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Asus M5A97 R2.0 Desktop Motherboard - AMD Chipset - Socket AM3+

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ITEM# 14529743
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    Technical Specifications

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    • General Information
    • Processor & Chipset
    • Memory
    • I/O Controller
    • Video
    • Audio
    • Network & Communication
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    Asus M5A97 R2.0 Desktop Motherboard - AMD Chipset - Socket AM3+


    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.

    General Information
    Manufacturer ASUS Computer International
    Manufacturer Part Number M5A97 R2.0
    Manufacturer Website Address
    Brand Name Asus
    Product Model M5A97 R2.0
    Product Name M5A97 R2.0 Desktop Motherboard
    Product Type Desktop Motherboard
    Processor & Chipset
    Chipset Manufacturer AMD
    Chipset Model 970
    Total Processor Supported 1
    Processor Technology Cool'n'Quiet Technology
    Processor Socket Socket AM3+
    Processor Supported Sempron
    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 DDR3-1866/PC3-15000
    Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
    Memory Speed Supported 2.13 GHz (O.C.), 1.87 GHz, 1.60 GHz, 1.07 GHz, 1.33 GHz
    I/O Controller
    Controller Type Serial ATA/600
    RAID Supported Yes
    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
    S/PDIF 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
    Power Description
    Power Supply Supported ATX12V
    Physical Characteristics
    Form Factor ATX
    Height 2.3"
    Width 12"
    Depth 9"
    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 WEEE

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    • Most Recent

    • Excellent features and well built
      Verified Purchase

      This motherboard is a high quality AMD processor system. It supports a variety of memory cards and has been very stable. I have purchased ASUS boards in the past and likely will again in the future.

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    Questions & Answers

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      "Why did you choose this product?"

      • A:

        This motherboard was recommended to me by a system builder and game enthusiast as a good motherboard to use in my first "gamer" build.

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