The 970A SLI KRAIT EDITION AM3+ ATX Motherboard from MSI supports AMD FX-Series, Athlon II, Athlon II X2/X3/X4, Phenom II X2/X3/X4/X6, and Sempron processors using the AM3/AM3+ socket and AMD 970 and SB950 chipsets. It is optimized for multiple graphics cards, supporting both NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFire.
The ATX form factor of the 970A has four RAM slots that can support up to 32GB of DDR3 RAM, or 8GB per slot. The following memory speeds are supported: 2133 (OC), 1866, 1600, 1333, and 1066 MHz. The 970A also has a total of six SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, two USB 3.1 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and twelve USB 2.0 ports. To provide data redundancy, four RAID modes are supported: 0, 1, 5, and 10. For PCI expansion, there are two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots, two PCIe 2.0 x1 slots, and two PCI slots.
Network connectivity is achieved using Realtek 8111E Gigabit LAN which supports wired Gigabit Ethernet speeds. Whether you are watching a movie, playing a game, or listening to music, the integrated Realtek ALC887 codec supports 7.1 channel HD audio and will provide higher fidelity than standard controllers. The 970A has also been designed with Military Class 4 components, including Dark Choke and Dark CAPs. There is also a software suite that includes Command Center, Live Update 6, Unlimited RAMdisk, Fast Boot, and M-Flash. This motherboard is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.