The ASRock 970A-G/3.1 offers a blend of performance and features for those looking to build a power house without breaking the bank. Powered by AMD 970 and AMD SB950 chipset, this motherboard supports AMD AM3+ / AM3 series CPUs, and features two PCIe x16 slots with AMD Quad CrossFireX support for scalable graphics performance based on your needs. In addition to SATA III 6Gbps ports, the integration of one M.2 connector as well as two USB 3.1 10Gb/s (1 Type-A + 1 Type-C) and four USB 3.0 (2 Front, 2 Rear) offers you the capability to take full advantage of the latest storage technology.
ASRock builds this motherboard with Sapphire Black PCB and Digi Power for robust performance and reliability in various environments, plus ELNA Audio Caps for pure, audiophile-class sound from onboard audio. ASRock Full Spike Protection safeguards precision-engineered components against power surges. Beyond what you can expect from a motherboard at this price range, this model also packs Gigabit LAN, High Density Glass Fabric PCB, 7.1-ch HD audio and an array of ASRock exclusive features that elevate your experience.
A new designed protective cover for all of the crucial parts near the motherboard's rear I/O, so that they won't easily be damaged by static electricity.
High Density Glass Fabric PCB
What you’ve never understood about your computer is that it is scared to death of water, H2O, humidity or whatever you’d like to name it. And even though you do not see the water, actually there may be lots of excessive moist in the air killing your motherboard silently and slowly. No, your motherboard doesn’t melt when in contact with water like the wicked witch of the west, but it dies of short circuit. Luckily, ASRock has a new High Density Glass Fabric PCB design that reduces the gaps between the PCB layers to protect the motherboard against electrical shorts caused by humidity.
Sapphire Black PCB
Pure black PCB appearance. The new Sapphire Black PCB represents rock-solid quality and gives the motherboard a more mysterious touch.
Supports 220W AMD FX 9590 & 9370 CPUs
This ASRock motherboard supports AMD FX 9590 & 9370 CPUs which delivers up to eight cores of unlocked performance, massive overclocking headroom, plus a thermal design power of 220W.
Supports DDR3 2400(OC)
Supports the latest DDR3 memory modules and most extreme memory performance!
USB 3.1 10 Gb/s Type-A + C
A pair of onboard Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 connectors for delivering up to 10Gbps data transfer rates.
M.2 Socket (PCIe Gen2 x4)
The onboard M.2 socket is a new interface for connecting Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) solid state drives or other devices. ASRock supports M.2 PCI Express modules up to Gen2 x4 20 Gb/s, which is 4X faster compared to other M.2 Gen2 x1 solutions that are limited to 5 Gb/s. It pushes your NGFF SSDs to their limits while reducing tons of loading time and boosting overall performance.
ELNA Audio Caps
Who says high quality audio is only available on high-end motherboards? ASRock applied ELNA audio capacitors on mainstream and entry-level motherboards! Compared with traditional solid caps, the leakage current of ELNA audio caps is merely 3uA. This is the key to reduce noise level significantly and satisfy even the pickiest audiophiles.
Unlike traditional motherboards that use analog power, this motherboard uses a next generation digital PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) design, which provides CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly, so that the stability and lifespan of the motherboard is greatly enhanced.
Live Update & APP Shop
ASRock Live Update & APP Shop is designed for your convenience. We provide various apps and support software for users to download. You can also easily optimize your system and keep your motherboard up to date with ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
Full Spike Protection
Some sensitive digital components on the motherboard are vulnerable to power surges, the excessive current may cause your system to malfunction immediately. ASRock Full Spike Protection includes various technologies to prevent your motherboard’s components from being damaged by these unexpected voltage spikes.