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MSI announced their AM3+ 970A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard

MSI announced their AM3+ 970A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard

MSI announced their AM3+ 970A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard

MSI announced their AM3+ 970A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard

 

MSI announced their new AM3+ 970A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard, offering M.2 NVMe support and a new PCB design. Essentially this motherboard is an AM3+ motherboard that has been modernised with every new motherboard innovation from reinforced PCIe lanes, USB 3.1 connectivity and NVMe M.2 SSD support.  

AMD's AM3+ platform is an ageing platform that is in dire need of replacement, though AMD has still not announced when their AM4 platform will launch. MSI seems to think that there is some profit in shipping some new AM3+motherboards, regardless of the fact that their newest CPU is over two years old. 

 

  MSI announced their AM3+ 970A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard

 

  

This motherboard has an 8-phase CPU power design and large VRM heatsinks, making this motherboard perfect for some AM3+ overclocking, though we do not know if this motherboard supports AMD's highest-end 220W AM3+ CPUs. 

The main downside of this motherboard is its lack of PCIe 3.0 support, limiting the maximum speeds of NVMe SDDs and potentially running out of PCIe bandwidth when using high-end multi-GPU configurations. 

 

You can join the discussion on MSI's new AM3+ 970A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard on the OC3D Forums

 

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19-08-2016, 19:14:31

NeverBackDown
I actually like the look of this board. Although I would probably turn off the LEDsQuote

19-08-2016, 20:22:29

Kushiro
AM3 is going to be replaced within 12 months. Then again those yearly refreshes anyways.Quote

19-08-2016, 20:29:44

SeekaX
I don't like the fake carbon fiber look.
I've never seen a real car on a motherboard box before i think.Quote

19-08-2016, 21:02:54

Kushiro
All this gaming pro crap...Quote

19-08-2016, 21:32:19

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
I don't like the fake carbon fiber look.
I've never seen a real car on a motherboard box before i think.
Well why would it be real?? That would be uber expensiveQuote
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