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MSI 970 GAMING Socket AM3+ 7.1-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard

  • AMD 970 chipset
  • AM3+ Socket
  • 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
  • ATX Form Factor

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    MSI 970 GAMING Socket AM3+ 7.1-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard Product Description

    MSI 970 GAMING Socket AM3+ 7.1-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard

    CPU
    Supports AMD®FXTM/ Phenom II/ Athlon II and Sempron processors for the AM3/ AM3+ socket
    Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only
    Hyper Transport Bus
    HyperTransport 3.0 supporting speed up to 4.8GT/s

    Chipset

    AMD 970 and SB950 Chipset
    Main Memory
    4 x DDR3 memory slots supporting up to 32GB
    Supports DDR3 2133(OC)/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066 MHz
    Dual channel memory architecture

    Slots

    2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots
    PCI_E2 supports up to PCIe 2.0 x16 speed
    PCI_E4 supports up to PCIe 2.0 x8 speed
    2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
    2 x PCI slots

    Multi-GPU

    Supports 2-Way AMD CrossFire
    Technology*
    Supports 2-Way NVIDIA SLI Technology*
    Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8/ 8.1

    On-Board SATA

    AMD SB950 Chipset
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
    Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID5 and RAID 10

    USB

    AMD SB950 Chipset
    14x USB 2.0 ports (8 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)
    VIA VL806 Chipset
    4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB 3.0 connector)*
    These USB 3.0 ports do not support M-Flash recovery function

    Audio

    Realtek ALC1150 Codec
    7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
    Supports S/PDIF output

    LAN

    Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN controller*
    1 x LAN port on the backpanel
    The Killer Network Manager is only available for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 currently. The supported drivers for other operating systems would be available on the website if provided by vendor.

    Internal I/O Connectors

    1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    3 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports)
    1 x USB 3.0 connector
    1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
    2 x 4-pin system fan connectors
    2 x 3-pin system fan connectors
    1 x Front panel audio connector
    2 x System panel connectors
    1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
    1 x TPM module connector
    1 x Serial port connector
    1 x S/PDIF-Out connector
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    1 x Slow mode booting switch

    Back Panel I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
    8 x USB 2.0 ports
    2 x USB 3.0 ports
    1 x Optical S/PDIF-Out connector
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port
    6 x OFC audio jacks

    BIOS

    The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
    The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications.

    Dimension

    12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm) ATX Form Factor

    Mounting

    9 mounting holes

    MSI 970 GAMING Socket AM3+ 7.1-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard Product Reviews

    Technical Specifications

    Expansion / Connectivity

    Expansion Slot(s) 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 240-pin ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ( x8 mode ) ¦ 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 ¦ 2 x PCI
    Storage Interfaces AMD SB950: SATA-600 -connectors: 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - 6 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5
    Expansion Slots 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 240-pin ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x8 mode) ¦ 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 ¦ 2 x PCI
    Interfaces 1 x TOSLINK ¦ 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse ¦ 2 x USB 3.0 ¦ 8 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack
    Internal Interfaces 1 x audio - header ¦ 6 x USB 2.0 - header ¦ 2 x USB 3.0 - header ¦ 1 x serial - header ¦ 1 x SPDIF out - header
    Power Connectors 24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector

    General

    Product Type Motherboard - ATX
    Chipset Type AMD 970 / AMD SB950
    Data Bus Transfer Rate 4.8 GT/s
    Processor Socket Socket AM3+
    Max Processors Qty 1
    Compatible Processors Sempron, Athlon II, Phenom II, FX

    Supported RAM

    Max Size 32 GB
    Technology DDR3
    Bus Clock 1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1866 MHz, 2133 MHz (O.C.)
    Features Dual channel memory architecture

    Audio

    Type HD Audio (8-channel)
    Audio Codec Realtek ALC1150
    Compliant Standards High Definition Audio, Sound Blaster Cinema 2

    LAN

    Network Controller Killer Gaming E2205
    Network Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet

    Features

    BIOS Features DMI support, UEFI BIOS, MSI ClickBIOS 4
    Hardware Features MSI Active Phase Switching (APS), NVIDIA 2-way SLI Technology Support, Super Ferrite Choke (SFC), AMD CrossFireX technology support, Hyper Transport 3.0, MSI Military Class IV, OC Genie 4, MSI Gaming Device Port, MSI Audio Boost 2

    Miscellaneous

    Included Accessories "Do-Not-Disturb" door hanger, case badge, cable labels
    Software Included MSI Command Center, RAMdisk, MSI Live Update 6
    Compatible with Windows 7 "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
    Compliant Standards Plug and Play
    Width 30.5 cm
    Depth 24.4 cm

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