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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
    Processor Technology
    HyperTransport 3.0 Technology
    Cool'n'Quiet 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
    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
    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
    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
    Audio Line Out
    Microphone Port
    Onboard Interfaces
    Number of SATA Interfaces
    6
    Total Number of Onboard USB Ports
    Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports
    Onboard Audio Header
    Yes
    Onboard S/PDIF Header
    Power Description
    Power Supply Supported
    ATX12V
    Physical Characteristics
    Form Factor
    ATX
    Width
    12"
    12" (304.8 mm)
    12"
    12" (304.8 mm)
    Depth
    8.5"
    8.5" (215.9 mm)
    8.5"
    8.5" (215.9 mm)
    Processor & Chipset
    Chipset Manufacturer
    AMD
    Chipset Model
    970
    Total Processor Supported
    1
    Processor Technology
    HyperTransport 3.0 Technology
    Cool'n'Quiet Technology
    Processor Socket
    Socket AM3+
    Processor Supported
    Athlon II
    Sempron
    Phenom II
    FX
    64-bit Processing
    Yes
    Multi GPU Supported
    CrossFireX
    Memory
    Number of Memory Slots
    4
    Memory Form Factor
    DIMM
    Maximum Memory
    32 GB
    Memory Standard
    DDR3-2133/PC3-17000
    DDR3-1866/PC3-15000
    DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
    DDR3-1333/PC3L-10600
    DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
    Memory Technology
    DDR3 SDRAM
    Memory Speed Supported
    2.13 GHz
    1.87 GHz
    1.60 GHz
    1.33 GHz
    1.07 GHz
    Audio
    Sound Controller Manufacturer
    Realtek
    Sound Controller Model
    ALC887
    Audio Channels
    7.1
    Video
    Onboard Video
    No
    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
    General Information
    Manufacturer
    ASUS Computer International
    Manufacturer Part Number
    M5A97 PLUS
    Manufacturer Website Address
    http://usa.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
    I/O Controller
    Controller Type
    Serial ATA/600
    RAID Supported
    Yes
    RAID Levels
    1
    5
    10
    0
    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
    Physical Characteristics
    Form Factor
    ATX
    Width
    12"
    Depth
    8.5"
    Power Description
    Power Supply Supported
    ATX12V
    Network & Communication
    Gigabit Ethernet
    Yes
    Interfaces/Ports
    Total Number of USB Ports
    8
    Number of USB 2.0 Ports
    8
    Serial Port
    Yes
    Audio Line In
    Yes
    Audio Line Out
    Yes
    Microphone Port
    Yes
    Network (RJ-45)
    Yes
    Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports
    1
    PS/2 Port
    Yes
    Number of PS/2 Ports
    2
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