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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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Question  UEFI by Fahad

Hi, does this board have a full GUI UEFI that supports quick boot or just a traditional BIOS?

Answer by matthewh on Sunday, April 3, 2016
Hello Fahad, this motherboard has Duel UEFI support.

Question  FX by John C

Can this handle an overclocked FX-9590 and an r9 390x?

Answer by matthewh on Friday, April 1, 2016
Hello John, I would not recommend this chipset for overclocking, I would recommend using the 990FX chipset from AMD. You will be limiting your overclocking potential by using this motherboard but it will work.

Question  Question by joel

Will this work with a gtx 950

Answer by shaund on Thursday, February 25, 2016
Hi Joel,

Yes it will.

Question  How many by Joel

How many connectors for fans does this motherboard have

Answer by shaund on Saturday, February 20, 2016
Hi Joel,

The motheboard has 1x 4pin sys_fan, 1x 3pin sys_fan and 1x 3pin pwr_fan connectors.

Question  Bios for fx8350 by Oscar

Hi will I have to update the bios for it to support fx8350?
Thanks, Oscar

Answer by shaund on Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Hi Oscar,

No it will be fine.
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