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Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 970 Socket AM3+ 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

  • AMD 970/SB950 Chipset
  • AMD Socket AM3+
  • ATX Form Factor

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    Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 970 Socket AM3+ 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard Product Description

    CPU and DRAM Digital Power Design for a 100% Performance Boost on AMD 970 with Windows 8 Support

    Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control - Full Hardware Control. Total Performance Tuning
    Remote GO! - One-stop PC Remote Control and Home Entertainment
    USB 3.0 Boost - Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP
    Network iControl - Real-time Network Bandwidth Control
    DirectKey - A Dedicated Button to Access the BIOS Directly
    USB BIOS Flashback - Easy, Worry-free USB BIOS Flashback with Hardware-based Design
    UEFI BIOS - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
    Windows 8 Ready - Assured Compatibility


    Specifications

    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.
    * 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™ 3.0
    Multi-GPU Support
    Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology

    Expansion Slots

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

    Storage

    AMD SB950 controller :
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller :
    2 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red

    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

    IEEE 1394

    VIA® 6308P controller
    2 x IEEE 1394a port(s)
    (1 at mid-board, 1 at back panel)

    USB Ports

    ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
    4 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
    AMD SB950 controller :
    14 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (8 at back panel, black+red, 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
    - TPU switch
    ASUS EPU :
    - EPU
    - EPU switch
    ASUS Digital Power Design :
    - Industry leading Digital 6 +2 Phase Power Design
    - Industry leading Digital 2 Phase 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-sink 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/mouse combo port(s)
    2 x eSATA 6Gb/s
    1 x IEEE 1394a
    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)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x IEEE 1394a connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (3 x 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 TPU switch(es)
    1 x EPU switch(es)
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback button(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

    Form Factor

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

    Add-ons and Accessories

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    Technical Specifications

    Expansion / Connectivity

    Expansion Slot(s) 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 240-pin ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ( x4 mode ) ¦ 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 ¦ 2 x PCI
    Storage Interfaces AMD SB950: SATA-600 -connectors: 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - 6 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ SATA-600 -connectors: 2 x 7pin external SATA - 2 devices
    Expansion Slots 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 240-pin ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ( x4 mode ) ¦ 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 ¦ 2 x PCI
    Interfaces 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse ¦ 1 x FireWire - 4 pin FireWire ¦ 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 2 x USB 3.0 ¦ 8 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x TOSLINK ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack
    Internal Interfaces 6 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x serial - header ¦ 1 x SPDIF out - header ¦ 1 x audio - header ¦ 2 x USB 3.0 ¦ 1 x FireWire - header
    Power Connectors 24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Service & Support Limited warranty - 3 years
    Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years

    General

    Product Type Motherboard - ATX
    Chipset Type AMD 970 / AMD SB950
    Data Bus Transfer Rate 4.8 GT/s
    Processor Socket Socket AM3+
    Max Processors Qty 1
    Compatible Processors Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Athlon X2, Sempron X2, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, FX ( supports CPUs with up to 8 cores, Maximum TDP 140 Watt )

    Supported RAM

    Max Size 32 GB
    Technology DDR3
    Bus Clock 1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1866 MHz, 2133 MHz
    Supported RAM Integrity Check Non-ECC
    Registered or Buffered Unbuffered
    Features Dual channel memory architecture

    Audio

    Type HD Audio (8-channel)
    Audio Codec Realtek ALC892
    Compliant Standards DTS Connect, High Definition Audio, DTS UltraPC II

    LAN

    Network Controller Realtek RTL8111F
    Network Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet

    Features

    BIOS Features DMI 2.0 support, WfM 2.0 support, Multilingual BIOS, ASUS MyLogo2, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS O.C. Profile, ACPI 2.0a support, USB BIOS Flashback, ASUS EFI BIOS, UEFI BIOS, SMBIOS 2.7 support
    Manual Settings CPU frequency, processor core voltage, memory voltage, memory bus frequency
    Sleep / Wake Up Wake on LAN (WOL), wake on ring (WOR)
    Hardware Features C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall), AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology, jack retasking, MemOK!, ASUS Q-Design, Q-DIMM, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-LED, Q-Slot, ASUS Q-Connector, ASUS Noise Filter, audio jack detect technology, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), ASUS Precision Tweaker 2, ASUS Fan Xpert, ASUS TurboV, ASUS 6+2 Phase Power Design, Solid Capacitor for CPU power, Loss-less content protection technology, Fanless Design Heatsink, USB 3.0 Boost, Dual Intelligent Processors 3, AMD Quad CrossFireX technology support, ASUS DIGI+ Power Control, ASUS Network iControl, ASUS SMART DIGI+, ASUS Remote GO!, DirectKey

    Miscellaneous

    Included Accessories I/O back plate
    Cables Included 3 x Serial ATA cable
    Software Included Drivers & Utilities, ASUS MyLogo2, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS AI Suite II, ASUS AI Charger+
    Compatible with Windows 7 "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
    Compliant Standards Plug and Play, RoHS, ACPI 2.0a, ErP Ready
    Width 30.5 cm
    Depth 24.4 cm

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