MSI Launches New Socket AM3+ Motherboard for AMD FX CPUs

The company makes an entry-level mainboard for 8-core chips

By on January 25th, 2013 13:24 GMT

One would think that the FX-series of central processing units wouldn't bother with low-end motherboards, with their core number going up to 8, but this doesn't seem to be the case.

Micro-Star International has actually introduced an entry-level AM3+ motherboard based on the AMD 970 chipset.

Called 970A-G43, it boasts the SB950 southbridge chipset, four DDR3 memory slots (64 GB capacity maximum), a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot, a second such slot but wired x4 electrical, two PCIe 2.0 x1 slots and a legacy PCI.

Six SATA 6.0 Gbps ports, 8-channel audio, four USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit Ethernet, plus some USB 2.0 connectors, round up the feature set.

Basically, this motherboard has just the minimum needed to make a decent FX-based PC, and its price of $89.99 fits the general idea (67.05 Euro).

MSI 970A-G43 (3 Images)

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