M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ 970 ATX AMD Motherboard

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ASUS continues to put innovation at its forefront, launching the worlds first Dual Intelligent Processors technology. This exclusive design consists of the EPU (Energy Processing Unit), which automatically monitors power consumption system-wide to ensure efficiency, and the TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) - guaranteeing superior performance for every task, bringing users an unbeatable experience.

Product Information
Mfr Part#870121
Features USB 3.0 Boost; SATA 6Gb/s Support; USB 3.0 support; AMD Socket AM3+ for AMD FX Series CPU up to 8-core; Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support; Windows 8 Ready; GreenASUS and ErP Ready
Overclocking Features ASUS EZ DIY : Precision Tweaker 2, ASUS O.C. Profile
North Bridge AMD 970
South Bridge AMD SB950
CPU Supported
Socket Type AM3+
AMD CPU Support Phenom II
Athlon II
Sempron 100 series
Phenom FX
Front Side Bus 4800MT/s
Maximum Memory Supported Per Slot 8GB
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Speeds Supported DDR3-2133 (O.C.), DDR3-1866, DDR3-1600, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1066
Memory Slots 4 x 240pin DIMM
Max Memory Supported 32GB
Memory Channel Support Dual Channel
Storage Controllers
SATA 6Gb/s 6
SATA RAID 0/1/5/10
Onboard Graphic Chipset None
Multi-GPU Support 4-Way CrossfireX
Audio System Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels 8-Channel
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111F
LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16 2
PCI Express x1 2
Back Panel Ports
PS/2 2
USB 2.0 6
USB 3.0 2
LAN RJ-45 1
Audio Ports 3
Internal I/O
USB 3 x USB 2.0 Headers (supports 6 additional USB ports)
Other I/O Front Panel Header
S/PDIF-Out Header
1 x CPU Fan Header
Serial Port Header
Clearing CMOS Jumper
Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector
3 x System Fan Headers
System Panel (Q-Connector)
Front Panel Audio Connector
ATX Power Connector 24-pin
ATX12V / EPS 12V Connector 4-pin
Regulatory Approvals FCC
Environmental Standards RoHS
ErP Ready
Physical Specifications
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions (WxD) 12" x 9" (305mm x 228mm)
What's in the Box
What's in the Box Motherboard, Drivers and Utilities Disc, I/O Shield, 2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s Cables, User's Manual
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts 3 Years
Labor 3 Years


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