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ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA AMD 970 (Socket AM3+) Motherboard

AM3+ CPU, ATX, DDR3, 2 x USB3.1, 2 x USB3, 14 x USB2, 6 x SATA3, M.2, 2 x PCIe x16, 2 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI, CrossFireX, SLI, LED Lighting

ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA AMD 970 Socket AM3plus Motherboard
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ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA AMD 970 (Socket AM3+) Motherboard overview



ASUS Pro Gaming Series

ASUS Pro Gaming Series motherboards are high-value, feature-packed, performance-optimized motherboards designed to give you the best gaming performance out of the box at an affordable price. These motherboards feature advanced gaming technologies such as SupremeFX Audio and Intel gaming LAN designed at giving you the best gaming experience without breaking your system budget.

Processor and Chipset Features



AMD FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series Processors

This motherboard 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 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.

Memory Features


Dual-Channel DDR3 2133(OC) MHz Support

The motherboard supports up to 32GB DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2133(OC) MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia and Internet applications.

Motherboard Size


ATX

This motherboard is an ATX motherboard with the dimensions of 30.5cm x 24.4cm. It will fit in any case that supports motherboard sizes of ATX or higher such as a Mid Tower case or larger.

Transfer Features


M.2 32Gb/s

M.2 supports up to 32Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system drive, making your whole PC work that much faster. It supports Intel Rapid Storage Technology to ensure even faster access to data, refresh applications automatically and awake from sleep in just seconds!

USB 3.1 10Gb/s

Compared to the 5Gb/s provided by traditional USB 3.0, the all-new USB 3.1's 10Gb/s offers twice the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than 30 seconds.

Intel Networking

Experience a more fluid game with Intel i219 LAN. Intel i219 LAN is designed to deliver high performance when gaming, delivering more throughput than other solutions. Intel i219 LAN is optimized for championship level online and LAN eSports by reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This way, your CPU can be used more effectively and you can enjoy more FPS when gaming.

Graphics Features


AMD CrossfireX Multi-GPU Support

AMD CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, AMD CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.

NVIDIA SLI Multi-GPU Technology

NVIDIA SLI technology is a revolutionary platform innovation that allows you to intelligently scale graphics performance by combining multiple NVIDIA graphics solutions in an SLI-Certified motherboard. Using proprietary software algorithms and dedicated scalability logic in each NVIDIA graphics processing unit (GPU), NVIDIA SLI technology delivers up to twice the performance (with 2 cards) and 2.8X the performance (with 3 cards) compared to a single graphics solution.

Audio Features


SupremeFX Gaming Audio with Sonic Radar II

SupremeFX audio technology achieves near-lossless audio quality with a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 115dB. Sonic Radar II displays a stealthy overlay that shows what your opponents and team mates are up to on the battlefield, all managed via a simple control panel and customizable game list. See the direction and origin of key in-game sounds, and practice your enemy-pinpointing skill, plus exclusive Audio Enhancement technology clarifies every last blast.
General Specification
Model Number 970 PRO GAMING/AURA
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 30.5cm x 24.4cm

Processor Information
Compatible Processors FX
Phenom II
Athlon II
Sempron
Socket Type AM3+

Note: Please refer to ASUS Website for CPU Support List

Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Chipset Type SB950

Memory
RAM Installed / Max Capacity 0 MB / 32 GB Max
RAM Slots 4 x DDR3 DIMM
Supported RAM DDR3 Non-ECC UDIMM
RAM Architecture Dual-Channel
Supported RAM Speeds Up to 2133 Mhz

Expansion Slots
Expansion Slots Total (Free) 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI

Graphics & Display Specification
Video Controller Supports Intel HD Graphics
Multi-GPU Support Supports AMD CrossFireX (2-Way)
Supports NVIDIA SLI (2-Way)

Ports & Connectivity - External IO Panel
Ports Present & Quantity 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.1 (red)Type-A
8 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
6 x Audio jack(s)

Ports & Connectivity - Internal IO
Ports Present & Quantity 1 x ReTry jumper
1 x Safe Boot jumper
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 M.2 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 devices
1 x TPM header
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (3 x 4 -pin)
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 Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
1 x Slow Mode jumper(s)

Storage Interfaces & Controllers
AMD SB950 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
1 x M.2 32Gb/s (2242/2260/2280) (PCIe Mode)

LAN & Networking
Controller Intel
Lan Speed 10/100/1000
Ports 1 x LAN(RJ45) port

Wireless
Wireless N/A
Speed N/A
Features N/A

Audio
Controller ASUS SupremeFX
Features 8-Channel HD Audio
Jack-detection
Multi-streaming
Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
High quality 115dB SNR stereo playback output
SupremeFX Shielding Technology
Headphone AMP
Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
Sonic Radar II

Features & Technologies
Feature List Gamer's Guardian:
ESD Guards on LAN, Audio, KBMS and USB3.0/2.0 ports
DRAM Overcurrent Protection
Stainless Steel Back I/O
DIGI+ VRM
ASUS Exclusive Features :
AI Suite 3
Ai Charger+
USB 3.1 Boost
Disk Unlocker
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
ASUS Fan Xpert 2
ASUS EZ DIY :
ASUS OC Tuner
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
Push Notice
ASUS Q-Design :
ASUS Q-Shield
ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Q-DIMM
Media Streamer
RAMCache
AURA: RGB Lighting Control

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