While Intel earlier this week announced plans to exit the motherboard market after Haswell, it's business as usual for other players in the industry. MSI just today announced a new entry-level socket AM3+ mobo for AMD's FX chips. The board will support AMD's FX, Phenom II X6, X4, X3, X2, Athlon II X4, X3, X2 and Sempron CPU.
Dubbed the 970A-G43, this ATX board is based on AMD's 970 chipset with SB950 southbridge and packs four DDR3 DIMM slots with support for up to 64 GB of dual-channel DDR3 1866MHz memory, two PCI-Ex16 slots, two PCI-Ex1, two PCI, six SATAIII, 0/1/5/10, two USB 3.0 ports (rear), six USB 2.0 ports (rear), six Audio ports (rear), and gigabit LAN. As an ATX form-factor board, it measures in at 30.5cm(L) x 22.5cm(W) and has six mounting holes.
Release date is not yet clear but we do know the board will be priced at $89.99 when it does launch. We'll keep you posted on availability.