Saturday, January 7, 2012

Asus M5A97 - AM3+ Motherboard

Asus M5A97 comes with latest AMD AM3+ black socket and it's comes specially for AMD FX Bulldozer processor. There is enough features from Asus M5A97 motherboard series, you can found SATA 6Gb/s, real true USB 3.0, 4 slots of memory, lot of performance tools, easy bios display features, and more.
Asus M5A97

Well, we know that today AMD has released more than one series of FX processors, and yes the new AMD processors uses AM3+ socket. So, Asus M5A97 has made for AM3+ socket that suitable for AMD Bulldozer FX-6100, FX-4100, FX-8150, Phenom II series, Athlon II X2, X3, X4 series and Sempron series. Let see the board more here.

Based from Asus AM3+ family, M5A97 motherboard has comes with AMD 970/SB950 chipset, this motherboard supports all AMD processor also for latest AMD FX series and it's up to 140W of max CPU TDP. Asus M5A97 equipped with 4 slots of memory module (DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz) with dual channel technology, you can put it with 32GB of maximum capacity.
Asus M5A97 AMD FX bulldozer AM3+ Socket Motherboard
What is the most interesting from Asus M5A97? well you have to know that Asus M5A97 motherboard can run with AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX technology, it's looks so great for extreme computer gaming, specially for gamer who want to build strong and powerful PC for fun.
Asus M5A97 AM3+ Motherboard
But keep remember, on the PCI-e graphics card slot on board, you can found 2 PCI-e 16 slots, the blue color run at 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16, and the black type just run at x4 mode. So it's looks no so good for top performance, the AMD 990 chipset still the best for it.
Asus M5A97 AM3+ Motherboard rear IO
In the sound and audio part, Asus M5A97 powered by Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC, you can see the ports on the rear IO images above. Not the number one but interesting enough for mainstream computer users. Asus M5A97 AM3+ motherboard also comes with latest features such as SATA 3.0 and also USB 3.0, good, it's also completed with heat-sink on chipset and VRM area, good features for better performance, stability, and some overclock experience.


Dyllon Galan said...

Great board all around ,amazing utilities. You cant go wrong with a Asus Motherboard. Definitely worth every penny.

Admin said...

@Galan : Agree with U, Asus is one of the best motherboard brands so far..