The GD70 packs in a healthy dollop of features, including five mechanical x16 PCIe, a single PCIe x1 and a conventional PCI slot. MSI throws in its DrMOS, OC Genie, and APS technologies, too.
We expect it to be priced at around £140 when launched in a couple of weeks' time. The logic improvements are minor over the incumbent, but six-core Thuban and 890FX will provide an interesting alternative to Intel's Core i7/LGA1156/1366 platforms. Tempted?