MSI released 14 motherboards with the newly available USB 3.1 ports, out of which one of them also has a Type-C port. It also should be pointed that there are a couple of AMD AM3+ variants- 990FXA Gaming and 970A SLI Krait Edition.
The following motherboards use ASMedia ASM1142 controller that provides support for 2x USB 3.1 ports which complies with USB-IF’s 10 Gb/s transfer rate standard. As always the Type-A connector has backwards compatibility while Type-C is useful for connecting newer devices (including smartphones) with the new reversible cables. It’s noteworthy that some motherboard makers who have talked about USB 3.1 are actually providing a standalone USB 3.1 PCIe x1 card.
Intel Z97 Chipset based MSI Z97 Gaming 6 uses a single USB 3.1 Type C connector on the rear I/O.
The list of USB 3.1 enabled motherboards are as follows:
|Intel X99 (2011-V3)||X99A GAMING 9 ACK||√|
|X99A GAMING 7||√|
|X99A XPOWER AC||√|
|X99A SLI Krait Edition||√|
|X99A SLI PLUS||√|
|Intel Z97 (1150)||Z97A GAMING 9 ACK||√|
|Z97A GAMING 7||√|
|Z97A GAMING 6||√|
|Z97A SLI Krait Edition||√|
|Z97A PC Mate||√|
|990FX (AM3+)||990FXA GAMING||√|
|970 (AM3+)||970A SLI Krait Edition||√|