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Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P AMD 970 ATX Motherboard

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Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P, AMD 970, S AM3/AM3+, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 2.0 (x16), ATX.

This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 57500  
Stock code: MBD-AM3PIL-GA-970A
Manuf. code: GA-970A-DS3P
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Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P AMD 970 ATX Motherboard:

The 970A-DS3P 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.


GIGABYTE Ultra Durable4 Classic technology
Supports AMD AM3+ FX/ AM3 Phenom II, Athlon II series processors
2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces with AMD CrossFire support
6 native SATA3 ports with up to 6Gbps link speed and RAID 0,1,5,10 support
4 USB 3.0 ports with transfer rates of up to 5Gbps
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology


Manufacturer: Gigabyte Graphics Interface: PCIe 2.0 (x16)
Form Factor: ATX SLI: No
CPU Socket: AM3/AM3+
QPI Speed: N/A Hybrid SLI: No
System Bus: N/A Hybrid Crossfire: No
Chipset: AMD 970 Crossfire: No
Memory Type: DDR3 Water Cooled: No
Memory Channel: Dual HDCP: No
Memory Type (ECC): Non-ECC SATA: SATA III - 6Gb/s
Memory Type (R/U): Unbuffered RAID: SATA
Memory Speed (Mhz): DDR3 - 1066
DDR3 - 1333
DDR3 - 1600
DDR3 - 1866
DDR3 - 2000(OC)
Expansion Slots: 2 x PCI (32 bit)
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
Memory Capacity: 32GB Internal I/O: 1 x 24pin (V)
1 x 4pin (V)
1 x FP Audio Header
6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
1 x SPDIF-Out Header
3 x USB 2.0 Header
1 x USB 3.0 Header
Graphics On Board: No
Back Panel: 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
1 x Line In
1 x Line Out
1 x Mic In
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
6 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0

Warranty Information:

Manufacturer gigabyte
Warranty Type Manufacturer via Aria
Manufacturer Website
Warranty Period (yrs)3
Number of PCI-E Slots - x162
RAM Slots4
Maximum RAM32
CPU SocketAM3+
Form FactorATX
SATA II Ports0
USB 3.0 Ports3
USB 2.0 Ports9
ChipsetAMD 970
CrossFireXThe product has this feature

Comments, Questions & Reviews:

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Does it support windows 10 by Jak sheil

Hi does this motherboard support windows 10.

Response by declant
Hi Jack,

It does support windows 10.

Ssd by Chris Hardy

Hi. Will this support and M.2 style SSD (the pci ones), and what small capacity ssd would be best for this? Thanks.

Response by declant
Hi Chris,

This motherboard does not support M.2 SSD's

Gtx 1060 be compatible? by Sean

Will this mother board work with a GTX 1060

Response by declant
Hi Sean,

Yes it will.

Question  Is this compatible with this graphics card? by Brian

Is this motherboard compatible with the XFX Radeon HD 5450 Graphics card (#54117), and will the motherboard be able to display anything using this graphics card's video outputs, as it has no video outputs of its own.

Answer by declant on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Yes, this GPU will work with this motherboard fine.

Question  Question by Lian Penner

Will this work with a Zotac GeForce® GTX 970 Gaming Edition 4GB Graphics Card - ZT-90101-10P?

Answer by matthewh on Monday, April 4, 2016
Hello Lian, That graphics card will be compatible with this motherboard.
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