor List for compatible memoryThe superior compatibility of Prime A320 series is evidenced by our extensive list of supported devices which includes thousands of compatible components and our Qualified Vendor List that identifies memory compatibility. That means more choices for worry-free PC-building experiences.Great Compatibilitywith ASUS ProductsASUS offers a suite of proprietary components graphics cards, sound cards, optical drives that perfectly complement Prime A320 series, so you can complete your custom motherboard build with confidenceTop-to-bottom ReliabilityASUS motherboards have superb endurance. We verify this by subjecting every board to more than 8,000 hours of stringent tests. A barrage of burn-in, environmental, compatibility, software and safety tests confirm that our motherboards are exceptionally robust. It also shows that ASUS reliability surpasses industry standards, ensuring that every component is designed to function flawlessly in any environment.DDR4 SupportWith DDR4, youll accelerate memory frequencies up to an incredible to 3200MHz And ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor, so youre assured the best compatibility.Fan XpertDedicated CPU and case fan controlsExclusive Fan Xpert ensures every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise – and with Prime A320 series boards and their hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode for case fans, a simple BIOS adjustment lets you run your case fan in PWM/DC. Fan Xpert even includes Auto-Tuning mode to scan and detect all fan characteristics for single-click customization Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.Energy Efficient DesignEPUWith the Energy Processing Unit EPU youll enjoy system power savings. EPU automatically optimizes power consumption, and maximizes savings with Away mode.Speed Up with Onboard M.2 Up to 32Gb/sWith x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gb/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible.Instant front-panel USB 3.0 ExperienceWeve put USB 3.0 right where you need it – two super-speed ports on the front panel. Experience data-transfer speeds up to 10X faster than USB 2.0 with instant plug-and-play connectivity, so no more back-breaking contortions in the hunt for hard-to-reach rear ports Easy PC DIYSafe Motherboard MountingComponent-free areas to minimize damage riskFitting your ASUS motherboard is now safer than ever. The comprehensive component-free safe zones around every case-mounting hole minimizes the risk of damage and short circuits caused by contact – so youll assemble your PC with total confidenceEffortless PCI Express component removalThe large winged clip is easy to reach and easy to operate. Just press the Q-Slot clip lightly, and the graphics card pops out. Installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards is no sweatEasy memory removalEven if you work with a smaller case, just push down on the one-sided clip and push or pull RAM modules in or out – removing memory is that simpleOne-Stop ControlsMedia-acclaimed UEFI BIOSThe smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether youre a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, EZ and Advanced modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.AI Suite 3One-stop access to innovative ASUS featuresASUS AI Suite 3 offers a brand-new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy-to-use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.AMD CPU and Chipset FeaturesReady for AMD AM4-socket Ryzen, 7th Generation A-series APUs and Athlon APUsThis motherboard supports AMD Ryzen processors, 7th Generation A-series accelerated processing units APUs and Athlon CPUs. The high-performance Ryzen processor supports up to eight cores, and is based on the innovative Zen core architecture . The 7th Generation A-series APUs feature integrated AMD Radeon R-series graphics. AMD AM4-socket processors feature dual-channel DDR4 memory, native 5Gbps USB 3.0 and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for superb performance.AMD A320 ChipsetThe AMD A320 chipset delivers outstanding capabilities for the latest AMD AM4-socket Ryzen processors, 7th Generation A-series APUs and Athlon CPUs. It provides two USB 3.0 ports, and four 6Gbps SATA ports for faster data retrieval.