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ASRock 970M PRO3 Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ DDR3/ Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ MicroATX Motherboard

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #47 in AMD Motherboards

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Pros: Lots of connectors, 8 core support, USB3.0, SATA 3.0

Cons: Suggest only 95w or below,USB 3.0 placement header is ackward, BIOS is flaky when computer OCing fails, not really a lot of OCing options.

First of all this has been a phenomenal board. The build with this board was super easy did not run into any issues. True plug and play. This board also supports 95w 8-core by default so no firmware updates are necessary to support the AMD's latest and greatest AM3+ CPUs. The bios is not be best but its far from the worst I have ever seen.(Looking @ you ECS) It has your basic info about what is connected to your motherboard and has your basic OCing tabs and selections. I will say this board is probably good for tweaking up to the stock turbo of 4GHz or so but I wouldn't put much more on it.
Then there is SATA 3.0. My Samsung EVO 850 250GB was hitting 530MB/s read & 502 write. Not bad for 3 year old chipset. Moving on next is USB3.0. I only had a USB 3.0 flash drive to test but it was reading 128MB read & 45 write. So all in all it was running as it was suppose to. Overall this a great board if you just use as is or stay when the stock turbo as your base clock.
ASRock 970M PRO3 Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ DDR3/ Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ MicroATX Motherboard
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SpecificationsMfr Part Number: 970M PRO3CPU: Socket AM3+/AM3Supports AMD Phenom II X6 / X4 / X3 / X2 (except 920 / 940) / Athlon II X4/ X3/ X2/ Sempron processorsSupports 8-Core CPUSupports UCC feature (Unlock CPU Core)4 + 1 Power Phase designSupports CPU up to 140WSupports AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet TechnologyFSB 2400 MHz (4.8 GT/s)Supports Untied Overclocking TechnologySupports Hyper-Transport 3.0 (HT 3.0) TechnologyChipset: North Bridge AMD 970 & South Bridge AMD SB950Memory: 4x DDR3-2400+(OC)/ 2100(OC)/ 1866(OC)/ 1800(OC)/ 1600(OC)/ 1333/ 1066 DIMM Slots; Dual Channel; Non-ECC; Unbuffered; Max Capacity of 64GBSlots: 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots (one run x4); 1x PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Slots; 1x PCI SlotMulti-Graphics: Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX and CrossFireXStorage: 6x SATA3 Ports; Support RAID 0; 1; 5; 10Audio: Realtek ALC892 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC; Supports Premium Blu-ray AudioLAN: Realtek RTL8111E PCI-Express x1 Gigabit Ethernet ControllerPorts: 4x USB 3.0 Ports (2 rear;2 via header); 10x USB 2.0 Ports (6 rear; 4 via headers); 1x PS/2 Mouse Port; 1x PS/2 Keyboard Port; 1x RJ45 LAN Port; Audio I/O JacksPower Connector: 1x 24pin ATX Power Connector; 1x 8pin 12V Power ConnectorForm Factor: MicroATX

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LabelASRock
ManufacturerASRock
Model970M PRO3
MPN970M PRO3
PublisherASRock
StudioASRock
TitleASRock 970M PRO3 Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ DDR3/ Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ MicroATX Motherboard
Package Height2 inches
Package Length13 inches
Package Weight1.9 pounds
Package Width10 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumber970M PRO3
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