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Asus M5A97 Desktop Motherboard - AMD 970 Chipset - Socket AM3+

ATX - 1 x Processor Support - 32 GB DDR3 SDRAM Maximum RAM - DDR3-2133/PC3-17000, DDR3-1866/PC3-15000, DDR3-1600/PC3-12800, DDR3-1333/PC3-10600, DDR3-1066/PC3-8500 - 4 x Memory Slots - CrossFireX Support - Serial ATA/600 RAID Supported Controller - 2 x USB 3.0 Port - 7.1 Audio Channels - Gigabit Ethernet - 2 x PCI Express x1 Slots - 1 x PCI Express x4 Slots - 1 x PCI Express x16 Slots - 8 x USB Ports - S/PDIF - Onboard S/PDIF Header - 6 x SATA Interfaces

Asus M5A97 Desktop Motherboard - AMD 970 Chipset - Socket AM3+ M5A97

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Web ID: 1020394089
Mfr. Part: M5A97

M5A97 supports AMD AM3+/AM3 multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features dual-channel DDR3 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 4800MT/s via Hyper aTransport 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.

  • Chipset Manufacturer: AMD
  • Chipset Model: 970
  • Processor Socket: Socket AM3+
  • Processor Supported: Athlon II, Athlon II X2, Athlon II X3, Athlon II X4, Phenom II, Phenom II X2, Phenom II X3, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, Sempron II
  • Maximum Memory: 32 GB
  • Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
  • Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 1
  • Form Factor: ATX
Overview
General Information
Manufacturer:
ASUS Computer International
Manufacturer Part Number:
M5A97
Manufacturer Website Address:
http://usa.asus.com
http://www.asus.com
Brand Name:
Asus
Product Model:
M5A97
Product Name:
M5A97 Desktop Motherboard
Product Type:
Desktop Motherboard
Processor & Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer:
AMD
Chipset Model:
970
Total Processor Supported:
1
Processor Technology:
Cool'n'Quiet Technology
HyperTransport 3.0 Technology
Processor Socket:
Socket AM3+
Processor Supported:
Athlon II
Athlon II X2
Athlon II X3
Athlon II X4
Phenom II
Phenom II X2
Phenom II X3
Phenom II X4
Phenom II X6
Sempron II
HyperTransport Speed:
2400 MHz
64-bit Processing:
Yes
Multi GPU Supported:
CrossFireX
Memory
Number of Memory Slots:
4
Memory Form Factor:
DIMM
Maximum Memory:
32 GB
Memory Standard:
DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
DDR3-1866/PC3-15000
DDR3-2133/PC3-17000 (O.C.)
Memory Technology:
DDR3 SDRAM
I/O Controller
Controller Type:
Serial ATA/600
RAID Supported:
Yes
RAID Levels:
0
1
1+0
5
Video
Onboard Video:
No
Audio
Sound Controller Manufacturer:
Realtek
Sound Controller Model:
ALC 887
Audio Channels:
7.1
Network & Communication
Gigabit Ethernet:
Yes
I/O Expansions
Number of Total Expansion Slots:
6
Number of PCI Slots:
2
PCI Express Standard:
PCI Express 2.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots:
4
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots:
2
Number of PCI Express x4 Slots:
1
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots:
1
Interfaces/Ports
Total Number of USB Ports:
8
Number of USB 2.0 Ports:
6
Number of USB 3.0 Ports:
2
Audio Line In:
Yes
Audio Line Out:
Yes
Microphone Port:
Yes
S/PDIF:
Yes
Number of S/PDIF Out Ports:
1
Network (RJ-45):
Yes
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports:
1
PS/2 Port:
Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports:
2
Onboard Interfaces
Number of SATA Interfaces:
6
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports:
6
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports:
6
Onboard LEDs Header:
Yes
Onboard Audio Header:
Yes
Onboard S/PDIF Header:
Yes
Power Description
Power Supply Supported:
EPS12V
Physical Characteristics
Form Factor:
ATX
Width:
12"
12" (304.8 mm)
Depth:
9"
9" (228.6 mm)
Miscellaneous
Package Contents:
  • M5A97 Desktop Motherboard
  • User's Manual
  • I/O Shield
  • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s Cable(s)
  • Support DVD
Certifications & Standards:
  • ErP Ready
  • FCC
  • CE
Green Compliant:
Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority:
REACH
RoHS
WEEE
Warranty
Limited Warranty:
3 Year

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