Product information: M5A97 EVO R2.0 AMD 970 (Socket AM3+) DDR3 Motherboard
ASUS continues to put innovation at its forefront, launching the world’s first Dual Intelligent Processors technology. This exclusive design consists of the EPU (Energy Processing Unit), which automatically monitors power consumption system-wide to ensure efficiency, and the TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) - guaranteeing superior performance for every task, bringing users an unbeatable experience.
Exclusive to ASUS motherboards, its UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is the first ever mouse-controlled graphical BIOS interface designed with dual selectable modes. It delivers a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable more flexible and convenient input with quick scrolling. Users can easily navigate the UEFI BIOS with the smoothness of their operating system. Quick and simple overclocking and setup sharing is facilitated by the F12 hotkey BIOS snapshot feature. The exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed setup info, while the Advanced Mode is for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricate system control, including detailed DRAM information.
AMD® SB950 Southbridge natively supports next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, this motherboard delivers up to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer rates. Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
M5A97 EVO supports AMD® AM3+/AM3 multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features dual-channel DDR3 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 4800MT/s via HyperTransport™ 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD® CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.
|CPU||AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU Supports CPU up to 8 cores Supports CPU up to 140 W AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology|
|Memory||4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory Dual Channel Memory Architecture * Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists). * Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognise less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard. * Due to CPU spec., AMD 100 series CPUs support up to DDR3 1066MHz. With ASUS design, this motherboard can support up to DDR3 1333MHz.|
|Expansion Slots||1x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue) 1x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) 2x PCIe 2.0 x1 1x PCI|
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology|
|System Bus||Up to 4.8 GT/s HyperTransport™ 3.0|
|Storage||AMD SB950 controller : 6x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10 JMicron® JMB362 controller : 2x eSATA 3Gb/s port(s), red ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller : 2x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), navy blue|
|USB||ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : 4x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board) AMD SB950 controller : 14x USB 2.0 port(s) (8 at back panel, black+red, 6 at mid-board)|
|Audio||Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC - Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking Audio Feature : - Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound - DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC - ASUS Noise Filter - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel|
|LAN||Realtek® 8111E, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)|
|Rear I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s) 2x eSATA 3Gb/s 1x IEEE 1394a 1x LAN (RJ45) port(s) 2x USB 3.0 8x USB 2.0 1x Optical S/PDIF out 6x Audio jack(s)|
|Internal I/O Ports||1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin) 3x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 6 USB 2.0 ports 1x COM port(s) connector 6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors 1x IEEE 1394a connector 1x CPU Fan connector (4 pin) 2x Chassis Fan connectors (1x 4 pin, 1x 3 pin) 1x Power Fan connector (1x 3 pin) 1x S/PDIF out header 1x 24-pin EATX Power connector 1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector 1x Front panel audio connector (AAFP) 1x System panel (Q-Connector) 1x MemOK! button 1x TPU switch 1x EPU switch 1x Clear CMOS jumper|
|Accessories||User manual I/O Shield 3x SATA 6Gb/s cables 1x Q-connector (2 in 1)|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor 12" x 9.6" (30.5cm x 24.4cm)|