Overview

  • 5X Protection III: Multiple hardware safeguards for all-round protection.
  • LED illumination: Lighting control for audio trace paths.
  • Native M.2: Lightning-fast storage speeds.
  • One-stop controls: Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS with EZ Flash 3.

PRIME

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: it's time for Prime.

Reliable Stability and Compatibility

Built to Last

ASUS is the world's 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.

5X Protection III

Hardware safeguards to ensure long-term durability.

350+ DDR4 Compatibility

Industry-leading DDR4 memory compatibility for best flexibility and reassurance.

1000+ Compatible Devices

Compatibility with a range of CPUs, memory modules, graphics cards and more.

8000+ Validation Hours

Extensive testing with latest components for enhanced reliability, compatibility and safety

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 world's leading motherboard brand.

SafeSlot Core

Fortified PCIe slot prevents damage

SafeSlot Core is the ASUS-exclusive PCIe slot. Featuring a fortified design that's 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.

ASUS Prime motherboards have strengthened solder points around both the PCIe and DIMM pins.

LANGuard

Pumped-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 Protection

World-class circuit-protecting power design

An 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.

DIGI+ VRM

Precision control for stable power

ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ VRM intelligently delivers power to the processor based on real-time demands, reducing energy waste and improving system stability.

DRAM Overcurrent Protection

Short-circuit damage prevention

Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.

Stainless-Steel Back I/O

3x corrosion-resistance for greater durability

Corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that's three times longer than ordinary panels.

ESD Guards

Electrostatic discharge protection

ASUS 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 Compatibility

Tested to be compatible with 1,000+ CPUs, DDR4 memory modules, graphics cards and more

Having 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 – that's the ASUS way.

Extensive List of Supported Devices

View supported devices and Qualified Vendor List for compatible memory

The 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 Compatibility with ASUS Products

ASUS 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 confidence!

Top-to-bottom Reliability

ASUS 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.

Temperature and Humidity Test
Ensures components withstand extreme conditions.
Thermal Measurement Test
Ensures that the system remains cool and stable under the heaviest loads.
Insertion Test
Every port and connector is put through repeated installation cycles.
Aging Test
Up to 48-hour aging test ensures reliability.
Power Consumption Test
Checked for world-class energy efficiency.
Temperature and DC Margin Test
Ensures that the motherboard is capable of coping with Voltage fluctuations caused by varying temperatures.
Thermal Shock Test
Ensures ability to survive temperature changes during transportation.
Non-Operation Shock Test
Built to withstand jolts that may occur during shipping.
Burn-In Test
Every component is checked to ensure flawless operation in any environment.
Installation Test
Connector placement is double-checked to ensure hassle-free installation.
Drop Test
Drop tests from various heights ensure durability.
Salt and Spray Test
Tested for I/O reliability, prolonged lifespan and rust-resistance.

 

Superb Performance

DDR4 Support

With DDR4, you'll accelerate memory frequencies up to an incredible to 3200MHz! And ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor, so you're assured the best compatibility.

2X

faster write
read speeds

2X

larger
capacity

20%

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Optimized Cooling

Fan Xpert

Dedicated CPU and case fan controls

Exclusive 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.

Fan Xpert 2

Game in Your Way

Gaming Audio

Combined onboard features deliver elevated audio 

Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you've ever experienced!

Noise isolation

  • Audio shielding ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference.

Dedicated Audio PCB Layers

  • Separate layers for left and right tracks ensures both channels deliver consistent, equal quality.

Audio Enjoyment

  • Premium Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

All-round Energy Saving

Energy Efficient Design

EPU

With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system power savings. EPU automatically optimizes power consumption, and maximizes savings with Away mode.

Ultrafast Transfer Speeds

Speed Up with Onboard M.2 Up to 32Gb/s

With 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 Experience

We've put USB 3.0 right where you need it - four 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 DIY

Safe Motherboard Mounting

Component-free areas to minimize damage risk

Fitting 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 you'll assemble your PC with total confidence!

Q-Slot

Effortless PCI Express component removal

The 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 sweat!

Q-DIMM

Easy memory removal

Even 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 simple!

One-Stop Controls

Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS

The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, EZ and Advanced modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.

EZ Flash 3 Update the BIOS via the internet, without leaving the BIOS interface.

S.M.A.R.T Check your storage device Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and possibly to determine potential failures.

Q-Fan Control You can configure the fan's operating speed manually, or use the easy pre-configured fan profiles to select Standard, Silent, Turbo, or Full Speed modes!

My Favorite Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.

EZ mode

Intuitive graphical fan controlFine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.

EZ XMPImprove DRAM performance with a click.

SATA informationEasily display SATA port details for device identification.

Fast clock adjustmentUse mouse controls to quickly change time and date settings.

Advanced mode

Last modified logTrack last change and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.

SATA port renamingRename SATA ports for easy identification.

AI Suite 3

One-stop access to innovative ASUS features

ASUS 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 Features

Ready for AMD AM4-socket Ryzen, 7th Generation A-series APUs and Athlon APUs

This 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 Chipset

The AMD A320 chipset delivers outstanding overclocking 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.

Specifications

CPU

AMD AM4 Socket for AMD Ryzen/7th Generation Aseries/Athlon Processors 

Supports CPU up to 8 cores

* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

Chipset

AMD A320

Memory

AMD Ryzen Processors

2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz ECC and nonECC, Unbuffered Memory 

AMD 7th Generation Aseries/Athlon Processors

2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz NonECC, Unbuffered Memory 

Dual Channel Memory Architecture 

* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. 

* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

Graphic

Integrated AMD Radeon R Series Graphics in the 7th Generation ASeries APU *1

MultiVGA output support HDMI/RGB ports 

Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz

Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz

Maximum shared memory of 2048 MB

Expansion Slots

AMD Ryzen Processors

1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode) 

AMD 7th Generation Aseries/Athlon Processors

1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode) 

AMD A320 chipset

2 x PCIe 2.0 x1

Storage

AMD A320 chipset  

4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray, 

Support Raid 0, 1, 10

AMD Ryzen Processors  

1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA &PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)

AMD 7th Generation Aseries/Athlon Processors  

1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA mode)

LAN

Realtek RTL8111H, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

Audio

Realtek ALC887 8Channel High Definition Audio CODEC

USB Ports

AMD Ryzen/7th Generation Aseries/Athlon Processors  

4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue)

AMD A320 chipset  

2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at midboard)

AMD A320 chipset  

6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 4 at midboard)

Special Features

ASUS 5X Protection III

ASUS SafeSlot Core Fortified PCIe Slot prevents damage

ASUS LANGuard Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and staticelectricity discharges!

ASUS Overvoltage Protection Worldclass circuitprotecting power design

ASUS StainlessSteel Back I/O 3X corrosionresistance for greater durability!

ASUS DIGI+ VRM 6 Phase digital power design

ASUS Exclusive Features 

AI Suite 3

Ai Charger 

ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution 

Stylish Fanless Design Heatsink solution

ASUS Fan Xpert 

ASUS EZ DIY

ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 

ASUS EZ Flash 3 

ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode

Multilanguage BIOS

ASUS QDesign

ASUS QSlot

ASUS QDIMM

Operating System Support

Windows 10 , 64bit

Back I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)

1 x PS/2 mouse (green)

1 x DSub

1 x HDMI

1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)

4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue) 

2 x USB 2.0 

3 x Audio jack(s)

Internal I/O Ports

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19pin)

2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)

1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA &PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)

1 x COM port(s) connector(s)

4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)

1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 pin)

1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 pin)

1 x S/PDIF out header(s)

1 x 24pin EATX Power connector(s)

1 x 4pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)

1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)

1 x System panel(s) 

1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)

1 x Speaker connector

Accessories

User's manual

I/O Shield

2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)

1 x M.2 Screw Package

1 x Supporting DVD

BIOS

128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP,WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.1, Multilanguage BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information, F6 Qfan Control

Operating System

Windows 10 64bit

Form Factor

mATX Form Factor 

8.9 inch x 8.7 inch ( 22.6 cm x 22.1 cm )

Note

1AMD Ryzen Processor does not support

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