AM3+ CPU, ATX, DDR3 (32GB max), 2 x USB3, 14 x USB2, 6 x SATA 6Gb/s, 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s, RAID, 1 x SPDIF, 7.1 Audio
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Order Code: ASU-970P
|AMD AM3+ FX/PhenomII /AthlonII /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.
Flexible Multi-GPU solutions, Your Weapon of Choice! ATI'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 ATI Catalyst Control Center.
|Dual-Channel DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866/1800/1600/1333/1066 MHz support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866/1800/1600/1333/1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture enlarges the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance.
Any Memory is A-OK! MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility. This remarkable memory rescue tool requires a mere push of a button to patch memory issues. MemOK! determines failsafe settings and dramatically improves your system boot success. Get your system up and running in no time!
|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.
|USB 3.0 support
Experience ultra-fast data transfers at 4.8 Gb/s with USB 3.0–the latest connectivity standard. Built to connect easily with next-generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0 transfers data 10X faster and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 components
The external SATA port located at the back I/O provides smart setup and hot-plug functions. Easily backup photos, videos and other entertainment contents on external devices.
|Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM
Digital Power Design: The New Standard. The world’s first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered the use of two onboard chips - EPU (Energy Processing Unit) and TPU (TurboV Processing Unit). The new generation of Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM provides precise Vcore PWM, integrated graphics voltages and frequency module adjustments with minimal power loss through BIOS tuning and an exclusive user interface to increase the board’s overclocking range while performance reaches its full potential. ASUS DIGI+ VRM digital power design empowers users with superior flexibility and perfect precision to ensure optimized performance, extreme system stability and greater power efficiency.
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!
Auto System Level Up. Achieve extreme yet stable overclocking results automatically with Auto Tuning! With built-in stability testing, Auto Tuning allows beginners to easily upgrade their CPU performance at no extra cost.
Herald the Arrival of a New Digital Power Design Era. VRM, or voltage regulator modules, are considered among the most essential motherboard design components. They supply the voltage demanded by the CPU, and a good VRM must intelligently detect actual CPU power draw to provide precise power accordingly. ASUS DIGI+ VRM features a digital programmable microprocessor onboard to perfectly match digital power signal (SVID) requests from the CPU, eliminating digital-to-analog conversion lag. The precise power delivery minimizes power transfer loss to provide highest power efficiency, greater performance, and rock solid stability with the most flexible power adjustment than traditional analog power design.
Active Quiet & Cool. ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows users to adjust both the CPU and chassis fan speed according to different ambient temperature, which is caused by different climate conditions in different geographic regions and system loading. Built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
|AI Suite II
One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features. With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package. It allows users to supervise overclocking, energy management, fan speed, voltage, and sensor readings. This all-in-one software offers diverse and easy to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
|UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface. Exclusive to ASUS motherboards, its UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is the first ever mouse-controlled graphical BIOS interface designed with dual selectable modes. It delivers a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable more flexible and convenient input with quick scrolling. Users can easily navigate the UEFI BIOS with the smoothness of their operating system. Quick and simple overclocking and setup sharing is facilitated by the F12 hotkey BIOS snapshot feature. The exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed setup info, while the Advanced Mode is for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricate system control, including detailed DRAM information.
DIY quickly, DIY easily! ASUS Q-Design enhances your DIY experience. All of Q-LED, Q-Slot and Q-DIMM design speed up and simplify the DIY process!
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.
|Part Number||M5A97 PRO|
|Model Number||M5A97 PRO|
Sempron 100 Series Processors
|Chipset Type||AMD 970 / SB950|
|RAM Installed / Max Capacity||0 MB / 32 GB Max|
|RAM Slots||4 x DDR3 DIMM|
|Supported RAM Technology||Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM|
|Supported RAM Speeds||DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866/1800/1600/1333/1066 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||Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology|
|Ports Present & Quantity||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
2 x eSATA 3Gb/s
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0
8 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
6 x Audio jack(s)
|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) (4 -pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin, 1 x 3 -pin)
1 x Power Fan connector(s) (1 x 3 -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) (Q-Connector)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
|AMD SB950 Controller||6 x SATA 6Gb/s (RAID 0,1,5,10)|
|JMicron JMB362 Controller||2 x eSATA 3Gb/s|
|Controller||IRealtek 8111E Gigabit LAN|
|Ports||1 x LAN(RJ45) port|
|Controller/Codec/Information||Realtek ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
ASUS Noise Filter
Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
|Feature List||ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM
Industry leading Digital 6 +2 Phase Power Design
ASUS DIGI+ VRM Utility
AI Suite II
ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS O.C. Profile
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
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