"M5A97 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 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.
AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU
Supports CPU up to 140W
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology
4x 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 recognize 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.
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology|
1x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue)
1x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
2x PCIe 2.0 x1
AMD SB950 controller:
- 6x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), grey
- Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
1x Gigabit LAN Controller
Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports Jack-detection, Multi-streaming and Front Panel Jack-retasking
- ASUS Noise Filter
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller:
- 2x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
AMD SB950 controller:
- 12x USB 2.0 port(s) (6 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors - TPU & EPU:
- Auto Tuning
ASUS Power Design:
- 4 +2 Phase Power Design
ASUS Exclusive Features:
- AI Suite II
- Ai Charger+
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- USB 3.0 Boost ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
- Multi-language BIOS
- ASUS Q-Slot
1x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
1x PS/2 mouse (green)
1x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2x USB 3.0
6x USB 2.0
1x Optical S/PDIF out
6x Audio jack(s)
3x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
1x COM port(s) connector(s)
6x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
2x Chassis Fan connector(s) (2 x 4 -pin)
1x Power Fan connector(s) (1 x 3 -pin)
1x S/PDIF out header(s)
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1x System panel(s)
1x MemOK! button(s)
1x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
|BIOS||32 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2|
|Dimension||ATX Form Factor, 12 inch x 9 inch (30.5cm x 22.9 cm)|
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