M5A97 LE R2.0

    M5A97 LE R2.0

    ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors, Extreme USB 3.0 Transfer Speed, and Windows 8 on AMD 970

    • Dual Intelligent Processors - TPU + EPU
    • USB 3.0 Boost - Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP
    • Network iControl - Real-time Network Bandwidth Control
    • 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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      ASUS Exclusive Features


      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.

      New Upgrade! Quick and Easy Info for Enhanced System Control

      • 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.

      Fan Xpert+

      Customizable speeds with independent fan control
      Hardware-level ASUS Fan Xpert+ allows users to independently adjust both CPU and case fan speeds with multiple dedicated controllers based on different ambient temperatures, climate conditions and system loads. Built-in profiles offer flexible automatic and manual fan speed controls to achieve a quiet and cool computing environment.

      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.

      CPU and Chipset 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.


      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 PLUS Product Overview

      Other ASUS Features


      Adjust system performance parameters with just a few clicks away.

      AI Suite II

      One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features.

      Fan Xpert

      Built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.

      All Solid Capacitor

      Uses 100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors.