- AMD 970 + SB950
- FX, Phenom II X6/X4/X3/X2, Athlon II X4/X3/X2 and Sempron CPU in AM3 / AM3+ package
- DDR3 2133* (OC)/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066
Great Board 03/01/2014
This review is from: MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
I bought this board for a build I put together for my kids, and coupled it with an Athlon II x3 455. This board is surprisingly fast. Very fast POST (keep hitting the delete key when you first turn it on or you might miss the quick flash screen before it boots windows). Very well laid out, easy setup. It actually boots faster than my Gigabyte GA-990FX UD3.
No SLI if you're an Nvidia user, but that's already known with this chipset.
You really can't go wrong with this board for a budget build. It's half the price of my Gigabyte board and in some respects I like this board better. I plan on upgrading the CPU soon, but for now it runs good!
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