ASUS M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AM3+ Micro-ATX Motherboard

ASUS M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AM3+ Micro-ATX Motherboard

ASUS M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AM3+ Micro-ATX Motherboard

ASUS M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AM3+ Micro-ATX Motherboard

ASUS M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AM3+ Micro-ATX Motherboard

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  • Micro-ATX Form Factor
  • AMD 760G (780L) / SB710 Chipset
  • AMD AM3+ Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR3-2000 (OC)
  • 6 x SATA III 6 Ports
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 Slot
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 & 1 x PCI Slot
  • Realtek ALC 887 Audio Codec
  • Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN
  • Hybrid CrossFireX Support
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  • 1Description

Built with a USB 3.0 controller, the M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AM3+ Micro-ATX Motherboard from ASUS is designed to fit in cases that support the micro-ATX form factor. This 9.0 x 9.6" motherboard supports AMD FX, Phenom II, Athlon II, and Sempron 100 Series processors, the AM3+ socket, and the AMD 760G (780L) / SB710 chipset.

The micro-ATX form factor of the M5A78L-M PLUS has eight DIMM slots that are able to support up to 32GB of both ECC and non-ECC unbuffered dual-channel memory modules. The supported memory speeds are 2000 (OC), 1866 (OC), 1800 (OC), 1600 (OC), 1333, and 1066 MHz. There are also a total of six SATA III 6 Gb/s ports. Additionally, there is one PCIe 2.0 x16 slot, one PCIe 2.0 x1 slot, and one PCI slot. USB 3.0 connectivity is integrated with two Type-A ports on the back panel and two at mid-board, as well as four USB 2.0/1.1 ports on the back panel and another four at mid-board. Using the Realtek ALC887 High Definition audio codec, this motherboard can support 8-channel (7 speakers + 1 subwoofer) HD audio.

The M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 Motherboard is equipped integrated ATI Radeon 3000 graphics that has access to 1GB of shared memory. Video may be output to external displays using either the HDMI, DVI-D, or VGA ports at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz. There is also support for Hybrid CrossFireX. ASUS has also designed this motherboard with features such as an EPU-4 Engine, Gigabit Ethernet, anti-surge protection, ESD guards, Fan Xpert, EZ Flash 2, and more. This motherboard includes an I/O Shield and two SATA III 6 Gb/s cables. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.

AMD FX /Phenom II /Athlon II /Sempron 100 Series Processors (Socket AM3+)
This motherboard supports AMD AM3+ multi-core processors with L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features dual-channel DDR3 memory support and accelerates data transfer rates up to 5200 MT/s via HyperTransport 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD CPUs in the 32nm manufacturing process
EPU-4 Engine
The ASUS EPU, a power saving engine, has been upgraded to a 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 helps prevent 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
A special low-radiation design helps shield you from harmful electromagnetic exposure by eliminating some of the radiation
1. Radiation Deduction Design helps minimize harmful electromagnetic radiation output with a circuit design to cancel electrical charges
2. The Radiation Moat Design effectively blocks radiation to help prevent discharge spread
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
Experience fast data transfers with USB 3.0. Built to connect easily with next-generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0 transfers data up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 components
FAN Xpert
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust the CPU and chassis fan speeds according to different ambient temperatures caused by different climate conditions in different geographic regions and your PC's loading. The built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment
EZ-Flash 2
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility
Eight Channel High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-end sound on your PC using the onboard 8-channel HD audio codes that enables high-quality 192 kHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing, retasking functions, and multi-streaming technology that simultaneously sends different audio streams to different destinations. You can now talk to your partners via your headphone while playing a multi-channel network game
ErP Ready
The motherboard is European Union's Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumptions
UPC: 889349413081
In the Box
ASUS M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AM3+ Micro-ATX Motherboard
  • 2 x SATA Cables
  • I/O Shield
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    CPU - AMD Socket AM3+ for FX /Phenom II /Athlon II /Sempron 100 Series Processors
    - Support Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
    - Support CPU up to 125 W
    Chipset AMD 760G (780L) / SB710
    System Bus Up to 5.2 GT/s HyperTransport 3.0
    Memory - 4 x DIMM, max. 32 GB, DDR3 2000 (O.C.), 1866 (O.C.), 1800 (O.C.), 1600 (O.C.), 1333, and 1066 MHz, ECC and non-ECC, un-buffered memory
    - Dual Channel memory architecture
    *Due to OS limitations, when installing total memory of 4 GB capacity or more, Windows 32-bit operating systems may only recognize less than 3 GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3 GB is recommended
    **AMD FX Series CPU on this motherboard supports up to DDR3 1866 MHz as its standard memory frequency
    ***AMD AM3 100 and 200 series CPU support up to DDR3 1066 MHz
    Graphics - Integrated ATI Radeon 3000
    - Maximum shared memory of 1 GB
    - Supports HDMI Technology with a max. resolution of up to 1920 x 1200 (1080p @ 60 Hz)
    - Supports DVI-D with HDCP compliance with a max. resolution of up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports VGA (RGB) with max. resolution of up to 2560 x 1440 @ 75 Hz
    - Hybrid CrossFireX Support
    Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    1 x PCI
    Storage 6 x Serial ATA II 3 Gb/s supporting RAID 0, 1, 10, and JBOD
    LAN Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN
    Audio Realtek ALC 887 Audio Codec
    - Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduces multi-lateral interference
    - Dedicated Audio PCB Layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
    - Premium Japanese-made Audio Capacitors: Provides warm, natural, and immersive sound with good clarity and fidelity
    USB - 8 x USB2.0/1.1 ports(4 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at the back panel)
    - 4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports at mid-board, 2 ports at the back panel)
    Back Panel I/O Ports - 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse combo port
    - 3 x Audio Jacks
    Internal I/O Connectors - 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    - 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector support additional 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (19-pin)
    - 1 x front panel audio connector
    - 1 x Printer connector
    - 1 x COM connector
    - 1 x S/PDIF Out connector
    - 1 x System Panel connector
    - 1 x CPU Fan connector
    - 1 x chassis Fan connector
    - 1 x Clear CMOS header
    - 24-pin EATX power connector
    - 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
    - 1 x Speaker connector
    BIOS 16 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI v2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS V2.5, ACPI V2.0a
    Form Factor Micro-ATX Form Factor
    9.0 x 9.6" / 22.9 x 24.4 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 10.3 x 2.1"

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