Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

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  • AMD 970 chipset
  • Socket AM3+
  • Maximum Memory 32GB
  • ATX Form Factor

Product Description

Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

CPU

AM3+ Socket:
AMD AM3+ FX processors
AMD AM3 Phenom II processor/ AMD Athlon II processor
(Please refer "CPU Support List" on Gigabyte 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 (Note 1)
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules (Note 2)
(Please refer "Memory Support List" on gigabyte website for more information.)

Audio

Realtek HD 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) (Note 3)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
3 x PCI Express x1 slots
(All PCI Express slots conform to the 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)
Etron EJ168 chip:
Up to 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel

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
3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x Clear CMOS jumper

Back Panel Connectors

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

I/O Controller

iTE IT8728 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 (Note 4)

BIOS

2 x 32 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
Support for DualBIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b

Unique Features

Support for @BIOS
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Download Center
Support for Xpress Install
Support for Xpress Recovery2
Support for EasyTune (Note 5)
Support for Turbo XHD
Support for Smart Recovery
Support for Auto Green
Support for ON/OFF Charge
Support for 3TB+ Unlock
Support for Q-Share

Operating System

Support for Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 22.5cm

Note

(Note 1) Due to 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 4 GB.
(Note 2) To support a DDR3 1866 MHz (and above) memory, you must install an AM3+ CPU first.
(Note 3) For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
(Note 4) Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install.
(Note 5) Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.

Technical Specification

Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

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 ¦ 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 ¦ 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 ¦ 2 x PCI
Interfaces 1 x PS/2 keyboard ¦ 1 x PS/2 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 ¦ 1 x SPDIF out ¦ 6 x USB 2.0
Power Connectors 4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector

Supported RAM

Technology DDR3
Bus Clock 1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1866 MHz
Speed PC3-12800, PC3-10600, PC3-8500, PC3-14900
Features Dual channel memory architecture
Max Size 32 GB

Audio

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

LAN

Network Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet

Features

BIOS Type Award
BIOS Features DMI 2.0 support, ACPI 1.0b support, SMBIOS 2.4 support, Hybrid EFI Technology, Touch 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, 4+1 Phase Power Design, AutoGreen, 3x USB Power Boost, EasyTune6, On/Off Charge, GIGABYTE Turbo XHD, Ultra Durable 4 Classic, AMD CrossFireX technology support

Miscellaneous

Software Included Norton Internet Security, @BIOS, Xpress Recovery 2, AMD OverDrive, EasyTune 6, Q-Share, Cloud OC
Compatible with Windows 7 "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft's assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant Standards Plug and Play, ACPI 1.0b, Energy-Related Products (ErP) Lot 6
Width 30.5 cm
Depth 22.5 cm

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 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

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