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¢ Dual Intelligent Processors ASUS 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
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
Remote GO! - One-stop PC Remote Control and Home Entertainment
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" AMD AM3+ FX/Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron 100 Series Processors
" AMD® 970/SB950 Chipset
" 4 x DIMM, max. 32GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866/1800/1600/1333/1066 MHz Dual Channel Memory
" 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 Slots (@ x16, @ x4), support ATI® Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology
" 2 x PCIe 2.0 x 1 Slots
" 2 x PCI Slots
" 6 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports with RAID 0,1,5, and 10 support
" 4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 at back panel, 2 at mid-board)
" 12 x USB 2.0 ports (6 at back panel, 6 ports at mid-board)
" 1 Gb LAN
" 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
" 1 x S/PDIF Out Header
" 1 x TPM connector
" 1 x COM port connector
AMD 970/SB950 Chipset
DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz
Maximum Memory Supported
Memory Channel Supported
Integrated Graphics Port
PCI Express 2.0 x16
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Product Rating: Total Review(s): 2
Good Value - 11/17/2014 05:53:54
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Strength: I have been running the 8150 FX AMD chip and AMD Radeon HD 7990 on this MB. Been working long hard hours as my entertainment unit. ASUS came out with a strong product for a good price with this one. I may only be junking this board to move to a board that supports the new 220W chips.
Weakness: no 220W support
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Poor Customer Service - 01/09/2014 15:43:37
Rating: [1 of 5 Stars!]
Strength: Lasted 1 year, maybe
Weakness: I purchased the previous generation motherboard, the M5A97 EVO approximately 18 months ago. After about 6 months, the BIOS screen enlarged and could not be viewed on my monitor. I could not set my boot priority as that portion of the screen was blocked out. I also lost my second hard drive as it became unreadable. I kept hoping somehow this situation would correct itself but it did not. My computer continued to work with my main hard drive but slowed down. All data on my second hard drive was gone. I finally decided to go to ASUS for an RMA replacement. They wanted the serial number. I suppose they need certain information before a replacement is sent but I had to tell the fellow the motherboard was still working in a fashion and I would not disassemble my entire computer to verify the number on the box which I had provided. I received a replacement which I believe to be a remanufactured product and so far it is working fine. I can understand and live with the $10 processing charge by ASUS but it cost me $32.97 to ship the board back within the required timeframe. I have been on ASUS's LIVECHAT but as to why the shipping charge, the only response is that is the policy. I don't think that is right for a DEFECTIVE product under warranty. Also, I asked the ASUS representative for his/her position in the company and why ASUS does not have a toll free phone number for North America. The representative did not respond. ASUS has much to learn about customer service and should have their representatives able to answer questions that are not on the 3 x 5 answer card in front of them. The company is cheap for not having a toll free phone line as I and probably many others like to TALK to a real person.
Again, I stress my motherboard was of the previous generation to this one, but I will not buy another motherboard manufactured by ASUS. If they would refund my purchase price + shipping cost, I would send it back right now. I am not satisfied
Summary: Very dissatisfied with ASUS on my motherboard issue. I also own an ASUS monitor and DVD burner of which I am satisfied. Do not understand why ASUS will not acknowledge that every motherboard manufactured is not perfect.
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