Socket / CPU
Black / Red
- 2-Way SLI Capable
- CrossFire Capable
PCI-E x16 Slots
PCI-E x8 Slots
PCI-E x4 Slots
PCI-E x1 Slots
SATA 6 Gb/s
Onboard USB3.0 Headers
- 66 points
- 39 months ago
from completed build A Father and Son's 1st Build "Bumblebee"
I like this boards style and functions, it is also very easy to install components to.
- 28 points
- 43 months ago
from completed build The computer that I built. AMD based
Insane motherboard. Got it with a healthy rebate + sale. Very satisfied with all aspects. This is the new standard for 970 mobos.
- 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.
- 12 points
- 44 months ago
from completed build Arctic Fire (First Build)
"Its A Motherboard"
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 7 points
- 25 months ago
from completed build Red Rabbit - AMD / FX 8370 / RX 580 / ASUS / NOCTUA / KINGSTON / CORSAIR / WD
-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
-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
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- AMD FX-8370 (@4.6GHz)
- Radeon R9 380X
- AMD FX-6300
- Radeon RX 470
- AMD FX-8370 (@4.3GHz)
- Radeon RX 480