Asus M5A97 PRO AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 DDR3 ATX

Asus M5A97 PRO AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 DDR3 ATX
Key features
  • Digital power design
  • The ultimate turbo processor
  • Energy efficiency all around
  • Auto system level up
  • Flexible and easy BIOS interface
  • SATA 6 Gb/s support
  • USB 3.0 support
  • Flexible multi-GPU solutions, your weapon of choice
  • External SATA
  • Q-design
  • Fan Xpert
  • All solid capacitor
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Product Description


ASUS has announced a new line up of AMD based motherboards that support the 990FX/990X/970 chipsets and AM3+ CPUs, the first company in the market to provide fully compatible AM3+ motherboards.

The M5A97 PRO series offers unsurpassed compatibility with new AMD AM3+ socket CPUs, whilst also being backwards compatible with the previous generation AM3 CPU. The M5A/97 core series is equipped with DIP2, which features DIGI+ VRM technology in addition to the TPU and EPU. DIGI+ VRM power delivery allows users to precisely adjust and control power settings digitally for precise power control and flexible tuning of their system, perfectly serving the AM3+ CPU specification's power demand. Digital control differs from analogue controls by eliminating digital to analogue conversion lag, which helps to improve overclocking capabilities. This means precise power flow adjustment and management as well as easy and flexible tuning including extra DRAM power control for the AMD platform. It is the most precise power delivery available, providing the best-in-class in power efficiency, performance and stability while also helping to maximize the overall overclocking potential.

Also included on the M5A97 PRO is the intuitive UEFI BIOS menu interface. UEFI BIOS allows a user to control and adjust their BIOS settings through the use of a mouse-enabled interface for more user-friendly navigation. The built-in EZ Mode option also provides a drag-and-drop boot priority option, for easier management of boot devices.

ASUS Unique Selling Points

  • ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM:
  • DIGI+VRM - Industry leading Digital 6+2 Phase Power Design
  • EPU - Hardware level power saving.
  • TPU with Auto Tuning and TurboV: Providing simple steps to easy overclocking.
  • UEFI BIOS(EZ Mode): Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface.
  • MemOK!: Quickly ensures memory boot compatibility.
  • AI Suite II: One-stop Access to All Innovative ASUS Software.
  • Ai Charger+: Ensure reliable mobile phone charging.
  • ASUS Q-Connector: Easily access your PCI-E connectors.
  • ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LEDs)
  • ASUS Q-Slot: Make Connection Quick and Accurate!
  • ASUS Q-DIMM: Make Connection Quick and Accurate!
  • O.C. Profile: Allows you to store multiple Bios images.
  • EZ Flash 2: Easily update your systems bios firmware.
  • ASUS MyLogo 2: Customize your boot screen.
  • Precision Tweaker 2: Easily tune your PC system performance.
  • Fan Xpert: Smart thermal control via fan speed detection.

Key specification

  • Form Factor: ATX Form Factor, 12"x 9.6" (30.5cm x 24.4cm)
  • Socket: AMD Socket AM3+ for FX™ / Phenom™II / Athlon™II / Sempron™ 100 Series Processors Including 8-Core.
  • Chipset: AMD 970 / SB950 Chipset
  • Graphics interface: 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots(@ x16 speed [Blue]; @ x4 speed [Black])
  • Expansion Slots: 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots, 2 x PCI slot.
  • Multi GPU: Supports and ATI® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology.
  • Memory: 4 x DIMM, max. 32GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz, ECC and non-ECC, un-buffered memory, Dual channel memory architecture
  • Audio: Realtek® ALC 892 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • LAN: Realtek® 8111E Gigabit LAN controller
  • Storage: 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s ports.
  • USB: 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at back panel (blue), 14 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 8 ports at back panel).
  • Manageability: WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE

Back Panel I/O Ports

  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse combo port
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Output port
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
  • 2 x eSATA ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue)
  • 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 8-channel Audio I/O

Internal I/O Connectors

  • 3 x USB 2.0/1/1 connectors support additional 6 USB ports
  • 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 1 x CPU Fan connector (4-pin)
  • 2 x Chassis Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin; 1 x 3-pin)
  • 1 x Power Fan connector (1 x 3-pin)
  • 1 x COM connector
  • Front panel audio connector
  • 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 24-pin EATX Power connector
  • 8-pin EATX 12V Power connector
  • System Panel(Q-Connector)
  • 1 x MemOK! Button

In The Box

  • 2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables
  • 2 in 1 Q-connector
  • I/O Shield
  • User's manual
  • Drivers
  • ASUS Utilities
  • ASUS Update
  • Anti-virus software (OEM version)



Product Description ASUS M5A97 PRO - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970
Product Type Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type AMD 970 / AMD SB950
Processor Socket 1 x Socket AM3+
Compatible Processors Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, FX
Max RAM Size 32 GB
RAM Supported 4 DIMM slots - DDR3, non-ECC, unbuffered
Storage Ports 6 x SATA-600 (RAID), 2 x eSATA-300
USB / FireWire Ports USB 3.0 2 x USB 3.0 + 8 x USB 2.0 + (6 x USB 2.0 via headers)
Audio HD Audio (8-channel)
LAN Gigabit Ethernet
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Manufacturer Warranty 3-year warranty

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