ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA, AMD 970/SB950, S AM3+, DDR3, SATA3 6Gbps, M.2 (PCIe), 2-Way SLi/CrossFire, GbE, USB 3.1 A, ATX

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Product Overview World's first 970 AMD gaming board with official NVIDA® certification

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.

Customise 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.

• Static: Always on.
• Breathing: Fades in & out.
• Strobing: Flashes on & off.
• Colour cycle: Fades between the colours of the rainbow.
• Music effect: Pulses to the beat of your music.
• CPU temperature: Changes colour with CPU load.

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!

• Illuminated Red Line Shielding: Banish analog interference and enjoy eye-catching, customizable lighting effects.
• EMI Cover: Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best quality.
• 300O-Headphone Amplifier: Drive some of the very best headphones available for exceptional gaming-audio and music-listening experiences.
• Premium Nichicon® Audio Capacitors: Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

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!

LANGuard: 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.

Multi-Gate Teaming
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.

FAN Xpert
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.
* It requires to update USB 3.1 Boost to V1.08.02 or later version.

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.

• CrashFree BIOS 3: Never again worry about corrupted BIOS, as CrashFree BIOS 3 lets you restore a PC to working order — even when it won't boot!
• EZ Flash 2: Update the latest BIOS via the internet, and from within the BIOS.

RAMCache: 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. RAMCache 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.

• Digi+ VRM: Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times!
• DRAM overcurrent protection: All connection ports and DRAM are protected against overcurrent and short-circuit damage by onboard resettable fuses, extending your motherboard's life.
• Highly durable components: Fine-quality, super-tough components are our watchwords. We fit only superior chokes that operate at up to 13.6% cooler, for extra durability. We also use 10K capacitors from Texas Instruments, engineered to resist extreme temperature variations of between -70°C and 125°C!
• Stainless steel back I/O: Crafted from chromium-plated, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the input/output (I/O) panel is three times longer than ordinary panels!
• Q-shield: 0 pain! Protect your hands from nicks and cuts.
• Q-slot: 1 clip to swap or secure your graphics card.
• Q-DIMM: 1 -sided clips mean handling memory modules is a cinch — super simple and super secure.
• Q-LED: 4 LEDs indicate problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis.

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!

• Audio Connector: Capacitor protection on both front and back audio-output circuits.
• LAN Connector: ESD TVS diode protection and an anti-surge LAN connector protects against extreme events, such as lightning strikes.
• USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 Connectors: On-circuit transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diodes and capacitor protection for surface-mount and dual-inline packages.
• Keyboard and Mouse Connector: Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes.

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.

The Power Of AMD!

AMD 970
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. Features • Supports AMD® AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors.
• NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD® CrossFireX™ Support.
• Dual-channel DDR3 2133 support.
• Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst technology: Top-speed protected networking.
• SupremeFX: Flawless audio that makes you part of the game.
• Sonic Radar ll: Scan and detect your enemies to dominate.
• RAMCache: Speed up your game loads.
• Gamer's Guardian: Highly-durable components and smart DIY features.
• USB 3.1 Type-A and M.2: Ultra-speedy transfers for faster gaming.
Core Specifications
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket AM3+
Chipset AMD 970 / SB950
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR3 - 1066
  • DDR3 - 1333
  • DDR3 - 1600
  • DDR3 - 1866
  • DDR3 - 2133(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 32GB (4x8GB)
Audio SupremeFX 8-Channel HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 2.0 (x16)
SLI Support 2-Way SLi
Crossfire Support 2-Way CrossFire
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 2242/2260/2280, PCIe
  • 1 x PCI
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
SATA Support SATA3
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 3 x 4-pin System Fan Connector
  • 1 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x CPU OPT Fan Connector
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x ReTry Button
  • 1 x Safe Boot jumper
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Serial (COM) Header
  • 1 x Slow Mode jumper(s)
  • 1 x System panel connector
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 3 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Header
  • 1 x Water Pump Header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Chip/Modules 1 x Intel® I211AT (Gigabit LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 3 x Audio I/O
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x SPDIF Out (Optical)
  • 8 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A
Other Motherboard Specifications
Water Cooled No
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions  

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Manufacturer Contact Details
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ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA, AMD 970/SB950, S AM3+, DDR3, SATA3 6Gbps, M.2 (PCIe), 2-Way SLi/CrossFire, GbE, USB 3.1 A, ATX is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not as described in Manual purchased this to replace sabertooth MB not very impressed. Ram sockets not colour coded as per instructions so had to guess what pairings to use. fault leds not colour coded as per manual,so had to dismount the board to read their designations with a magnifying glass. Ram socket no 2 had a bit of plastic casting not cleaned out stopping module from connecting correctly
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A quality motherboard from Asus This is a great motherboard. It has all the IO I could ever need. It has great audio on board. It supports M.2 hard drives. It performs great and with the RGB lighting it looks stunning through the side window of my PC. I can not think of anything else I would want or need from a motherboard to go with my FX8370 processor. 5 stars all the way.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good one Got what expect Definitely recommend this product
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TL;DR A good board on a budget Building a PC for myself for the first time, one of the initial stumbling blocks was, of course, the motherboard. There are dozens, perhaps hundreds of slight variables on standard designs out there, so it can get, quite frankly, a little overwhelming. But a friend recommended this one to me, on the grounds that DDR4 wasn't quite so necessary as of yet, while this would support both the FX-6350 CPU I'd found, and the GTX 970 that I was to use as the graphics card. It has thus far performed admirably in this role, and the quality is quite astounding; a bit of a shame that my PC case doesn't have a clear side panel, as it does render the LEDs a little superfluous. Had to do a few minor tweaks to the sound controls to make headphones work properly, but other than that, its a good, quality board for a quality price. If you're building with limited finances its a solid choice.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is amazing The led lights on the motherboard allow to add an extra pop of lighting to your system they are quite bright. There is also a red line of led lighting. along the left side where the i/o panel is which further adds to the lighting effects.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The usual ASUS quality. Wanted to see whether USB3.1 was all it was cracked up to be so chose another ASUS board to test it out. Previous board was the ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z. Very much up to the usual ASUS quality of build in this board, personally don't think you can beat them...and I have tried. Love the addition of the M.2 slot and have utilised it with a Samsung 256GB SM951 NVMe drive. Sequential read/tests on my original Kingston SSD were around the 500 mark...with the SM951 I'm getting 1200...a marked improvement and worth the money. Windows 10 installs no probelm at all but you do need to make sure the drive is seen in the BIOS...not a problem though. Nicely positioned PCI-e slots means with one double-width GPU card installed in the x16 slot you don't lose a PCI-e slot. Not sure about the addition of PCI slots, for me I have no use for them but I'm sure there are those with legacy cards. Plenty of 4 pin fan headers which is always good for an AMD machine if you ask me. The ASUS Suite v3 is a marked inprovement on v2 and handles all the fans nicely...I'm running almost silently. Can't say much about the lighting side of things as I don't have a case with a window so I don't see it but it performs as set and expected when you can see it and I'm sure if you are one of those with a windowed case it will be a bonus. Only downside I could see is a full length graphics card sits over the SB chipset cover where the lighting emits from so you don't see it fully. If you in the market for a Nano card then it will fully on show. Great board, easy build and nice bundled software. If you're up for a USB3.1 enabled board for AMD you can't go wrong with this one.
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good For The Price Very Happy! Aura Lights Reset Every Time You Turn On / Off But That's All, Might Just Be Something I'm Missing.
Date published: 2016-03-25
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Questions & Answers

will this run the vega rx 56 graphics card

bought myself a vega rx 56 graphics card but my am3+ board doesnt run it and i am unable to find out what mobos will run it
Asked by: yorkie4
Hello, Compatibility is shown as PCIe 2.0 or 3.0 on the motherboard to work in your system. This has that connection so would work. Regards,
Answered by: MichaelScan
Date published: 2017-09-20
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