Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Asus M5A87
6.2 out of 10

Asus M5A87

AMD 140W CPU Support Core Unlocker - Intelligently Unlocks Read more

Great Deal: $116.57


AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors AMD 140W CPU SupportAMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology* 32nm AM3+ CPU is supported by BIOS version 0401 and later* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
AMD 870/SB850
4 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 Hz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered MemoryDual 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.* When overclocking, some AMD CPU models may not support DDR3 1600 MHz or higher frequency DIMMs* Due to CPU spec., AMD 100 and 200 series CPUs support up to DDR3 1066MHz. With ASUS design, this motherboard can support up to DDR3 1333MHz.
System Bus
Up to 5.2 GT/s HyperTransport™ 3.0
Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 2 x PCIe x1 3 x PCI
AMD SB850 controller : 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), graySupport Raid 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD
Realtek® 8111E , 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller
Realtek® ALC 887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *1- Supports : Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking, Anti-pop Function
USB Ports
AMD SB850 controller :12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 8 at mid-board)ASMedia® ASM1042 controller :2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
Overclocking Features
Overclocking Protection :- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features
ASUS Hybrid Swtich - Core Unlocker - Turbo KeyASUS Power Solutions - ASUS Anti-Surge Protection - ASUS EPUASUS Exclusive Features - MemOK! - TurboVASUS EZ DIY - ASUS AI Suite II - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 2 - ASUS MyLogo 2
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)2 x USB 3.0 4 x USB 2.0 1 x COM port(s)1 x Parallel port(s)3 x Audio Jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports
4 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 8 USB 2.0 port(s)6 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)1 x CPU Fan connector(s) 1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) 1 x Power 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 System panel(s) 1 x MemOK! button(s)1 x Core Unlocker switch(es)
User's manualI/O Shield2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cable(s)
16Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI v2.0, WfM2.0, ACPI v2.0a, SMBIOS 2.5
Support Disc
Drivers ASUS utilitiesASUS UpdateAnti-virus software (OEM version)
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 8.4 inch ( 30.5 cm x 21.3 cm )
*1: Choose the chassis with HD audio module in front panel to support 8-Channel audio output
Release Date
First seen
25 May 2011