Asus M5A97 PLUS Desktop Motherboard - AMD 970 Chipset - Socket AM3+
Part number: M5A97 PLUS Manufacturer: ASUS
Asus M5A97 PLUS Desktop Motherboard - AMD 970 Chipset - Socket AM3+ - ATX - 1 x Processor Support - 32 GB DDR3 SDRAM Maximum RAM - 4 x Memory Slots - CrossFireX Support - Serial ATA/600 RAID Supported Controller - 7.1 Audio Channels - Gigabit Ethernet - 2 x PCI Express x1 Slots - 1 x PCI Express x16 Slots - 8 x USB Ports - Onboard S/PDIF Header - 6 x SATA Interfaces
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    General Information
    Manufacturer
    ASUS Computer International
    Manufacturer Part Number
    M5A97 PLUS
    Manufacturer Website
    http://usa.asus.com
    http://www.asus.com
    Manufacturer Website Address
    http://usa.asus.com
    http://www.asus.com
    Brand Name
    Asus
    Product Model
    M5A97 PLUS
    Product Name
    M5A97 PLUS Desktop Motherboard
    Marketing Information
    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 4800MT/s via HyperTransport™ 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD® CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.

    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.

    Product Type
    Desktop Motherboard
    Processor & Chipset
    Chipset Manufacturer
    AMD
    Chipset Model
    970
    Total Processor Support
    1
    Total Processor Supported
    1
    Processor Technology
    HyperTransport 3.0 Technology
    Cool'n'Quiet Technology
    Processor Socket
    Socket AM3+
    Processor Support
    Athlon II
    Sempron
    Phenom II
    FX
    Processor Supported
    Athlon II
    Sempron
    Phenom II
    FX
    64-bit Processing
    Yes
    Multi GPU Support
    CrossFireX
    Multi GPU Supported
    CrossFireX
    Memory
    Number of Memory Slots
    4
    Memory Form Factor
    DIMM
    Maximum Memory
    32 GB
    Memory Technology
    DDR3 SDRAM
    Memory Standard
    DDR3-2133/PC3-17000
    DDR3-1866/PC3-15000
    DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
    DDR3-1333/PC3L-10600
    DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
    I/O Controller
    Controller Type
    Serial ATA/600
    RAID Support
    Yes
    RAID Supported
    Yes
    RAID Levels
    1
    5
    10
    0
    Video
    Onboard Video
    No
    Audio
    Sound Controller Manufacturer
    Realtek
    Sound Controller Model
    ALC887
    Audio Channels
    7.1
    Network & Communication
    Gigabit Ethernet
    Yes
    I/O Expansions
    Number of Total Expansion Slots
    6
    Number of PCI Slots
    3
    PCI Express Standard
    PCI Express 2.0
    Total Number of PCI Express Slots
    3
    Number of PCI Express x1 Slots
    2
    Number of PCI Express x16 Slots
    1
    Interfaces/Ports
    Total Number of USB Ports
    8
    Number of USB 2.0 Ports
    8
    Network (RJ-45)
    Yes
    Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports
    1
    PS/2 Port
    Yes
    Number of PS/2 Ports
    2
    Serial Port
    Yes
    Audio Line In
    Yes
    Audio Line Out
    Yes
    Microphone Port
    Yes
    Onboard Interfaces
    Number of SATA Interfaces
    6
    Total Number of Onboard USB Ports
    6
    Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports
    6
    Onboard Audio Header
    Yes
    Onboard S/PDIF Header
    Yes
    Power Description
    Power Supply Supported
    ATX12V
    Physical Characteristics
    Form Factor
    ATX
    Width
    12"
    12" (304.8 mm)
    Depth
    8.5"
    8.5" (215.9 mm)