ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors, Extreme USB 3.0 Transfer Speed, and Windows 8 on AMD 970 Dual Intelligent Processors - TPU + EPUUSB 3.0 Boost - Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASPNetwork iControl - Real-time Network Bandwidth ControlUEFI BIOS - Flexible & Easy BIOS InterfaceAuto Tuning - Auto System Level UpQuad-GPU CrossFireX Support!True USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s Support - Fully Unleash PerformanceWindows 8 Ready – Assured Compatibility Shop Modal header Windows 8 Exclusive FeaturesFast BootInstant OS LoginASUS has released new hardware and software designs to shorten system boot-up time to 2-seconds* for a smoother user experience that removes annoying delays under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Faster system boot and restart means Windows starts quicker and higher efficiency - No more waiting around.ASUS Boot SettingMulti-startup OptionsThanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PCs startup process. You can enter the BIOS directly with one click through a user-friendly interface, and quickly select your preferred system boot up method: either get to the OS in seconds or opt for regular boot up. Whatever your choice, settings are saved and persistent, with no need to choose every time you power on.Dual Intelligent ProcessorsDual Intelligent ProcessorsASUS 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.TPUThe Ultimate Turbo ProcessorUnleash 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.EPUEnergy Efficiency All AroundTap 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 FeaturesUSB 3.0 BoostFaster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASPNew 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 instantlyComplete USB 3.0 Solution – Performance boost for most USB devicesSimple Plug & Boost – Auto detection design ensures best performance always> Click Here to Learn MoreWhen 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 iControlReal-time Network Bandwidth ControlWith 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.UEFI BIOSASUS 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 InterfaceEZ 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 ControlF12 BIOS snapshot hotkey for sharing UEFI setup info and troubleshootingNew F3 Shortcut for most accessed infoASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) Information for accessing memory info, detecting faulty DIMMs and helping with difficult POST situationsAI Suite IIOne-stop Access to Innovative ASUS FeaturesWith 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 TechnologySATA 6Gb/s SupportAMD® 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 supportExperience ultra-fast data transfers at 5.0 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 featuresAMD® Socket AM3+ for AMD® FX Series CPU up to 8-coreAMD® 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 ChipsetAMD® 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 ReadyWindows 8 ReadyWith 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 BundledASUS CPU-ZWhole New Design of CPU-ZASUS 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.RoHSGreenASUS and ErP ReadyThe 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 LE R2.0 Product OverviewOther ASUS FeaturesTurboVAdjust system performance parameters with just a few clicks away.AI Suite IIOne-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features.Fan XpertBuilt-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.All Solid CapacitorUses 100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors.