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It has a HyperTransport 3.0 supporting speed up to 5200MT/s.

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Pros

Surprisingly decent integrated sound card (supports up to 8 channels).

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OC Genie makes overclocking really easy, even for the unexperienced.

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Features and performance far outweigh the relatively meager price tag.

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Runs efficiently and cooly even with multiple overclocked components.

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Cons

SATA port orientation makes them almost inaccessible in smaller cases.

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The stock BIOS is a little flaky/unstable (a bit more stable when updated, however).

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2nd PCI-E 2.0 slot only operates at x4 in CrossFire.

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The MSi 870-G45 is a chipset based motherboard with military class components that supports the 64bit AMD Phenom II X6/X4/X3/X2, Athlon II X4/X3/X2, and Sempron CPU. It has a HyperTransport 3.0 supporting speed up to 5200MT/s, and features the AMD 770 and SB710 chipsets. With a memory capacity of 16GB, it supports 4 unbuffered DIMM of 1/5volt DDR3 DRAM. It comes with the Unlock CPU Core, which boosts system performane by allowing users to unlock hidden CPU core quickly. It comes with Auto OC Genie, which is an auto-BIOS detection for best overlocking performance.

Features
  • chipset based motherboard
  • military class components
  • 64bit AMD Phenom II X6/X4/X3/X2, Athlon II X4/X3/X2, and Sempron CPU
  • HyperTransport 3.0
  • AMD 770 and SB710 chipsets
  • 16GB memory
  • 4 unbuffered DIMM of DDR3 DRAM
  • Unlock CPU Core
  • Auto OC Genie
  • universal charger utility for Apple iPod, iPad, and iPhone
  • Cool'n'Quiet
  • Live Update 4
  • Active Phase Switching
  • ports for: keyboard, mouse, serial port, 6 USB 2.0 ports, LAN jack, 6in1 audio jack
  • 6 mounting holes
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