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AMD A620 Mini-ITX Motherboard: Gigabyte Gets Ready


Following the launch of AMD’s entry-level A620 platform for low-cost computers that run Ryzen 7000-series processors, a number of other motherboard makers released their products in MicroATX and ATX form sizes. However, as of the time that this article was written, there have been no Mini-ITX A620 mainboards released. Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable A620I-AX motherboard cannot work with high-wattage, overclockable AM5 CPUs based on the Zen 4 microarchitecture. Neither the PCIe Gen5 standard for graphics cards nor the PCIe Gen5 standard for solid-state drives are supported by this device.  However, the motherboard provides support for two slots for DDR5 memory, a PCI Express 4.0 x16 slot for graphics boards, and an M.2-2280 slot with a PCI Express 4.0 x4 interface for solid-state drives (SSDs). All of these slots are for installing memory.

The motherboard has a Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth adaptor, an Ethernet port, SATA connections, display outputs (for prospective AM5 APUs), audio connectors, and USB connectors. Additionally, the motherboard has an Ethernet port. Even though the UD A620I-AX may not have the most sophisticated capabilities in its category, the motherboard is outfitted with everything essential to give a low-cost AM5 experience in a tiny form factor. This is the case although the UD A620I-AX may not have the most advanced capabilities in its category. There are going to be a lot of people who will miss USB4, and there will also be a lot of people who will miss PCIe Gen5 SSD, but neither of these things is truly required for gaming.

At this juncture, it is impossible to arrive at an accurate estimate of the price that Gigabyte plans to charge for the UD A620I-AX product it manufactures. VideoCardz claims that the cost of the device will be lower than one hundred dollars when it is finally released. Keep in mind, however, that for an extended period of time this will be the only Mini-ITX platform that can be purchased that is based on the A620 chipset manufactured by AMD. It’s possible that Gigabyte will try to capitalize on this information in some way.