AMD’s upcoming Zen CPU needs a new socket and according to them it will be 40% more powerful than its previous generation. This new Zen CPU will again put AMD in the media headline sure and it is also important for them to compete against Intel with their new lineup. AMD launched their AM3+ socket in Oct 2010 which shows how old the AM3+ socket is, though motherboard manufacturers recently launched few gaming AM3+ boards to boost up the sales before Zen’s arrival.
Before AM3+ socket die MSI introduced their new 970A-G43 Plus motherboard based on AM3+ socket. This new lineup from MSI supports AM3+ processor with a TDP up to 125 watt which will draw it from traditional 24 pin and 8- pin EPS connector. In this motherboard CPU is powered by 4+1 phase VRM. The main feature of this board is its price point which $100 only.
From spec section this motherboard is capable of housing 32GB DDR3 2133MHz RAM, there is a single PCI-Express 2.0 X16, two PCI-Express x1, and two traditional PCI slot. From storage section this board houses six 6GB/S SATA port, two USB 3.1 ports and two USB 3.0 ports. The 970A-G43 uses Realtek ALC892 chipset for audio output.