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ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD 970 (Socket AM3+) ATX Motherboard

AM3+ CPU, ATX, DDR3, 2 x USB3, 12 x USB2, 6 x SATA3, 2 x PCIe x16, 2 x PCIex1, 2 x PCI, CrossFireX

ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD 970 Socket AM3plus ATX Motherboard
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£65.86 inc vat

£54.88 ex vat

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Order Code: ASU-970LE2

Manf.Code: M5A97 LE R2.0

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ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD 970 (Socket AM3+) ATX Motherboard overview


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 up to 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 22.9cm. It will fit in any case that supports motherboard sizes of ATX or higher such as a Mid Tower case or larger.

Transfer Features


SATA 6Gb/s

SATA 6Gb/s provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3Gb/s, and increases the data transfer rate between your motherboard and internal storage devices, such as 7200RPM HDDs, 10000RPM HDDs and SSDs. It's also the current trend for upcoming high-speed internal storage devices to break the existing bottleneck of a PC's performance.

USB 3.0 5Gb/s

Compared to the 480Mb/s provided by traditional USB 2.0, the new USB 3.0's 5Gb/s offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than a minute.

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.

Audio Features


High Definition Audio Design

The Realtek ALC887 is a high-performance multi-channel high definition audio codec that delivers an exceptional audio listening experience with up to 90dB SNR, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC. High Quality audio capacitors deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for professional gamers.
General
Model Number M5A97 LE R2.0
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 30.5cm x 22.9cm

Processor Information
Compatible Processors FX
Phenom II
Athlon II
Sempron 100 Series
Socket Type AM3+

Note: Please refer to www.asus.com for CPU Support List

Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Chipset Type AMD 970 / 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 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 Mhz

Expansion Slots
Expansion Slots Total (Free) 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (running at x16)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (running at x4)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI

VGA & Integrated Graphics Options
Video Controller N/A
Multi-GPU Support AMD CrossFireX Technology

Ports & Connectivity - External IO Panel (Back of Motherboard)
Ports Present & Quantity 1 x PS/2 keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0
6 x USB 2.0
3 x Audio jack(s)

Ports & Connectivity - Internal IO (Header pins on Motherboard - Inside Case)
Ports Present & Quantity 3 x USB 2.0 connector(s)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)

Storage Interfaces & Controllers
AMD SB950 Controller 6 x SATA 6Gb/s (RAID 0,1,5,10)

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

Audio
Controller/Codec/Information Realtek ALC 887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
ASUS Noise Filter

Features & Technologies
Feature List ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors - TPU & EPU :
ASUS TPU :
Auto Tuning
TurboV
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
Network iControl
USB 3.0 Boost
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ DIY :
Precision Tweaker 2
ASUS O.C. Profile
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS MyLogo 2
Multi-language BIOS
ASUS Q-Design :
ASUS Q-Slot

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About Asus

Asus are a top brand in the field of NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Graphics Cards, as well as Motherboards, Monitors and Networking products. Their Gaming brand ROG (Republic of Gamers) features products highly rated by gamers around the world.

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