Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P
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Release Period- Oct-2012
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P Review

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.


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Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P Technical Specifications
CPU Make
Chipset
Form Factor
Total RAM
Total USB
Motherboard Details
AMD
AMD 970
ATX
Socket AM3+
32GB
12 USB slots
GPU Interface
GPU Onboard
SLI
Crossfire
Expansion Slots
Motherboard Graphics
PCIe v2.x
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, DDR3 2133Mhz, DDR3 2400Mhz,
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 USB 3.0
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
PS/2 keyboard connector
PS/2 mouse connector
9.4
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Will this motherboard support the fx-8300 without a bios update?

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Sure, i have FX 8300.

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Will R9 380x and FX 6300 run on this board ?

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yep

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Does this card support triple channel ram ? Because, I want to add 4 GB of RAM to have 12 gb in total, I already have to sticks of 2x4gb

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Motherboard sorry* haha

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will the gtx 960 and fx 8150 run on this board?

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yes

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hi,
I am facing overheating issue with my new build PC, my CPU temperature is normal during gaming (aprx - 40-60) but chipset temperature (70-80 degree), if any one have any idea please suggest me what i do …

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Will this work well with an FX 8350 and an R9 280X?

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Yep..take a look on my setup..:)

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How well will this MOBO work with my AMD FX-4350 and Sapphire HD 7950 3GB Boost?

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hi all, i have this mobo with a Nvidia GTS 450, with the pcie 4x would it be a good boost to add another one on sli? because i can get one really cheap, or should i save some money and get a new card?

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that's not the case….. not all boards support SLI/crossfire. like this board. which only supports Crossfire.

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Would it be stupid combine that mobo with an asus gtx 660?

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that would be fine

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