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    M5A97

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    Auto O.C. Tuning & Mouse-controlled UEFI BIOS on AM3+ Platform

    • Dual Intelligent Processors - TPU + EPU
    • UEFI BIOS - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
    • Auto Tuning - Auto System Level Up
    • Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!
    • True USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s Support - fully unleash performance
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      USB 3.0 Boost

      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.

      • World’s 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
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      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:

      Dual Intelligent Processors

      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.


      TPU

      The Ultimate Turbo Processor
      Unleash your performance with ASUS' simple onboard switch or 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.

      EPU

      Energy Efficiency All Around
      Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through a simple onboard switch or 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!





      Auto Tuning

      Auto System Level Up
      Achieve extreme yet stable overclocking results automatically with Auto Tuning! With built-in stability testing, Auto Tuning allows beginners to easily upgrade their CPU performance at no extra cost.


      ASUS Exclusive Features

      UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode)

      Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
      Exclusive to ASUS motherboards, its UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is the first ever mouse-controlled graphical BIOS interface designed with dual selectable modes. It delivers a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable more flexible and convenient input with quick scrolling. Users can easily navigate the UEFI BIOS with the smoothness of their operating system. Quick and simple overclocking and setup sharing is facilitated by the F12 hotkey BIOS snapshot feature. The exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed setup info, while the Advanced Mode is for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricate system control, including detailed DRAM information.


      Exclusive ASUS Interface
      • EZ Mode - gives easy access to selectable, optimized system modes, clear system info display and drag and drop boot prioritizing
      • Advanced Mode - for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand intricate system settings





      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 6.0 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 4.8 Gb/s with USB 3.0–the 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 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 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.

      CrossFireX Support

      Flexible Multi-GPU solutions, Your Weapon of Choice!
      ATI'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 ATI Catalyst™ Control Center.

      RoHS

      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.

      M5A97 Product Overview


      Other ASUS Features

      TurboV

      Adjust system performance parameters with just a few clicks away.

      MemOK!

      Quickly ensures memory boot compatibility.

      All Solid Capacitor

      Uses 100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors.