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Asus M5A78L-M Plus/Usb3 Am3+ Ddr3 Hdmi 760G Microatx Motherboard

MPN: M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 | SKU: WS8108
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Q&A


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 Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 motherboard supports AM3+ processors and will fit in a standard Micro ATX case. This board is powered by the AMD A78 chipset and has support for 4 x 240-pin DIMM memory sticks with a max memory of up to 32GB. You can choose memory speeds of up to DDR3-1066 / 1333 / 1600 / 1800 / 1866 / 2000. This motherboard has 6 SATA ports and 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet built-in. Advanced features of the motherboard include: stylish Black / Blue design.

  • Brand: ASUS
  • Model: M5A78L-M/USB3
  • CPU Socket Type: AM3+
  • CPU Type: FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • Chipset: AMD 760G + SB710
  • Number of Memory Slots: 4×240pin
  • Memory Standard: DDR3 2000*(*O.C.)/ 1866*/ 1800*/ 1600*/ 1333/ 1066
  • Maximum Memory Supported: 32GB
  • Channel Supported: Dual Channel
  • PCI Express x16: 1 x PCI Express x16
  • PCI Express x1: 1 x PCI Express x1
  • PCI Slots: 2 x PCI Slots
  • SATA 3Gb/s: 6 x SATA 3Gb/s
  • SATA RAID: 0/1/10/JBOD
  • Audio Chipset: VIA VT1708S
  • Audio Channels: 8 Channels
  • LAN Chipset: Realtek, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller
  • Max LAN Speed: 10/100/1000Mbps
  • PS/2: 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  • Video Ports: 1 x DVI, 1 x D-Sub
  • HDMI: 1 x HDMI
  • RJ45: 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
  • USB 3.0: 2 x USB 3.0
  • USB 1.1/2.0: 4 x USB 2.0
  • S/PDIF Out: 1 x Optical
  • Audio Ports: 6 Ports
  • Form Factor: microATX
  • Dimensions (W x L): 9.6" x 9.6"
  • Power Pin: 24 Pin
  • Onboard USB
  • 3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
  • Other Connectors
  • 1 x COM port(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 parallel port connector(s)
  • 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
  • 1 x System panel(s)
  • AMD 760G (780L) / SB710
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2000(O.C.)/ 1866(O.C.)/ 1800(O.C.)/ 1600(O.C.)/ 1333/ 1066


  • ASUS M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 Motherboard
  • User's manual
  • Driver Disk
  • I/O Shield
  • 2 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)

Brand: Asus

MPN: M5A78L-M Plus/USB3

UPC: 889349413081

Compatibility: mATX, AM3+

Packaging: Retail

Condition: New

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Product Details

CPU Socket Type
Processor Type
FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
AMD 760G (780L) / SB710
Number of Memory Slots
Memory Standard
DDR3 2000(O.C.)/ 1866(O.C.)/ 1800(O.C.)/ 1600(O.C.)/ 1333/ 1066
Maximum Memory Supported
Channel Supported
Dual Channel
PCI Express 2.0 x16
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16
PCI Express x1
1 x PCIe 2.0 x 1
PCI Slots
1 x PCI Slot
SATA 3Gb/s
6 x SATA 3Gb/s
Onboard Video Chipset
Integrated ATI Radeon 3000
Maximum shared memory of 1G
Supports HDMI Technology with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 (1080P) (@60Hz)
Supports DVI-D with HDCP compliant with max. resolution 2560x1600 (@60HZ )
Supports RGB with max. resolution 2560 X 1440 @ 75 HZ
Hybrid CrossFireX Support
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
Max LAN Speed
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
Video Ports
1 x D-Sub
1 x DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x RJ45
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0/1.1
Audio Ports
3 Ports
Onboard USB
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)
Other Connectors
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
Form Factor
Micro ATX
Dimensions (W x L)
9.61" x 9.02"
Power Pin
24 Pin
ASUS Unique Features:
ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS Anti-Surge
ASUS AI charger
Turbo Key

16MB Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI v2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS V2.5, ACPI V2.0a

Support DVD:
ASUS Utilities
ASUS Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Package Includes
2 x Serial ATA cables
I/O Shield
User's manual
1 x Support DVD

Package Includes

Customer Reviews

Review Summary
50.62% (41)
14.81% (12)
4.94% (4)
9.88% (8)
19.75% (16)
By Anthony Slawa
One star
I ordered the item for my new gaming pc and straight out of the box it was dead!
By Anthony Chow
Five stars
Great budget motherboard for a low budget but high end gaming pc
By Joshua Roux
One star
Did not last long
By Jimi Neva
I need to pick out a better video card though any suggestions
Works very well no hiccups. I need to pick out a better video card though any suggestions?
By Miriam Gregory
Useable, but rather low-end
A workable am3+ motherboard, but definite very low-end by asus's standards. No uefi support (may or may not be a good thing for you). Current bios apparently wants to program the timings for older amd processors a bit too aggressively.Does include support for ecc memory like all of asus's offerings. While memory errors don't happen too often, they're definite common enough to bother protecting your data.
Decent mid-priced motherboard with atrocious documentation
I did not buy this motherboard from outletpc, but i hope outletpc will publish my review as a warning to their customers. For 20 years or more i've bought and recommended asus motherboards above all else, but the m5a78l-m plus/usb3 may be my last. Why? Because no matter how good this motherboard turns out to be, the documentation supplied with it is abominable.To begin with, the manual contains no pin diagram for the panel header where i had to connect the power switch, reset button, and case leds; nothing but a qr code. I scanned that code and got a generic manual showing pinouts for 4 different panel headers, 2 tpm headers, a dmic header, intel jumper settings, serial port riser, and so on: 18 pages of mostly irrelevant or redundant material hiding the few indispensable details i came looking for. This is a waste of my time.Worse yet, the wretched user's guide includes no instructions for updating the bios. Yup, it's another qr code; this took me to a webpage entirely in chinese. Clicking the big green button i was able to download a bios instruction manual (miraculously in english!) that applies only to uefi bios, nothing to do with this board's ami bios. So i still don't know how to flash my new board's bios, simply because asus were too lazy to put instructions in the box where they belong.There's a third qr code in the manual as well, supposedly pointing to bios faqs. I scanned that one and got "oops, we can't find that page." three strikes and you're out, asus. Your slovenly "documentation" of this board shows pure contempt for your customers; why should i ever buy from you again?
Great motherboard. Fast and very easy to built
Flawless. Great motherboard. Fast and very easy to built. Asus makes excellent products.
By Kadir Alyanak
Five stars
Works great.
Four stars
Works like i need it to and better quality then i was excepting
By Nicholas Soto
Great motherboard.
Great motherboard.. I have had 4 asus. And they perform great.Asus m5a78l-m plus/usb3 ddr3 hdmi dvi usb 3.0 setup inrosewill micro atx mini tower computer case, black steel and plastic computer case with 1x 120mm front fan and 1x 80mm rear fan, front i/o and 2x usb 3.0 with transparent side panel


Question & Answers
By OutletPC Shopper on 2019-05-27
Concerning the Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 Motherboard; Is the Pci Express x 16, 1.0 or 2.0? Also, this board is $82.88 and the same board, as far as I can tell has a listing on your site for $149.89. What is the difference in these two boards?

By Customer Service on 2019-05-28

This board would have the following PCI-e lanes: 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 1 x PCI

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