ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA Review & Specifications

ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA AM3+ ATX

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AM3+ socket with 970 chipset for AMD FX processors
Supreme delivers flawless audio that makes you part of the game
Intel Gigabit Ethernet with LANGuard for top-speed protected networking
Dual USB 3.1 Type A ports and M.2 (PCIe 2.0 x4) for ultra-speedy data transfers
Aura RGB LED lighting control for a customized look

Specs Overview

Model 970 PRO GAMING/AURA
Socket AM3+
Form factor ATX
Chipset AMD 970
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 1
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB

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  • CPU

    Build in AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors 
    Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU
    Supports CPU up to 125 W
    AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology

  • Chipset

    Build in AMD 970/SB950

  • Memory

    4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture 
    * Refer to www.asus.com 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

  • Multi-GPU Support

    Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology 
    Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology

  • Expansion Slots

    2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8) 
    2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 
    2 x PCI

  • Storage

    AMD SB950 controller : 
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), black, 
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 2.0 x4)

  • LAN

    Intel® I211-AT, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), GameFirst technology
    Anti-surge LANGuard

  • Audio

    SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC 
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
    - High quality 115 dB SNR stereo playback output
    Audio Feature :
    - SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
    - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    - Sonic Radar II

  • USB Ports

    ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller : 
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A)
    ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : 
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at mid-board)
    AMD SB950 controller : 
    14 x USB 2.0 port(s) (8 at back panel, , 6 at mid-board)

  • Special Features

    Gamer's Guardian:
    - ESD Guards on LAN, Audio, KBMS and USB3.0/2.0 ports
    - DRAM Overcurrent Protection
    - Stainless Steel Back I/O
    - DIGI+ VRM
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger+
    - USB 3.1 Boost
    - Disk Unlocker
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - ASUS Fan Xpert 2
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS O.C. Tuner
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 
    - ASUS EZ Flash 2 
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
    - Push Notice
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Shield
    - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM 
    Media Streamer
    RAMCache
    AURA: RGB Lighting Control

  • Operating System Support

    Windows® 10 , 64bit
    Windows® 8.1 , 64bit
    Windows® 7 , 32bit/64bit

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (red)Type-A
    8 x USB 2.0 
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    6 x Audio jack(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x ReTry jumper
    1 x Safe Boot jumper
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19-pin)
    3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 devices
    1 x TPM header
    1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (3 x 4 -pin)
    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 Clear CMOS jumper(s)
    1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
    1 x Slow Mode jumper(s)

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x M.2 Screw Package
    1 x pack of cable tie
    1 x Supporting DVD
    1 x SLI bridge(s)
    1 x 12 in 1 Cable Label (s)

  • BIOS

    64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut Function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

  • Manageability

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

  • Support Disc

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

  • Form Factor

    ATX Form Factor 
    12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

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