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  • Manufacturer: ASUS
  • UPC #610839181421
  • Model #90-MIBFS0-G0AAY00


  • The M5A97 features the AMD® 970 + SB950 chipset and supports the latest AMD® socket AM3+ for 8-core processors. With a new Socket AM3+, it offers usability of Socket AM3 or AM3+, allowing the user a choice of previous or current AMD CPUs. Dual Intelligent Processor technology is now available on this ASUS AMD motherboard, integrating the EPU (Energy Processing Unit) and TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) hardware based processors for the ultimate in energy savings and processor scaling. ASUS EPU conserves energy by intelligently moderating power and load requirements in real-time while TPU provides intelligent system scaling for incredible increases in platform performance while retaining stability.

    ASUS' ground breaking UEFI BIOS simplifies platform settings for users with an EZ tuning mode, while offering advanced users an easy to use graphical interface that offers unparalleled performance enhancement options. ASUS' redesigned AI Suite II consolidates system functionality, tweaking and monitoring into one sleek and elegant software package designed with the user in mind. For the fastest data transfers rates, enjoy USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s support.

    The ASUS M5A97 is the latest AMD 970 solution providing a high-definition visual experience with AMD® CrossFireX™ support while featuring ASUS-exclusive technology for energy-savings and maximum stability.

     

     

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    ASUS M5A97 AMD 970 AM3+ Motherboard


    Detailed Description
    (Manufacturer # 90-MIBFS0-G0AAY00 )



    Specifications

    CPU

    AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
    Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU
    Supports CPU up to 140 W
    AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology

    Chipset

    AMD 970/SB950

    Memory

    4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 Hz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture
    * Refer to
    www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
    * Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.
    * Due to CPU spec., AMD 100 series CPUs support up to DDR3 1066MHz. With ASUS design, this motherboard can support up to DDR3 1333MHz.

    System Bus

    Up to 4.8 GT/s HyperTransport™ 3.0

    Multi-GPU Support

    Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology

    Expansion Slots

    1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue)
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
    2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    2 x PCI

    Storage

    AMD SB950 controller :
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

    LAN

    Realtek® 8111E , 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

    Audio

    Realtek® ALC 887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    Audio Feature :
    - ASUS Noise Filter
    - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

    USB Ports

    ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
    2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
    AMD SB950 controller :
    12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (6 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)

    Overclocking Features

    Overclocking Protection :
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

    Special Features

    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 :
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite II
    - Ai Charger+
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
    - ASUS Fan Xpert
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS O.C. Profile
    - ASUS EZ Flash 2
    - ASUS MyLogo 2
    - Multi-language BIOS
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Slot

    Back I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
    1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
    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)

    Internal I/O Ports

    3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(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) (2 x 4 -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)
    1 x MemOK! button(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)

    Accessories

    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)

    BIOS

    32 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2

    Manageability

    WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE

    Support Disc

    Drivers
    ASUS Utilities
    ASUS Update
    Anti-virus software (OEM version)

    Form Factor

    ATX Form Factor
    12 inch x 9 inch ( 30.5 cm x 22.9 cm )











    Technical Specifications   [return to top]
     Specification Value
    Processor Supported: AMD
    Socket Type: AMD AM3 plus
    CPU Type: Phenom II x6 125w /AM3 plus
      Phenom II x6 x125w /AM3
      Phemom II x6 95w /AM3 plus
      Phenom II x6 95w /AM3
      Phenom II x4 125w /AM3 plus
      Phenom II x4 125w /AM3
      Phenom II x4 95w /AM3 plus
      Phenom II x4 95w /AM3
      Phenom II x2 80w /AM3
      Athlon II x4 95w /AM3
      Athlon II x3 95w /AM3
      Athlon II x2 65w /AM3
      Sempron 45w /AM3
      FX Eight-Core 125w /AM3 plus
      FX Six-Core 95w /AM3 plus
      FX Four-Core 95w /AM3 plus
    North Bridge Chipset: AMD 970
    South Bridge Chipset: AMD 950
    Number of Memory Slots: 4 DIMM Slot
    Memory Type: DDR3
    Form Factor: ATX
    Onboard Video Chipset: None
    Video Output: None
    Multi-GPU Solution: CrossFire
    Memory Channel: Dual
    PCI Express 2 x16 Slots: 1
    PCI Express 3 x16 Slots: 0
    PCI Slots: 2
    PCIe x1 Slots: 2
    PCIe x4 Slots: 0
    PATA Support: None
    SATA 1 5 Gb Support: 0
    SATA 3Gb Support: 0
    SATA 6GB Support: 6
    SATA RAID: 0
      1
      5
      10
    USB 3 Ports: 2
    USB 2 Ports: 12
    eSATA Ports: 0
    Firewire 1394a Ports: 0
    LAN Ports: 10/100/1000
    On Board Power Connectors: 24 Pin ATX
      1x 8 Pin ATX 12V
    CPU Fan Header: 1x 4 Pin PWM
    3 Pin System Fan: 1 Header
    4 Pin PWM System Fans: 2 Headers



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