M5A97 PLUS

    M5A97 PLUS

    Cost attractive AMD 970 choice features easy-to-use UEFI BIOS and the AI Suite II software package

  • UEFI BIOS- Flexible and Easy BIOS Interface
  • AI Suite II-One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
  • Fan Xpert+- Customizable speeds with independent fan control
  • Superior Components-100% All Solid Capacitors & Extra Durable Stainless Steel Back I/O Materials
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    Windows 8 Exclusive Features

    Fast Boot

    Instant OS Login
    ASUS 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.

    Windows 8 Experience
    ASUS Boot Setting

    Multi-startup Options
    Thanks 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.

    ASUS Exclusive Features

    UEFI BIOS

    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.



    Superior Components
    100% All High-quality Solid Capacitors

    ASUS high-quality solid capacitors assure a 5,000 hours lifespan – equivalent to 2.5 times longer than traditional capacitors. All capacitors pass testing under temperatures as high as 105 degree and meet Japanese Industrial Standards to provide excellent durability and enhanced thermal capacity.

    Extra Durable Stainless Steel Back I/O
    ASUS Motherboard back I/O panels are made from strong and corrosion-resistant stainless steel, which is bonded with a thin layer of chromium oxide to enhance the anti-corrosion properties . That’s why ASUS stainless steel back I/O panels have a usage life three times longer compared to ordinary panels.


    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.

    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 PLUS Product Overview


    Other ASUS Features

    Anti-Surge

    Protect Your Device

    ESD

    Protect Your Computer with ESD Guards

    ASUS EPU

    Energy Efficiency All Around

    All Solid Capacitor

    Uses 100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors.