MSI 970 GAMING ATX Motherboard

MSI 970 GAMING, AMD970+SB950, Socket AM3+, 4DDR3, 2PCI_EX16, 2PCI_EX1, 2PCI, 6SATA3, 4USB3

Scan code: LN59076 Manufacturer code: 970 GAMING Request call
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Product Overview Let the games begin
MSI® GAMING motherboards are designed to provide gamers with best-in-class features and technology. Backed by the imposing looks of MSI's Dragon, each motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.

Reward your ears with true quality
Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost 2! With Audio Boost 2 we're delivering the highest audio quality with the use of Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music through 8-channel HD Audio.

Dual Headhpone Amplifiers
Prepare for an eargasm. The built-in dual headphone amplifier rewards your high quality headphone with the most amazing studio level sound quality up to 600? delivered from your gaming PC.

Killer E2200 Game Networking
The Killer™ E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream Detect™, Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.

Gaming Device Port
MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized to deliver the best connectivity for high end gaming mice to fully utilize it's speed. This results in a much faster and smoother mouse response in games. Features • Supports AMD FX / Phenom™ II / Athlon™ II / Sempron™ processors for AM3+ socket
• Supports DDR3-2133(OC) Memory
• USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
• Audio Boost 2: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
• Killer Ethernet: Kill Your Lag
• OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
• Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
• NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
• Sound Blaster Cinema 2: Realistic Surround Sound Experience
• Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Polling Rate Gaming Devices
Core Specifications
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket AM3/AM3+
Chipset AMD 970
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR3 - 1066
  • DDR3 - 1333
  • DDR3 - 1600
  • DDR3 - 1866
  • DDR3 - 2133(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 32GB
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
SLI Support 2-Way SLi
Crossfire Support 2-Way CrossFire
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCI (64 bit)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
SATA Support SATA3
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support  
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 2 x 3-pin Fan
  • 3 x 4-pin Fan
  • 1 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Serial (COM) Header
  • 1 x SPDIF-Out Header
  • 2 x System panel connector
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 3 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type  
Network Chip/Modules  
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 1 x Audio I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x SPDIF Out (Optical)
  • 8 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.0
Other Motherboard Specifications
Water Cooled No
QPI Speed N/A

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24 months
DOA Period:
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Manufacturer Contact Details
0870 820 0009
Customers also bought
MSI 970 GAMING, AMD970+SB950, Socket AM3+, 4DDR3, 2PCI_EX16, 2PCI_EX1, 2PCI, 6SATA3, 4USB3 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great budget gaming MB I can, at this time, only minimally review it as I am awaiting other parts to complete my build. Well packaged, aesthetically pleasing to the eye, good layout, great features, good price. Will test when complete and will edit this review. Scan were rapid in the despatching and delivery and the whole transaction was smooth, which has already made my mind up to use again.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Great motherboard, looks amazing and runs great. No issues with it :)
Date published: 2016-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Motherboard This motherboard is brilliant in all respects that I can find. Its software is easy to use and overreaching, the features are more than adequate, and the bios is easy to use. As a side note, it does not support the 220w CPUs that have been recently released, but this is not a major issue.
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hot northbridge This motherboard looks amazing for the money but it has a fault. If you are planning on water cooling like i have, the northbridge runs super hot as it is not getting any cooling from the cpu fan, so hot it burns to touch. Don't know if this is just mine or a common fault. I have mounted a fan pointing at the heatsink and this seems to be helping
Date published: 2016-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from msi 970 amd970+sb950 motherboard i had no problems with software ,no problems at all with motherboard both my gtx gpus are working sli and amd cpu no problems ,also enjoying the sounds of the speakers and headphone audio crystal clear ,i do prefer a black motherboard ,nice red light on board by the audio circuit ,all satas working ,my would be concern is the killa internet as you cant use another software if i have problems,but that not serious my other note was sata plugs but they are fine as having 2 gpus they miss them no problem and plenty of space for my heat censers 10/10 for me
Date published: 2016-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice budget board Nice board got a fx 8370e overclocked to 4.8ghz stable its a board does what it says on the tin not much more to add
Date published: 2015-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks Good This is an excellent mobo for the money, only problem i had was the driver disc wouldn't install on windows 10 so no internet till you can find the driver for killer ethernet on the disc and then you need to update that driver on their site, the old driver caused some random shutdowns
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant service The item came when expected but has not been tried yet as rest of computer is still to be ordered and then tested. However it was recommended to me so I am hoping it will be as good as it's meant to be.
Date published: 2015-10-20
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Questions & Answers

will this handle amd fx6300 black edition cpu

Asked by: lucius
It would, but i wouldn't touch the FX series since they are known to be quite unstable
Answered by: Twistedfy
Date published: 2016-07-16

Are the 4 pin fan connectors compatable with 3 pin fan connectors?

I want this motherboard but the case I have has 4 fans and they are all 3 pin connectors so I was wondering if the fan conectors were cross compatable so I can plug my 3 pin fan connectors into the 4 pin fan connectors.
Asked by: harrybob
yes and 4 pin fan header can be used with any 3 pin or 4 pin fan
Answered by: Chrisd83
Date published: 2016-04-09

finding it hard to find a memory board for this model

Asked by: port
If it is RAM memory you are looking for, The motherboard is DDR3 so you could use things like G.Skill Ripjaw ram, Corsair, Hyper X. I am also sure it can hold up to 32gb ram :) Best of luck
Answered by: Twistedfy
Date published: 2016-07-16

Will this work with the fx 9370?

Asked by: TheGamingGuyUK
yes but not advised as the vrms get really hot around 80 degrees
Answered by: Chrisd83
Date published: 2016-04-09

Does this motherboard have load line calibration?

Asked by: Louie
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MSI 970 GAMING ATX Motherboard
MSI 970 GAMING ATX Motherboard