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  • Manufacturer: Gigabyte
  • UPC #818313015181
  • Model #GA-970A-DS3
  • The 970A-D3 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.

     

     

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    Detailed Description
    (Manufacturer # GA-970A-DS3 )


    CPU AM3+ Socket:
    1. Support for AMD AM3+ FX processors
    2. Support for AMD AM3 Phenom™ II processors / AMD Athlon™ II processors
    (Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
    Hyper Transport Bus
    1. 4800 MT/s
    Chipset
    1. North Bridge: AMD 970
    2. South Bridge: AMD SB950
    Memory
    1. 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory (Note 1)
    2. Dual channel memory architecture
    3. Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules (Note 2)
    (Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
    Audio
    1. Realtek/VIA codec
    2. High Definition Audio
    3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    4. Support for S/PDIF Out
    LAN
    1. 1 x Realtek RTL8111E chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
    Expansion Slots
    1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16) (Note 3)
    2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
    3. 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
    4. (All PCI Express slots conform to the PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
    5. 2 x PCI slots
    Multi-Graphics Technology
    1. Support for AMD CrossFireX™ technology (PCIEX16 and PCIEX4)
    Storage Interface South Bridge:
    1. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors supporting up to 6 SATA 6Gb/s devices
    2. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID5, RAID 10 and JBOD
    USB South Bridge:
    1. Up to 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB headers)
    1 x Etron EJ168 chips:
    1. Up to 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel
    Internal I/O Connectors
    1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
    3. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    4. 1 x CPU fan header
    5. 2 x system fan headers
    6. 1 x power fan header
    7. 1 x front panel header
    8. 1 x front panel audio header
    9. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
    10. 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    11. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
    12. 1 x serial port header
    13. 1 x clearing CMOS jumper
    Back Panel Connectors
    1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    2. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
    3. 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    4. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
    5. 1 x RJ-45 port
    6. 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
    I/O Controller
    1. ITE IT8720 chip
    H/W Monitoring
    1. System voltage detection
    2. CPU/System temperature detection
    3. CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
    4. CPU overheating warning
    5. CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
    6. CPU/System fan speed control (Note 4)
    BIOS
    1. 2 x 32 Mbit flash
    2. Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
    3. Support for DualBIOS™
    4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b
    Unique Features
    1. Support for @BIOS
    2. Support for Q-Flash
    3. Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue
    4. Support for Download Center
    5. Support for Xpress Install
    6. Support for Xpress Recovery2
    7. Support for EasyTune (Note 5)
    8. Support for Easy Energy Saver
    9. Support for Smart Recovery
    10. Support for Auto Green
    11. Support for ON/OFF Charge
    12. Support for Cloud OC
    13. Support for 3TB+ Unlock
    14. Support for Q-Share
    Bundle Software
    1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
    Operating System
    1. Support for Microsoft Windows 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP
    Form Factor
    1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 22.4cm
    Note (Note 1) Due to Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB.

    (Note 2) To support a DDR3 1866 MHz (and above) memory, you must install an AMD AM3+ CPU first.

    (Note 3) For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.

    (Note 4) Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install.

    (Note 5) Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
    Remark
    1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
    2. Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP SP1/SP2. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.







    Technical Specifications   [return to top]
     Specification Value
    Processor Supported: AMD
    Socket Type: AMD AM3 plus
    CPU Type: Phenom II x6 125w /AM3 plus
    North Bridge Chipset: AMD 970
    South Bridge Chipset: AMD 950
    Number of Memory Slots: 4 DIMM Slot
    Memory Type: DDR3
    Form Factor: ATX
    Onboard Video Chipset: None
    Video Output: None
    Multi-GPU Solution: CrossFire
    Memory Channel: Dual
    PCI Express 2 x16 Slots: 1
    PCI Express 3 x16 Slots: 0
    PCI Slots: 2
    PCIe x1 Slots: 3
    PCIe x4 Slots: 1
    PATA Support: None
    SATA 1 5 Gb Support: 0
    SATA 3Gb Support: 0
    SATA 6GB Support: 6
    SATA RAID: JBOD
      0
      1
      5
      10
    USB 3 Ports: 2
    USB 2 Ports: 6
    eSATA Ports: 0
    Firewire 1394a Ports: 0
    LAN Ports: 10/100/1000
    On Board Power Connectors: 24 Pin ATX
      1x 4 Pin ATX 12V
    CPU Fan Header: 1x 4 Pin PWM
    3 Pin System Fan: 2 Headers
    4 Pin PWM System Fans: None



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