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Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SB950 DDR3 ATX

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GA-970A-UD3

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Description

The 970A-UD3 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. All USB ports also benefit from a 3x power boost for better power delivery to power hungry USB devices.

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, 8+2 phase VRM to support AMD the latest 45nm AM3 Phenom™II series processors, delivering the great performance enchantment to system and ultimate scalability hardware expending.

SATA 6 Gbps Support

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.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 - 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
Data Bus Transfer Rate
5.2 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 + 1 x FireWire + 8 x USB 2.0 + ( 2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x FireWire + 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
Max Bus Speed
2600 MHz
Data Bus Transfer Rate
5.2 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

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
Features
Dual channel memory architecture

Audio

Type
HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC889
Compliant Standards
High Definition Audio

LAN

Network Controller
Realtek RTL8111E
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 / mouse , 1 x TOSLINK , 1 x FireWire - 6 pin FireWire , 8 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 , 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack
Internal Interfaces
1 x audio , 1 x SPDIF out , 6 x USB 2.0 , 2 x USB 3.0 , 1 x FireWire , 1 x serial
Power Connectors
24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector

Features

BIOS Type
Award
BIOS Features
DMI 2.0 support, ACPI 1.0b support, SMBIOS 2.4 support, Hybrid EFI Technology
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, Q-Flash, Ultra Durable 3 Classic, 8+2 Phase Power Design, AutoGreen, 3x USB Power Boost, EasyTune6, GIGABYTE Easy Energy Saver, On/Off Charge, GIGABYTE Turbo XHD

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
24.4 cm

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