PRIME A320M-C R2.0

    PRIME A320M-C R2.0

    AMD AM4 uATX motherboard with 5X Protection II, DDR4 3200MHz, NVMe PCIe Gen3 32Gb/s M.2, HDMI, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.1 Gen 1

    • 5X Protection II – Advanced hardware safeguards for all-round protection
    • Native M.2: Lightning-fast storage speeds
    • One-stop controls: Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS with EZ Flash 3
      Product Image
      1 VGA Port
      2 DVI-D Port
      3 HDMI Port
      4 COM Port
      5 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Ports
      6 LAN
      7 USB 2.0 Ports
      8 Audio
      9 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 Slot
      10 PCI Slot
      11 DIGI+VRM & EPU
      12 DDR4 Support
      13 AMD AM4 Socket
      14 M.2 Support
      Both SATA & PCIe mode
      15 AMD A320 Chipset
      16 4 x SATA 6Gb/s Ports
      17 2 x Front USB 3.0

      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 II

      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.

      Industry-leading 5X Protection II employs the finest components, excellent circuit design, and exacting standards to guarantee quality and long-term durability of your motherboard with all-round protection. For you, that means exceptional protection and stability for your build — the result of decades of engineering experience from the world's leading motherboard brand.

      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.
      * ESD result is undertaken by individual LANGaurd


      * Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

      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.

      * Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

      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.
      1
      LAN port
      ESD TVS diode protection on the LAN circuit.
      2
      USB connectors
      TVS diodes for surface-mount and dual-inline packages.
      3
      VGA connectors
      Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes to protect D-Sub functionality.
      4
      Keyboard and mouse connectors
      Additional on-circuit ESD transient-voltage-suppression.

      * Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

      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!

      * Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

      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.
      8000+
      VALIDATION HOURS
      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.

      Enjoy the DDR4 benefits with Prime A320 series. (DDR4 vs DDR3)

      2X

      faster write
      read speeds

      2X

      larger
      capacity

      20%

      lower power
      consumption

      * Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

      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
      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.


      * Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

      Instant front-panel USB 3.1 Gen 1 Experience
      We've put USB 3.1 Gen 1 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 control Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
      • EZ XMP Improve DRAM performance with a click.
      • SATA information Easily display SATA port details for device identification.
      • Fast clock adjustment Use mouse controls to quickly change time and date settings.
      Advanced mode
      • Last modified log Track last change and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.
      • SATA port renaming Rename 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.


      * Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

      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.

      Overview Content

      • Reliable Stability and Compatibility
      • Superb Performance
      • Optimized Cooling
      • Ultrafast Transfer Speed
      • Easy PC DIY
      • One-Stop Controls