The M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX Board features the AMD 970/SB950 chipset and supports the latest AMD socket AM3+ for 8-core processors. With a Socket AM3+, it offers usability of Socket AM3 or AM3+, allowing the user a choice of previous or current AMD CPUs. Dual Intelligent Processor technology is now available on this ASUS AMD motherboard, integrating the EPU (Energy Processing Unit) and TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) hardware based processors for the ultimate in energy savings and processor scaling. ASUS EPU conserves energy by intelligently moderating power and load requirements in real-time while TPU provides intelligent system scaling for incredible increases in platform performance while retaining stability. ASUS ground breaking UEFI BIOS simplifies platform settings for users with an EZ tuning mode, while offering advanced users an easy to use graphical interface that offers unparalleled performance enhancement options. With the addition of DirectKey BIOS can be easily accessed when off with the press of a button. ASUS redesigned AI Suite II consolidates system functionality, tweaking and monitoring into one sleek and elegant software package designed with the user in mind. For the fastest data transfers rates, enjoy USB 3.0 & SATA 6 GB/s support. Integrated into the suite is Network iControl which enables real-time bandwidth allocation for local programs to utilize available bandwidth more efficiently. The ASUS M5A97 R2.0 is the latest AMD 970 solution provides a high-definition visual experience with AMD CrossFireX support while featuring ASUS-exclusive technology for energy-savings and maximum stability. With Windows 8 coming soon, this motherboard comes fully Windows 8 Ready, allowing the user to enjoy all the additional benefits of Windows 8.