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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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  • Andrew F.
  • 11/24/2014 8:26:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good board. Got it for the price. Felt sturdy when I was working with it (first build). Lots of features, good deal.

Cons: None that I know of.

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  • Brian M.
  • 11/18/2014 7:50:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsgaming rig

Pros: this is the second time purchasing this specific motherboard! It does everything I need and more!

Cons: no cons!

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  • Michael O.
  • 11/17/2014 5:21:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great product, works great in my new desktop.

Manual is informative and helpful.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: UEFI works great and is easy to use.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/8/2014 10:26:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent board

Pros: Nice feature set
4 DIMM slots (32GB max memory)
USB 3.0
Stable

Cons: NOT Full- length ATX board
PCIE 1x slot placement

Other Thoughts: 1. This is NOT a full-length ATX board, so it doesn't reach the standoffs for one whole edge, meaning the board flexes when plugging things in. I had to use my finger to support the board during installation because of hte flex. If they had made it another inch or so wider, to full size, it would be fully supported.

2. The PCIE 1x slot is unusable if you are using a double-width PCIE video card with fans. I had to return my PCIE sound card and order a PCI version, because the sound card completely blocked the fans on the video card, as the sound card would have to sit within 2mm of the video card. (Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 4GB) IF I had used the PCIE sound card, my video card would have overheated due to the fans being blocked.

3. Board has 4 fan headers, including the CPU fan. If you want to run more than 3 case fans, you'll need to buy a fan controller or 12v fans that get power from the PSU, not the board.

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  • Mark W.
  • 11/2/2014 8:18:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReview update from 10/26

Pros: Same Pro's as Review on 10/26. Would remove 1/2 star if I could. See Cons.

Cons: Chassis fan control via PWM does not work correctly. Found several questions about this online.

My experience is the same as others: The only fan header that controls fan speed via PWM is Ch_2, but it will report the speed only in the BIOS interface. Fan Xpert is useless because the only header that reports the speed won't control it, and those that do.. it cannot control.

Cha_1,3, and 4 will report the speed of the fan, but there is no control via Fan Xpert or the BIOS.

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  • William C.
  • 11/2/2014 8:18:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mobo!

Pros: This motherboard arrived in mint condition. Not a scratch on the box. Everything on it works perfectly. North and south Bridges stay nice and cool and recognized my RAM right away. BIOS is amazing and super easy to over clock your CPU to 5.0GHz with it. Love the Motherboard and would definately buy another. ASUS is amaizng.

Cons: None at all.

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  • Inge H.
  • 11/2/2014 11:08:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSorta broken

Pros: Wasn't DOA, looks nice, works find after buying extra parts.

Cons: For some reason the ethernet adapter didn't install, and it doesn't show up in the device manager, had to buy a pcie slot ethernet adapter for it, and that works okay now.

Other Thoughts: Docked an egg for it not working, docked another egg after having to spend 50$ extra.

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  • Charles F.
  • 10/28/2014 7:52:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRunning Strong since Feb 2013

Pros: Features versus Price, additionally I would say the UEFI Bios is a bonus as well.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This has been a great motherboard

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  • jacob c.
  • 10/27/2014 5:55:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsbad tech support

Pros: bad no good company every one needs to dump there stock.

Cons: board died after simple water cooling kit install no s/n on board tech support had no manager for me to talk after i told them that it had no s/n on it. this is the second asus board that i have had die they a worthless i dont ever buy from them you cant understand there tech support going to RMA it i hope this one acutally comes back working unlike the last time i had purchased a board from them. how the in world do you not have a manager on . i wish i could get my money back from this bad company. next time i will buy msi. every msi board i have had worked for a long time no issues.

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  • Mark W.
  • 10/26/2014 4:07:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat update

Pros: This is my 4th AMD build. Last one was the M2N-e and Athlon X2 - 5800+. Ran that until moving to Win7 because of driver support. This mobo should last every bit as long.

The BIOS is friendly in Easy mode, and detailed in Advanced mode.

Cons: Not full ATX size. One more inch of board would have added the strength of the last row of board stand-offs. Had to stick my finger under the board to plug in some connectors without fear of flexing the board too much. Would probably make stand-offs from Sugru if I'd had any at home.

Other Thoughts: This build:
AMD FX8320-E
Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1866 (PC 14900)
Crucial M550 SSD
Win7 Pro

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