The M5A97 LE R2.0 features the AMD 970/SB950 chipset and supports the latest AMD socket AM3+ for 8-core processors. With a new Socket AM3+, it offers usability of Socket AM3 or AM3+, allowing the user a choice of previous or current AMD CPUs. Dual Intelligent Processor technology is now available on this ASUS AMD motherboard, integrating the EPU (Energy Processing Unit) and TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) hardware based processors for the ultimate in energy savings and processor scaling. ASUS EPU conserves energy by intelligently moderating power and load requirements in real-time while TPU provides intelligent system scaling for incredible increases in platform performance while retaining stability.
ASUS Exclusive Design consists of the EPU (Energy Processing Unit) and the TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), guaranteeing superior performance for every task, bringing users an unbeatable experience
Network iControl Gives user real-time bandwidth allocation control to insure efficient bandwidth usage
DirectKey Easy access BIOS when PC is on standby with the push of a button
Windows 8 Ready Meets strict hardware requirements for Windows 8 support
USB 3.0 Boost Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP, with increased transmission speed of up to 170%