Let The Games Begin.
The MSI 970 GAMING-R motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection. It’s based on the AMD 970 chipset, and carries AM3+ socket to support powerful AMD FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron processors. The Killer E2200 Game Networking provides the highest frag and the lowest lag, letting you dominate the competition. The innovative Audio Boost 2, powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2, delivers amazing sound quality, plunging you into an exhilarating gaming experience. Complete with a wealth of features and technologies – like optimized gaming device ports, OC GENIE 4, Click BIOS 4, Live Update 6, Command etc., it offers you more than enough for an exceptional experience in every aspect.
Additionally, the MSI's Dragon Heat Sink provides the best thermal transfer and heat dissipation, and exudes amazing style. The Military Class 4 components ensure rock solid quality and durability you can count on.
Reward Your Ears with True Quality
Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost 2. With Audio Boost 2 we're delivering the highest audio quality with the use of Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music through 8-channel HD Audio.
Isolated Audio PCB
With traditional onboard audio the signal is distorted by electromagnetic signals from the rest of the PCB. Audio Boost 2 acts like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry which is separated by a red LED path. Less interference gives you a more clear audio signal.
Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Thanks to Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2, you're getting amazing surround sound with just stereo headphones or speakers. Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 enables you to clearly hear specific sounds in gaming environments. Hear your enemies perfectly, make your ears a decisive tool to finish on top.
Dual Headphone Amplifiers
Prepare for an eargasm. The built-in dual headphone amplifier rewards your high quality headphone with the most amazing studio level sound quality up to 600O delivered from your gaming PC. Tired of having to connect your headset in difficult to reach places? MSI Gaming motherboards are designed to be easy to use, featuring front & rear audio outputs fueled by Audio Boost 2.
High Quality Audio Capacitors
With the use of professional Nichicon Japanese capacitors, specially designed for audio purposes, MSI Gaming motherboards provide the highest possible audio signal filtering. Delivering high fidelity crystal clear sound with exceptional acoustics and realism.
Golden Audio Connectors
With golden audio connectors, you get the best possible signal output with less chance of distortion.
Killer E2200 - Kill Your Lag
The Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream Detect, Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.
Military Class 4 Components
Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Hi-c Cap, Super Ferrite Choke and Solid CAPs will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme gaming conditions.
Super Ferrite Chokes use a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Chokes to run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.
With their aluminum core design, Dark CAP`s have been a staple in high-end design mainboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.
MSI Gaming Device Port
MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized to deliver the best connectivity for high end gaming mice to fully utilize it's speed. This results in a much faster and smoother mouse response in games.
OC Genie 4
OC Genie is the world's first built-in hardware overclocking technology on motherboards. With this one-second overclocking option we're giving you even more performance. Just hit the button and your PC gets another adrenalin shot. Delivering up to 20% of free extra performance for the CPU, memory and iGPU.
Click BIOS 4
The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. Not only that it also reacts faster, runs smoother and has better mouse support. And this all comes with many cool features. Click on the button on the right to visit our dedicated BIOS page and learn more.
Optimized for Multiple Graphics Cards
Get up to 2 PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots, with optimal placement for better fitting and airflow. That way, you can enjoy the best graphics at the highest framerate jumping off from your screen when running a NVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFire gaming setup.
Live Update 6
MSI Live Update is renewed. The popular software automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software. Rest assured while your system is always configured using the latest software so you get the maximum performance and stability.
MSI's Command Center software is a very powerful tool to push your motherboard to the max. With a very intuitive touch ready interface, Command Center allows users to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize overclocking performance and adjust cooling features.
MSI Command Center integrates an unlimited RAMdisk. With a RAMdisk you can create a virtual drive from your system memory enabling speeds 20x faster than a modern SSD.
Excellent Cooling Performance
The MSI 970 GAMING-R comes with an inspiring heatsink. Styled after the iconic MSI GAMING Dragon. The heatsink is oversized to provide the best thermal transfer and heat dissipation to enable your PC to just game 24 hours per day.
Smart Fan Control gives you complete control of your fans on the motherboard, convenient for gamers and overclockers. Users can real-time monitor the status of the fans, set profiles and record fan speed, voltage and temperate status into a log file.