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MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 870
  • Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600 (OC)/1800 (OC)/2000 (OC)
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Get affordable graphics and computing performance with MSI's 870A-G54 motherboard. Based on AMD 870 and SB850 chipset, this ATX board is designed to support the latest AM3 Phenom II, Athlon II and Sempron 100 Series processors. With MSI’s OC Genie and Unlock CPU Core technology, you can easily dig the most potential of your CPU for optimal performance.

Dominate your applications and games with up to 16GB of DDR3 memory fitting into four 240-pin slots with dual channel support and overclock up to 2000MHz for increased performance. Onboard lossless 24 bit/192kHz HD audio chipset offers top-level audio quality of extra high fidelity. Two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 cards can be mounted for cutting-edge graphic power with the support of ATI CrossFireX.

Six 6Gb/s SATA connectors give you the ability to store massive amounts of data locally with several RAID configurations possible for extra security and high-speed performance. Two USB 3.0 ports and six USB 2.0 ports on the rear panel give you additional options in connecting and expanding your system.

  • newegg SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Technology The MSI 870A-G54 equips the revolutionary SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology to deliver up to 5Gbps bandwidth which is 10x faster than USB 2.0 boosts data transfer rate between the PC and USB device.
  • newegg SATA 6Gb/s Compliant The MSI 870A-G54 features next-generation SATA Revision 3.0 compliant internal SATA ports to provide 6Gb/s data transfer rates for optimal performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg AMD AM3 Processor Support Based on the AMD 870 chipset, the MSI 870A-G54 supports AMD’s latest generation Phenom II processors, as well as Athlon II and Sempron 100 series processors in AM3 socket, providing unprecedented computing power to match the performance levels you are looking for.
  • newegg Blu-ray Audio The MSI 870A-G54 features lossless content protection technology with full-rate audio enjoyment from Blu-ray Disc. The audio chipset comes with a 24-bit/192KHz sample rate and 7.1 channels which offers high quality digital decoders and speakers.
  • newegg ATI CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology Support ATI CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform, enabling two or more discrete graphics processors to work together for boosted system performance and a breakthrough gaming experience.
  • newegg Green Power Saving Technology The MSI 870A-G54 features APS (Active Phase Switching) energy saving technology for controlling power supply with auto phrase switching for CPU and other components.

Learn more about the MSI 870A-G54

Model

Brand
MSI
Model
870A-G54

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
AM3
CPU Type
Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
FSB
2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)

Chipsets

Chipset
AMD 870
South Bridge
AMD SB850

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600 (OC)/1800 (OC)/2000 (OC)
Maximum Memory Supported
16GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
2 (x16/x4)
PCI Express x1
1
PCI Slots
3

Storage Devices

PATA
1 x ATA133 2 Dev. Max
SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA RAID
0/1/5/10

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111DL
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse port
COM
1
USB 1.1/2.0
6 x USB 2.0
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
6 x USB 2.0

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12" x 8.46"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
Superb Stability: Military Class Components

Auto OC Genie

Unlock CPU Core

Active Phase Switching (APS)

Supports AMD high performance 140W CPUs

Supports CrossFireX

Support USB 3.0 AND SATA 6Gb/s

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • TIMOTHY C.
  • 3/24/2014 7:40:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsMSI 870A-G54

Pros: RAN THIS MB FOR 3YEARS WENT FROM A 965BE TO A 980BE BOTH W ZALMEN 9700 2X4870 XFIRED I600 BALISTICS TRACERS 8 GB 750 THERMOLAKE. OCed 4.2 went to a 990fx a year ago. got it out yesterdaday put in new case for my grandson. still kicksBUTT

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: MSI GREAT SUPPORT

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  • edward h.
  • 2/26/2014 9:03:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard

Pros: I bought this along with an AMD dual core that I then unlocked to quad core. That saved me enough money to throw some extra money at the RAM and case. It's been running 2 instances of final fantasy XI and various other apps 24 hours a day for over two years now without a glitch. The other set ups I've used in the past for that usually would have bitten the dust after a year and a half.

Cons: It would have been nice if it had the hookups for the front USB 3 ports on my case, but it's not like I didn't know that going in.

Other Thoughts: I see a lot of people saying that these boards have died on them, but mine has been rock solid, so fingers crossed.

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  • Jan H.
  • 11/30/2013 9:23:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs3 years and still going strong!

Pros: SATA 6, good sturdy board, not the flimsy thin board on some Mobo. Still going after two CPU upgrades and hundreds of hours of use.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This has been a very good board. MSI usually always has quality products. I have a vid card of theirs too and it's awesome. I've been buying MSI products since 2001 and have never had a problem.

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  • Jason D.
  • 11/20/2013 1:10:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill going strong

Pros: After owning this for more than 2 and a half years I am very pleased with the quality of this product. I have had no issues whatsoever. Highly recommend!

Cons: None.

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  • Anthony J.
  • 8/16/2013 1:05:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMSI 870A-G54

Pros: work Great for 2 yrs.

Cons: Mobo just stop posting. just like everybody else above my review. sucks!!!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have not go through troubleshooting yet, then feel free to contact our tech support team for assistance at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time.
If you have gone through troubleshooting and confirmed the symptom, then please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA for warranty service.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

Required Information:
1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address (No PO box)
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or underneath the motherboard, eg 601-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Please write clear details about symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section.

Once your information and warranty are verified by the system then you will get a RMA# immediately.
You will receive a RMA email which indicates the turn-around time as well as ship-to address.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product or special requests, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to call us or email us directly and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.
Tech Support Line: 626-271-1004 (M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time)
Tech Support Email: usreview@msi.com

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Anurag R.
  • 5/20/2013 7:19:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after 2 years

Pros: Worked fine for 2 years.

Cons: POST hangs at "Initializing USB controllers... Done". Keyboard doesn't work either, so can't enter BIOS setup. Tried bunch of things including removing all usb devices, extra ram, cmos battery, etc. nothing helped. Called their customer support, they asked me to file an RMA. Not being able to use my computer for possibly months, all the hassle of removing the motherboard, packing and shipping costs, everything says I should have spent a couple bucks more on an ASUS/gigabyte motherboard.

Other Thoughts: I'm never buying MSI again.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.
Have you tried unplugging USB devices one at a time and determine which USB device had caused the symptom?
Have you also tried updating the BIOS to the latest version?
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/870A-G54.html#/?div=BIOS

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our tech support team directly at 626.271.1004 for assistance during regular business hours from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Time.
Or you can email us at usreview@msi.com, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • D. R.
  • 3/3/2013 12:02:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid

Pros: I've had very good luck with MSI motherboards and that includes this one. I have used this motherboard for over 12 hours a day for over 2 years without a glitch.

Cons: none

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  • Brent M.
  • 11/27/2012 8:41:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOver-Current issue?

Pros: Lasted for two years. Worked well. Did not overclock or mess with stock voltage settings. Until...

Cons: Boots fine and runs for about 10 minutes. The System blinks off, but the CPU fan is still running and lights are still on.
The red Over Clock button light is on / lit and the mobo stops functioning. There is still power to the board, but it is completely non-functional.

Other Thoughts: Suspected that this is OCP, or Over-Current Protection. The Power Phase, Choke, and MOSFETs all seem to be okay.
Cannot find documentation regarding the use of the OCP button/light with over-current protection. Either way, dead mobo.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

Please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA with the following information.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or underneath the motherboard, eg 601-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section (as detailed as possible)

Once your information and warranty coverage are verified then we can proceed with this RMA for you.
Our turn-around time is typically about one week and our system will notify you automatically at every stage of your RMA process.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Darin M.
  • 9/19/2012 6:59:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood board, if you don't need RAID

Pros: Good basic options, great OC options, great components

Cons: no USB 3.0 header, no firewire, no RAID rebuild options

Other Thoughts: Good board for basic use with simple single-drive operation. I recently built a RAID 5 configuration and it kept dropping one of the drives out of the RAID array. Unfortunately there is no auto-rebuild array option, so if your array fails you have to completely reinitialze the array, losing your data and defeating the point RAID 5.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Regarding RAID rebuild options, it is done in the OS using AMD RAIDXpert utility.
It is a web-based engine that you can use to view, change, plus many more features.

RAIDXpert can be obtained through the URL below:
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/raid_windows.aspx#1

RAIDXpert user manual can be obtained below:
www2.ati.com/relnotes/AMD_RAIDXpert_User_v2.1.pdf

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Ronald M.
  • 9/8/2012 6:44:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI thought it and they made it appear!

Pros: Meets all of my expectations, needs and wants. The back of the box says if you over clock, the board will last a little under ten years. If you don't overclock it, it says it should last forty years. Supports chosen CPU, the pair of USB 3.0 ports was a bonus when I got this two years ago and are great to have for the one 3.0 peripheral that I do own.

Regular PCI slots alongside conjunction with your modern expansion slots!

Has cool lights.

If I was into tinkering beyond my understanding, the OC nob is an interesting toy. I like that on the occasions that I did play with the OC features and whatnot, if something didn't work right, the BIOS always self recovered to working state.

Cons: There was a control and monitoring utility for Windows that didn't work properly, but eventually MSI released an update that resolved the issue. This was a non-critical update since it didn't affect the normal operation of the board and it's reliability.

Other Thoughts: I opted for a Phenom II dual-core in a time where quad-cores were becoming an affordable option. This was because of the reduced heat output. This keeps my fan RPMs low, as well as reduces dust build-up. After a few years with a hot running Pentium D @ 3.0ghz, it was time to quiet it down a notch.

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