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Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

  • AMD Socket AM3+
  • AMD 970 Northbridge
  • AMD SB950 Southbridge
  • ATX Form Factor

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    Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard Product Description

    GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS technology
    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



    CPU

    AM3+ Socket:
    AMD AM3+ FX processors
    AMD AM3 Phenom™ II processor/ AMD Athlon™ II processor
    (Please refer "CPU Support List" on gigbayte website for more information)

    Hyper Transport Bus

    4800 MT/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" on gigabyte website 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

    Operating System

    Support for Windows 8/7/XP

    Form Factor

    ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 21.5cm

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    Technical Specifications

    Expansion / Connectivity

    Expansion Slot(s) 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 240-pin ( 1.5 V ) ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ( x4 mode ) ¦ 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 ¦ 2 x PCI
    Storage Interfaces AMD SB950: SATA-600 -connectors: 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - 6 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 / JBOD
    Expansion Slots 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 240-pin ( 1.5 V ) ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ( x4 mode ) ¦ 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 ¦ 2 x PCI
    Interfaces 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse ¦ 6 x USB 2.0 ¦ 2 x USB 3.0 ¦ 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack
    Internal Interfaces 1 x audio - header ¦ 1 x SPDIF out - header ¦ 6 x USB 2.0 - header ¦ 2 x USB 3.0 - header
    Power Connectors 4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector

    General

    Product Type Motherboard - ATX
    Chipset Type AMD 970 / AMD SB950
    Data Bus Transfer Rate 4.8 GT/s
    Processor Socket Socket AM3+
    Max Processors Qty 1
    Compatible Processors Opteron, Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Athlon II, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, FX

    Supported RAM

    Max Size 32 GB
    Technology DDR3
    Bus Clock 1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1866 MHz, 2000 MHz (O.C.)
    Features Dual channel memory architecture

    Audio

    Type HD Audio (8-channel)
    Audio Codec Realtek ALC887
    Compliant Standards High Definition Audio

    LAN

    Network Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet

    Features

    BIOS Type AMI
    BIOS Features DMI 2.0 support, ACPI 2.0a support, SMBIOS 2.6 support, UEFI BIOS
    Hardware Monitoring CPU core temperature, chassis temperature, CPU fan tachometer, chassis fan tachometer, system voltage, CPU overheating protection, power supply fan tachometer
    Hardware Features DualBIOS, Q-Flash, AutoGreen, On/Off Charge, GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration, Ultra Durable 4 Classic, AMD CrossFireX technology support, 3TB+ Unlock

    Miscellaneous

    Software Included Norton Internet Security, @BIOS, EasyTune 6, Q-Share, Xpress Install
    Compliant Standards Plug and Play, ACPI 2.0a, Energy-Related Products (ErP) Lot 6
    Width 30.5 cm
    Depth 21.5 cm

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