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Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard AMD 970/SB950 DDR3 6 x S-ATA 600 ATX PCI Exp 2.0.

Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard AMD 970/SB950 DDR3 6 x S-ATA 600 ATX PCI Exp 2.0

SKU: M5A97 LE R2.0-AG

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A Grade Item, Open boxed returns/cancelled orders - these come complete and as new other than the manufacturer's seal may be broken.

Original packaging,

All Accessories included,

Full Manufacturers Warranty.

Dual Intelligent Processors

ASUS continues to put innovation at its forefront, launching the worlds 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.


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.


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! 

ASUS Exclusive Features

USB 3.0 Boost

Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP

New ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), 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. 

        Worlds 1st 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 13.8 GB movie, USB 3.0 Boost from ASUS lands an overall better-performing PC. Check out these benchmarks for more info:

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.


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. 

        F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey for sharing UEFI setup info and troubleshooting

        New F3 Shortcut for most accessed info

        ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) Information for accessing memory info, detecting faulty DIMMs and helping with difficult POST situations

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.

Latest Transfer Technology

SATA 6Gb/s Support

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

USB 3.0 support

Experience ultra-fast data transfers at 5.0 Gb/s with USB 3.0the 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.

CPU, Chipset and Graphics features

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.

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.

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!

Rich Software Bundled


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.


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.


Memory slots 4
Memory slots type DIMM
Supported memory types DDR3-SDRAM
Memory channels Dual
Non-ECC Yes
Supported memory clock speeds 1066, 1333, 1866, 2133 MHz
Maximum internal memory 32 GB
Unbuffered memory Yes
Compatible processor series Athlon FX, Athlon II, Athlon II Dual-Core, Athlon II X2, Athlon II X3, Athlon II X4, Phenom FX, Phenom II X2, Phenom II X3, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, Phenom II X8, Sempron
System bus rate 4.8 GT/s
Maximum number of SMP processors 1
Processor socket Socket AM3+
Processor family AMD
Internal I/O  
USB 2.0 connectors 3
Supported hard disk drive interfaces Serial ATA III
S/PDIF out connector Yes
Number of SATA III connectors 6
Number of EATX power connectors 1
Number of COM connectors 1
Number of chassis fan connectors 3
Front panel audio connector Yes
CPU fan connector Yes
Chassis intrusion connector Yes
ATX Power connector (24-pin) Yes
Back panel I/O ports  
USB 2.0 ports quantity 6
USB 3.0 ports quantity 2
PS/2 ports quantity 2
Microphone in Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports 1
Technical details  
Motherboard chipset family AMD
Motherboard chipset AMD 970
Supported hard disk drive interfaces Serial ATA III
Parallel processing technology support Quad-GPU CrossFireX
Overclocking features ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
On-board graphics adapter No
Cooling type Passive
Motherboard form factor ATX
Component for PC
Audio system Realtek ALC887
Audio output channels 7.1
Ethernet LAN Yes
LAN controller Realtek RTL8111F
Ethernet interface type Gigabit
Motherboard chipset family AMD
Motherboard chipset AMD 970
RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10
Overclocking features ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Cooling type Passive
Audio system Realtek ALC887
Audio output channels 7.1
Motherboard form factor ATX
Component for PC
Parallel processing technology support Quad-GPU CrossFireX
On-board graphics adapter No
Discrete graphics support Yes
Expansion slots  
PCI slots 2
PCI Express x16 slots 2
PCI Express x1 slots 2
PCI Express slots version 2
PCI Express configurations 1x4, 1x16, 2x1
Clear CMOS jumper Yes
BIOS memory size 64 MB
ACPI version 2.0a
Discrete graphics support Yes
Storage controllers  
Controller interface type AMD SB950
RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10
Operating system/software  
Trial software Antivirus
Drivers included Yes
Bundled software ASUS Utilities
  ASUS Update
Weight & dimensions  
Width 30.5 cm
Depth 22.9 cm
Packaging content  
Trial software Antivirus
Quick installation guide Yes
Drivers included Yes
Cables included SATA
Bundled software ASUS Utilities
  ASUS Update
Other features  
Controller interface type AMD SB950
Audio output 3



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