MSI 970 GAMING Socket AM3+ 7.1-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard


MSI 970 GAMING Socket AM3+ 7.1-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard

Supports AMD®FXTM/ Phenom II/ Athlon II and Sempron processors for the AM3/ AM3+ socket
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only
Hyper Transport Bus
HyperTransport 3.0 supporting speed up to 4.8GT/s


AMD 970 and SB950 Chipset
Main Memory
4 x DDR3 memory slots supporting up to 32GB
Supports DDR3 2133(OC)/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066 MHz
Dual channel memory architecture


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


Supports 2-Way AMD CrossFire
Supports 2-Way NVIDIA SLI Technology*
Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8/ 8.1

On-Board SATA

AMD SB950 Chipset
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID5 and RAID 10


AMD SB950 Chipset
14x USB 2.0 ports (8 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)
VIA VL806 Chipset
4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB 3.0 connector)*
These USB 3.0 ports do not support M-Flash recovery function


Realtek ALC1150 Codec
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output


Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN controller*
1 x LAN port on the backpanel
The Killer Network Manager is only available for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 currently. The supported drivers for other operating systems would be available on the website if provided by vendor.

Internal I/O Connectors

1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
3 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.0 connector
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
2 x 4-pin system fan connectors
2 x 3-pin system fan connectors
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 S/PDIF-Out connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Slow mode booting switch

Back Panel I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
8 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x Optical S/PDIF-Out connector
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
6 x OFC audio jacks


The motherboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications.


12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm) ATX Form Factor


9 mounting holes