More AM3+ motherboards being released, this time it is 970 chipset based and is from MSI. What makes the new 970A SLI Krait Edition unique however is that it will be the first AMD motherboard to have USB 3.1 capability, a feature that so far has been seen only in revised Z97 and X99 mainboards. The 970A SLI Krait will also feature Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit LAN and Realtek ALC887 HD Audio with Nichicon audio capacitors. The Krait series of course is MSI’s black and white color product line. For more features and photos, check out the official press release below:
MSI releases world’s 1st AMD motherboard featuring USB 3.1
AMD based 970A SLI Krait Edition motherboard joins the black & white family
MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is proud to announce world’s first USB 3.1 featured AMD motherboard, the classy black & white 970A SLI Krait Edition. Delivering blazing fast USB performance, up to 2 times faster than USB 3.0, the new 970A SLI Krait Edition motherboard offers two USB 3.1 ports, which are fully backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices. Copying files from your external hard disk or USB pen drive will be faster than ever. Offering reliable and fast Gigabit LAN together with Nvidia® SLI™ and AMD® CrossFire™ support for enthusiasts looking to pair up multiple graphics cards, the new classy black & white 970A SLI Krait Edition motherboard is a testament of quality. Military Class 4 provides all the stability you need through carefully selected and thoroughly tested components and materials.
“AMD and MSI strive to deliver innovation and great products that provide cutting edge features and capabilities for all users,” said Darren Grasby, AMD Corporate VP, Global Channel Sales. “We are very excited to partner with MSI on the launch of the new USB 3.1 powered 970A SLI Krait Edition Motherboard – a highly optimized, feature-rich platform that unleashes the full potential of AMD processors in a powerful solution that also delivers great value and customer experience.”
The 970A SLI Krait Edition motherboard perfectly caters to those AMD fans who are looking for something different in terms of design and latest specification, but desire nothing but the best in terms of features and power.
USB 3.1 2x faster
USB 3.1 allows for speeds up to 10 Gbps, doubling the speed compared to USB 3.0 and 20x faster than legacy USB 2.0. USB 3.1 is even faster than SATAIII! Transferring your favorite games, albums and movies over USB has never been faster.
Optimized for multiple graphics cards
The MSI 970A SLI Krait Edition motherboard supports multi-GPU and with enough space for an optimal airflow when using multiple graphics cards. That way, there is no need to worry about heat issues, while enjoying the best graphics jumping off from your monitor when running an Nvidia® SLI™ or AMD® CrossFire™ gaming setup.
Where Krait meets AMD
The 970A SLI Krait Edition motherboard is now ready for AMD fans who have been waiting for something special and packed with features. The 970A SLI Krait Edition motherboard is continuing the black & white bloodline with an even more impressive and massive appearance. Now presenting even more black & white highlights, featuring USB 3.1 and support for multi-GPU configurations make the 970A SLI Krait Edition motherboard another excellent addition to the black & white family.