ASRock has just unveiled their latest AMD motherboard for gamers on a budget, the Fatal1ty 970 Performance. This board is based off the AMD 970 chipset with the SB950 southbridge. This ATX motherboard will draw power from a combination of 24pin ATX and 8pin EPS power connectors. The board has a 10-phase VRM and will support 220W TDP chips like the AMD FX-9370 and FX-9590.
As far as expansion slots go you have two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots (x8/x8 when both are in use), a third PCI-Express 2.0 x16 that is x4 electrical and wired to the southbridge, two PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slots and a legacy PCI slot. For storage you have six SATA 6GB/s ports and a M.2 slot (PCIe 2.0 x4). You also get six USB 3.0 ports (four rear panel, two via headers) and an electrically-reinforced Fatal1ty Mouse port.
The board also features ASRock’s Purity Sound 2 audio solution that has a 115 dBA SNR CODEC, audio-grade electrolytic capacitors, headphones amp, and ground-layer isolation. Other connectivity includes PS/2 ports for keyboard and mouse, four USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet and audio connections. Expect this board to be priced at $99.