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ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • AMD 970
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2133(OC)/1866

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M5A97 LE R2.0
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gbps USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
M5A97 LE R2.0
M5A97 LE R2.0
Fast Boot

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.


M5A97 LE R2.0
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.

M5A97 LE R2.0
M5A97 LE R2.0

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 LE 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


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AMD® 970 Chipset

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. It is optimized with AMD®'s latest AM3+ and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities.

M5A97 LE R2.0
Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!

Flexible Multi-GPU Solutions, Your Weapon of Choice!
AMD's CrossFireX™ boosts image quality along with rendering speed, eliminating the need to scale down screen resolution to get high quality images. CrossFireX™ allows higher antialiasing, anisotropic filtering, shading and texture settings. Adjust your display configurations, experiment with the 3D settings, and check the effects with a real-time 3D-rendered previews within AMD Vision™ Engine Control Center.

M5A97 LE R2.0
M5A97 LE R2.0
Dual Intelligent Processors

ASUS continues to put innovation at its forefront, launching the world's 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.

M5A97 LE R2.0
M5A97 LE 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.

M5A97 LE R2.0
M5A97 LE R2.0
EPU

Energy Efficiency All Around

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!
M5A97 LE R2.0
M5A97 LE R2.0
USB 3.0 Boost

Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP

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

When transferring a 13.8GB movie, USB 3.0 Boost from ASUS lands an overall better-performing PC. Check out these benchmarks for more info:
M5A97 LE R2.0

M5A97 LE R2.0
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 most accessed info
  • ASUS DRAM Serial Presence Detect (SPD) Information for accessing memory info, detecting faulty DIMMs and helping with difficult POST situations
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M5A97 LE R2.0




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.
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M5A97 LE R2.0
GreenASUS and ErP Ready

The motherboard is European Union's Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.

M5A97 LE R2.0
M5A97 LE R2.0
M5A97 LE R2.0
USB 3.0 Support

Experience ultra-fast data transfers at 5.0Gbps 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.


M5A97 LE R2.0
M5A97 LE R2.0
SATA 6Gbps Support

AMD® SB950 Southbridge natively supports next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, this motherboard delivers up to 6Gbps data transfer rates. Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, double the bandwidth of current bus systems.

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M5A97 LE 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!
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M5A97 LE 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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M5A97 LE R2.0
M5A97 LE R2.0
H87-G43 TurboV

Adjust system performance parameters with just a few clicks.
H87-G43 AI Suite II

One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features.
H87-G43 Fan Xpert

Built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
H87-G43 All Solid Capacitors

Uses 100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 8/29/2015 3:54:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWONT WORK

Pros: I got this as a gift

Cons: idk if it's to late to return it but nether pci express slot seems to be working I can't get the motherboard to post no mater what I do I'm very upset at this

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  • Robert S.
  • 8/24/2015 5:37:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsCheap with a caveat.

Pros: Cheap board with good overclocking potential (see cons).

Cons: There is no heat sink over the mosfet based buck power supply next to the cpu socket. I ended up frying that section runing my fx 8320 stock. I had to replace all of the fets to get the power supply section functioning again.

Other Thoughts: Not recommended for 125w cores.

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  • JOY F.
  • 8/23/2015 5:04:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy unless you enjoy returns

Pros: It worked for a couple days, the first board

Cons: Stopped having video after a couple days on first board, RMA'd through newegg, 2nd board, no video out of box on either slot. I am running single video card, no additional power. Wish I had seen these reviews before I bought this. Open box has no reviews. Buyer beware!

Other Thoughts: I am attempting to get another replacement. I just received the 2nd board on 21August, and now newegg says out of window to get a replacement as of today and I have to go through manufactorer. :(

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Joy,

I am sorry that you are having difficulty with your motherboard and the inconvenience it caused you. Have you checked if your video card is defective? Often times one component can be overlook which is the main source of the issue. If you are convinced that your motherboard is defective, you can always submit an RMA and have it replaced at http://www.asus.com/us/support. Feel free to contact me at cl-justin@asus.com and I will help you to the best of my abilities. Your case # for reference is N150877400

Thanks for choosing ASUS

Regards,
Justin
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/23/2015 3:52:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Board Except

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Have a video card that blocks the PCI Express slots. Have a sound card that's PCI express. Have have maybe a quarter inch room between the two. Had to side the sound card way over and screw in. Otherwise the video card fast rub on the sound card. And you can hear when the video card fans turn on.

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  • Patrick S.
  • 8/19/2015 9:18:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSome issues

Pros: Decent board for the cost. It has lots of bells and whistles, however, I don't overclock so I haven't tested a lot of it out. I've enabled the charging feature to charge a cellphone (it's disabled by default) and I find the outlet still charges faster.

Cons: This board does not agree with my video card, a Radeon R7 260X. I've read that there are issues with any of the R7 series. I've been researching it for months, and I *may* have the solution. The screen will just go black and the HD will continue running at the same speed, about a half of a beat.

When changing out a CPU cooler, the plastic nub that the brace holds onto, broke off. However, Asus did not charge me for a physical repair and the turnaround time for the warranty service was very reasonable.

Other Thoughts: Also, the rebate card offered with this board is a scam. I hope NewEgg sees this. They do not send you the card, then when you call America Express, they pass you to Asus, and Asus was no help at all, passing me somewhere else multiple times, until you just give up. They will not check on it and they definitely will not send a replacement card. Check around the internet, there's mention of this scam everywhere.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/13/2015 9:06:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorked great....till it didn't...

Pros: This motherboard started out great....

Cons: ....then it died, no post no reason it just stopped working. Tech support was great till the asked for the serial number, I emailed multiple images of the motherboard but no sticker with SN which "voids" the warranty.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/10/2015 8:35:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsworked well

Pros: looks good, good overclocker, quad memory support

Cons: worked well until my new gtx 960 broke it

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  • Jason L.
  • 8/9/2015 1:00:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat do you expect?

Pros: It's a retail ASUS motherboard for seventy dollars. If you have built more than a single pc or two then you know what to expect. It works just fine. Understand most reviews come from novices or first time builders. You don't need a static strap to create a safe build environment and the chances of ANY bad retail board are very slim.

Cons: Zero.

Other Thoughts: A very fair deal for a retail ASUS motherboard.

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  • Ludovic B.
  • 8/8/2015 4:48:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTrash MB got a dead one

Pros: User guide well written. Got it fast

Cons: Sigh... I installed everything properly by following all the user guide. When i started my system, nothing. No BIOS, No beep from the speaker, No signal on my screen. I tried another graphic card still have the same issue. I tried to remove all my RAM to hear à loud beep from the speaker: nothing. I cleared the CMOS and tried to remove all the residual energy in the system: nothing. This BOARD is TRASH and i should have listen to the reviews. I went to my informaticien when my system doesn't want to start. I paid 50$ to him and je confirmed that my motherboard is dead. Wow 50$ + the price of the BOARD for a brand "new" motherboard. When i asked my informaticien to take a look on my system i though that i had miss something somewhere like a connection but not my motherboard.

Guys it's an advice don't buy this motherboard if u don't have time. For sure newegg told me that they gonna give back my money or exchange it. But i still paid 50$ to have a diagnostic and this is not refound.

It's also frustrating because i'll have to wait 2 weeks for the return, check, and shipping.

I'm not sure if i still wanna risk my chance and order the same one again.

Anyway i heard that theres a lot of doa on that board.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Ludovic,

I am sorry that your board was dead on arrival and the inconvenience it caused you. If you any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at cl-justin@asus.com and I will help you to the best of my abilities. Your case # for reference is N150829577

Thanks for choosing ASUS

Regards,
Justin
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/1/2015 9:37:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsLove it

Pros: Very good for people who just starting with pc gaming good interface as well.

Cons: Has a lot of problems but you get what you pay for..

Other Thoughts: none.

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