Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - 1.0 - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970

Mfg. Part: GA-970A-DS3P | CDW Part: 3832034 | UNSPSC: 43201513
$79.99Advertised Price

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  • 1.0
  • motherboard
  • ATX
  • Socket AM3+
  • AMD 970
  • USB 3.0
  • Gigabit LAN
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • 1.0
  • motherboard
  • ATX
  • Socket AM3+
  • AMD 970
  • USB 3.0
  • Gigabit LAN
  • HD Audio (8-channel)
The 970A-DS3 motherboard is designed to offer a stable, high-speed platform for delivering amazingly fast data transfer via the GIGABYTE 333 onboard acceleration technologies. Featuring the USB3.0 controller, AMD 900 series motherboards allow users to take advantage of super fast USB transfer rates of up to 5Gbps, delivering 10x faster data transfer compared to USB 2.0. Utilizing the industry's first Serial ATA Revision 3.0 solution via AMD SB950 chipset, GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboards offer native 6 ports of next generation high speed data storage devices support with data transfer speeds of up to 6 Gbps with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10. The AMD 900 series motherboards introduce a unique hardware design with lower resistance fuses for ensuring lower voltage drops and providing more stable and plentiful power delivery. USB ports also benefit from a 3x power boost for better power delivery to power hungry USB devices.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Audio Output
Audio: High Definition Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec: Realtek ALC887
Compliant Standards: High Definition Audio
Type: Sound card

Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: Giga-Byte
Model: GA-970A-DS3P
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Gigabyte
Revision: 1.0

Interface Provided
Qty: 1
Type: PS/2 keyboard / mouse

Qty: 6
Type: USB 2.0

Qty: 2
Type: USB 3.0

Type: LAN (Gigabit Ethernet)

Connector Type: Mini-jack
Type: Audio line-out

Type: Audio line-in

Type: Microphone

Chipset Type: AMD 970
Compatible Processors: Athlon II , Athlon II X2 , Athlon II X3 , Athlon II X4 , FX , Opteron , Phenom II X2 , Phenom II X3 , Phenom II X4 , Phenom II X6 , Sempron
Data Bus Transfer Rate: 4.8 GT/s
Form Factor: ATX
I/O Controller: AMD SB950
Power Connectors: 24-pin main power connector , 4-pin ATX12V connector
Processor Socket: Socket AM3+
RAM Slots: 4 DIMM slots
Supported RAM Speed: 1066 MHz , 1333 MHz , 1600 MHz , 1866 MHz , 2000 MHz (O.C.)
Supported RAM Technology: DDR3 SDRAM

Mainboard Features
BIOS Features: ACPI 2.0a support , DMI 2.0 support , SMBIOS 2.6 support , UEFI BIOS
Hardware Features: 3TB+ Unlock , AMD CrossFireX technology support , AutoGreen , DualBIOS , GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration , On/Off Charge , Q-Flash , Ultra Durable 4 Classic
Hardware Monitoring: Chassis fan tachometer , Chassis temperature , CPU core temperature , CPU fan tachometer , CPU overheating protection , Power supply fan tachometer , System voltage

Compliant Standards: ACPI 2.0a , Energy-Related Products (ErP) Lot 6 , Plug and Play
Product Type: Motherboard

Data Link Protocol: Ethernet , Fast Ethernet , Gigabit Ethernet
Network: Gigabit Ethernet

Installed Qty: 0
Max Supported Qty: 1

Slot Provided
Total Qty: 1

Total Qty: 4

Total Qty: 3

Total Qty: 2

Software Included: @BIOS , EasyTune 6 , Norton Internet Security , Q-Share , Xpress Install

Storage Interfaces
Chip: AMD SB950
Connector(s): 6 x 7pin Serial ATA
Interface: Serial ATA-600
RAID (Level): RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 / JBOD
Supported Devices Qty: 6

Video Output
Type: None

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 8.5 in
Width: 12 in

Expansion Slots
Type: CPU

Type: DIMM 240-pin
Voltage: 1.5 V

Type: PCIe 2.0 x16

Slot Comments: X4 mode

Type: PCIe 2.0 x1

Type: PCI

Storage: Serial ATA-600 (RAID)
Storage Ports: 6 x SATA-600 (RAID)
USB 3.0 FireWire: USB 3.0
USB FireWire Ports Configuration (Active): 2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0
USB FireWire Ports Configuration (Headers): 2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0

Internal Interfaces
Connector Type: Header
Qty: 1
Type: Audio

Type: SPDIF out

Qty: 6
Type: USB 2.0

Qty: 2
Type: USB 3.0

Features: Dual channel memory architecture
Max Supported Size: 32 GB

Product Reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 by 1reviewer.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rather disappointed, I must say. Bought this board at my local computer store on a recommendation, after finding my board of choice was sold out. I asked the sales manager, "Anything to be aware of with this board? Any special installation instructions for a AMD 3+ cpu (AMD FX 8350 Black Edition)? My last CPU failed and I am upgrading. " I was told that it would be a straight forward install.Well skip a week of testings, scratching my head, reading and re-reading the manuals and exchanging the board, I go to Gigabytes website and look up my board and I see this : "To enable AM3+ AMD FX-Series CPU support, please update your motherboard with the most current BIOS found in your motherboard’s download section."So I need a AMD 3 socket cpu to turn on the AMD 3+ compatability... much cursing did follow. This should be on the box in the same red lettering as the site. It's a catch 22 for those without extra AMD 3 chipset cpus around the house. As I couldn't load and configure the BIOS without another cpu.As for the board itself it is very... light. I felt if I pulled to hard on my components the board would snap and the component's realease were in the open positions. Some of the slot placements make grabbing larger cards from the PCI-Ex16 slot akward for reseatings, and some cables were just barely able to reach which made tieing things off feel like more of a chore then it usual is, with my case.TL;DRNeed a AMD 3 cpu to activate the AMD 3+ feature, so you need 2 CPUs. Board is too light, and placement of certain slots is weird.I'm gettings an ASUS. March 25, 2015
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