Asus M5A97 PLUS Review & Specifications

Asus M5A97 PLUS AM3+ ATX

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M5A97 LE R2.0 $249.86

UEFI BIOS - Flexible and Easy BIOS Interface
AI Suite II - One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
Fan Xpert+ - Customizable speeds with independent fan control
Superior Components - 100% All Solid Capacitors & Extra Durable Stainless Steel Back I/O Materials

Specs Overview

Model M5A97 PLUS
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 0
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB

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  • CPU

    AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors 
    Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU
    Supports CPU up to 8 cores
    Supports CPU up to 140 W
    AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology

  • Chipset

    AMD 970/SB950

  • Memory

    4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz ECC, 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.
    * AMD FX Series CPU on this motherboard supports up to DDR3 1866MHz as its standard memory frequency.
    * 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 5.2 GT/s HyperTransport™ 3.0

  • Multi-GPU Support

    Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology

  • Expansion Slots

    1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue) 
    2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 
    3 x PCI

  • Storage

    AMD SB950 controller : 
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray, 
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

  • LAN

    Realtek® 8111F, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

  • Audio

    Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *1
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Front Panel Jack-retasking

  • USB Ports

    AMD SB950 controller : 
    14 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (8 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)

  • Special Features

    ASUS EPU :
    - EPU 
    ASUS Power Design :
    - 4 +1 Phase Power Design
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - AI Suite II
    - Ai Charger 
    - Anti-Surge
    - Low EMI Solution
    - ESD Guards
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface 
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
    - ASUS Fan Xpert+
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS EZ Flash 2 
    - ASUS MyLogo 2 
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors

  • Operating System Support

    Windows® 8.1 
    Windows® 8 
    Windows® 7 
    Windows® Vista 
    Windows® XP

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
    1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    8 x USB 2.0 
    1 x COM port(s)
    3 x Audio jack(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
    2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
    1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 4-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)

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(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

  • Support Disc

    Drivers
    ASUS PC Probe II
    ASUS Update 
    Anti-virus software (OEM version)

  • Form Factor

    ATX Form Factor 
    12 inch x 8.5 inch ( 30.5 cm x 21.6 cm )

  • Note

    *1: Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio output.

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