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MSI 970A SLI Krait Edition Socket AM3+ USB 3.1 7.1-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard

  • AMD 970+SB950 Chipset
  • AMD Socket AM3+
  • USB 3.1
  • 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
  • ATX Form Factor

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    MSI 970A SLI Krait Edition Socket AM3+ USB 3.1 7.1-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard Product Description

    Supports AMD FX / Phenom™ II / Athlon™ II / Sempron™ processors for AM3+ socket
    Supports DDR3-2133(OC) Memory
    USB 3.1: Delivering speeds up to 10Gb/s, USB 3.1 offers performance twice as fast as a regular USB 3.0 connection
    USB 3.1 + SATA 6Gb/s
    Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
    OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
    Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
    Multi-GPU: NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
    Command Center: Control & Customize Your PC Settings
    Fast Boot: Quickly Boot Up & Enter OS in A Few Seconds
    M-Flash: Simply Update & Backup Your BIOS
    Live Update 6: Easily Update The Latest BIOS & Drivers

    CPU

    Supports AMD FX, 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

    Chipset

    AMD 970 & SB950

    Main Memory

    4x DDR3 memory slots supporting up to 32GB
    Supports DDR3 1066/ 1333/ 1600/ 1866/ 2133(OC) MHz
    Dual channel memory architecture

    Slots

    2x 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
    2x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
    2x PCI slots

    Multi-GPU Support

    Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
    Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ 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
    12x USB 2.0 ports (6 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)
    AsMedia ASM1042A
    2x USB 3.0 ports available through the internal USB 3.0 connector
    AsMedia ASM1142
    2x USB 3.1 ports on the back panel
    These USB 3.0 / USB 3.1 ports do not support M-Flash recovery function.

    Audio

    Realtek ALC887 Codec
    7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

    LAN

    1 x Realtek® 8111E Gigabit LAN

    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 (supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports)
    1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
    1 x 4-pin system fan connector
    1 x 3-pin system fan connector
    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 Clear CMOS jumper

    Back Panel I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard port
    1 x PS/2 mouse combo port
    6 x USB 2.0 ports
    2 x USB 3.1 ports
    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

    Dimensions

    12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 22.4 cm) ATX Form Factor

    Mounting

    9 mounting holes

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    Technical Specifications

    Expansion / Connectivity

    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 PS/2 keyboard ¦ 1 x PS/2 mouse ¦ 2 x USB 3.1 ¦ 6 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
    Power Connectors 24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector

    General

    Product Type Motherboard - ATX
    Chipset Type AMD 970 / AMD SB950
    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 ALC887
    Compliant Standards High Definition Audio

    LAN

    Network Controller Realtek RTL8111E
    Network Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet

    Features

    BIOS Features DMI support, M-Flash, UEFI BIOS, MSI ClickBIOS 4
    Hardware Features NVIDIA 2-way SLI Technology Support, AMD CrossFireX technology support, MSI Military Class IV, OC Genie 4, MSI Fast Boot, Clear CMOS Button

    Miscellaneous

    Software Included MSI Command Center, RAMdisk, MSI Live Update 6
    Compliant Standards Plug and Play
    Width 30.5 cm
    Depth 24.4 cm

    Customer Questions

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