Brighten Your Build With Customisable RGB LED Illumination
Gaming is about your style, your personality and your passion. 970 Pro Gaming/Aura is the gaming motherboard that lets you inject passion to project your style and personality in full colour! Aura, our all-new LED-illumination technology, lighting up an endless spectrum of colour combinations coupled with a selection of fascinating and fun effects.
Customize your own favourite LED effect to cast a stunning multi-colour glow across your build, change shades to indicate CPU temperature, or pulsate in time to the beat of your favorite tunes.
Epic Graphics Supports For Epic Gaming Experiences
970 Pro Gaming/Aura is the planet's first AMD 970 chipset-based motherboard to receive official certification for compatibility with NVIDIA™ SLI™ for truly epic graphics and gaming. It also supports AMD® CrossfireX. So, choose your weapon for up to two-way, quad-GPU graphics supremacy - and give your 970 Pro Gaming/Aura rig maximum gaming performance, visual excellence and gameplay thrills!
Top-Speed Protected Networking
Only the quickest shot survive, so 970 Pro Gaming/Aura banishes lag - letting you annihilate your foes as fast as your trigger finger! Our engineers pack in only the best networking technology, including tournament-level Intel® Gigabit Ethernet and ASUS-exclusive LANGuard and GameFirst technologies to keep your connection fast, so always fire first and watch your enemies fall.
Intel Gigabit Ethernet : More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences
Featuring the very latest Intel Ethernet (I211) for faster, smoother gaming - always. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay.
Flawless Audio That Makes You Part Of The Game!
Be the best on the battlefield with 970 Pro Gaming/Aura's truly immersive SupremeFX audio and experience sound so alive with realism that it hands you the vital competitive edge needed to win. With near-lossless delivery and exclusive Sonic Radar II technology to pinpoint battlefield enemies before they spot you, SupremeFX sounds stupendous - and puts both your ears and frags in front of everyone else!
SupremeFX : Shielded audio, superior sound
ASUS-exclusive SupremeFX technology delivers high-fidelity, near-lossless audio no matter how frantic your game becomes. The purity and stability of the remarkable 115dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is assured, with a shielded design, electromagnetic-interference (EMI) cover and voltage-protected 5V power supply. Supreme FX's superior components, including the trusted Realtek ALC1150 codec, maximize acoustic performance and eliminate interference – so you hear only the very best from your gaming headset or speakers!
Sonic Radar II : Scan and detect to dominate!
Sonic Radar II displays a stealthy overlay that shows what your opponents and teammates are up to on the battlefield, all managed via a simple control panel and customizable game list. See the direction and origin of key in-game sounds, and practice your enemy-pinpointing skill, plus Audio Enhancement technology clarifies every last sound - so you hear the distant sound of enemy footsteps and become the hunter, not the hunted!
LAN Guard : Pumped-up throughput. Best surge protection
Signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput, plus electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) for 1.9X-greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5X-greater protection (up to 15KV) against surges.
Team Up To Banish Lag
GameFirst IV Beta optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming — and now we've added Multi-Gate Teaming to team all your networks for maximum bandwidth and the smoothest-ever gameplay. You'll also enjoy all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is optimized for the best performance.
Team all your network gateways for maximum bandwidth and assign connections to every application for the smoothest-ever gameplay.
Performance Level Up
Maxed-out performance means maximum gaming thrills, and with exclusive AI Suite 3's dashboard-style control panel you'll fine-tune almost every aspect of your 970 Pro Gaming/Aura-based system. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability, efficiency and aesthetics - all via a simple and intuitive interface.
Play quieter and cooler with advanced fan and water-pump controls for the ultimate cooling in undisturbed gaming. With two onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level four 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of high cooling performance and low noise, so you enjoy all the performance you demand with none of the racket - great for liquid-cooling setups!
USB 3.1 Boost
An exclusive utility that automatically accelerates USB 3.1 for sequential read/write speeds of up to 854.6/863.9MB/s.
Award-winning BIOS design
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way. In EZ Mode you can get set up very quickly, applying the date and time, and fan profiles. Switch to Advanced Mode to set up favorites and shortcuts, record and review recent changes with Last Modified or make notes in Quick Notes.
RAM Cache : Speed your game loads
Uniquely-intelligent technology that effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds, getting to work the moment it's activated. RAM Cache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times to stratospheric levels!
Gamer's Guardian For Real-World Protection
Protect your back in the game and let 970 Pro Gaming/Aura protect all sides in the real world! Motherboard self-protection with loads of brilliant defenses, including our unique smart DIY features ensures long-term gaming is in your future.
ESD Guards: 2X-greater ESD protection for extended component lifespan
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) could mean game over for your rig, so 970 Pro Gaming/Aura is protected by ESD Guards to actively prevent ESD — ensuring longer component lifespan and providing system resilience that's two times greater than industry standards. Game on!
Built For Gaming
970 Pro Gaming/Aura is built for play, shaped by professional gamers and tested for gaming perfection - strong enough storm through the industry's most punishing labs workouts. We engineer and test for the finest quality, longevity, performance, stability and compatibility. Our world-class engineers are themselves avid gamers, and combine their own passion with the skills and demands of some of the planet's best players to create innovative gaming features everyone will crave. With 970 Pro Gaming/Aura you do more than just play - you'll experience gaming on the edge of reality.
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
AMD® AM3+ FX/Phenom™ II /Athlon™II /Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
This motherboard 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 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.
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- AM3+ socket with 970 chipset for AMD FX processors
- Intel Gigabit Ethernet with LANGuard
- Dual USB 3.1 Type A ports and M.2 (PCIe 2.0 x4)
- Aura RGB LED lighting control
|Model||970 PRO GAMING/AURA|
||Build in AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU
Supports CPU up to 125 W
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology
||Build in AMD 970/SB950|
||4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
||Up to 4.8 GT/s HyperTransport™ 3|
||Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
||AMD SB950 controller :
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), black,
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 2.0 x4)
||Intel® I211-AT, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), GameFirst technology
||SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
High quality 115 dB SNR stereo playback output
Audio Feature :
SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
Sonic Radar II
||ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :
2 x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A)
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at mid-board)
AMD SB950 controller :
14 x USB 2.0 port(s) (8 at back panel, , 6 at mid-board)
ESD Guards on LAN, Audio, KBMS and USB3.0/2.0 ports
DRAM Overcurrent Protection
Stainless Steel Back I/O
ASUS Exclusive Features :
AI Suite 3
USB 3.1 Boost
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
ASUS Fan Xpert 2
ASUS EZ DIY :
ASUS O.C. Tuner
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
ASUS Q-Design :
ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
AURA: RGB Lighting Control
|Operating System Support
||Windows® 10 , 64bit
Windows® 8.1 , 64bit
Windows® 7 , 32bit/64bit
|Back I/O Ports
||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.1 (red)Type-A
8 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
6 x Audio jack(s)
|Internal I/O Ports
||1 x ReTry jumper
1 x Safe Boot jumper
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 M.2 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 devices
1 x TPM header
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (3 x 4 -pin)
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)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
1 x Slow Mode jumper(s)
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x pack of cable tie
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x SLI bridge(s)
1 x 12 in 1 Cable Label (s)
||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|
||WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE|
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
||ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )