Asus M5A97 R2.0 Desktop Motherboard - AMD 970 Chipset - Socket AM3+ - ATX
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General Information
AMD® 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.

Processor & Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer:AMD
Chipset Model:970
Total Processor Supported:1
Processor Technology:Cool'n'Quiet Technology
Processor Socket:Socket AM3+
Processor Supported:FX
Processor Supported:Athlon II
Processor Supported:Pentium II
Processor Supported:Sempron
Processor Supported:Athlon II X2
Processor Supported:Athlon II X3
Processor Supported:Athlon II X4
Processor Supported:Athlon X2
Processor Supported:Phenom II X2
Processor Supported:Phenom II X3
Processor Supported:Phenom II X4
Processor Supported:Phenom II X6
Processor Supported:Sempron X2
HyperTransport Speed:4.80 GT/s
64-bit Processing:Yes
Multi GPU Supported:CrossFireX

Number of Memory Slots:4
Memory Form Factor:UDIMM
Maximum Memory:32 GB
Memory Standard:DDR3-2133/PC3-17000 (O.C.)
Memory Standard:DDR3-1866/PC3-15000
Memory Standard:DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Memory Standard:DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Memory Standard:DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Memory Technology:DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Speed Supported:2.13 GHz (O.C.)
Memory Speed Supported:1.87 GHz
Memory Speed Supported:1.60 GHz
Memory Speed Supported:1.33 GHz
Memory Speed Supported:1.07 GHz

I/O Controller
Controller Type:Serial ATA/600
RAID Supported:Yes
RAID Levels:0
RAID Levels:1
RAID Levels:5
RAID Levels:1+0

Onboard Video:No

Sound Controller Manufacturer:Realtek
Sound Controller Model:ALC887
Audio Channels:7.1

Network & Communication
Gigabit Ethernet:Yes

I/O Expansions
Number of Total Expansion Slots:6
Number of PCI Slots:2
PCI Express Standard:PCI Express 2.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots:4
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots:2
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots:2

Total Number of USB Ports:8
Number of USB 2.0 Ports:6
Number of USB 3.0 Ports:2
Audio Line In:Yes
Audio Line Out:Yes
Microphone Port:Yes
Number of S/PDIF Out Ports:1
Network (RJ-45):Yes
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports:1
PS/2 Port:Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports:2

Onboard Interfaces
Number of SATA Interfaces:6
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports:8
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports:6
Number of Onboard USB 3.0 Ports:2
Onboard Serial Header:Yes
Onboard LEDs Header:Yes
Onboard Audio Header:Yes
Onboard S/PDIF Header:Yes

Buttons & Keys:DirectKey
Buttons & Keys:MemOK
Buttons & Keys:BIOS Flashback

Power Description
Power Supply Supported:ATX12V

Physical Characteristics
Form Factor:ATX
Weight (Approximate):3 lb

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:RoHS
Environmental Certification:WEEE

Limited Warranty:3 Year

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  • UPC: 610839188512 
  • Mfr's Part #: M5A97 R2.0 

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