The MSI 970 GAMING AM3+ ATX Motherboard runs on the AMD 970 chipset and supports AMD FX, Phenom II, Athlon II, and Sempron processors in its AM3/AM3+ socket. It is designed to provide gamers with optimal features and technology, and fits in cases that support the ATX form factor. The 970 Gaming is optimized for multiple graphic cards and supports Windows 8.1, 8, and 7 operating systems.
This motherboard has four RAM slots that can support up to 32GB (8GB per slot) of non-ECC, unbuffered DDR3 RAM. They support the following memory speeds: 2133 (OC), 1866, 1600, 1333, and 1066 MHz. The 970 Gaming also has a total of six SATA III ports, and for speed and data backup it provides options of RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10. Furthermore, the back I/O panel has eight USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports for additional peripheral device compatibility. This motherboard supports multiple GPUs, with two PCIe 2.0 x 16 slots for either 2-way NVIDIA SLI or 2-way AMD CrossFire technology.
Network connectivity is achieved using the Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN controller that automatically prioritizes gaming network traffic. Integrated Realtek ALC1150 Codec supports 7.1 channel high-definition audio and S/PDIF out. MSI's 970 Gaming has been constructed with Military Class 4 components including Super Ferrite Chokes, Dark Cap capacitors, Hi-c Caps, and more. There are also overclocking tools for enthusiasts such as OC Genie 4 for easy one-button overclocking. Additional downloadable software such as MSI Command Center, Live Update 6, and Unlimited Ramdisk help you manage and maintain your system.