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ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ ATX AMD Motherboard

Model: M5A97-EVO-R2 / Item No: 355240

ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ ATX AMD Motherboard

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CPU and DRAM Digital Power Design for a 100% Performance Boost on AMD 970 with Windows 8 Support

  • Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control - Full Hardware Control. Total Performance Tuning.
  • Remote GO! - One-stop PC Remote Control and Home Entertainment
  • USB 3.0 Boost - Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP
  • Network iControl - Real-time Network Bandwidth Control
  • DirectKey - A Dedicated Button to Access the BIOS Directly
  • USB BIOS Flashback - Easy, Worry-free USB BIOS Flashback with Hardware-based Design
  • UEFI BIOS - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
  • Windows 8 Ready – Assured Compatibility

Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control

Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control
The world’s first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered twin onboard chips - TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) and EPU (Energy Processing Unit). Third generation Dual Intelligent Processors with New DIGI+ Power Control provides a total CPU, memory and SMART DIGI+ Key profile tuning digital power solution, which includes two digital voltage controllers allowing ultra-precise DRAM tuning in addition to ultra-precise CPU voltage control - a first on the AMD platform. It's upgraded with one-click extreme performance optimization with the user-friendly AI Suite II utility. This evolution of innovative and industry-leading ASUS technology provides super-accurate voltage tuning for better efficiency, stability and performance.

New DIGI+ Power Control

All-New Digital Power Control for both CPU and DRAM
The New DIGI+ Power Control design with two digital voltage controllers upgrades motherboard power delivery to an overall solution on AMD AM3+ motherboards, including all-new DRAM controllers that offers ultra-precise memory tuning in addition to ultra-precise CPU voltage control. This evolution of innovative, industry-leading ASUS technology provides the best in class control for better efficiency, stability and performance.

TPU with the All-New SMART DIGI+ Key for a Blazing Performance Boost 
Always at the forefront of power design, ASUS propels you into the future standard of power management again by giving you a complete CPU, memory and new SMART DIGI+ Technology with profile tuning digital power solution, which works with the TPU to ramp up performance to its maximum. Enable the all-new SMART DIGI+ Key profile with a single click and adjust CPU ratios manually in the TPU to increase CPU frequency up to an incredible 100%!

Increased CPU and DRAM Overclocking Range
With programmable digital controllers onboard, users can adjust CPU and DRAM voltage and VRM switching frequencies for various overclocking scenarios. New DRAM tuning possibilities make the most of DDR3 memory for better performance with CPU/NB load line calibration and 30% more DRAM current capacity. Thanks to a slew of power options teamed with an extensive and intuitive UEFI BIOS, overclocking very large memory setups is no more difficult than mainstream motherboards.



The Ultimate Turbo Processor
Unleash 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.


Energy Efficiency All Around
Tap 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 Features

Remote GO!

One-stop PC Remote Control and Home Entertainment
Remote GO! links PCs, tablets, smartphones and TVs wirelessly together through an existing LAN cable and router setup. It allows users to stream multimedia content from PC to DLNA devices, access their computer anywhere using their mobile device at home, while also allowing easy file transfers between your computer and mobile device. It provides seamless environment for a futuristic connected lifestyle with three useful functions: DLNA Media Hub, Remote Desktop and File Transfer.

DLNA Media Hub: Enjoy HD video, music and photos stored in the PC streaming to your DLNA devices via Wi-Fi connectivity. You can even control the PC to play multimedia on a TV with a tablet. It’s the perfect match for creating your own home theater!

Remote Desktop: Operate and control your PC in real-time from a smartphone or tablet for complete comfort. This function brings notebook-like convenience, by creating a virtual remote desktop, offering portable access to your data in desktop with a smartphone or tablet. 

File Transfer: Send and share files between your PC and smart devices* with only a right click on the mouse.
*iPad/iPhone can send, but not receive files from the PC 

Set up Your Home PC with Remote GO! 
1.Wi-Fi environment setup - use an existing LAN cable and router setup to connect PC and smart devices on the same home network
2.Install Remote GO! software on your PC 
3.Download Wi-Fi GO! Remote to your smart devices (Supported Systems: iOS 4.0 or later & Android 2.3 or later) 
4.Setup complete - get three useful free apps with ASUS Remote GO!

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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USB BIOS Flashback

Easy, Worry-free USB BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback offers the most convenient way to flash the BIOS ever! It allows overclockers to try new UEFI BIOS versions easily, without even entering their existing BIOS or operating system. It even works without key components such as the CPU and memory installed. Just plug in any USB storage and push the dedicated button for 3 seconds. The UEFI BIOS is automatically flashed using ATX standby power. Worry-free updating for the ultimate convenience!


A Dedicated Button to Access the BIOS Directly
Designed for users requiring frequent BIOS access, you can easily enter the BIOS automatically when the PC is on standby power with a press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up from having to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at its best!

Network iControl

Real-time Network Bandwidth Control
With 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.


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


  • CPU
    AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors 
    Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU
    Supports CPU up to 8 cores
    Supports CPU up to 140 W
    AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology
  • Chipset
    AMD 970/SB950
  • Memory
    4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture
    * Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
    * Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.
    * Due to CPU spec., AMD 100 series CPUs support up to DDR3 1066MHz. With ASUS design, this motherboard can support up to DDR3 1333MHz.
  • System Bus
    Up to 4.8 GT/s HyperTransport™ 3.0
  • Multi-GPU Support
    Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
  • 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
    ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller : 
    2 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
  • LAN
    Realtek® 8111F, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
  • Audio
    Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC 
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    Audio Feature :
    - Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
    - Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection 
    - DTS Ultra PC II
    - DTS Connect
    - ASUS Noise Filter
    - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
  • IEEE 1394
    VIA® 6308P controller
    2 x IEEE 1394a port(s)
    (1 at mid-board, 1 at back panel)
  • USB Ports
    ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : 
    4 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
    AMD SB950 controller : 
    14 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (8 at back panel, black+red, 6 at mid-board)
  • ROG Exclusive Features
    Overclocking Protection :
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
  • Special Features
    ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control :
    - Smart DIGI+ Key- Quickly delivers optimized VRM frequency, voltage and current for superior CPU/DRAM overclocking performance with one click.
    ASUS TPU :
    - Auto Tuning
    - TurboV
    - TPU switch
    ASUS EPU :
    - EPU 
    - EPU switch
    ASUS Digital Power Design :
    - Industry leading Digital 6 +2 Phase Power Design
    - Industry leading Digital 2 Phase Power Design
    - CPU Power Utility
    - DRAM Power Utility
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - Remote GO!
    - USB BIOS Flashback
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite II
    - Ai Charger+
    - Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
    - 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 
    - DirectKey
    - Precision Tweaker 2
    - ASUS O.C. Profile
    - ASUS EZ Flash 2 
    - ASUS MyLogo 2 
    - Multi-language BIOS
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM 
    - ASUS Q-Connector
  • Back I/O Ports
    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
    2 x eSATA 6Gb/s
    1 x IEEE 1394a
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    2 x USB 3.0 
    8 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    6 x Audio jack(s)
  • Internal I/O Ports
    1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
    3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x TPM connector(s) 
    1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x IEEE 1394a connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (3 x 4 -pin)
    1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
    1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
    1 x DirectKey Button(s)
    1 x DRCT header(s)
    1 x MemOK! button(s)
    1 x TPU switch(es)
    1 x EPU switch(es)
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback button(s)
  • Accessories
    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    3 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
  • BIOS
    64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut Function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
  • Manageability
    WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
  • Support Disc
    ASUS Utilities
    ASUS Update 
    Anti-virus software (OEM version)
  • Form Factor
    ATX Form Factor 
    12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )


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