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GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P

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Manufacturer Part Code: GA-970A-DS3P

Order Code: MBGIG-970A-DS3P

Category: PC Motherboards

GA-970A-DS3P AM3+ 970A ATX

- Supports AMD AM3+ FX/AM3 Phenom™ II & Athlon™ II series processors
- 2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces for 2way CrossFireX multi-graphics support
- AMD SB950 provides 6 SATA3 ports with 6Gbps link speed and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support
- USB 3.0 with superspeed transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps
- GIGABYTE 3x USB Power with On/Off Charge USB ports
- Ultra Durable 4 Classic Technology with high quality components designed
- Turbo XHD technology accelerating hard drive performance with ease
- Patented DualBIOS with Hybrid EFI technology for 3TB HDD support.


    Key features

    CPU
    AM3+ Socket:
    AMD AM3+ FX processors
    AMD AM3 Phenom™ II processor/ AMD Athlon™ II processor
    (Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
    Hyper Transport Bus
    HyperTransport™ 3.0
    Support up to 5200MT/s

    Chipset
    North Bridge: AMD 970
    South Bridge: AMD SB950

    Memory
    4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
    * Due to a 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 the size of the physical memory installed.
    Dual channel memory architecture
    Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
    * To support a DDR3 1866 MHz (and above) memory, you must install an AM3+ CPU first.
    (Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)

    Audio
    Realtek® ALC887 audio codec
    High Definition Audio
    2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    Support for S/PDIF Out

    LAN
    Realtek® GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

    Expansion Slots
    1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
    * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
    1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
    3 x PCI Express x1 slots
    (All PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
    2 x PCI slots

    Storage Interface
    South Bridge:
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors supporting up to 6 SATA 6Gb/s devices
    Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and JBOD

    USB
    South Bridge:
    Up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB headers)
    VIA® VL805 chip:
    Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)

    Internal I/O Connectors
    1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    1 x CPU fan header
    2 x system fan headers
    1 x power fan header
    1 x front panel header
    1 x front panel audio header
    1 x S/PDIF Out header
    1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
    3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper

    Back Panel Connectors
    1 x PS/2 keyboard port
    1 x PS/2 mouse port
    2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    1 x RJ-45 port
    3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone)

    I/O Controller
    iTE® I/O Controller Chip

    H/W Monitoring
    System voltage detection
    CPU/System temperature detection
    CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
    CPU overheating warning
    CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
    CPU/System fan speed control
    * Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install.

    BIOS
    2 x 32 Mbit flash
    Use of licensed AMI EFI BIOS
    Support for DualBIOS™
    PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a
    Unique Features
    Support for @BIOS
    Support for Q-Flash
    Support for Xpress Install
    Support for EasyTune
    * Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
    Support for Smart Recovery 2
    Support for Auto Green
    Support for ON/OFF Charge
    Support for 3TB+ Unlock
    Support for Q-Share

    Bundle Software
    Norton Internet Security (OEM version)

    Operating System
    Support for Windows 8/7/XP

    Form Factor
    ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 21.5cm

    Remark
    Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
    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 Information

Audio system
HD
Audio output channels
7.1 channels
USB 2.0 ports quantity
6
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity
1
Headphone out
1
Microphone in
Y
USB 3.0 ports quantity
2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity
2
BIOS type
AWARD
PCI slots
2
PCI Express x16 slots
1
PCI Express x4 slots
1
PCI Express x1 slots
3
Motherboard chipset
AMD 970
Motherboard form factor
ATX
Audio output channels
7.1 channels
Motherboard chipset family
AMD
Component for
PC
Audio chip
HD
Supported hard disk drive interfaces
Serial ATA III
Number of SATA connectors
6
USB 2.0 connectors
6
S/PDIF out connector
Y
CPU fan connector
Y
Front panel audio connector
Y
Power fan connector
Y
Number of SATA 3 connectors
6
Supported storage drive interfaces
Serial ATA III
Memory slots
4
Maximum internal memory
32 GB
Memory voltage
1.5 V
Supported memory clock speeds
1066,1333,1600,1866,2000 MHz
Supported memory types
DDR3-SDRAM
Memory slots type
DIMM
Number of memory slots
4
Ethernet LAN connection
Y
Ethernet interface type
Gigabit Ethernet
Bundled software
Norton Internet Security
Compatible operating systems
Windows 8/7/Vista/XP
Bundled software
Norton Internet Security
Motherboard chipset
AMD 970
Audio system
HD
Motherboard form factor
ATX
RAID levels
0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD
Audio output channels
7.1 channels
Motherboard chipset family
AMD
Component for
PC
Power source type
ATX
Processor manufacturer
AMD
Processors compatible
AMD Phenom II Dual-Core Mobile,AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Mobile,AMD Phenom II Triple-Core Mobile,AMD Phenom II X2,AMD Phenom II X3,AMD Phenom II X4,AMD Phenom II X6,AMD Phenom II X8
Processor family
AMD
Processor socket
Socket AM3+
System bus
4.8 GT/s
RAID levels
0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD
Motherboard chipset
AMD 970
Motherboard form factor
ATX
Supported hard disk drive interfaces
Serial ATA III
Number of SATA connectors
6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity
2
Motherboard chipset family
AMD
Component for
PC
Width
305 mm
Depth
225 mm

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