ASUS M5A97 - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970

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ASUS M5A97 - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970

ASUS continues to put innovation at its forefront, launching the world's first Dual Intelligent Processors technology. This exclusive design consists ...

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Review of "ASUS M5A97 - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970"

published 11/04/2012 | dalewakelin
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Pro Multiple socket, PCI express slot, Multiple SATA connections, multiple ram slots.
Cons Lack of regular PCI slots.
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"ASUS M5A97 motherboard review"

This motherboard is amazing, it is a good price for what you get as it is a regular atx motherboard suitable for gaming and other multimedia needs. It has 4 ram slots, suitable for water cooling, multiple sata connections, realtek audio ports, 4 usb ports, pci express slot and socket am3. It is very fast and stable and is suitable for overclocking however it lacks regular pci slots. It is easy to set up with an istallation disk with all the help and support you could ever need. So overall to sum it up it is extremely fast, super easy to install, its really secure and stable, lots of nice help and support and is amazingly good value for money. It is really awsome the only thing i dislike is the lack of pci slots.

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Product Information : ASUS M5A97 - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970

Manufacturer's product description

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.

Product Details

Product Description: ASUS M5A97 - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970

Product Type: Motherboard - ATX

Chipset Type: AMD 970 / AMD SB950

Processor Socket: 1 x Socket AM3+

Compatible Processors: Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, FX

Data Bus Transfer Rate: 4.8 GT/s

Max RAM Size: 32 GB

RAM Supported: 4 DIMM slots - DDR3 , non-ECC , unbuffered

Storage Ports: 6 x SATA-600 (RAID)

USB / FireWire Ports: 2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0 + ( 6 x USB 2.0 via headers )

Audio: HD Audio (8-channel)

LAN: Gigabit Ethernet

Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7

Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

General

MPN: 90-MIBFS0-G0EAY00Z, M5A97, 90-MIBFS0-G0AAY00Z

Product Type: Motherboard - ATX

Chipset Type: AMD 970 / AMD SB950

Max Bus Speed: 2400 MHz

Data Bus Transfer Rate: 4.8 GT/s

Processor Socket: Socket AM3+

Max Processors Qty: 1

Compatible Processors: Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, FX

Supported RAM

Max Size: 32 GB

Technology: DDR3

Bus Clock: 1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1866 MHz

Speed: PC3-14400, PC3-12800, PC3-10600, PC3-8500

Supported RAM Integrity Check: Non-ECC

Registered or Buffered: Unbuffered

Features: Dual channel memory architecture

Audio

Type: HD Audio (8-channel)

Audio Codec: Realtek ALC887

Compliant Standards: High Definition Audio

LAN

Network Controller: Realtek RTL8111E

Network Interfaces: Gigabit 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 ¦ 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 ¦ 2 x PCI

Storage Interfaces: AMD SB950 : SATA-600 - connector(s): 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - 6 Device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5

Interfaces: 1 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 (rear) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack

Internal Interfaces: 6 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x serial ¦ 1 x SPDIF out

Power Connectors: 24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector

Features

BIOS Features: DMI 2.0 support, WfM 2.0 support, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ACPI 2.0a support, SMBIOS 2.5 support, UEFI BIOS

Sleep / Wake Up: Wake on LAN (WOL), wake on ring (WOR)

Hardware Features: C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall), AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology, MemOK!, Q-Slot, All-Solid Capacitor motherboard Design, ASUS Noise Filter, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), ASUS Fan Xpert, ASUS TurboV, ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), AMD CrossFireX technology support

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: I/O back plate

Cables Included: 2 x Serial ATA cable

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, ASUS MyLogo2, ASUS Live Update, ASUS EZ Flash 2

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 Standards: Plug and Play, ACPI 2.0a, ErP Ready

Width: 30.5 cm

Depth: 22.9 cm

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 3 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 3 years

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