Question Does Asrock A320M-HDV R3.0 support both NVME and GPU

Feb 5, 2020
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I need help to build a budget PC. I was thinking on putting these 3 hardware on the motherboard but I'm not sure if its able to run it.

Link to the motherboard https://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/A320M-HDV R3.0/index.asp

Ryzen 3 3200G
Asus Phoenix GTX1650S
Adata SX8200 PRO 256GB NVME SSD

So my question is.

  1. Will I be able to run both the GPU and SSD at its maximum speed.
  2. Can the SSD be use as boot drive for my Windows 10 OS
Thanks.
 

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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Picasso, Raven Ridge)
- 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE2: x8 mode)

1 x Ultra M.2 Socket, supports M Key type 2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s) (with Matisse, Picasso, Summit Ridge, Raven Ridge and Pinnacle Ridge)

Your PCIe slot will be forced to run at PCIe 2.0 x8 mode if you drop a GPU in there with an NVMe drive as well.

If you're going for a discrete GPU, why are you looking at the APU's? You're better off looking at a R5 2600 and pair that with a B450 chipset board retaining the NVMe drive and discrete GPU.
 
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Thanks man.

So the SSD speed will bottleneck due to PCIe limitation right? Sorry I still don't understand how PCIe works.

I'm still looking for budget hardware. So as your suggestion I should change to other motherboard that can support both. Or maybe I can change to M.2 SATA SSD.
 

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