As noted, the new MSI 970A-G43 motherboard is based on AMD's 970 + SB950 chipset and supports AMD socket AM3+ CPUs with TDP of up to 125W. It comes with a 4+1-phase VRM powered by a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors and MSI Military Class 4 components, including Dark Chokes and Solid CAPs.
The rest of the main specifications and features include four DDR3 DIMM memory slots with support for up to 32GB of DDR3-2133 memory, single PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot with MSI Steel Armor feature, which is pretty much a reinforced PCIe slot with more solder points, another PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot (working at x4), PCI-Express 2.0 x1 and two PCI slots.
The rest of the features include six SATA 6Gbps ports, two USB 3.1 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, plenty of USB 2.0 ports, 7.1-channel Realtek ALC892 audio, Gigabit Realtek 8111E Ethernet and UEFI Click BIOS 4.
The MSI 970A-G43 Plus is one of the first motherboards in a wave of AMD socket AM3+ motherboard promised earlier by the company, which should bring modern connectivity, like USB 3.1 and M.2, to an ageing platform. Unfortunately, the MSI 970A-G43 Plus lacks M.2 slot but nevertheless it is still a decent budget motherboard.
Unfortunately, MSI did not unveil any details regarding the price or the availability date for the new MSI 970A-G43 Plus motherboard, but we already spotted it listed in Europe with a lowest price set at just under €80.