Solved Difference between ASUS M5A97 and the ASUS M5A97 R2.0 Tags: Asus MSI Motherboards New Build Last response: April 9, 2014 11:36 PM in Motherboards Share mrbbell April 9, 2014 11:27:41 PM Throwing in a full edit after searching a little more. Not a big fan of the MSI that I had listed so I'll change my question to basically this: What are the major differences that someone looking for a budget gaming build will be swayed from one or the other? More about : difference asus m5a97 asus m5a97 Best solution Catalyzer a b V Motherboard April 9, 2014 11:36:55 PM Take Asus M5A97 R2.0 Its based on revesion 2.0 , its debatable that which version is best , some say BIOS from 1.0 is best , others say 2.0 revesion is stable. Youre better of with the Asus M5A97 R2.0. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !