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Gigabyte 970A-DS3 AM3+ AMD 970 DDR3 ATX

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GA-970A-DS3

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Gigabyte 970A-DS3 AM3+ AMD 970 DDR3 ATX
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Description

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 USB 3.0 controller, AMD 900 series motherboard allows users to take advantage of super fast USB transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, delivering 10x faster data transfer compared to USB 2.0. Utilizing the industry's first Serial ATA revision 3.0 solution via AMD chipset, Gigabyte AMD 900 series motherboard offers native 6 ports of 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 motherboard introduces a unique hardware design with lower resistance fuses for ensuring lower voltage drops and providing more stable and plentiful power delivery. All USB ports also benefit from a 3x power boost for better power delivery to power hungry USB devices.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - 1.0 - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970
Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
AMD 970 / AMD SB950
Processor Socket
1 x Socket AM3+
Compatible Processors
Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Athlon II, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, FX
Data Bus Transfer Rate
4.8 GT/s
Max RAM Size
32 GB
RAM Supported
4 DIMM slots - DDR3
Storage Ports
6 x SATA-600 (RAID)
USB / FireWire Ports
2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0 + ( 6 x USB 2.0 via headers )
Audio
HD Audio (8-channel)
LAN
Gigabit Ethernet
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7


Detail

General

Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
AMD 970 / AMD SB950
Data Bus Transfer Rate
4.8 GT/s
Processor Socket
Socket AM3+
Max Processors Qty
1
Compatible Processors
Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Athlon II, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, FX

Supported RAM

Max Size
32 GB
Technology
DDR3
Bus Clock
1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1866 MHz
Speed
PC3-12800, PC3-10600, PC3-8500, PC3-14900
Features
Dual channel memory architecture

Audio

Type
HD Audio (8-channel)
Compliant Standards
High Definition Audio

LAN

Network Interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slot(s)
1 x CPU , 4 x DIMM 240-pin ( 1.5 V ) , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 , 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 , 2 x PCI
Storage Interfaces
AMD SB950 : SATA-600 - connector(s): 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - 6 Device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 / JBOD
Interfaces
1 x PS/2 keyboard , 1 x PS/2 mouse , 6 x USB 2.0 , 2 x USB 3.0 , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack
Internal Interfaces
1 x audio , 1 x SPDIF out , 6 x USB 2.0
Power Connectors
4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector

Features

BIOS Type
Award
BIOS Features
DMI 2.0 support, ACPI 1.0b support, SMBIOS 2.4 support, Hybrid EFI Technology, Touch BIOS
Hardware Monitoring
CPU core temperature, chassis temperature, CPU fan tachometer, chassis fan tachometer, system voltage, CPU overheating protection, power supply fan tachometer
Hardware Features
DualBIOS, 4+1 Phase Power Design, AutoGreen, 3x USB Power Boost, EasyTune6, On/Off Charge, GIGABYTE Turbo XHD, Ultra Durable 4 Classic, AMD CrossFireX technology support

Miscellaneous

Software Included
Norton Internet Security, @BIOS, Xpress Recovery 2, AMD OverDrive, EasyTune 6, Q-Share, Cloud OC
Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play, ACPI 1.0b, Energy-Related Products (ErP) Lot 6
Width
30.5 cm
Depth
22.5 cm

Customer reviews

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Gigabyte 970A-DS3 AM3+ AMD 970 DDR3 ATX
5.0 1
£53.36
Gigabyte 970A-DS3 AM3+ AMD 970 DDR3 ATX
works great
Reviewed by . Review Posted 08/05/2013
5 5

the price is great and it works fine with my FX8850! had no problems during set up

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 

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