MSI 970 Gaming AMD 970 (Socket AM3+) DDR3 ATX Motherboard

970 Gaming AMD 970 (Socket AM3+) DDR3 ATX Motherboard

  • AMD 970 Chipset
  • x4 DDR3
  • x2 PCI-E x16
  • x2 PCI-E x1
  • x2 PCI
  • x6 SATA 6GB/s
  • x1 Killer Gigabit LAN
  • x4 USB 3.0
  • x14 USB 2.0
  • Creative 7.1 Audio
  • SLI & Xfire Support
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Stock Code: MB-286-MS

EAN: 4719072353988

MPN: 7693-040R

Manufacturer: MSI

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970 Gaming AMD 970 (Socket AM3+) DDR3 ATX Motherboard


CPU Support Supports AMD?FXTM/ Phenom? II/ Athlon? II and Sempron? processors for the AM3/ AM3+ socket
Chipset AMD? 970 and SB950 Chipset
Memory Support - 4x DDR3 memory slots supporting up to 32GB
- Supports DDR3 2133(OC)/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066 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
On-Board SATA AMD SB950 Chipset
- 6x 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
- 4x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB 3.0 connector)
Audio Realtek? ALC1150 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
- Supports S/PDIF output
LAN 1x Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN controller*
* 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.
Wireless LAN N/A
Bluetooth N/A
Multi-GPU Supports 2-Way AMD? CrossFire? Technology
Internal I/O Connectors - 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
- 1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 3x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1x USB 3.0 connector
- 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
- 2x 4-pin system fan connectors
- 2x 3-pin system fan connectors
- 1x Front panel audio connector
- 2x System panel connectors
- 1x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1x TPM module connector
- 1x Serial port connector
- 1x S/PDIF-Out connector
- 1x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1x Slow mode booting switch
Back Panel I/O Ports - 1x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
- 8x USB 2.0 ports
- 2x USB 3.0 ports
- 1x Optical S/PDIF-Out connector
- 1x LAN (RJ45) port
- 6x OFC audio jacks
Dimension 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm) ATX Form Factor

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Beautiful motherboard... constantly failing

Maybe I've got a bad batch, I don't know, but my MSI 970 Gaming has failed on me for the second time. The first arrived and was DOA, RMA'd and received a new one rapid thanks to OcUK. Just had the same issue fail on my current MSI 970, having to RMA again today. Upset doesn't describe my experience, and I'm frustrated with MSI's lack of quality control.

Harry 2015-10-30

970 Gaming - Great Board with fixable 'W

The MSI 970 gaming is a great motherboard for those only wanting to run 2 GPUs.

The board has the best realtek onboard audiochip which uses Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 software. There are bugs however with running the Cinema 2 software in Windows 10, but I have found a solution.

Install Realtek drivers then restart windows, then install the Cinema 2 software & restart again. Now Cinema 2 will freeze, here the fix. Go into sound Playback devices and disable all the Realtek audio devices and restart again.
After you restart you will see a popup (no more freezing) from Cinema 2 saying "Can't find audio device", ...simply go back into Sound Devices and re-enable all the Realtek deviecs, and Voil


Excellent Motherboard and superb deliver

Selected this board to replace a troublesome Asrock 970 motherboard. I immediately realised I should have have got this one in the first place.

First off, what a fabulous looking M/B! It really is a work of art. There were no issues with fitting everything, and it powered up without any fuss. The BIOS is WAY better than Asrocks attempt. Intuitive, clear and easy to use.

I can recommend this board without hesitation. Oh and the delivery from DPD? first class. How many other couriers quote a 1 hour window for delivery? They are superb.


good bit kit

ever their easy to find on the board ,all extra bit are cool the badge looks awesome on my new case and , just easy fit . this first time build and if found board have all i wonted and with red dragon is a very pleasing board look thought in my case ,so if ya looking for nice motherboard and on low budget its a steal for what it can do :)


awsome just awsome

looks great has everything handy. easy to plug in ever were easy, colour is awesome build time with this board 1hr 30 mins first build for me, went well the bios is so easy no dum blue screen nice to use the mouse with bios ,and just awesome that's all i can say good for budget building :)


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