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ASUS M5A97 Evo - AM3+ - 970 - SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 - ATX AMD ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboards

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #14 in AMD Motherboards

Posted

Pros: Price, aestehetics, built in features

Cons: none

Bought this board second hand from a friend and used it for nearly a year until i acquired a m5a99x . The m5a97 EVO is all bang for your buck. Its loaded with ASUS patented features such as the UEFI bios and the ASUS probe and Ai Charge. there are so many other features they are too numerous to name. The fact that this board is relatively inexpensive compared to other boards on the market is what surprises me.

For a low budget build this board is recommended thumb.gif

Posted

Pros: heatsinked vrms, 4+2 phase, asus

Cons: x16 + x4 pcie, massive vdroop (on mine)

Supprised im the first to review this board tongue.gif

K so im gonna keep it short and simple, this board is great.
stable 24/7 OC on 1090T of 4.0ghz 1.47v (overkill voltage cause im working out getting a higher OC cause i think i can push more at my temps) and cpu/nb at 2.8ghz
8hours prime stable, no errors
10 passes regular intel burn test no errors
10 passes max intel burn test, no errors.

overclock experience.
When i first set out on this board i didnt know anything about LLC or what it does, i just thought higher settings were better,
so i was not sure why under load my CPU volts would jump by as much as .1
100% LLC is too high for my board (dont know if this varies for models or per individual board)
i found my sweet spot was 75% which ramps up .03v under load.

LLC at 0% results in a massive vdrop of around .15v

i also at the time did not have proper airflow over my vrm heatsinks, they ended up burning my finger when i tried to see if they were overheating.

A simple 80mm fan on low speed accompanied by a side fan on my case was all i needed. They never get hot now and i dont shut down due to overheating.


Dont get this board if you plan to crossfire or sli, it will bottlneck with the 2nd pci slot.


OVERALL
This is an amasing board, especialy for the price it goes for these days. (see sub 90$ frequently)
I would purchase again for single gpu for sure.thumb.gif
ASUS M5A97 Evo - AM3+ - 970 - SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 - ATX AMD ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboards
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The ASUS M5A97 EVO AMD 970 AM3+ Motherboard features the AMD® 970 + SB950 chipset and supports the latest AMD® socket AM3+ for 8-core processors. With a new Socket AM3+, it offers usability of Socket AM3 or AM3+, allowing the user a choice of previous or current AMD CPUs.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandAsus
EAN0610839181216
FeatureQuad-GPU CrossFireX Support
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Height11.8 inches
Length7.3 inches
Weight0.6 pounds
Width13.9 inches
LabelAsus
List Price$120.00
ManufacturerAsus
ModelM5A97 Evo
MPNM5A97 EVO
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameMOTHERBOARD
PublisherAsus
SKUDHM5A97EVO
StudioAsus
TitleASUS M5A97 Evo - AM3+ - 970 - SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 - ATX AMD ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboards
UPC610839181216
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