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Product Highlights

  • ATX Form Factor
  • AMD 970 & SB950 Chipset
  • AMD AM3 and AM3+ Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR3-2133 (OC)
  • 6 x SATA III Ports
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 Slots
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 Slots
  • Isolated Audio PCB & Nichicon Capacitors
  • Realtek 8111E Gigabit LAN
  • NVIDIA SLI/AMD CrossFire Support
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  • 1Description

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.

Optimized for Multiple Graphics Cards
PCI-Express slots are aligned to allow for optimal airflow when using multiple graphics cards. This will help reduce worry about an overheating PC while you are enjoying sharp, clear graphics when running a NVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFire gaming setup
USB 3.1
USB 3.1 allows for speeds up to 10 Gb/s, which is twice as fast as USB 3.0 and 20x as fast as USB 2.0. It is also faster than SATA III's 6 Gb/s maximum transfer rate
Military Class 4
Military Class 4 specs help bring high-quality components to your system. The Dark Choke and Dark CAP will help make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme gaming conditions.

Dark Choke - Dark Choke uses a special core design and allows it to run at a lower temperature with higher capacity and improved power efficiency and stability.

Dark CAP - With their aluminum core design, Dark CAPs have been a staple in high-end mainboard designs and help provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) with a 10+ year lifespan
Isolated Audio PCB
With traditional onboard audio, the signal is distorted by electromagnetic signals from the rest of the PCB. The 907A acts like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry, which is separated by a isolating path, resulting in less interference and giving you a clearer audio signal
Audio Capacitors
With the use of Nichicon Japanese capacitors, specially designed for audio purposes, the 970A SLI Krait Edition delivers high fidelity crystal clear sound with strong acoustics and realism.

Acoustic series
Lower Tolerance
Lower Dielectric Absorption
Lower ESR
Lower Leakage Current
Higher Stability
OC Genie 4
With the one-second overclocking option OC Genie, MSI gives performance a boost. Just hit the button, and your PC gets another adrenalin shot straight away
Click BIOS 4
MSI Click BIOS 4 is a UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. It also reacts faster, runs more smoothly, has improved mouse support, and more
Command Center - MSI's Command Center software is a tool to push your motherboard to the max. With an intuitive touch ready interface, Command Center allows users to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize overclocking performance, and adjust cooling features

Live Update 6 - MSI Live Update 6 automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS, and software

Unlimited RAMdisk - With a RAMdisk, you can create a virtual drive from your system memory, enabling speeds up to 20x faster than a modern SSD. Speed up your system's performance; load complete game images; and speed up games, apps, and browsers

Fast Boot - MSI Fast Boot helps to make your system boot more quickly. MSI Fast Boot also features a GO2BIOS button. Simply click it to restart your PC and go straight to the system BIOS

M-Flash - Use a USB Drive as a portable BIOS chip that can boot up your PC. Backup/restore your BIOS to/from a USB drive, avoid unnecessary repair due to accidental failures during the upgrade process, and earn more BIOS lifespan by reducing unnecessary rewriting processes
UPC: 824142115336
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  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    CPU Supports AMD FX, Phenom II, Athlon II, and Sempron processors with the AM3 and AM3+ socket
    Chipset AMD 970 & SB950
    Form Factor ATX
    Main Memory 4 x DDR3 memory slots supporting up to 32 GB
    - Supports DDR3 1066 / 1333 / 1600 / 1866 / 2133 (OC) MHz
    - Dualschannel memory architecture
    Multi-GPU Support Supports 2-Way NVIDIA SLI Technology
    Supports 2-Way AMD CrossFire Technology
    Slots 2 x 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
    2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
    2 x PCI slots
    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
    Internal I/O Connectors - 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    - 1 x 8-pin ATX 12 V power connector
    - 6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors
    - 3 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports an additional 6 x USB 2.0 ports)
    - 1 x USB 3.0 connector (supports an additional 2 x 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
    Operating System Support Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
    Dimensions 12 x 9.6" (30.5 x 22.4 cm) ATX Form Factor
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.7 x 10.6 x 2.7"

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