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MSI 970A-G45 Motherboard with AMD 970 Chipset

MSI has already launched a couple of higher-end AMD 900-series chipset motherboards, but the company is readying a more affordable model in the shape of the 970A-G45.

The 970A-G45 was one of the motherboards on display at Computex trade show, but only now have some actual press shots and pricing details surfaced.

MSI 970A-G45 with Box

Despite the fact that MSI 970A-G45 is an entry level settlement among AMD 9-series products, it has heatsink not only over chipsets but power elements (VRM) too.

The board is armed with two PCI Express x16 slots (the second one works in x4 mode), two PCI Express x1 slots and two PCI slots, as well as four DDR3 memory DIMMs.

Drive connectivity is provided by six SATA 3 ports and three connectors made to USB 2.0 interface ports. MSI 970A-G45 I/O panel features six USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, COM and PS/2 ports, S/PDIF connector, Gigabit Ethernet adapter and six 3.5mm jacks for 7.1-channel audio system connection.

Finally, the MSI 970A-G45 comes with a simple 4+1 PWM design. All in all, this is a fairly basic desktop platform, at least compared to Intel boards with similar price points.

MSI 970A-G45 Price & Availability

Price wise, source indicates MSI 970A-G45 to be available for 82 Euro ($150).



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