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USB 3.1 allows for speeds up to 10 Gbps, doubling the speed compared to USB 3.0 and 20x faster than legacy USB 2.0. USB 3.1 is even faster than SATAIII! Transferring your favorite games, music and movies over USB has never been faster.
Get up to 2 PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots, with optimal placement for better fitting and airflow. That way, you can enjoy the best graphics at the highest framerate jumping off from your screen when running a AMD® CrossFire™ gaming setup.
Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Dark Choke and Solid CAP will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme gaming conditions.
Dark Choke uses the special core design and allows the Dark Choke to run at a lower temperature with higher capacity and better power efficiency and stability.
With their aluminum core design, Dark CAP`s has been a staple in high-end design mainboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.
With traditional onboard audio the signal is distorted by electromagnetic signals from the rest of the PCB. Acting like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry which is separated by a isolating path. Less interference gives you a more clear audio signal.
With the use of professional Nichicon Japanese capacitors, specially designed for audio purposes, 970A SLI Krait Edition delivers high fidelity crystal clear sound with exceptional acoustics and realism.
Isolated Audio PCB
IHigh Quality Audio Capacitors
With the one-second overclocking option OC Genie we're giving you even more performance. Just hit the button and your PC gets another adrenalin shot straight away. Give your system an awesome performance boost with ease.
The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8.1 / Windows 10. Not only that it also reacts faster, runs smoother and has better mouse support. And this all comes with many cool features. Click on the button on the right to visit our dedicated BIOS page and learn more.
MSI's Command Center software is a very powerful tool to push your motherboard to the max. With a very intuitive touch ready interface, Command Center allows users to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize overclocking performance and adjust cooling features.
MSI Live Update is renewed! Our popular software automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software. Rest assured while your system is always configured using the latest software so you get the maximum performance and stability.
MSI Command Center integrates an unlimited RAMdisk. With a RAMdisk you can create a virtual drive from your system memory enabling speeds 20x faster than a modern SSD.
No more seamless waiting for your O/S to be loaded! MSI Fast Boot helps to make your system boot lightning fast. MSI Fast Boot also features a GO2BIOS button. Simply click it to restart your PC and go straight to the system BIOS.
Compared to common motherboards which need extra BIOS chips, MSI's M-Flash has a double advantage which doesn't need extra components and secondly, all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade function, moreover, it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.
• 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.
• AMD® 970 & SB950
• 4x DDR3 memory slots supporting up to 32GB
- Supports DDR3 1066/ 1333/ 1600/ 1866/ 2133(OC) MHz
- Dual channel memory architecture
• 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
• Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
• Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology*
* Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8/ 8.1
• AMD® SB950 Chipset
• 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
- Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID5 and RAID 10
• 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.
• Realtek® ALC887 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
• 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
• 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.
• 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 22.4 cm) ATX Form Factor
• 9 mounting holes