Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3
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Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Review

The 970A-DS3 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. All USB ports also benefit from a 3x power boost for better power delivery to power hungry USB devices.


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Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Technical Specifications
CPU Make
Chipset
Form Factor
Total RAM
Total USB
Motherboard Details
AMD
970
ATX
Socket AM3+
32GB
11 USB slots
GPU Interface
GPU Onboard
SLI
Crossfire
Expansion Slots
Motherboard Graphics
PCIe v2.x
1 Nvidia GPU
2 AMD/ATI Crossfire GPUs
2 x PCI 32bit
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
Memory Type
Memory Type(ECC)
Memory Channel
Memory Capacity
Memory Total
Memory Slots
Memory Speed
Motherboard Memory
4xDDR3
Non-ECC
Dual
32GB DDR3
32GB
4xDIMM
DDR3 1066Mhz, DDR3 1333Mhz, DDR3 1600Mhz, DDR3 1866Mhz,
SATA 1
SATA 2
SATA 3
SATA Speed
External SATA
HDD RAID
Motherboard SATA
6 x SATA 3
6Gb/s
Internal USB
Internal I/O
Internal I/O Connectors
3 x USB 2.0
1 x 24 pin power connector
1 x 4 pin power connector
4 x fan header
1 x S/PDIF connector
Back Panel USB
Back Panel I/O
Back Panel Connectors
6 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
Line In connector
Mic In connector
7.1 Surround Sound
Audio Input Output
PS/2 keyboard connector
PS/2 mouse connector
9.3
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Extras
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can i use this mobo with fx 9370?

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Nope, 4 phase power delivery. If you like a crispy mobo you can try.

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I have this mobo its rev 3 and bios latest FD , Do it will support FX 8350 or FX 8320?

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Yes it will

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Yes, I have the FX 8320 and it works without any problem.

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Pretty good overall. Unfortunately I couldn't find an adapter for the USB 3 on the Front Panel of my case and it has only 2 connectors for case fans (apart from the one for CPU, ofc). And only 1 of them has PWM. But I managed somehow to keep things somewhat quiet thanks to EasyTune 6 which was… easy to use. It didn't take me long to figure out how it worked, especially for a guy whose IT knowledge is pretty basic… or maybe not even that much.

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Also, I got rev 3.0 which is compatible with AM3+ processors. It seems that previous rev's cause trouble or don't work at all… There are many people complaining about it.
Oh, I just realized that I said something stupid. There was no need to say this: "(apart from the one for CPU, ofc)", since I had already mentioned "case fans" :P

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Considering upgrading to this MB to accommodate the FX-9350 I'd like to get, any owners have any comments? Thanks

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Well it's great for a low budget like mine, and it supports 32 GB of RAM which will be great in the future. It will support any AM3+ CPU (like the 8350). It doesn't support Crossfire or SLI so if you want more than 1 GPU don't buy it.

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2018
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$379.00
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@sperchez it supports SLI as well as crossfire but only 2 gpus.

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it does not completely support SLI/Crossfire as one of the PCIe x16 slots only runs at x4 speeds. this forces both GPU's to run at the lower speed when in SLI/Crossfire

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but It says it can support crossfire and sli..

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it can support them however, it does not provide full support as one of the PCIe x16 slots can only run at x4 speeds. this means that when running in sli or crossfire it forces both GPU's down to the far lower x4 speed.
that being said, it is a great mobo for any single GPU build.

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