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ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s 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 R2.0
 
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gbps USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
M5A97 R2.0
M5A97 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 user 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 PC's 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 persistent, 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!
 
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AMD® Socket AM3+ for AMD® FX Series CPU Up to Eight-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 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® 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.
 

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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.

 
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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.
 

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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 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.
 

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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!
 
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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 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 in desktop with a smartphone or tablet.

File Transfer: 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 PC 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 3 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 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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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.

 
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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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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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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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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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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 MemOK!

Quickly ensures memory boot compatibility.
 

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Warranty

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


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  • William B.
  • 1/28/2015 11:30:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value

Pros: I have built 4 computers with this board. I have never had any problems. The oldest is 2 years old and still going strong. I have uses AMD 8350,8320, and 6300. All were over clocked to 4.4 ghz with no problems. Each used G Skill 2 X 4 GB 2130 mhz Ram, with proper uief bios settings. I have never used 2 Video Cards, but have used AMD 6970,6770,6750 and 6670 Chips. Don't spend more unless you plan on using 2 video cards...

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This board is great unless you ar planing on 2 video cards. I use Windows 7-64 bit and have never used up all 8 GB of Ram pwe Win resource monitor. Do Get DDR 3 2130 Mhx Ram

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Big Bill,

We appreciate your time posting this review and we want to thank you for it. Its good to know that your satisfied with the product. For further assistance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N1501101354 in the subject for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Jason R.
  • 1/23/2015 11:11:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome MOBO

Pros: Awesome board, and nice bios, good overclocking board

Cons: Back panel could be better fitting, looks cheaply made but not anything to lose a egg over

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  • Ricky B.
  • 1/20/2015 11:54:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTwo Year Review

Pros: I've been running this board for two years now, just as stable as it was the day I received it. I'm running an AMD 8350 on it with 32gb's of ram and it's performed flawlessly. If I ever need another board it'll be ASUS for sure. I love the BIOS, it has a basic user interface and an advanced user interface and I like them both, easy to navigate & use. You just can't go wrong with this board.

Cons: Not a huge fan of the Blue coloring but I have a closed case anyway so it doesn't matter.

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  • Kenneth L.
  • 1/15/2015 3:16:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPleased

Pros: Well made, Bios is easy to use. Has plenty of cooling where needed.

Cons: Board is not a true ATX, comes up short of the outside mont posts.
Fan plugs at a very inconvenient spot at the top of the board.

Other Thoughts: Fired up first time and is working great so far.
If you use an aftermarket cooler, I use the Hyper 212 EVO, getting the fans plugged in takes a long pair of needle nose pliers if you install the cooler first.
This board is not as wide as traditional ATX boards, comes up short of the outer board posts. Had to put my fingers under the board when plugging in the power cable to prevent board flex.
I installed the memory before installing the board.
I also could not install a front panel eSata cable as it came up @ 1/4" short of the nearest sata connector. Fit fine on the last ATX board. ( FrontX.com make the best, solid, front panel components I have ever seen for many years now!)
I ordered a longer one.

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  • jeremy h.
  • 1/14/2015 12:39:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable component

Pros: I am happy with the quality of this unit, ASUS always has my vote for reliability and the best warranty in the market.

Cons: none

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  • Ben P.
  • 1/9/2015 8:03:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRock solid

Pros: Great board for any basic modern setup. RAID if you need it, USB3 with front panel header, plus 2133 DDR3 support. DirectKey is great during initial building.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: EFI was a bit of a shock for me to get used to - you don't get to choose your boot order if you want windows to load. Oh well, can always choose boot device with F8.

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  • Sherwin M.
  • 12/30/2014 2:28:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMD 970 chipset

Pros: Easy to install. I haven't had any issues with it so far. I paired it up with AMD FX 6300 and it is working like a champ.

Cons: It would be nice if ASUS added a power button on the motherboard itself.

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  • Brandon M.
  • 12/23/2014 11:58:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product that has not dissapointed

Pros: Easy Install, Easy to understand BIOS/UEFI-ZERO complaints.

Used a AMD FX-4300 Vishera Quad-Core 3.8GHz (4.0GHz) Socket AM3+ 95W for the processor and I have it OC'ed as much as I can push it. Temps are great and performance is EXCELLENT.

Cons: ZERO!!!!

Other Thoughts: Five Stars all the way.

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  • Scott M.
  • 12/21/2014 7:14:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLemon?

Pros: Good Board for the price.

Other pros will have to be added when I get a working board

Cons: RAM slots are a bit to close to the CPU so it makes it difficult to use all 4 slots especially if youre using an aftermarket cooler.

For some reason its about a half in narrower than full sized ATX Boards so you can use the final set of screw holes to keep the board down.

Other Thoughts: Ill add or revise this review later as Ive had to RMA the board since I received it built my PC and it would not post. After trying multiple RAM chips in different slots - a 2nd video card, resetting CMOS etc. I came to the conclusion it had to be the motherboard that was defective.

It Seems like it should be a good board but Ill have to put final thoughts in once I return this to newegg and get a replacement. ASUS is normally really good with their products and Quality control - maybe I just got the odd ball.

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  • James R.
  • 12/18/2014 6:39:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: The bios on the board is easy to use easy to install in the case go's awesome with AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX. cpu is watered cooled to 30 C overclocked to 4.5 ghz but I keep it at 4.3 ghz.

Cons: I like this product for ASUS is that bad. No not bad at all ASUS rocks!!

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