970A GAMING PRO CARBON

  • Supports AMD FX / Phenom™ II / Athlon™ II / Sempron™ processors for AM3+ socket
  • Supports DDR3-2133(OC) Memory
  • USB 3.1 Gen2 2X FASTER: USB 3.1 Gen2 offers performance twice as fast as a regular USB 3.0 connection
  • M.2 20Gb/s + USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C + Type-A combo
  • Mystic Light: Customize and set up your own color scheme with GAMING APP to make your PC look & feel brand new!
  • GAMING LAN with LAN Protect, powered by Intel® : The best online gaming experience with lowest latency
  • Audio Boost 3: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
  • Nahimic Audio Enhancer: Immersive sound quality that pushes the limits of reality
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency
  • MULTI-GPU with Steel Armor: Steel Armor PCI-E slots. Supports NVIDIA SLI™ & AMD Crossfire™
  • OBS Streaming software: Share your gaming achievements with the world!
  • EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot
  • Overvoltage Protection:Prevent Unforeseen Damage
  • GAMING Hotkey: Launch your favorite games with a single button
  • Click BIOS: Secure and Reliable UEFI BIOS solution
  • SteelSeries Certified: Optimized for SteelSeries gaming gear
  • GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game testing by eSports players for the best gaming experience

 

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BLACK WITH CARBON SKIN

Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer is used extensively the world of car racing, where each second counts. Besides its strength and futuristic look, carbon-fiber is also very light for ultimate performance to pursue track records. MSI GAMING motherboards are dedicated to ultimate performance and the best gaming experience. The CARBON motherboards black scheme combines flashiness with sophistication that is sure to make your pc stand out in looks and performance.

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Mystic Light

Customize and set up your own color scheme with Mystic Light. Make your build look on fire or cold as ice. You are in control. You can select any of the colors from the palette to match your systems’ design. Tired of always the same color? Just change it to another one using the easy to use Mystic Light APP available on PC, phone and tablet, and make your PC look & feel brand new!

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Mystic Light Extension

Dedicated HEADER for 4-PIN RGB-STRIP & LIGHTING CONTROL

Designed for anyone who simply wants to have a perfectly stylish gaming rig. With MSI's Mystic Light Extension header, it provides the most intuitive way to control the fascinated LED strip without the ordinary controller. Just install the standard 12V RGB strips onto the 4-pin Mystic Light Extension RGB-strip header, then control your lighting to any style you want. Extend the Mystic Light to whole gaming rig and your gaming room.

*The Mystic Light Extension header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strips with a maximum power rating of 3A (12V). For highest brightness, strip length should not exceed 2m. *2 extension cables, without RGB LED strips, are included in package.

Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality

With Audio Boost 3, powered by Nahimic Sound Technology, we're delivering the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. That way, you can enjoy breathtaking, crystal clear sound and music through 8-channel HD Audio or high impendence headphones and truly dominate the game.

 
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Nahimic Sound Technology

Offering immersive virtual 7.1 sound in high definition using exclusive stereo equipment.
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Golden Audio Jacks

Golden Audio Jacks

With golden audio connectors you get the best possible signal output with less chance of distortion.

 
High Quality EMI-Shielded HD Audio Processor

High Quality EMI-Shielded HD Audio Processor

Audio Boost 3 is fueled by a EMI-shielded high quality HD audio processor, making sure you enjoy the purest sound quality.

 
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Isolated Audio PCB with LED Line

Audio Boost 3 acts like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry to give you a more clear audio signal.

 
 
Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors

Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors

Delivering high fidelity crystal clear sound with exceptional acoustics and realism.

 
Dual Headphone Amplifiers

Dual Headphone Amplifiers

The built-in dual headphone amplifiers rewards your high quality headphone with studio level sound quality up to 600Ω delivered from your gaming PC.

 
Front Dedicated Headphone Out

Front Dedicated Headphone Out

Convenient use of the front panel audio output while retaining high quality amplified sound.

 

Nahimic Audio Enhancer

Nahimic audio software offers high definition sound technology which boosts the audio and voice performance of your gaming computer. Enjoy an immersive virtual 7.1 sound over your standard stereo equipment!

GAMING HOTKEY

Gaming Hotkey enables more functionality using your own keyboard. Simply assign functions to any key and launch your favorite games, load overclocking profiles or do real-time overclocking with the push of a single button. The possibilities are endless!

  • Customize any shortcut on your keyboard
  • User friendly, easy to use application
  • 1 key load up of your favorite game
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TOTAL FREEDOM, MAXIMUM EASE

Easily program your most used commands to be executed with a single keystroke. You are free to choose any key you want.

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*Real GAMING Hotkey settings depend on the configuration

2X FASTER
MSI USB 3.1 GEN2

Transfer your favorite games, music and movies over USB faster than ever. USB 3.1 Gen2 enables lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s!

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Benefits

  • 2X faster than USB 3.1 Gen1
  • 20X faster than USB 2.0
  • Up to 10Gbps data transfer bandwidth
  • Boost transfer rate for your PC and peripherals
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REVERSIBLE DESIGN

Type-C with reversible design
Get all the performance benefits from USB 3.1 Gen2 combined with the convenience of the USB Type-C connector. This reversible connector allows for effortless connecting of USB devices.

 

FRONT USB 3.1 Gen1

With a cleverly placed USB 3.1 Gen1 front pin header on MSI motherboards, you can connect up to 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 devices directly to the front of your PC Chassis. This way you can easily enjoy fast USB speeds without having to use the hard-to-reach USB ports at the rear.

DOUBLE ESD PROTECTION

The front USB 3.1 Gen1 ports on MSI motherboards are protected by a set of protective ICs to prevent damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices.

m.2

PUSH YOUR SSD HARDER WITH M.2

M.2 doesn’t need any power- or signal-cables and with a very small footprint M.2 is the storage connector of the future replacing traditional HDDs/SSDs.

*Support 4.8/6/8 cm length M.2 device

PUSH YOUR SSD HARDER WITH M.2

 
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SteelSeries Certified

 

Get ready to enjoy the best gaming experience with MSI & SteelSeries!

Enthusiast gaming gear brand SteelSeries has officially approved MSI GAMING motherboards as ‘SteelSeries Certified (SSC)’. This certification is based on the performance demands and stability of MSI GAMING motherboards and SteelSeries products. Your SteelSeries headset, mouse and other top quality gaming gear works best on MSI GAMING motherboards.

GAMING CERTIFIED

Our GAMING motherboards are tested in our gaming lab, internet cafes and together with the world’s best eSports players to make sure you get top performance and reliability in the world’s most popular games. Through 24-hour on- and offline game testing, MSI ensures the onboard network configuration, audio reception and FPS performance are tested and tuned to perfection for you to enjoy the best possible gameplay experience.

Only the motherboards that pass this test receive the GAMING CERTIFIED status and are considered true MSI® GAMING motherboards.

 
 
 
MC4

MILITARY CLASS 4 COMPONENTS

SUPER FERRITE CHOKES

Super Ferrite Chokes use a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Chokes to run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.

SOLID CAP

With their aluminum core design and Japanese made quality, Solid CAPs are made for high-end design motherboard. Not only do Solid CAPs could provide lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), but also work firmly for over-10-year.

HUMIDITY PROTECTION

Reduction in moisture absorption helps prevent "Conductive Anodic Filament". Untreated PCB's can have 10x higher failure rate.

HIGH TEMPERATURE
PROTECTION

All key components used in MSI motherboards have all passed military testing ensuring stable operation in the harshest environments.

CIRCUIT PROTECTION

Carefully selected materials, multiple PCB layers and shielding result in the best circuit protection for our GAMING motherboards.   

ESD PROTECTION

Each and every I/O port is protected against the hazards of Electro Static Discharge.

EMI PROTECTION

All MSI motherboards comply with strict American FCC regulations and reduce the impact of Electromagnetic Interference.

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SECURE AND RELIABLE UEFI BIOS SOLUTION

This next generation UEFI BIOS is completely rebuilt and features a plethora of system builders’ favorite options. From M-Flash for easy BIOS flashing to advanced data protection & system security, CLICK BIOS hands you the tools to fully protect and optimize the system.

Through smart design and optimizations for Windows 10, CLICK BIOS is faster than ever. By reducing the use of graphics in the UEFI shell, it boots faster, reacts faster and adds a smooth experience when changing settings. Smart categorizing of functions and settings make this the easiest BIOS you’ll ever see.

  • Next gen UEFI BIOS
  • Perfect for system builders
  • Easy to use
  • Windows 10 optimized
  • Packed with security features

Optimized for multiple graphics cards

SLI /CrossFire support

This motherboard supports SLI / CrossFire. Optimal PCI-Express slot placement allows for better fitting and airflow.

That way, you can enjoy the best graphics at the highest framerate jumping from your screen when running an NVIDIA® SLI™ or AMD CrossFire™ setup.

Prevent damage!

Worried about damaging the PCI-Express slot or your graphics card because of the weight?

MSI® Steel Armor

Steel Armor has more solder points on the PCB for more strength and protects the PCI-Express signals against electromagnetic interference for a stutter-free gaming experience and higher GPU overclocking.

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MSI® Steel ArmorReinforced, heavy soldered connections

GAMING DEVICE PORT

MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized to deliver the best connectivity for high end gaming mice to fully utilize its speed. You can customize your mouse’ DPI to change accuracy and program macro combinations using the easy to use Mouse Master software to perform multiple commands with just one click.

Gaming benefits

  • More responsive, faster reactions
  • Customizable mouse settings
  • Customizable mouse accuracy (DPI)
  • Program macros for multiple actions in 1 click
  • Smoother gameplay

Technical benefits

  • 3x more gold than regular connectors
  • 10x longer lifetime when plugging/un-plugging
  • Prevents oxidation
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MouseMaster

 

WTFast is the Gamers Private Network ; like a global automated army of IT specialists all working together to optimize your game connection from end to end. WTFast reports rich connection stats for your online game, so you can see exactly what is happening with your game connection.

  • Built just for MMO gamers
  • Reduce average ping
  • Greatly reduce connection flux, spikes and packet loss
  • MSI Exclusive 2-month premium license

GET 2-MONTH PREMIUM LICENSE FOR FREE

OBS STREAMING SOFTWARE

Share your gaming achievements with the world! Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is world’s most popular open source software for video recording and live streaming. Show your friends your gaming progress live.

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    Optimized video quality

    OBS records videos using small file size,but with perfect image and sound quality, without lag.

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    Easy to share

    Live streaming to your favorite video sharing websites such as Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and many more.

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    Webcam supported

    OBS supports almost any webcam. DirectShow capture device support (webcams, capture cards, etc).

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    Multiple profiles

    Add different profiles, each of them with its own settings. Easy to use OBS for anyone, in any situation.

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    Plenty of plugins

    Allowing developers to create their own unique plugins and complete control of their streaming experience.

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EASY DIAGNOSTIC

MSI EZ DEBUG LED is an easy troubleshooting tool built with 4 LEDs to indicate to CPU / Memory / VGA / Boot operation every time you boot up your system.

Run into trouble? Use the LEDs to easy identify the item causing problems.

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OVERCLOCKING MADE EASY

Outperform your competition with the MSI® GAMING APP which allows simultaneous control of both your Graphics Card's overclocking.

Simply select your preferred mode with the click of a button:

/ Silent / Gaming / OC /

ON-SCREEN SPEED & TEMPERATURES

Real-time monitor GPU Core, DRAM Frequency, GPU & CPU Temperatures and much more, in game or in other fullscreen applications, customizable to your preference.

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AioDragonEye

a different view
on gaming

MSI Dragon Eye allows you to watch a YouTube video or Twitch Stream while playing a game simultaneously. Simply add a link or stream to the Dragon Eye application and select the size, position, volume and transparency and start gaming. With a few hotkeys you can start/pause your video or set the volume.

RAMDisk

SSD not fast enough? Try MSI RAMDisk!

Get an unlimited RAMDisk for free (worth $35) with MSI GAMING motherboards. RAMDisk allows you to create a virtual drive from your system memory, enabling speeds up to 25x faster than a modern SSD. You can load complete games, speed up your browser or your page file significantly increasing system performance! You even increase your SSD's lifespan by using RAMDisk as it reduces unnecessary read and write operations to your SSD.

  • Speed up system performance
  • Speed up games, apps and browser
  • Increase SSD lifespan
25x Faster
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Connectivity

Be sure to take full advantage of all the GAMING weapons by connecting your devices to the optimized ports.

Connectivity
  1. Gaming Device Port
  2. MSI GAMING LAN
  3. Audio connectors
  4. USB 2.0
  5. Optical S/PDIF Out
  1. USB 2.0
  2. USB 2.0
  3. USB 2.0
  4. USB 3.1 Gen2 Tapy A + C

Only everything in 3D!

TriDef VR enables gamer to play their favorite games in 3D on your HMD(head mounted display). DirectX 9,10 and 11 games have been pre-configured to generate an optimal 3D experience using GenMe’s industry leading 2D-to-3D conversion technology. TriDef VR allows users to tweak their HMD to provide optimal user experience. It is compatible with both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. It also offers an unique head tracked, hands-free user interface to allow users to launch games at will while wearing HMD.

Most importantly, MSI offers a 3-month free license to let gamers to fully benefit from the TriDef and get more from their VR.

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  • Bring PC game into VR world - Optimized with 900+ game title
  • Not just VR, also stereoscopic 3D - More reality and more fun
  • Various VR HMD supported - Support Both VIVE and Oculus Rift
  • Easy one step on screen setup - Hand free control all setting via HMD
  • MSI offer a 3-month free license!

 

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