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Order Code: GIG-970DS3
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|AMD FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series Processors
This motherboard supports AMD AM3+/AM3 multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features dual-channel DDR3 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 4800MT/s via HyperTransport 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.
|AMD 970 Chipset
AMD 970 Chipset is designed to support up to 4800MT HyperTransport 3.0 (HT 3.0) interface speed and PCI Express 2.0 x16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD’s latest AM3+ and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities.
|Get Ready for New Generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ CPU
GIGABYTE's AMD motherboards are ready to support new generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ multi-core processors, delivering the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming.
|Supports next generation of 45nm AMD AM3 CPU
This motherboard designs with Split Power Plane, 4+1 phase VRM to support AMD the latest 45nm AM3 PhenomII series processors, delivering the great performance enchantment to system and ultimate scalability hardware expending.
|AMD CrossfireX Multi-GPU Support
AMD CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, AMD CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.
|Dual-Channel DDR3 2000+ MHz Support
This motherboard supports up to 32GB DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of up to 2000(O.C) MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia and Internet applications.
|SATA 6 Gbps
Yet another onboard feature of GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboards are integrated the latest AMD SB950 chip for high-speed SATA Revision 3.0 compatibility, delivering 6 ports native superfast 6Gbps link speeds for twice the data transfer rates of SATA Revision 2.0 (3 Gbps) and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support. When used in RAID 0 (Stripe) mode, GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboards offer even faster data transfer rates of up to 4x the speed of current SATA interfaces.
|USB 3.0 Support
The GIGABYTE motherboards support the latest generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology made possible through an onboard USB3.0 host controller. With superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, users are able to experience an almost a 10x improvement over USB 2.0. Additionally, backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 assures users of long term use of their legacy USB 2.0 devices. The onboard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology also provides new power management features that include increased maximum bus power and device current draw to better accommodate power-hungry devices.
|3x USB Power Boost
GIGABYTE motherboards feature a 3x USB power boost, delivering greater compatibility and extra power for USB devices. GIGABYTE’s unique USB power design is also able to efficiently regulate output over the full voltage range, which greatly enhances USB device compatibility. In addition, dedicated lower resistance fuses ensure lower voltage drops, and provide more stable and plentiful power delivery.
|Ultra Durable 4 Classic
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 motherboards embrace a range of exclusive technologies that guarantee DIY PC builders the absolute best protection for their PC, with built-in features that prevent common malfunction threats.
|Dual UEFI Bios
With a superior graphical interface capable of 32-bit color imaging and fluid user-friendly mouse navigation, UEFI DualBIOS makes BIOS configuration a new and exciting experience for novice and experienced users alike. UEFI BIOS also brings native support for large hard drives on 64-bit operating systems.
|On/Off Charge Technology
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of GIGABYTE's highly acclaimed 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge enables devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger.
GIGABYTE has completely redesigned EasyTune6 from the ground up to make it easier than ever to manage and monitor your hardware resources as well as tweak your system settings in order to achieve maximum system performance. Whether you are an overclocking enthusiast, or a computer novice, EasyTune6 provides the tools you need to quickly and effortlessly fine tune your system.
|ErP Lot 6 support
The ErP (also known as Energy-Related Products Directive) is part of the European Union's environmental regulations policy. It is based on concern for the environmental as the proliferation of electronic devices continues, and how to improve energy efficiency for a better and greener life. GIGABYTE supports ErP and produces motherboards that help you effectively improve system efficiency.
|Windows 8 Ready
With hardware driver compatibility tested and assured, GIGABYTE provides a complete solution for Windows 8 support. Starting now, users can experience the next generation operating system on GIGABYTE hardware, and can rest assured that they can easily upgrade once the final driver versions are released without any compatibility issues!
|Chipset Type||970 / SB950|
|RAM Installed / Max Capacity||0 MB / 32 GB Max|
|RAM Slots||4 x DDR3 DIMM|
|Supported RAM Technology||Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM|
|Supported RAM Speeds||DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz|
|Expansion Slots Total (Free)||1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (running at x16)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (running at x4)
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI
|Multi-GPU Support||AMD CrossFireX Support|
|Ports Present & Quantity||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
3 x audio jacks
|Ports Present & Quantity||1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan header
2 x system fan headers
1 x power fan header
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
|AMD SB950 Chipset||6 x SATA 6Gb/s (RAID 0,1,5,10)|
|Controller||Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit LAN|
|Ports||1 x LAN(RJ45) port|
|Controller/Codec/Information||Realtek ALC887 Codec
High Definition Audio
Support for S/PDIF Out
|Feature List||Support for @BIOS
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install
Support for EasyTune
Support for Smart Recovery 2
Support for Auto Green
Support for ON/OFF Charge
Support for 3TB+ Unlock
Support for Q-Share
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Reviewed by Sam
Great motherboard, Works perfect with an AMD FX 8120 and 16gb ram. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks Novatech for the super fast delivery!
Reviewed by Steve
I upgrade around may of this year with this board a black edition 6 core fx bulldozer cpu and fire-pro v4800 gpu for the 3d modelling I do, I was happy as my old system was a 2 yr old fx 6core amd cpu and GA-890GPA-UD3H Gigabyte board I had 2 x 6 core machines and 2 x dual core machines running on my render farm it was awesome. But today my old GA-890 Board blew up taking out a 2 gig ram stick with it but she had done well in her 2-3yr life span and I worked her hard. lucky my processor and remaining 6 gig of ram survived. So now I need another GA-970A to replace my dead board. There is only 1 thing I hate about these later boards and that's the fact they have zero ide slots on them which renders old HD Drives useless even with a sata converter cards these drives pretty much rubish now. Apart from the above I have no other fault for the GA-970A Board it's a steal for the money.
Reviewed by wayne
Had huge problems with this board. PCIe slot didn't work fully and didn't recognise my graphics card. Custmor survice, as usual, was top. Took the board back and swapped out for different brand. I'm bug fan of gigabyte so was little disappointed but I'm sure this isn't usually the case for this brand of board
Reviewed by Josh
Really impressed with this motherboard,The dual bios chip is really good! Ram slots are great! plenty of choice! Chip cooler looks sexy ;) definately one to recommend for gaming ! comes with variety of slots! and 4 fan pin connectors :) it also supports up to 6 hard drives so it would be good for a home server! price is great! and quality is just amazing!
Reviewed by Ed
Great board, Brilliant price! I couldn't find anything better value than this. Its easy to install, although its rectangular so for the case i bought (ZALMAN Z9Plus) one side of the motherboard wasn't completely supported by the stand-off screws but that wasn't a problem, you just have to hold it whilst plugging the power in. Using this board, a SanDisk Extreme SSD & a Radeon HD 6850 got me a windows index of 7.6 so i couldnt ask for more!
Reviewed by Cathy
Bought to upgrade my 7 yr old system - easy to install, easy to fit the cpu fan. Installed Ubuntu 12.04 super quick with everything working 1st time - no need to tweak anything,no need to find drivers. Love it.