Thursday, June 19th 2014

MSI Officially Announces the 970 GAMING AM3+ Motherboard

MSI, world leading in motherboards, debuts its first AMD AM3+ socket based GAMING motherboard, the MSI 970 GAMING. Inherited with the outstanding DNA of MSI's award winning GAMING family, the new MSI AM3+ 970 GAMING motherboard features Killer LAN for the best online GAMING experience, Audio Boost 2 powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema2 for astonishing sound quality that gives you the upper hand on the battlefield, USB Audio Power and a whole new hardware and software design for enhanced gaming performance. Get ready for high end AMD GAMING with MSI.

Whether you are a casual or pro-gamer, network lag kills. MSI GAMING motherboards feature Killer high-performance networking and provide the highest level of control and networking speed for video streaming and gaming. A Smooth, stutter-free network is a must in today's world of on-line gaming, where a single packet of network data can make the difference between a win or a loss, Killer makes sure that it arrives.

Powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema2
MSI Audio Boost 2 takes on-board audio to the next level. Powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema2, Audio Boost 2 combines a revolutionary hardware layout for audio on the motherboard with the best customizable audio options like Multi-Channel Speaker Calibration and headphone profiles that dramatically enhance your audio experience. The Sound hardware is not only EMI shielded and separated from the motherboard, the power to the high quality amplifiers and audio components is delivered through ultra stable design. Ensuring clean power delivery for the audio components combined with the electrical shielding provides the highest level of on board audio ever experienced.

Continuous clear audio, USB Audio Power
MSI GAMING motherboards with USB Audio Power are the perfect solution for headsets and external audio DACs connected through USB. The optimized power design of MSI GAMING motherboards ensures a consistent 5 Volt power delivery on USB ports. This way the signal quality is always optimal regardless of the amount of devices connected, this is critical for USB. Thanks to MSI USB Audio Power you'll always enjoy crystal clear audio from USB audio devices.

GAMING engineered to perfection
MSI continues to showcase its love for GAMING products by crafting each GAMING motherboard to perfection. From the inspiring new heat sink with GAMING DNA, a cleaner layout around the CPU socket, matte black PCB across the entire line-up and impressive M-Shield I/O panel cover it's an inspiring sight for gamers. Details make the difference.

The most stable and power efficient motherboards
MSI uses award-winning Military Class 4 components. Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. Hi-C CAPs, Solid CAPs, Dark CAPs, together with SFC and Dark Chokes, ensure your PC runs stable under extreme conditions. These key components have all passed extreme testing ensuring stable operation in the harshest environments. The core of Military Class 4 is based on Guard-Pro, a set of tools which increases your stability in the worst conditions, featuring ECO power, circuit protection, humidity protection, high temperature protection, EMI protection and ESD protection. ECO power features MSI ECO Center which allows you to physically cut the power to unused chips to save up to 29% power usage.

OC Genie 4 & Click BIOS 4
MSI GAMING motherboards are equipped with many exclusive new technologies, including the all new two-stage one-second overclocking OC Genie 4, the world's first graphical monitoring interface Click BIOS 4, and the Control Center software that combines monitoring, tuning and remote controlling, and much more. The easy to use high quality software and hardware design allow consumers to gain more convenient experiences.
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21 Comments on MSI Officially Announces the 970 GAMING AM3+ Motherboard

#1
ZetZet
well now all we need is fx 10350
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#2
ensabrenoir
....thought that socket was dirt napping.......
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#3
Hood
"We had all those low-end 970 chips just sitting in the warehouse gathering dust, so we figured might as well try to dump 'em. We figured that by calling it part of our Gaming series, maybe a few new suckers will buy into this dead platform".
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#4
Jizzler
by: ensabrenoir
....thought that socket was dirt napping.......
More like roofied. You feel bad for using it, but you somehow come up with reasons to justify it.

Speaking of reasons to buy, instead of PCI slots how about M.2 and free space under the PCIe x16? Any slot under your main slot on a board label "GAMING" is just a waste and M.2 doesn't give off the ancient/dead vibe like PCI.
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#5
mroofie
by: ZetZet
well now all we need is fx 10350
Good luck with that ! and If it does arrive its gonna be another bulldozer event :D

Im going to use intel in the future.
Skylake E to be more exact :p
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#6
mroofie
by: Hood
"We had all those low-end 970 chips just sitting in the warehouse gathering dust, so we figured might as well try to dump 'em. We figured that by calling it part of our Gaming series, maybe a few new suckers will buy into this dead platform".
Good thing I never purchased the FX series, all those problems lol
I would have been pissed ! lol
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#7
GhostRyder
Odd they would do this on the 970 Chipset instead of 990FX. Oh well I guess its probably shooting for a price point than anything.
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#8
Cruise51
It's a decent looking board. I'm sure it will sell. There is still some demand for AM3.
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#9
Norton
WCG-TPU Team Captain
mATX and smaller with same vrm please!
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#10
natr0n
I would buy it.

Looks like it has beast vrms. 2 pci slots is icing on the cake.
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#11
buildzoid
by: natr0n
I would buy it.

Looks like it has beast vrms. 2 pci slots is icing on the cake.
It's an 6+2 phase so it's the weaker than the GA-970A-UD3P which is an 8+2 phase.
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#12
natr0n
I'll just save up for the asrock extreme 9 has 12+2 phase.o_O
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#13
buildzoid
by: natr0n
I'll just save up for the asrock extreme 9 has 12+2 phase.o_O
if you want the best VRM of all AM3+ boards the Crosshair V Formula-Z or the 990FX Sabertooth are the best choices. 12 phases = 6 phases in terms of power quality. 8 pahses are about 25% higher quality than most 6 phase or 12 phase designs.
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#14
natr0n
The Sabertooth was my 2nd choice, I need a pci slot for my x-fi card. Thanks for the infos.
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#15
lolsop
Who the hell wants to game on AMD? Better buy Intel which offers much more performance at similar price.
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#16
d1nky
This is the second new AM3+ motherboard to arrive in the last month or so.... What don't we know?!

And 970 chipset?! Makes me wonder if there will be a 990fx extreme to come from them!

What's coming?!
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#17
INSTG8R
by: natr0n
The Sabertooth was my 2nd choice, I need a pci slot for my x-fi card. Thanks for the infos.
I'm totally with you there. I am stuck on the P67 Sabertooth for the same reason. I mean I love the board it's great but the from the Z77 Sabertooth on is where it really came into it's own. But alas I love my X-Fi Fatality and refuse to give it up. But I have got my made sole on the Z97 Sabertooth to go along with his 4790K
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#18
savumi
need review or preview :D
anybody have?
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#19
bmxfelon420
by: lolsop
Who the hell wants to game on AMD? Better buy Intel which offers much more performance at similar price.
Not really, an unlocked i5 is about $100 more than an 8320. And if you do things like video encoding the FX will be faster.
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#20
eidairaman1
by: lolsop
Who the hell wants to game on AMD? Better buy Intel which offers much more performance at similar price.
I am so what?
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