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Motherboard

Asus 970 PRO GAMING/AURA ATX AM3+ Motherboard

(10 Ratings, 4.5 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Asus

Part #

970 PRO GAMING/AURA

Manufacturer

Asus

Socket / CPU

AM3+

Form Factor

ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

32 GB

Color

Black / Red

Chipset

AMD 970

Memory Type

DDR3

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

  • DDR3-1066
  • DDR3-1333
  • DDR3-1600
  • DDR3-1866
  • DDR3-2133

SLI/CrossFire

  • 2-Way SLI Capable
  • CrossFire Capable

PCI-E x16 Slots

2

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

2

PCI Slots

2

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 6 Gb/s

6

M.2 Slots

1

mSATA Slots

0

Onboard Video

No

Onboard USB3.0 Headers

Yes

Supports ECC

No

Wireless Networking

None

RAID Support

Yes

Price History

    Reviews

    roddsteel
    • 66 points
    • 39 months ago

    I like this boards style and functions, it is also very easy to install components to.

    BaronKDA
    • 28 points
    • 43 months ago

    Insane motherboard. Got it with a healthy rebate + sale. Very satisfied with all aspects. This is the new standard for 970 mobos.

    Sherlock_Q
    • 24 points
    • 41 months ago

    from completed build Aether

    Its a motherboard... but with lights. M.2 on a 970 chipset is a +. Also lots of fan headers for good cable management.

    TorBearPig
    • 12 points
    • 44 months ago

    from completed build Arctic Fire (First Build)

    "Its A Motherboard"

    capdauntless
    • 11 points
    • 41 months ago

    from completed build FARPOINT 2.0 UPDATE April 2017

    Great value and easy to setup. Included Ai Suite software is fantastic. The chipset has ASUS' AURA RGB lighting. If you are using one or two large video cards it will block the RGB lighting form being visible. Has official SLi certification as well. The 970 chipset only has 20 PCIe 2.0 lanes (GPUs in CFX or SLi utilize 16 PCIe lanes at 8X). Still more than sufficient for most anything you throw at it but antiquated for todays standards. That said it is a value board and I knew that going in.

    Mr_illicit6266
    • 11 points
    • 33 months ago

    from completed build My Second Gaming PC ~$800 Budget

    I love Asus! That's probably why they get a nice 4 stars.. But I know that they make good boards and that's why I chose Asus, this board is beautiful and has nice RGB lighting but one thing about that is the RGB lighting near the logo at the bottom right is covered by my GPU which kinda disappoints me. This board has dealt with my punishment because I am a clumsy builder as you can see in the CPU review I dropped it. But otherwise great board.

    computergeek930
    • 10 points
    • 19 months ago

    from completed build My First PC

    This is a badass looking motherboard, the LED light strip under the asus logo really lights up the inside of my case for a really good looking light effect in my case.

    rebelwolf
    • 9 points
    • 32 months ago

    from completed build My First Build! Harley Quinn!

    I chose the Asus 970 Pro gaming because, and I cannot lie, i am a sucker for LED. The board itself is not bad, however. I will warn people that the software for the LED's are... shall we say...minimal. I have as of yet been able to control the sound LED's.

    It does, However, have a good number of system fan headers, as well as decent BIOS software.

    bankafterdark
    • 7 points
    • 25 months ago

    Pros:

    -shipped with the latest BIOS (0901) so it should support and FX cpu (AM3+) out of the box -plenty of fan headers -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 Water Pump header (4-pin) can be used to run AIO water cooler (recommended)

    -1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 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 -2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s) -1 x SLI bridge

    Cons:

    -2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s) are good quality but short (1 ft) so definitely buy longer ones depending on the size of your case -1 x SLI bridge is cheap feeling but does the job. you might want to buy a better one

    Tjmaier
    • 5 points
    • 32 months ago

    from completed build Xeo

    Works well, would love another PCIE slot but who needs 3 GFX cards? Looks nice, easy to install my AIO on, bargain high performance Mobo. Highly recommended!

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