ASUS introduced the Expedition A320M Gaming, an entry-level socket AM4 motherboard designed for budget Ryzen systems for gaming Cafes. The board features all the essential connectivity needed for a gaming rig, and comes with high-endurance electrical components. The Expedition A320M Gaming also features certain anti-theft measures that make it tougher to steal memory modules and graphics cards. The board comes in a micro-ATX form-factor and teaks power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors for a simple 6-phase VRM power design for the CPU.
The board supports four DDR4 DIMM slots up to 64 GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory, and single PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot. Other expansion includes a PCI-Express 2.0 x1 and an open-ended x4 slot. Storage connectivity consists of a 32 Gb/s M.2 slot, and four SATA 6 Gb/s ports, from which two are wired to the AM4 socket. The network connectivity is driven by a Realtek RTL8111H controller with a single 1 GbE interface. For audio, it has a 6-channel HD audio powered by a Realtek ALC887 CODEC with audio-grade capacitors and ground-layer isolation. USB connectivity includes six USB 3.0 ports (four on the rear panel, two via headers). ASUS didn’t reveal any pricing for Expedition A320M Gaming yet.