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Order Code: MSI-970G46
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|AMD AM3+ FX/PhenomII /AthlonII /Sempron 100 Series Processors
This motherboard supports latest AMD Socket AM3+ multi-core processors with up to 8 native CPU cores and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features AMD Turbo CORE Technology 2.0 and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.
|AMD 970 Chipset
Get the most for your money with support for one AMD Radeon Premium Graphics boards and advanced technology like SATA 6Gb/s to help accelerate your connectivity, the AMD 970 chipset is an ideal fit for your AMD FX processor and your everyday PC.
|AMD CrossfireX Multi-GPU Technology
AMD CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominatig power, AMD CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.
|NVIDIA SLI Multi-GPU Technology
NVIDIA SLI technology is a revolutionary platform innovation that allows you to intelligently scale graphics performance by combining multiple NVIDIA graphics solutions in an SLI-Certified motherboard. Using proprietary software algorithms and dedicated scalability logic in each NVIDIA graphics processing unit (GPU), NVIDIA SLI technology delivers up to twice the performance (with 2 cards) and 2.8X the performance (with 3 cards) compared to a single graphics solution.
|Dual-Channel DDR3 2133(OC) MHz Support
The motherboard supports 32GB DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of up to 2133(OC) MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia and Internet applications.
SATA 6Gb/s provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3Gb/s, and increases the data transfer rate between your mainboard and internal storage devices, such as 7200RPM HDDs, 10000RPM HDDs and SSDs. It’s also the current trend for upcoming high-speed internal storage devices to to break the existing bottleneck of a PC’s performance.
Compared to the 480Mbps provided by traditional USB 2.0, the all-new USB 3.0's 5Gb/s offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than one minute. MSI also has implemented a front panel USB 3.0 port, making the use of an external USB 3.0 device even more convenient.
|OC Genie II - Overclock & Unlock CPU Core in 1 Second
OC Genie II, the most powerful and easy overclocking technology is implemented on MSI's AMD 9-Series mainboards. MSI's OC Genie II completely automates advanced overclocking functions and offers up to 248% higher performance with the simple click of a button. It does not matter if you're a first time hardware owner, or a veteran overclocker, activating MSI OC Genie II will unlock your hidden CPU cores, overclock your CPU and your memory to simply give you the best and most stable performance for free on MSI AMD 9-Series mainboards.
|Lossless 24-bit/192KHz HD Audio
Onboard PC audio gets better! MSI is the first to implement the most high-end HD Audio codecs available. Don’t be fooled by other inferior audio solutions onboard (sometimes you can’t even find the driver!) Only MSI offers the Loss-less 24-bit/192KHz HD Audio function with an incredible 109 SNR dB value to provide the most clear & vivid HD audio quality and support 7.1 channels surround sound playback with a 2-channel independent stereo output (multiple streaming) through the front panel 3.5 inch phone jack.
AMD Cool'n'Quiet Technology reduces heat and noise so you can experience amazing performance without distraction. Combined with core enhancements, included in the AMD processors, that can improve overall power savings, deliver better multitasking and energy efficiency. Cool'n'Quiet technology can automatically adjust processor ratio to throttle CPU speed with four modes.
|APS (Active Phase Switching)
Active Phase Switching, APS, technology is an intelligent design that helps to save energy on MSI’s mainboards. The underlying idea is to switch off the power supply as soon as no electricity is needed, and when the system needs more resources again, APS will automatically adjust electricity supply accordingly. APS will automatically detect your processor’s loading at any given time and save energy accordingly. This is only possible by means of a very advanced power controlling technology. Other than software-based solutions, APS technology stands out from MSI's own research. The specially developed IC chip can operate automatically depending on the demands of the power supply, which is to reduce the total power usage.
|All Solid Capacitors
Capacitors are the most important component for an electronic product's power supply. The quality of the capacitors can impact the stability of the entire system and the risk of product failure. Currently there are two types of capacitors, electrolytic capacitors and solid capacitors. Compared to electrolytic capacitors, solid capacitors have a longer lifespan, and provide more stable power under high temperatures. More importantly, solid capacitors do not have any liquid materials inside, and thus will not suffer a leak which would infringe upon the product’s stability. With such benefits is it no wonder that solid capacitors are very important for product quality's improvement.
Compared to the common mainboard which needs extra BIOS chips, MSI’s M-Flash has a double advantage. Firstly it doesn’t need extra components and secondly all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade function, moreover it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.
Mobile consumer appliances are getting more and more attention in the current day fast moving life style, with smart phones and tablets almost becoming a fashion accessory. However, many ordinary personal computers cannot charge some of these devices, making it difficult to stay connected. The MSI i-Charger is a Windows resident program capable of revising the power supply mode of your USB port to become more powerful. Once your phone or tablet is connected to your USB port, the Super Charger sends a signal to initiate its charging circuit, making it a really smart and convenient charging solution for mobile computing needs.
Winki 3 is a free Linux-based O/S which is based on the Linux core. With an ultra-fast booting speed and a multi-language interface, the built-in Winki 3 provides an easy-to-use internet environment that includes the most popular functions such as internet surfing, web mail, instant messaging, picture browsing, and more. It's the most practical way to be online in the shortest time.
3TB+ Infinity is not only breaking through the limit of the traditional BIOS, but also enhancing the utilization of a hard drives efficiently. In addition to supporting the latest 3TB hard drives, MSI 3TB+ Infinity technology can use the 3TB hard drive as boot disk when installing a 64-bit operating system. Compared to competitors, MSI 3TB+ Infinity is an industry-leading technology which substantially presents an advantage of development and application in the future.
|Live Update Online
The MSI Live Update online is designed to automatically download and update the BIOS and driver when there’s a new version online. It helps reduce the risk of getting the wrong file and minimize the trouble of searching the files from MSI website.
|Live Update 5
MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.
|Windows 8 Ready
This MSI mainboard is officially certified from Microsoft for Windows 8 compatibility. MSI are the only leading mainboard brand that runs 3DMark for Windows 8 successfully on their certified mainboards, which proves that MSI is fully ready for Windows 8 in terms of both software and hardware, safeguarding the Windows 8 system’s stability and compatibility for consumers and providing the best user experience!
|Chipset Type||970 / SB950|
|RAM Installed / Max Capacity||0 MB / 32 GB Max|
|RAM Slots||4 x DDR3 DIMM|
|Supported RAM Technology||Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM|
|Supported RAM Speeds||DDR3 2133(OC)/1800/1600/1333/1066/800 MHz|
|Expansion Slots Total (Free)||2 x PCIe 2.0 x16
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD CrossfireX
Supports NVIDIA SLI
|Ports Present & Quantity||1 x Optical SPDIF-out
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse port
1 x Serial port
6 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x USB 3.0 ports (blue)
1 x RJ45 LAN jack
1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
|Ports Present & Quantity||1 x ATX 24-pin power connector
1 x ATX 8-pin 12V CPU power connector
CPU x 1 / System x 2 FAN connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector
1 x Front panel connector
1 x Chassis intrusion switch connector
3 x USB 2.0 connectors
6 x Serial ATA III connectors
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x SPDIF-out connector
1 x TPM module connector
|AMD SB950 Chipset||6 x SATA 6Gb/s (RAID 0,1,5,10)|
|Controller||Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit LAN|
|Ports||1 x LAN(RJ45) port|
True Blu-ray Audio Support
Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
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Reviewed by Jonathan
Great board for the price, well laid out, very good on board sound, easy installation. Runs perfectly with my 8 core processor. Just a great all rounder. Used to ASUS but swapped to msi and Im glad I did. Had quite a bit of trouble with asus but no problem here. Well worth the money.
Reviewed by john
nicely laid out board,easy to follow manual,good quality ,good bios,upgrades easy,would buy a msi again
Reviewed by wayne
Swapped for this board from another brand Mobo which was faulty. This board is amazing. The bios is well laid out and usable with a mouse. Installation was easy and drivers was just as fast and easy, very happy and a def recommend as I'm a big gigabyte fan so was pleasently surprised with this board
Reviewed by Dillon
, Belfast NI.
So far so good except for one little hitch, the RAM seems to play up from time to time. If I install all 4 sticks the computer will refuse to boot (but still post) and I've double checked every slot for faults, there are none. though I can live with 3 RAM slots instead of 4, by the time I need more ram than I can fit in the PC it'll be time for another upgrade.