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ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • AMD 990FX
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2133(OC)/1866
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M5A99FX PRO R2.0
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gbps USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Fast Boot Ups

Instant OS Login
ASUS has released new hardware and software designs to shorten system boot-up time to two seconds* for a smoother experience that removes annoying delays under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Faster system boot and restart means Windows starts quicker and more efficiently. No more waiting around.


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ASUS Boot Setting

Multi-Startup Options

Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PCs startup process. You can enter the BIOS directly with one click through a user-friendly interface, and quickly select your preferred system boot up method - either get to the OS in seconds or opt for regular boot up. Whatever your choice, settings are saved and consistent, with no need to choose every time you power on.

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DirectKey

A Dedicated Button to Access the BIOS Directly

Designed for those requiring frequent BIOS access, users can easily enter the BIOS automatically when the PC is on standby power with the simple press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up from having to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at its best!
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
AMD® Socket AM3+ for AMD® FX Series CPUs Up to Eight-Core

AMD® FX™-Series / Phenom™ II / Athlon™ II / Sempron™ 100 Series Processors (Socket AM3+ / AM3)

M5A99FX PRO 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 5200MTps via HyperTransport™ 3.0-based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD® CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.

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AMD® 990X Chipset

AMD 990FX Chipset is designed to support up to 5200MTps HyperTransport™ 3.0 (HT 3.0) interface speed and dual PCI Express™ 2.0 x16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD's latest AM3+ and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities.

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Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!

Flexible Multi-GPU Solutions - Your Weapon of Choice!

M5A99FX PRO R2.0 brings multi-GPU configurations through both SLI™ and CrossFireX. This motherboard features the powerful AMD® 990FX / SB950 platform, optimizing PCIe allocation in multiple GPU configurations. Expect a brand new gaming style like you've never experienced before!
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Dual Intelligent Processor 3s with New DIGI+ Power Control
The world's first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered twin onboard chips - TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) and EPU (Energy Processing Unit). The third generation Dual Intelligent Processors with New DIGI+ Power Control provide a total CPU, memory and SMART DIGI+ Key profile-tuning digital power solution, which includes two digital voltage controllers allowing ultra-precise DRAM tuning in addition to ultra-precise CPU voltage control - a first on the AMD platform. It's upgraded with one-click extreme performance optimization with the user-friendly AI Suite II utility. This evolution of innovative and industry-leading ASUS technology provides super-accurate voltage tuning for better efficiency, stability and performance.

New DIGI+ Power Control

All-New Digital Power Control for Both CPU and DRAM

The New DIGI+ Power Control design with two digital voltage controllers upgrades motherboard power delivery to an overall solution on AMD AM3+ motherboards, including all-new DRAM controllers that offer ultra-precise memory tuning in addition to ultra-precise CPU voltage control. This evolution of innovative, industry-leading ASUS technology provides best-in-class control for better efficiency, stability and performance.
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TPU with the All-New SMART DIGI+ Key for a Blazing Performance Boost

Always at the forefront of power design, ASUS propels you into the future standard of power management again by giving you a complete CPU, memory and new SMART DIGI+ Technology with profile-tuning digital power solution, which works with the TPU to ramp up performance to its maximum. Enable the all-new SMART DIGI+ Key profile with a single click and adjust CPU ratios manually in the TPU to increase CPU frequency up to an incredible 100%!

Increased CPU and DRAM Overclocking Range

With programmable digital controllers onboard, users can adjust CPU and DRAM voltage and VRM switching frequencies for various overclocking scenarios. New DRAM tuning possibilities make the most of DDR3 memory for better performance with CPU/NB load line calibration and 30% more DRAM current capacity. Thanks to a slew of power options teamed with an extensive and intuitive UEFI BIOS, overclocking very large memory setups is no more difficult than mainstream motherboards.
M5A99FX PRO R2.0

M5A99FX PRO R2.0
TPU

The Ultimate Turbo Processor
Unleash your performance with ASUS AI Suite II utility. The TPU chip offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring through Auto Tuning and TurboV functions. Auto Tuning offers a 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.


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EPU

All Around Energy Efficiency

Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through AI Suite II utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity!
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Remote GO!

One-Stop PC Remote Control and Home Entertainment

Remote GO! links PCs, tablets, smartphones and TVs wirelessly together through an existing LAN cable and router setup. It allows users to stream multimedia content from PC to your HDTV, access their computer anywhere using their mobile device at home, while also allowing easy file transfers between your computer and mobile device. It provides a seamless environment for a futuristic, connected lifestyle with three useful functions: Media Streaming Hub, Remote Desktop and File Transfer.

Media Streaming Hub: Enjoy HD video, music and photos stored in the PC streaming to your HDTV via Wi-Fi connectivity. You can even control the PC to play multimedia on a TV with a tablet. It's the perfect match for creating your own home theater!

Remote Desktop: Operate and control your PC in real-time from a smartphone or tablet for complete comfort. This function brings notebook-like convenience, by creating a virtual remote desktop, offering portable access to your data with a smartphone or tablet.

File Transfers: Send and share files between your PC and smart devices* with only a right click on the mouse.
*iPad/iPhone can send, but not receive files from the PC
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Set up Your Home PC with Remote GO!
1. Wi-Fi environment setup - use an existing LAN cable and router setup to connect PCs and smart devices on the same home network
2. Install Remote GO! software on your PC
3. Download Wi-Fi GO! Remote to your smart devices (Supported Systems: iOS 4.0 or later & Android 2.3 or later)
4. Setup complete - get three useful free apps with ASUS Remote GO!

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USB 3.0 Boost

Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with USB Attached SCSI Protocol

New ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP), the latest USB 3.0 standard. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to an already impressive fast USB 3.0 transfer speed. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need for any user interaction.

  • World's first USB 3.0 UASP Support – 170% faster instantly
  • Complete USB 3.0 Solution – Performance boost for most USB devices
  • Simple Plug & Boost – Auto detection design ensures best performance always

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USB BIOS Flashback

Easy, Worry-Free USB BIOS Flashback

USB BIOS Flashback offers the most convenient way to flash the BIOS ever! It allows overclockers to try new UEFI BIOS versions easily, without even entering their existing BIOS or operating system. It even works without key components such as the CPU and memory installed. Just plug in any USB storage and push the dedicated button for three seconds. The UEFI BIOS is automatically flashed using ATX standby power. Worry-free updating for the ultimate convenience!

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DirectKey

A Dedicated Button to Access the BIOS Directly

Designed for users requiring frequent BIOS access, you can easily enter the BIOS automatically when the PC is on standby power with a press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up from having to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at its best!

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Network iControl

Real-Time Network Bandwidth Control

With a single-click on/off button, the application currently in use has its data and network bandwidth prioritized over other programs. Moreover, you can prioritize your favorite software easily by configuring profiles through the intuitive user interface. Within the profile, programs can be pre-scheduled to run in a specific time period to avoid network congestion and long-waits on downloads. Auto PPPoE network connection provides a one-step setup for enhanced online convenience. Overall, it's an intuitive network bandwidth control center.


UEFI BIOS

ASUS UEFI BIOS offers the first mouse-controlled graphical BIOS designed with selectable modes, providing a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only controls. It also natively supports fully-utilized hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit operating systems.

ASUS Exclusive Interface
EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed info. Users can choose system performance settings and drag and drop boot priorities. Advanced Mode for performance enthusiasts includes detailed DRAM settings via a dedicated memory info page for complete insight.

New Upgrade! Quick and Easy Info for Enhanced System Control
  • F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey for sharing UEFI setup info and troubleshooting
  • New F3 Shortcut for your most-accessed info
  • ASUS DRAM Serial Presence Detect (SPD) Information for accessing memory info, detecting faulty DIMMs and helping with difficult POST situations
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Windows 8 Ready

With hardware driver compatibility tested and assured, ASUS provides a complete solution for Windows 8 support. Starting now, users can experience the next generation operating system on ASUS hardware, and can rest assured that they can easily upgrade once the final driver versions are released without any compatibility issues!
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
ASUS CPU-Z

Whole New Design of CPU-Z

ASUS CPU-Z is a customized ASUS version authorized by CPUID. It has the same functionality and credibility as the original version, with a unique design. Use the whole new look of ASUS CPU-Z to truly report your CPU related information and your uniqueness.
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M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Complete USB 3.0 Integration

Double USB Access, Double Convenience

ASUS facilitates strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel - four USB 3.0 ports in total. Experience the latest plug & play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. This motherboard affords greater convenience to high speed connectivity.

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Extra SATA 6Gbps Supports

Extra Ports, Extra Speed and Accessibility

The AMD SB950 chipset natively supports the next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) interface, delivering up to 6Gbps data transfers. ASUS provides extra SATA 6Gbps ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval and double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
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M5A99FX PRO R2.0
DTS Connect

Expand Your PC Audio Experience

To get the most out of your audio entertainment across all formats and quality levels, DTS Connect combines two enabling technologies. DTS Neo:PC™ upmixes stereo sources (CDs, MP3s, WMAs, internet radio) into as many as 7.1 channels of incredible surround sound. Consumers can then connect their PC to a home theater system. DTS Interactive is capable of performing multi-channel encoding of DTS bitstreams on personal computers, and sending encoded bitstreams out of a digital audio connection (such as S/PDIF or HDMI) designed to deliver audio to an external decoder.

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DTS UltraPC II

DTS UltraPC II delivers exceptional 7.1 surround through the most popular PC audio setups - your existing stereo speakers or headphones. In addition to virtual surround, it upgrades original sound to new levels with Audio Restoration, recreating the dynamic range of audio files. Symmetry mode improves the balance of perceived loudness across different input sources and Enhance boosts audio quality through high and low frequency equalization. With these technologies, users experience better home theater audio with ease.
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
H87-G43 TurboV
Adjust system performance parameters with just a few clicks.
H87-G43 Auto Tuning
Achieve extreme yet stable overclocking results automatically.
H87-G43 External SATA
The external SATA port located at the back I/O provides smart setup and hot-plug functions. Easily backup photos, videos and other entertainment contents on external devices.
H87-G43 MemOK!
Quickly ensures memory boot compatibility.
H87-G43 AI Suite II
One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features.
H87-G43 Fan Xpert
Built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible control of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
H87-G43 Q-Design
ASUS Q-Design enhances your DIY experience.
H87-G43 100% Japanese Solid Capacitors
Uses 100% Japan-made Solid Capacitors.

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


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  • Connor L.
  • 7/8/2014 12:48:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome motherboard

Pros: Love the bios. Like how everthing is blue and it matched all my blue LED case fans

Cons: This probably isn't neweggs fault but the box's condition when it showed up was in poor condition and there was an indent on the motherboard box too like someone punched it? There were no tall parts on the motherboard where the indent was but that was the only thing that was wrong but not enough to loose and egg.

Other Thoughts: For this motherboard it needs 9 standoffs and 9 grounding screws. The problem I only has 6 and i just need 3 more and i dont want to buy a 20 or 50 pack just to use 3. I haven't installed the motherboard yet I just know this is good because my friend has this board.

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  • Jason H.
  • 7/7/2014 9:58:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDON'T TRUST THE REBATE

Pros: The card works great and is really well made with an idiot-proof BIOS

Cons: I have no problem with the actual card, but ASUS refused to approve my rebate, saying the purchase was out of the date range and that I didn't send a copy of my invoice. I purchased the motherboard on June 5th (the rebate validity range was the month of June), and you can click on a scanned copy of the documents they received, which in my case clearly included the invoice. I tried to contact them 3 times, with not even an acknowledgement. It's false advertisement and I will continue to try to contact them.

Other Thoughts: If you're going to advertise a rebate on your product, follow through when the customer did everything they were instructed to do and don't cop out.

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  • Kenon G.
  • 6/30/2014 1:01:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood MB

Pros: I got this board because I used to have a Micro-ATX board that was just laughable. This has plenty of expansion slots and can handle much more RAM than I could on my previous board. I've used ASUS boards for quite some time and they didn't disappoint.

The BIOS interface is excellent.

Cons: I haven't found anything worthy of noting.

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  • Andrew G.
  • 6/28/2014 2:40:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing motherboard!

Pros: No problems at all, great motherboard, good looking if you're going for a blue themed build. I recommend manually downloading the drivers on another computer, put it on a thumb drive, and after you install windows, install the drivers.

Cons: None, works great!

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  • Justin B.
  • 6/26/2014 7:19:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: Very appealing to the eye, had on issues with install. pretty beast of a board from my old asus that would only support old phenom x4 9850

Cons: none so far will keep posted

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  • Robert T.
  • 6/26/2014 6:07:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage Support

Pros: Great Board when working.

Cons: These guys tech support has gone downhill, I had this board for a bit over a year and was told there was no advanced replacement then told there was for a hold fee of $200 w/e the board new is $125 but I thought it would be fine.... NOPE the replacement refurb they sent me was DOA and I was told the 1st rma had to be completed before the 2nd one could process so im now on week 3 without a machine because of that. I send a request knowing they received the board 4 days ago and was told it had to pass inspection before they can process the RMA for the 2nd. ARRRRRRRGGGGGG I have used ASUS for years and will not use again.

Other Thoughts: They used to be a great company if you had issues with products and now hell no. The tech support is very limited they have you do things that are ridiculous on troubleshooting........ & forbid you ask to speak with a manager you instantly get stonewalled. Spend $$ elsewhere.

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  • Kelly O.
  • 6/22/2014 6:03:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood Motherboard.

Pros: Good motherboard plain and simple. Easily overclocked an fx 6300 to 4.7gz.
Memory works perfectly.
Nice bios layout.
All of my hardware works as intended.

Cons: This is not a con, but you may want to feel your northbridge heatsink. Mine felt to hot for my liking, I use water cooling for my cpu so that may have something to do with it. I put a little fan pointed at the northbridge heatsink just to be sure that nothing breaks because of not checking the heat.

Other Thoughts: I feel that I can just spent about 2 minutes and get to 5ghz overclock on this board. That's how confident I felt from overclocking so far!!

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  • Steve M.
  • 6/19/2014 1:44:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDecent MB

Pros: AM3+, UEFI, All solid caps, nice BIOS utility.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Probably could've went cheaper by not going with so many bells and whistles.... I just don't use half the stuff this MB comes loaded with.

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  • Edward L.
  • 6/19/2014 9:42:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMistakenly Mislead Out Dated

Pros: Uses current AM3+ processor
None others at present.
Supports both video card formats.

Cons: Searching ASUS website for a PCIe 3.0 slot Motherboard
This board comes up with about 95% others as a 3.0 video
slot in the search option with the 3.0 selection box checked. It has the already an outdated PCIe 2.0 viedo slot. I had no idea the 2.0 slot was obsolete already until I started looking for a 2.0 video card.
My own stupidity not double checking specs. before ordering.
Since I already sent in for the rebate I can not return the
outdated board. Ninety Five percent of the current ASUS boards available now are outdated. Using a 2.0 slot.

Other Thoughts: This is totally my fault.
Double check every spec. before ordering anything.
I had to go with an NVIDIA card cause there were none to speak of using a RADEON card.
The one I chose was not that great and I had to get it as a refurbished one only available.
ASUS ENGT440/DI/1GD5 GeForce GT 440 (Fermi) 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card . Item#: N82E16814121571 from New Egg.
I hope this helps someone for I wish I had seen this in a review first.

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  • Alan T.
  • 6/17/2014 7:02:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsRuns great IF it is working

Pros: Great features.
LED indicator lights on the motherboard.

Cons: Hard drive constantly active at 100% causing Windows not to response.. Windows (7 and 8.1) can take up to 10 minutes to boot up and intermittent BCOD.

Tried changing the SATA cable and only run one hard drive. Updated BIOS, Windows, all drivers and the SSD firmware. Reinstalled Windows 7 and 8.1.

Taking the same hard drive plug into the ASMedia SATA ports (blue ports) and all runs run fine.

Purchased another one of this motherboard as a replacement. Plug that same hard drive in, problem solved.

Other Thoughts: ASUS was my "go to" brand when it comes to motherboard but for this new build. I tried the GIGABYTE GA-990XFA-UD3 but had to return it because of bad memory slots.
Got this ASUS and had SATA issue.

Two bad motherboard in a row from NEWEGG.

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