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ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • AMD 970
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2133(O.C.) / 1866 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066
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The M5A97 is equipped with 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. Also included is the intuitive and feature laden ASUS UEFI BIOS menu interface allowing users to control and adjust their motherboard settings through the use of a mouse-enabled interface for a superior user-friendly experience that BIOS does not offer.

  • newegg AMD FX /Phenom II /Athlon II /Sempron 100 Series Processors Support This motherboard supports AMD AM3+ multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and current AMD Phenom II /Athlon II /Sempron 100 Series processors. The AMD 970 Chipset is designed to support up to 4800MT HyperTransport 3.0 (HT 3.0) interface speed and PCI Express 2.0 x16 graphics.
  • newegg TPU & EPU The TPU chip offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring through Auto Tuning and TurboV functions. Auto Tuning offers a user friendly way to automatically optimize the system for fast, yet stable clock speeds, while TurboV enables unlimited freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance in diverse situations. The EPU chip provides a real-time, dynamic power saving by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity!
  • newegg UEFI BIOS ASUS’s exclusive UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is the first ever mouse-controlled graphical BIOS interface designed with dual selectable modes which goes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable more flexible and convenient input with quick scrolling. The exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed setup info, while the Advanced Mode is for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricate system control, including detailed DRAM information.
  • newegg Dual USB 3.0 & 6 x SATA III AMD SB950 Southbridge natively supports next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, which delivers up to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer rates. Experience ultra-fast data transfers at 4.8 Gb/s with USB 3.0 – the latest connectivity standard. Built to connect easily with next-generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0 transfers data 10X faster and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 components.
  • newegg Auto Tuning - Auto System Level Up Achieve extreme yet stable overclocking results automatically with Auto Tuning! With built-in stability testing, Auto Tuning allows beginners to easily upgrade their CPU performance at no extra cost.
  • newegg AI Suite II - One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package. It allows users to supervise overclocking, energy management, fan speed, voltage, and sensor readings. This all-in-one software offers diverse and easy to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.

Learn more about the ASUS M5A97

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
M5A97

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
AM3+
CPU Type
FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series

Chipsets

Chipset
AMD 970
South Bridge
AMD SB950

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 2133(O.C.) / 1866 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
2 (x16, x4)
PCI Express x1
2
PCI Slots
2

Storage Devices

SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA RAID
0/1/5/10

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111E
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
2
USB 1.1/2.0
6 x USB 2.0
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
6 x USB 2.0

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
Dual Intelligent Processors - TPU + EPU

UEFI BIOS - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface

Auto Tuning - Auto System Level Up

Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!

True USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s Support - fully unleash performance

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • kenneth h.
  • 4/16/2014 5:48:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board

Pros: Flexible with options, solid, recognizes new hardware immediately. haven't had any issues with the board. am running amd fx 4100, dual radeon 7850's in cross fire, 8gb of g.skill ddr3 1866, with thermaltake 850 smart m series, inside a nzxt phantom case

Cons: wasn't free

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  • Tim W.
  • 3/15/2014 3:52:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs2 years later and still rockin!

Pros: This mobo has been great! It has taken all my abuse for the past 2 years including heavy overclocking and has kept going regardless

Cons: I wish the heatsinks were attatched by screws and not springs but not enough to doc an egg

Other Thoughts: If you are on the fence, this is a great mobo, the price point is unbeatable.
System Specs:
Mobo: this
CPU: FX-6100 oc 4.2ghz
Ram: 8gb DDR3 1600
GPU: EVGA 550ti SC 2GB

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  • Jordan S.
  • 2/5/2014 11:18:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Doesn't take up much space in my case

Cons: Makes lots of noise and when updating to new BIOS driver from ASUS website, started giving blue screens left and right and fried my hard drive partitions with it

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

At your earliest convenience, please contact me through email, and we can discuss this case further. Within the message, please include the serial number of the motherboard, any troubleshooting steps tried, and your computer parts list. 3456143.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Chris S.
  • 1/20/2014 8:08:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDidn't last for it's warranty

Pros: Worked good when it worked.

Cons: No POST, nothing, checked battery, no luck, power supply Ok. Changed out video card, memory and CPU to Gigabyte board, everything works OK. Now here's the real bad part, the board is registered on the ASUS website, when I try to start a RMA , I can't get nowhere because the character field is always blank. I have a three year warranty and I cannot get a hold of a service rep for chat. This is not good service.

Other Thoughts: I've liked ASUS products in the past but not now.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the motherboard. If I may, I would like to help. If you are outside of the return period and within the warranty, please contact me through email at cl-mark@asus.com, and we can discuss this case further. Your reference number for this case is 3363941.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Timothy G.
  • 12/18/2013 5:49:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat no issues

Pros: Almost 2 years with this. So far no complaints it recognizes all my memory right off. This MOBO has a good OC feature and also helps system be more energy efficient. so far all ASUS components that I have used been good quality. will keep buying from them.

Cons: Don;t have any so far.

Other Thoughts: After reading the latest reviews notices that the last batch before it was discontinued was coming out defective.

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  • Ian S.
  • 12/5/2013 6:52:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIts the chance you might not want to take.

Pros: Stable, durable, when you get a working one that is.

Cons: 6 DOA's, More money than expected.

Other Thoughts: This Board when i bought it a year ago was just before they stopped carrying this product on newegg.com . If you're lucky you might be able to get a working one within the first or second board.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I would be happy to help. Please contact me through email, and we can discuss this case further. My email is cl-mark@asus.com. Within the email, please include your RMA number and the serial number of the motherboard. Your reference number for this case is 3257142.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Brandon W.
  • 11/13/2013 2:28:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for large cards!

Pros: Supports four large cards, and much flexibility all around.
3.0 USB slots.
Very dependable, over 2 years and still going strong.

Cons: Large board, I recommend a full case for air flow, however mid cases work great either way if you supply fans.

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  • Coty H.
  • 11/3/2013 10:13:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood, but shipped defective.

Pros: Great design, 4x DIMM slots, tons of USB ports, ASUS

Cons: Shipped with defective USB ports.

Other Thoughts: Good motherboard, and I would buy another. However, make sure to check all USB ports as I banged my head against the wall for a day trying to figure out why it wouldn't boot. Defective USB port was the issue :(

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  • Trevor M.
  • 10/29/2013 2:32:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood budget motherboard

Pros: The UEFI bios made this board a breeze to use, I never had any real problems with it even when I threw a FX 8350 on it.

Cons: No onboard video, and IO shield was flimsy

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  • Ben H.
  • 9/22/2013 12:17:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Works great, no complaints worked right out of the box.
Have upgraded the processor, graphics card, and ram since purchase without any problems.

Cons: None.

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