MSI releases first AMD motherboard with USB 3.1
Bohs Hansen / 2 years ago
The new motherboards featuring the new USB 3.1 that we’ve seen so far where all Intel based boards, but that’s about to change as MSI announced the first AMD based board to feature the new 10Gbit/s universal interface. Not only are MSI bringing the new standard to the AMD platform, they’ve also wrapped it in the gorgeous Krait Edition.
The classy black and white MSI 970A SLI Krait Edition has an AM3+ socket and the AMD 970 Chipset and SB950 Southbridge. The four DIMM slots support up to 32GB memory and a maximum speed of 2133MHz. The two PCIe x16 slots support both SLI and CrossFire setups and are far enough apart to provide good airflow to both cards. Six SATA 3 ports provide data connectivity and it has a total of 16 USB ports: two USB 3.1 and six USB 2.0 on the IO panel and six more USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 via front headers.
Six 3.5mm audio jacks provide the 7.1 Surround sound from the isolated audio PCB and features high-quality audio capacitors. PS2 mouse and keyboard ports are also present for those who prefer to use them and a Gigabit Ethernet port too.
Being an MSI board, it also features the OC Genie 4, Military Class 4, Click BIOS 4 as well as the M-Flash BIOS feature.
Thanks to MSI for providing us with this information