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MPN: 970 GAMING EAN: 4719072353988

Supports AMD FX / Phenom™ II / Athlon™ II / Sempron™ processors for AM3+ socket
• Supports DDR3-2133(OC) Memory
• USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
• Audio Boost 2: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
• Killer Ethernet: Kill Your Lag
• OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
• Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
• AMD CrossFire Support
• Sound Blaster Cinema 2: Realistic Surround Sound Experience
• Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Polling Rate Gaming Devices
  • Computing Accessory Type: PC Accessories
  • Depth: 269 MM
  • Audio boost
  • OC GENIE 4
  • Height: 300 MM
  • Width: 250 MM

Product Features

  • Reward your ears with true quality
    Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost 2! With Audio Boost 2 MSI is delivering the highest audio quality with the use of Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music through 8-channel HD Audio.
  • Isolated audio PCB
    With traditional onboard audio the signal is distorted by electromagnetic signals from the rest of the PCB. Audio Boost 2 acts like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry which is separated by a red LED path. Less interference gives you a more clearly audio signal.
  • Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2
    Thanks to Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2, you're getting amazing surround sound with just stereo headphones or speakers. Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 enables you to clearly hear specific sounds in gaming environments. Hear your enemies perfectly; make your ears a decisive tool to finish on top.
  • Dual headhpone amplifiers
    Prepare for an eargasm. The built-in dual headphone amplifier rewards your high quality headphone with the most amazing studio level sound quality up to 600 Ω delivered from your gaming PC. Tired of having to connect your headset in difficult to reach places? MSI GAMING motherboards are designed to be easy to use, featuring front & rear audio outputs fueled by Audio Boost 2.
  • High quality audio capacitors
    With the use of professional Nichicon Japanese capacitors, specially designed for audio purposes, MSI GAMING motherboards provide the highest possible audio signal filtering. Delivering high fidelity crystal clear sound with exceptional acoustics and realism.
  • Killer E2200 Game networking
    The Killer E2200 intelligent networking platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream Detect, Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.
  • Military Class 4 components
    Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Hi-c Cap, super ferrite choke and solid CAPs will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme gaming conditions.
  • 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.
  • Dark CAP
    With their aluminum core design, Dark CAP's have been a staple in high-end design mainboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-long-year lifespan.
  • OC Genie 4
    OC Genie is the world's first built-in hardware overclocking technology on motherboards. With this one-second overclocking option MSI is giving you even more performance. Just hit the button and your PC gets another adrenalin shot. Delivering up to 20% of free extra performance for the CPU, memory and iGPU.
  • Optimized for multiple graphics cards
    Get up to 2 PCI-Express 2.0 x 16 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 NVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFire gaming setup.

Technical Specification

Product DescriptionMSI 970 GAMING - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970
Product TypeMotherboard - ATX
Chipset TypeAMD 970 / AMD SB950
Processor Socket1 x Socket AM3+
Compatible ProcessorsSempron, Athlon II, Phenom II, FX
Data Bus Transfer Rate4.8 GT/s
Max RAM Size32 GB
RAM Supported4 DIMM slots - DDR3
Storage Ports6 x SATA-600 (RAID)
USB / FireWire Ports2 x USB 3.0 + 8 x USB 2.0 + ( 2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0 via headers )
AudioHD Audio (8-channel)
LANGigabit Ethernet
Microsoft CertificationCompatible with Windows 7