ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD 970/SB950 ATX Motherboard - AM3+ Socket

Product code: 044470

Product features

  • Supports up to 32 GB RAM
  • SATA 6 GB/sec connectivity
  • Crossfire
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  • FREE delivery available
  • Available to Order Online & Collect in Store from next day  

Product features

  • Supports up to 32 GB RAM
  • SATA 6 GB/sec connectivity
  • Crossfire
Product information
The Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD 970/SB950 ATX Motherboard offers a great set of features to build your PC around.

Intelligent processing

This motherboard boasts features Dual Intelligent Processors and three on-board chips; the Turbo V Turbo Processing Unit (TPU) and Energy Processing Unit (EPU), with Asus' AI Suite II utility.

The TPU chip offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring through Auto Tuning which offers a user friendly way to optimise your system for rapid, stable clock speeds. Turbo V provides unlimited freedom for you to adjust the CPU frequencies and ratios for optimised performance in a wide variety of situations.

Clever power management

With the power saving chip, Asus' AI Suite II utility, the Asus M5A97 Motherboard will provide complete system energy optimisation by automatically detecting the processing demand on your PC and then moderating the power consumption accordingly.

With this technology you can also be sure that interruptions from fan noise will be minimal and your PC components will have extended longevity.

Quality GPU CrossFireX Support

Thanks to AMD's CrossFireX technology the Asus M5A97 Motherboard will eliminate the need to scale down screen resolution to achieve high quality imaging. With boosted image quality and heightened rendering speed you will be wowed by higher anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, shading and texture settings.

In addition, you will be able to tinker with display configurations, 3D settings and check the outcomes with real-time 3D rendered previews courtesy of the AMD Vision Engine Control Centre.

Flexible BIOS interface

The Asus M5A97 Motherboard is equipped with a UEFI BIOS which offers a mouse-controlled graphical BIOS, with selectable modes, to provide a supremely user friendly interface that supersedes traditional keyboard only controls. It will also support fully-utilised hard drives which exceed 2.2 TB in 64-bit operating systems with ease.

Lightning fast USB 3.0

With USB 3.0 Boost technology, featuring UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), you can be sure that you will only experience the fastest digital transfer speeds. In addition Asus software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need for additional user interaction.

With SATA 6 GB/s support, and assured compatibility with Windows 8, you will be able to unleash amazing PC performance with the Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD 970/SB950 ATX Motherboard.

Technical specifications for ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD 970/SB950 ATX Motherboard - AM3+ Socket

Format ATX
Chipset AMD 970/SB950
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3
Expansion slots - 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue)
- 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
- 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
- 2 x PCI
Storage AMD SB950 controller :
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
- Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Audio Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

Audio Feature :
- ASUS Noise Filter
- Optical S/PDIF out header(s) at mid-board
LAN - Realtek® 8111F
- 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller
USB ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller:
-2 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)

AMD SB950 controller:
- 12 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (6 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)
Compatibility 64-bit
Special features ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors - TPU & EPU

- Auto Tuning
- TurboV


ASUS Power Design :
- 4 +2 Phase Power Design

ASUS Exclusive Features :
- AI Suite II
- Ai Charger+
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- Network iControl
- USB 3.0 Boost

ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert

- Precision Tweaker 2
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
- Multi-language BIOS

ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Slot
Overclock features Yes - Overclocking Protection : ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Back panel I/O connectors - 1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
- 1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
- 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
- 2 x USB 3.0
- 6 x USB 2.0
- 3 x Audio jack(s)
Internal connectors - 3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
- 1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
- 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
- 3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
- 1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
- 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
- 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
- 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
- 1 x System panel(s)
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector(s)
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
BIOS - 64 MB Flash ROM
- PnP
- DMI 2.0
- WfM 2.0
- SM BIOS 2.7
- ACPI 2.0a
- Multi-language BIOS
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- F12 Print Screen
- F3 Shortcut Function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
Cooling AMD Cool ''''n'''' Quiet™ Technology
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