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MSI Shows off 970 Gaming Socket AM3+ Motherboard

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  1. btarunr

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    MSI unveiled its first socket AM3+ motherboard bearing its coveted Gaming Series badge, the 970 Gaming. Based on AMD 970 chipset with SB950 southbridge, the board offers most modern gaming features for the AM3+ platform. It supports FX "Vishera" eight-core processors. The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors, and features a strong 8-phase CPU VRM that's cooled by a massive heatsink. The AM3+ socket is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 64 GB of dual-channel DDR3-2400 MHz memory.

    Expansion slots include two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (x8/x8 when both are populated), and two each of PCI-Express 2.0 x1 and legacy PCI. Storage connectivity includes six SATA 6 Gb/s ports. There are four USB 3.0 ports on offer. Things get interesting with its Qualcomm Killer E2200 gaming-optimized wired NIC, the same one featured on its flagship Z97 Gaming 9 AC; and Audio Boost HD audio, which features a 115 dBA SNR CODEC, ground-layer isolation, a 600Ω headphones amp, electrolytic capacitors, and gold-plated jacks. MSI didn't disclose pricing.

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    FX users probably going to be happy about this they deserve some happiness after what amd has done to them 0_0

    Good thing I purchased the phenom II x6 the last good amd processor.
    Luckily I didn't go the FX route I would have been pissed ! :p

    And yes PCI-Express 2.0 this is exactly why im changing to Intel :D
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    Nice, finally some AM3+ love, i hope this mobo sells for cheap, cause this with FX-6300, will be tasty, especially cause this mobo must have newer BIOS that supports all new AMD CPU`s, and i dont mind having the opposite of System on CHIP, and having controller for eveything, looks tight.
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    VRM looks nice... Might be a good overclocker.
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    Nahh.. PCI-E 2.0 still not utilized fully..
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    8 phase count on a 970 board - rare.

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