ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Review & Specifications

ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Socket AM3+ AMD 990FX DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 ATX

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Win8 Support Ready - Upgraded Hardware and Native BIOS Support, with 2 second Fast Boot.
Dual Intelligent Processors 3 - New DIGI+ Power Control, with DRAM and CPU Power, and SMART DIGI+ Key
Network iControl - Real-time network bandwidth control application that easily allowing users to prioritize bandwidth to different applications.
Remote GO!- Simple Solution provides Seamless Wireless Enjoyment, turning the Smart Handhelds into your best home entertainment console.
USB 3.0 Boost-Set USB 3.0 devices into 3 modes: Normal, Turbo, UASP to improve overall read/write performance instantaneously

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Specs Overview

Model
  • M5A99FX PRO R2.0
  • M5A99FX-PRO-R2
Release Date December 2012
Series
Socket AM3+
Form factor ATX
Chipset AMD 990FX
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111F
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 7
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB

Pros

  • Overclocking features
  • Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI
  • Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX

Cons

Score Pangoly

86

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Critic Reviews

90

The Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 came well packaged and with a good bundle including that really useful Q-Connector. The board looks great and the layout is also well thought out, just what you would expect from Asus. The M5A99FX PRO R2.0 also has a good de ...

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90

In short, ASUS has delivered a midrange board for somewhat less than midrange pricing (even before mail-in-rebates). It performs well, overclocks well, is loaded with features and expandability, and doesn't break the bank. If you had to ask me to imp ...

Overclockers Club

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86

Overall the ASUS M5A99FX is an excellent motherboard for the price and application. The motherboard was rock solid stable during testing. ASUS is also bringing to the table many of the features such as its UEFI BIOS interface and ASUS Fan Xpert. Thos ...

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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 990FX/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.
    * 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 NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
    Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology

  • Expansion Slots

    2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual x16)
    2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    1 x PCI

  • Storage

    AMD SB950 controller :
    5 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
    1 x eSATA port(s), red
    ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller :
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), navy blue

  • LAN

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

  • Audio

    Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    Audio Feature :
    - Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
    - Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection 
    - DTS Ultra PC II
    - DTS Connect
    - ASUS Noise Filter
    - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

  • USB Ports

    ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
    4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
    AMD SB950 controller :
    14 x USB 2.0 port(s) (8 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)

  • ROG Exclusive Features

    Overclocking Protection :
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

  • Special Features

    ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control :

    SMART DIGI+ :
    - Smart DIGI+ Key- Quickly delivers optimized VRM frequency, voltage and current for superior CPU/DRAM overclocking performance with one click.
    ASUS TPU :
    - Auto Tuning
    - TurboV
    ASUS EPU :
    - EPU
    ASUS Digital Power Design :
    - Industry leading Digital 6 + 2 Phase CPU Power Design
    - Industry leading Digital 2 Phase DRAM Power Design
    - CPU Power Utility
    - DRAM Power Utility
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - Remote GO!
    - USB BIOS Flashback
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite II
    - Ai Charger+
    - Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
    - Network iControl
    - USB 3.0 Boost
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - Stylish Fanless Design Heat-pipe solution
    - ASUS Fan Xpert
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - DirectKey
    - Precision Tweaker 2
    - ASUS O.C. Profile
    - ASUS EZ Flash 2
    - ASUS MyLogo 2
    - Multi-language BIOS
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM
    - ASUS Q-Connector

  • 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 eSATA
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    2 x USB 3.0
    8 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    6 x Audio jack(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
    3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x TPM connector(s)
    1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
    7 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
    3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
    1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
    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) (Q-Connector)
    1 x DirectKey Button(s)
    1 x DRCT header(s)
    1 x MemOK! button(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback button(s)

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x SLI bridge(s)
    1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)

  • 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
    ASUS 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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