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ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard 

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Model: M5A97R2-0

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The m5a97 r2.0 features the amd 970/sb950 chipset and supports the latest amd socket am3+ for 8-core processors. With a new socket am3+ it offers usability of socket am3 or am3+ allowing the user a choice of previous or current amd cpus. Dual intelligent processor technology is now available on this asus amd motherboard integrating the epu (energy processing unit) and tpu (turbov processing unit) hardware based processors for the ultimate in energy savings and processor scaling. Asus epu conserves energy by intelligently moderating power and load requirements in real-time while tpu provides intelligent system scaling for incredible increases in platform performance while retaining stability. Asus? ground breaking uefi bios simplifies platform settings for users with an ez tuning mode while offering advanced users an easy to use graphical interface that offers unparalleled performance enhancement options. With the addition of directkey bios can be easily accessed when off with the press of a button. Asus redesigned ai suite ii consolidates system functionality tweaking and monitoring into one sleek and elegant software package designed with the user in mind. For the fastest data transfers rates enjoy usb 3.0 & sata 6 gb/s support. Integrated into the suite is network icontrol which enables real-time bandwidth allocation for local programs to utilize available bandwidth more efficiently. Remote go! links pcs tablets smartphones and tvs wirelessly together through an existing lan cable and router setup making it a one-stop pc remote control and home entertainment system. The asus m5a97 r2.0 is the latest amd 970 solution provides a high-definition visual experience with amd crossfirex support while featuring asus-exclusive technology for energy-savings and maximum stability. With windows 8 coming soon this motherboard comes fully windows 8 ready allowing the user to enjoy all the additional benefits of windows 8.

Package Contents:
  • M5A97 R2.0 Desktop Motherboard
  • 2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s Cables
  • 1 x I/O Shield
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Support DVD


Package Contents: 
  • M5A97 R2.0 Desktop Motherboard
  • 2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s Cables
  • 1 x I/O Shield
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Support DVD

Certifications & Standards: 
  • CE
  • FCC
  • ErP Ready

Environmentally Friendly: Yes

Environmental Certification: WEEE

Environmental Certification: RoHS


General Information
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Manufacturer Part NumberM5A97 R2.0
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://usa.asus.com
Brand NameAsus
Product ModelM5A97 R2.0
Product NameM5A97 R2.0 Desktop Motherboard
Marketing InformationAMD® 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.

Product TypeDesktop Motherboard
Processor & Chipset
Chipset ManufacturerAMD
Total Processor Supported1
Processor TechnologyCool'n'Quiet Technology
Processor SocketSocket AM3+
Processor Supported
HyperTransport Speed4.80 GT/s
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Memory Slots4
Memory Form FactorUDIMM
Maximum Memory32 GB
Memory Standard
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Memory Speed Supported
I/O Controller
Controller TypeSerial ATA/600
RAID SupportedYes
RAID Levels
Onboard VideoNo
Sound Controller ManufacturerRealtek
Sound Controller ModelALC887
Audio Channels7.1
Network & Communication
Gigabit EthernetYes
I/O Expansions
Number of Total Expansion Slots6
Number of PCI Slots2
PCI Express StandardPCI Express 2.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots4
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots2
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots2
Total Number of USB Ports8
Number of USB 2.0 Ports6
Number of USB 3.0 Ports2
Audio Line InYes
Audio Line OutYes
Microphone PortYes
Number of S/PDIF Out Ports1
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports1
PS/2 PortYes
Number of PS/2 Ports2
Onboard Interfaces
Number of SATA Interfaces6
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports8
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports6
Number of Onboard USB 3.0 Ports2
Onboard Serial HeaderYes
Onboard LEDs HeaderYes
Onboard Audio HeaderYes
Onboard S/PDIF HeaderYes
Buttons & Keys
Power Description
Power Supply SupportedATX12V
Physical Characteristics
Form FactorATX
Weight (Approximate)3 lb
ProductTitleAsus M5A97 R2.0 Desktop Motherboard - AMD Chipset - Socket AM3+ - ATX - 1 x Processor Support - 32 GB DDR3 SDRAM Maximum RAM - O.C., 1.87 GHz Memory Speed Supported - 4 x Memory Slots - Serial ATA/600 RAID Supported Controller - 2 x USB 3.0 Port - 7.1 Audio Channels - Gigabit Ethernet - 2 x PCI Express x1 Slots - 2 x PCI Express x16 Slots - 8 x USB Ports - S/PDIF - Onboard S/PDIF Header - 6 x SATA Interfaces

Warranty Information

Limited Warranty3 Year
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday, January 15, 2018.


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