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ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AMD970/SB950 ATX AM3+ DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 SATA3 USB3.0 CrossFireX Motherboard

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   Shipping Weight:   2.8 lbs
   Part #: M5A97 R2.0

Features    [ Edit | History ]
Features:

AMD® Socket AM3+ for AMD® FX Series CPU up to 8-core

AMD® FX™-Series/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors (socket AM3+/AM3) M5A97 R2.0 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 1866 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport™ 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD® CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • M5A97 R2.0 Desktop Motherboard
  • 2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s Cables
  • 1 x I/O Shield
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Support DVD
Maximum Memory 32 GB
S/PDIF Yes
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Weight (Approximate) 3 lb
Form Factor ATX
Processor Supported FX Athlon II Pentium II Sempron Athlon II X2 Athlon II X3 Athlon II X4 Athlon X2 Phenom II X2 Phenom II X3 Phenom II X4 Phenom II X6 Sempron X2
RAID Levels 0 1 5 1+0
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Serial ATA/600
Processor Socket Socket AM3+
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Processor Technology Cool'n'Quiet Technology
Memory Standard DDR3-2133/PC3-17000 (O.C.) DDR3-1866/PC3-15000 DDR3-1600/PC3-12800 DDR3-1333/PC3-10600 DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Height 2.3"
Width 12"
Depth 9"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority WEEE RoHS
64-bit Processing Yes
Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Chipset Model 970
Number of Memory Slots 4
Number of PCI Slots 2
Multi GPU Supported CrossFireX
Audio Channels 7.1
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Number of SATA Interfaces 6
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 2
Onboard Video No
HyperTransport Speed 4.80 GT/s
RAID Supported Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots 6
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 2
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 1
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 8
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
PS/2 Port Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports 2
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 8
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports 6
Number of Onboard USB 3.0 Ports 2
Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes
PCI Express Standard PCI Express 2.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 4
Memory Form Factor UDIMM
ProductId1023158862


Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Audio  
     Audio Channels: 7.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: Realtek
     Sound Controller Model: ALC887
Controls/Indicators  
     Buttons & Keys: DirectKey
MemOK
BIOS Flashback
General Information  
     Brand Name: Asus
     Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
     Manufacturer Part Number: M5A97 R2.0
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.asus.com
     Product Model: M5A97 R2.0
     Product Name: M5A97 R2.0 Desktop Motherboard
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Serial ATA/600
     RAID Levels: 0
1
5
1+0
     RAID Supported: Yes
I/O Expansions  
     Number of PCI Express x1 Slots: 2
     Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 2
     Number of PCI Slots: 2
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 6
     PCI Express Standard: PCI Express 2.0
     Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 4
Interfaces/Ports  
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     Microphone Port: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 1
     Number of PS/2 Ports: 2
     Number of S/PDIF Out Ports: 1
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 6
     Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 2
     PS/2 Port: Yes
     S/PDIF: Yes
     Total Number of USB Ports: 8
Memory  
     Maximum Memory: 32 GB
     Memory Form Factor: UDIMM
     Memory Standard: DDR3-2133/PC3-17000 (O.C.)
DDR3-1866/PC3-15000
DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
     Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 4
Miscellaneous  
     Certifications & Standards:
  • CE
  • FCC
  • ErP Ready

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: WEEE
RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • M5A97 R2.0 Desktop Motherboard
  • 2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s Cables
  • 1 x I/O Shield
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Support DVD

Network & Communication  
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports: 6
     Number of Onboard USB 3.0 Ports: 2
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 6
     Onboard Audio Header: Yes
     Onboard LEDs Header: Yes
     Onboard S/PDIF Header: Yes
     Onboard Serial Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 8
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 9" (228.6 mm)
     Form Factor: ATX
     Height: 2.3" (57.2 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 1.36 kg
     Width: 12" (304.8 mm)
Power Description  
     Power Supply Supported: ATX12V
Processor & Chipset  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Chipset Manufacturer: AMD
     Chipset Model: 970
     HyperTransport Speed: 4.80 GT/s
     Multi GPU Supported: CrossFireX
     Processor Socket: Socket AM3+
     Processor Supported: FX
Athlon II
Pentium II
Sempron
Athlon II X2
Athlon II X3
Athlon II X4
Athlon X2
Phenom II X2
Phenom II X3
Phenom II X4
Phenom II X6
Sempron X2
     Processor Technology: Cool'n'Quiet Technology
     Total Processor Supported: 1
Video  
     Onboard Video: No
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

Customer Reviews of (ASUS M5A97 R2.0)

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Andy_G3
04/28/15
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
-Good build quality.
-Fast and reliable.
-Fast boot.
-Good BIOS.
Cons
-None.
Summary
Everything you expect from ASUS. It works well, it's fast and reliable. I bought it to replace my Gigabyte 970A-DS3P (AVOID AT ALL COST) which had USB3 Controller issues (VIA). This board uses an ASMedia USB3 controller which works flawlessly in Win7 in opposition to the VIA USB3 controller used by many other boards.

It performs well in games too. They all play very smoothly (GTA 5, BF4, Metro Last Light).

Overall, I recommend it if you want a board that performs well without paying too much!

My system:
AMD FX-8370a4.3Ghz w/Hyper EVO 212 cooler
MB ASUS M5A97 R2.0
12Gb(3x4gb) Munchkin Blackline DDR3-1600
120GB HyperX Fury SSD
1TB WD Black HDD
EVGA GeForce GTX970 SSC ACX 2.0
750w EVGA Supernova 80Plus Bronze PSU

Mohammed_N
04/12/15
Experience: 2 Years
 Verified Owner
Pros
Great Value, Stable And Reliable.
Cons
None
Summary
This has got to be one of my favorite boards, I love it, I've used it in about 3 builds soo far, using it on my second streaming pc and it has been capable of handling both my FX 8350 and FX 6300 builds. Great board for the money, I used to only buy on Newegg, but NCIX always has way more amazing deals and savings in comparison like this sweet board for only $99 that literally saved me from cheap boards in the past that would just die.

This board also has a big brother I now use on my FX 8350 called the M5A99FX, but I find both boards are sweet and capable and can handle anything you throw in it.

In conclusion, this is a reliable board for both Beginners and PC Enthusiasts, one of my favorites and highly recommended.

overjinx
04/07/15
Experience: 1 Years
Pros
Cheap, ready for most upgrades.
Cons
None
Summary
This is a good board. My only issue as that their claim to have a 5 second (or whatever it was) boot time does not seem to work for me....at all. I did not read the fine print and their could be a reason for it. Other than that it is a great board and the visual bios is kinda nice.

Redilyn
03/30/15
Experience: 15 Days
Pros
Great value
IMMOU Support
Price
Quality
Cons
None
Summary
Used this in my latest build to upgrade my esxi server.
Paired with a FX-6300 and it works flawless.

Full IMMOU support with esxi 5.5. The onboard nic is not supported in 5.5 or higher but this was a none issue for me.

The bios offers lots of options for overclocking. Would definitely consider this board for a desktop build.

Well worth the price.

Travis_Y
01/11/15
Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
-Great board for the cost.
-Easy setup
-USB Flashback feature is good.
Cons
Doesn't support SLI, only Crossfire.
Summary
Great motherboard for the money. The MemOK button and USB Flashback buttons are a great feature i have never had before.
I purchased this board to replace a dying old board and am very happy with it. Would buy it again.

1223356AB
01/10/15
Experience: 5 Days
Pros
-works great
-easy setup
-overclocks ok
Cons
IO isnt the best
Summary
Great board for amd builds. has everything you need

Shari_B
12/19/14
Experience: 19 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Great Brand, My third board with them over the years, never had a problem. Everything worked on the first trial with FX6300 and Kingston DDR3 HyperXfury
Cons
none
Summary
Very happy with the board. Delivery was a bit slow

Murray_G
10/28/14
Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Easy to install, easy to read manual and runs good.
Cons
None
Summary
Nice to see modern bios setup with mouse control.

gdtredmtn
07/09/14
Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Good budget board
Well laid out
Cons
Poor fit and finish on I/O shield
Not quite wide enough to be a full ATX board
Summary
Bought this board to build a budget system as I had an old AM3 CPU on the shelf and didn't want to break the bank. Out of the box all appeared well but when mounting to the case it became apparent that the I/O shield was a few mm out of alignment to the ports behind. Some shimming was required to raise the board up enough to allow unrestricted access through the openings... A first for me. The other oddity encountered was that the board is not wide enough to use the third row of standoffs under the memory and ATX Power sockets. The board cantilevers out off the middle standoffs and could suffer damage if care is not taken when pressing on it to plug in various bits and pieces. Other than that, happy with my purchase.

Patrick_F
03/16/14
Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
A+++++++++++
Cons
None
Summary
Good Choice, i love this productA+++++++++++

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