MSI has rolled out its first AMD AM3+ socket-based gaming motherboard, the MSI 970 GAMING. The new motherboard features Killer LAN, Audio Boost2 powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema2, USB Audio Power, and new hardware and software design for enhanced gaming performance.
Sound Blaster Cinema2
Powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema2, Audio Boost2 is a hardware layout for audio on the motherboard with customizable audio options like Multi-Channel Speaker Calibration and headphone profiles to enhance the user’s audio experience. The Sound hardware is EMI shielded and separated from the motherboard, while the power to the amplifiers and audio components is delivered through a stable design.
USB Audio Power
The motherboard includes USB Audio power for clear, continuous audio and a consistent 5 Volt power delivery on USB ports, allowing for optimal signal quality regardless of the amount of devices connected.
The MSI 970 motherboard features a heat sink with GAMING DNA, a cleaner layout around the CPU socket, matte black PCB across the entire line-up, and M-Shield I/O panel cover.
MSI uses Military Class 4 components. The core of Military Class 4 is based on Guard-Pro, a set of tools which increases stability in the worst conditions, featuring ECO power, circuit protection, humidity protection, high temperature protection, EMI protection, and ESD protection. ECO power features MSI ECO Center, which allows users to physically cut the power to unused chips to save up to 29% power usage.
MSI GAMING motherboards are equipped with two-stage one-second overclocking OC Genie 4, graphical monitoring interface Click BIOS 4, and the Control Center software that combines monitoring, tuning, and remote controlling.