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.
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.
Hardware safeguards to ensure long-term durability.
Industry-leading DDR4 memory compatibility for best flexibility and reassurance.
Compatibility with a range of CPUs, memory modules, graphics cards and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Every port and connector is put through repeated installation cycles.
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.
Every component is checked to ensure flawless operation in any environment.
Connector placement is double-checked to ensure hassle-free installation.
Drop tests from various heights ensure durability.
Salt and Spray Test
Tested for I/O reliability, prolonged lifespan and rust-resistance.
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.
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!
Game in Your Way
Combined onboard features deliver elevated audio
Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you’ve ever experienced!
All-round Energy Saving
Energy Efficient Design
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
10Gb/s USB 3.1 Onboard
With backward-compatible USB 3.1 Type-A, you’ll experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gb/s (twice as fast as standard USB 3.1 Gen 1).
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.
Easy PC DIY
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!
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!
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.
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 3.1 Gen 1 and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for superb performance.
AMD A320 Chipset
The 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 3.1 Gen 1 ports, and four 6Gbps SATA ports for faster data retrieval.
– 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
– Onboard USB 3.1: Latest connectivity for ultrafast 10Gbps transfers
– One-stop controls: Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS with EZ Flash 3
|Processor socket||Socket AM4|
|Compatible processor series||AMD A,AMD Ryzen|
|Maximum number of SMP processors||1|
|Supported memory types||DDR4-SDRAM|
|Number of memory slots||2|
|Memory slots type||DIMM|
|Supported memory clock speeds||2133,2400,2666,2933,3200 MHz|
|Maximum internal memory||32 GB|
|Maximum graphics adapter memory||2048 MB|
|Graphics adapter family||AMD|
|Maximum resolution||4096 x 2160 pixels|
|USB 2.0 connectors||2|
|USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors||1|
|Number of SATA III connectors||4|
|S/PDIF out connector||Y|
|Front panel audio connector||Y|
|Front panel connector||Y|
|ATX Power connector (24-pin)||Y|
|Number of EATX power connectors||1|
|CPU fan connector||Y|
|Number of chassis fan connectors||1|
|Number of COM connectors||1|
|12V power connector||Y|
|USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity||4|
|USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity||1|
|Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports||1|
|PS/2 ports quantity||2|
|VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity||1|
|HDMI ports quantity||1|
|DVI-D ports quantity||1|
|Ethernet interface type||Gigabit Ethernet|
|LAN controller||Realtek RTL8111H|
|Motherboard form factor||Micro ATX|
|Motherboard chipset family||AMD|
|Motherboard chipset||AMD A320|
|Audio output channels||7.1 channels|
|Audio chip||Realtek ALC887|
|Power source type||ATX|
|Windows operating systems supported||Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 Pro x64|
|PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots||2|
|PCI Express x16 slots||1|
|Number of M.2 (M) slots||1|
|BIOS type||UEFI AMI|
|BIOS memory size||128 Mbit|
|Clear CMOS button||Y|