AM3+ CPU, ATX, DDR3, 4 x USB3, 12 x USB2, 6 x SATA3, 2 x PCIe x16, 2 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI, CrossFireX
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Order Code: ASU-970R2
Manf.Code: M5A97 R2.0
AMD FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series ProcessorsThis 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 ChipsetAMD 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.
Dual-Channel DDR3 2133(OC) MHz SupportThe 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.
ATXThis 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.
SATA 6Gb/sSATA 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/sCompared 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.
AMD CrossfireX Multi-GPU SupportAMD 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.
High Definition Audio DesignThe 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.
|Model Number||M5A97 R2.0|
|Dimensions||30.5cm x 22.9cm|
Sempron 100 Series
|Power Design||4 Phase|
|Chipset Type||AMD 970 / SB950|
|RAM Installed / Max Capacity||0 MB / 32 GB Max|
|RAM Slots||4 x DDR3 DIMM|
|Supported RAM||DDR3 Non-ECC UDIMM|
|Supported RAM Speeds||2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 Mhz|
|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
|Multi-GPU Support||AMD CrossFireX Technology|
|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
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
6 x Audio jack(s)
|Ports Present & Quantity||1 x USB 3.0 connector(s)
3 x USB 2.0 connector(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)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
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)
|AMD SB950 Controller||6 x SATA 6Gb/s (RAID 0,1,5,10)|
|Ports||1 x LAN(RJ45) port|
|Controller/Codec/Information||Realtek ALC 887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
ASUS Noise Filter
Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
|Feature List||ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors
ASUS TPU :
ASUS EPU :
ASUS Power Design :
4 +2 Phase Power Design
ASUS Exclusive Features :
USB BIOS Flashback
AI Suite II
Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
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 :
Precision Tweaker 2
ASUS O.C. Profile
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS Q-Design :
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