ASUS M5A97

Mfg Part #: 90-MIBJK0-G0EAY0MZ


ASUS M5A97
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MSRP$105.99
Our Price$96.66
ConditionNew and Factory Sealed
Out of Stock as of 2:47am 3/29/2014
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ASUS continues to put innovation at its forefront, launching the world's first Dual Intelligent Processors technology. This exclusive design consists of the EPU (Energy Processing Unit), which automatically monitors power consumption system-wide to ensure efficiency, and the TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) - guaranteeing superior performance for every task, bringing users an unbeatable experience.

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.

Flexible and 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.

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.

SATA 6 Gb/s support
AMD Southbridge natively supports 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. 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.

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.


In The Box
  • ASUS M5A97
  • 2 x Serial ATA cable
  • I/O back plate
  • Software


General Specifications

ManufacturerAsus
Manufacturer Part #90-MIBJK0-G0EAY0MZ
Manufacturer UPC #0610839188512
Cost Central Item #11743319
Product DescriptionASUS M5A97 - 2.0 - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970 - USB 3.0 - Gigabit LAN - HD Audio (8-channel)
Product TypeMotherboard - ATX
Chipset TypeAMD 970 / AMD SB950
Processor Socket1 x Socket AM3+
Compatible ProcessorsSempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Athlon X2, Sempron X2, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, FX ( supports CPUs with up to 8 cores, Maximum TDP 140 Watt )
Data Bus Transfer Rate4.8 GT/s
Max RAM Size32 GB
RAM Supported4 DIMM slots - DDR3 , non-ECC , unbuffered
Storage Ports6 x SATA-600 (RAID)
USB / FireWire Ports2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0 + ( 2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0 via headers )
AudioHD Audio (8-channel)
LANGigabit Ethernet
Microsoft CertificationCompatible with Windows 7
Manufacturer Warranty3 years warranty

Extended Specifications

General
Product TypeMotherboard - ATX
Chipset TypeAMD 970 / AMD SB950
Data Bus Transfer Rate4.8 GT/s
Processor SocketSocket AM3+
Max Processors Qty1
Compatible ProcessorsSempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Athlon X2, Sempron X2, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, FX ( supports CPUs with up to 8 cores, Maximum TDP 140 Watt )
Supported RAM
Max Size32 GB
TechnologyDDR3
Bus Clock1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1866 MHz, 2133 MHz
Supported RAM Integrity CheckNon-ECC
Registered or BufferedUnbuffered
FeaturesDual channel memory architecture
Audio
TypeHD Audio (8-channel)
Audio CodecRealtek ALC887
Compliant StandardsHigh Definition Audio
LAN
Network ControllerRealtek RTL8111F
Network InterfacesGigabit Ethernet
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slot(s)1 x CPU
4 x DIMM 240-pin
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ( x4 mode )
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI
Storage InterfacesAMD SB950 : SATA-600 - connector(s): 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - 6 device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5
Interfaces1 x PS/2 keyboard
1 x PS/2 mouse
1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet)
2 x USB 3.0
6 x USB 2.0
1 x TOSLINK
1 x audio line-out - mini-jack
1 x audio line-in - mini-jack
1 x microphone - mini-jack
1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack
1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack
1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack
Internal Interfaces6 x USB 2.0
1 x serial - header
1 x SPDIF out - header
1 x audio - header
2 x USB 3.0
Power Connectors24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector
Features
BIOS FeaturesDMI 2.0 support, WfM 2.0 support, Multilingual BIOS, ASUS MyLogo2, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS O.C. Profile, ACPI 2.0a support, USB BIOS Flashback, ASUS EFI BIOS, UEFI BIOS, SMBIOS 2.7 support
Sleep / Wake UpWake on LAN (WOL), wake on ring (WOR)
Hardware FeaturesC.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall), AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology, jack retasking, MemOK!, ASUS Q-Design, ASUS 4+2 Phase Power Design, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-Slot, ASUS Noise Filter, audio jack detect technology, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), ASUS Precision Tweaker 2, ASUS Fan Xpert, ASUS TurboV, Fanless Design Heatsink, USB 3.0 Boost, AMD Quad CrossFireX technology support, ASUS Network iControl, ASUS Remote GO!, DirectKey
Miscellaneous
Included AccessoriesI/O back plate
Cables Included2 x Serial ATA cable
Software IncludedDrivers & utilities, ASUS MyLogo2, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS AI Suite II, ASUS AI Charger+
Compatible with Windows 7"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant StandardsPlug and Play, RoHS, ACPI 2.0a, ErP Ready
Approximate Width12 in
Approximate Depth9 in
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support3 years warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - 3 years

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