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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

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 impressed by Grampa

Very impressed with this board, was easy to fit, well laid out, all points where CLEARLY marked (makes a change) and my old eyes could see everything.

runs 32 gb ram no problem and with the piledriver quad core processor i want for nothing

Aria has one very happy customer here and so does gigabyte from now on
exceptionally good value for money on this board

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Response by PeterW

Thanks for your review

 Good MOBO by Paddy5168

For the price, for the functionality this is one hell of a board. lots of ports and PCIE slots, easy to nav BIOS. I mean what more could I want from it.

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Response by jonathana

The PCI-e slots there are always useful!