Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3, AM3+, DVI/HDMI/D-Sub, PCI-E, mATX Motherboard
Great value micro-ATX with audio shielding, fast USB 3.0 connectivity.
• AM3+ CPU Support Ready
• Core Unlocker- Unlock true Core performance intelligently
• Anti-Surge- Full-time Power Guardian-Make System Free From Risk
• ASUS EPU- System Level Energy Saving
• Low EMI- protect you - 50% less radiation
AMD FX /Phenom II /Athlon II /Sempron 100 Series Processors (Socket AM3+)
This motherboard supports AMD 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 5200MT/s via HyperTransport 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.
System Level Energy Saving
The new ASUS EPU - the world’s first power saving engine, has been upgraded to a new 4-engine version, which provides total system power savings by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time. The EPU automatically provides the most appropriate power usage for the CPU, VGA card, hard drives and CPU cooler fan - helping save power and money.
ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
Anti-Surge Protection Design detects overvoltage conditions and prevents voltage surges from spreading in real time. It also actively cuts off the overvoltage supply to protect the system.
1. Real-time over voltage detection.
2. Active protection against potential damage to your motherboards and systems.
Protect Your Computer with ESD Guards. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) conditions can happen while plugging or unplugging any USB peripherals-causing damage to the computer. ASUS ESD Guards clamp the ESD voltage and shunt the majority of the ESD current away for a more reliable computing environment.
USB 3.0 support
Experience ultra-fast data transfer at 4.8Gbps with USB 3.0 – the latest connectivity standard. Built to connect easily with next-generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0 transfers data 10 times faster and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 components.
8-channel high definition audio
Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC! The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking functions and multi-streaming technology that simultaneously sends different audio streams to different destinations. You can now talk to your partners on the headphone while playing a multi-channel network games. All of these are done on one computer.
• AMD AM3+ FX/Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron 100 Series Processors
• Supports CPU up to 125 W
• AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
• AMD 760G (780L)/SB710
• 4 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 Hz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
• Dual Channel Memory Architecture
* Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.
AMD FX Series CPU on this motherboard supports up to DDR3 1866MHz as its standard memory frequency.
AMD AM3 100 and 200 series CPU support up to DDR3 1066MHz.
• ATI Radeon HD 3000 GPU
• Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports *1
• Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
• Supports DVI with max. resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
• Supports RGB with max. resolution 2560 x 1440 @ 75 Hz
• Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
• Hybrid CrossFireX Support
• 1 x PCIe x16
• 1 x PCIe x1
• 2 x PCI
• Built-in Controller:
• 6 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
• Support Raid 0, 1, 10, JBOD
• Realtek 8111E , 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller
• Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
• Ports Built-in Controller
• 10 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)
• Built-in Controller:
• 2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
Back I/O Ports:
• 1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
• 1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
• 1 x DVI
• 1 x D-Sub
• 1 x HDMI
• 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
• 2 x USB 3.0
• 4 x USB 2.0
• 3 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports:
• 1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)
• 2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
• 1 x LPT header
• 1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
• 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
• 1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
• 1 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
• 1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
• 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
• 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
• 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
• 1 x Internal speaker connector(s)
• 1 x System panel(s)
• 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
• User's manual
• I/O Shield
• 2 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)
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