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Asus M5A97 PLUS vs M5A97 LE R2.0

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Asus M5A97 PLUS

ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0

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Brand
ASUS
Brand
ASUS
Model
M5A97 PLUS
Model
M5A97 LE R2.0
Release Date
-
Release Date
📅 October 2012
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
User reviews
User reviews
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(6 reviews)
Price history
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Supported PC parts
Supported PC parts
Socket
AM3+
Socket
AM3+
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD 970
Chipset
AMD 970
Supported Memory
DDR3
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR3
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels
8 Channels
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111F
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111F
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
PCI-Express x16 Slots
1
PCI-Express x16 Slots
2
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
0
M.2 Ports
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
32 GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32 GB
Onboard USB 2.0
3
Onboard USB 2.0
3
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0

What are the differences between Asus M5A97 PLUS and M5A97 LE R2.0? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

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Reasons to pick the Asus M5A97 PLUS:

  • 12% cheaper, you can save $9.98.

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Reasons to pick the ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0:

  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x16.

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