ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AMD 970 / SB950 AM3+ ATX AMD Motherboard
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ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors, Extreme USB 3.0 Transfer Speed, and Windows 8 on AMD 970
- Dual Intelligent Processors - TPU + EPU
- Remote GO! - One-stop PC Remote Control and Home Entertainment
- USB 3.0 Boost - Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP
- Network iControl - Real-time Network Bandwidth Control
- DirectKey - A Dedicated Button to Access the BIOS Directly
- USB BIOS Flashback - Easy, Worry-free USB BIOS Flashback with Hardware-based Design
- UEFI BIOS - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
- Windows 8 Ready - Assured Compatibility
Dual Intelligent Processors
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.
The Ultimate Turbo Processor
Unleash your performance with ASUS' simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. The TPU chip offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring through Auto Tuning and TurboV functions. Auto Tuning offers a user friendly way to automatically optimize the system for fast, yet stable clock speeds, while TurboV enables unlimited freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance in diverse situations.
Energy Efficiency All Around
Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through a simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity!
Latest Transfer Technology
SATA 6Gb/s Support
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.
Complete USB 3.0 Integration
Double USB Access, Double Convenience
ASUS facilitates strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel - 4 USB 3.0 ports in total. Experience the latest plug & play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. This motherboard affords greater convenience to high speed connectivity.
AMD 970 Chipset
AMD 970 Chipset is designed to support up to 4800MT HyperTransport™ 3.0 (HT 3.0) interface speed and PCI Express 2.0 x16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD's latest AM3+ and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities.
AMD Socket AM3+ for AMD FX Series CPU up to 8-core
AMD FX-Series/Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron 100 Series Processors (socket AM3+/AM3)
M5A97 R2.0 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 1866 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.
Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!
Flexible Multi-GPU Solutions, Your Weapon of Choice!
AMD's CrossFireX boosts image quality along with rendering speed, eliminating the need to scale down screen resolution to get high quality images. CrossFireX allows higher antialiasing, anisotropic filtering, shading and texture settings. Adjust your display configurations, experiment with the 3D settings, and check the effects with a real-time 3D-rendered previews within AMD Vision™ Engine Control Center.
GreenASUS and ErP Ready
The motherboard is European Union´s Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.
M5A97 R2.0 Product Overview
|Highlights||ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AMD 970/SB950 AM3+ ATX AMD Motherboard, AMD 970 North Bridge (SB950), 4 x DIMMS up to 32GB, Socket AM3+, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0, ATX Form Factor, ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors, Extreme USB 3.0 Transfer Speed, and Windows 8 on AMD 970.|
|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 Hz 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.
|System Bus||Up to 4.8 GT/s HyperTransport 3.0|
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology|
|Expansion Slots||1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue) 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 2 x PCI|
|Storage||AMD SB950 controller : 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray|
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
|LAN||Realtek® 8111E , 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)|
|Audio||Realtek® ALC 887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking|
Audio Feature :
- ASUS Noise Filter
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
|USB Ports||ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : 4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)|
AMD SB950 controller : 12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (6 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)
|Overclocking Features||Overclocking Protection :|
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
|Special Features||ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors - TPU & EPU :|
ASUS TPU :
- Auto Tuning
ASUS EPU :
- EPU 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 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-Design :
- ASUS Q-Slot
|Back I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)|
1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0 6 x USB 2.0 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
6 x 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)|
3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x TPM connector(s)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x DirectKey Button(s)
1 x DRCT header(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback button(s)
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
|BIOS||64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut Function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information|
|Manageability||WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE|
ASUS Update Anti-virus software (OEM version)
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 9 inch ( 30.5 cm x 22.9 cm )|
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