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Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P AMD 970 Socket AM3+ USB3.0 SATA 6Gbps DDR3 ATX Motherboard

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Description & Specification

Key Features
- GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ technology
- GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™4 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
- GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology
- 4 USB 3.0 ports with transfer rates of up to 5Gbps

Specifications

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   
- 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" 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.
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