GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P Review & Specifications

GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P Socket AM3+ AMD 970 DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0

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CPU: AMD AM3+ FX processors; AMD AM3 Phenom II processor/ AMD Athlon II processor
Memory: 4x1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory; DDR3 2000(O.C)/1866/1333/1066 MHz
LAN: Realtek GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16); 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4);3 x PCI Express x1 slots; 2 x PCI slots
Storage Interface: 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors supporting up to 6 SATA 6Gb/s devices; Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and JBOD
USB: Up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports; 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports

Specs Overview

Model GA-970A-DS3P
Release Date July 2013
Series
Socket AM3+
Form factor ATX
Chipset AMD 970
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN Chipset Realtek GbE LAN chip
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB

Pros

  • Good pricing

Cons

  • Mediocre audio controller
  • Limited overclocking

Score Pangoly

79

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CPU AM3+ Socket:
  1. AMD AM3+ FX processors
  2. AMD AM3 Phenom™ II processor/ AMD Athlon™ II processor
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
Hyper Transport Bus
  1. 4800 MT/s
Chipset
  1. North Bridge: AMD 970
  2. South Bridge: AMD SB950
Memory
  1. 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
  2. * 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.
  3. Dual channel memory architecture
  4. Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
  5. * 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
  1. Realtek® ALC887 audio codec
  2. High Definition Audio
  3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  4. Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
  1. Realtek® GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slots
  1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
  2. * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
  3. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
  4. 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
    (All PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  5. 2 x PCI slots
Storage Interface South Bridge:
  1. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors supporting up to 6 SATA 6Gb/s devices
  2. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and JBOD
USB South Bridge:
  1. 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:
  1. 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. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  4. 1 x CPU fan header
  5. 2 x system fan headers
  6. 1 x power fan header
  7. 1 x front panel header
  8. 1 x front panel audio header
  9. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  10. 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
  11. 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  12. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
  2. 1 x PS/2 mouse port
  3. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  4. 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  5. 1 x RJ-45 port
  6. 3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
I/O Controller
  1. iTE® I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring
  1. System voltage detection
  2. CPU/System temperature detection
  3. CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
  4. CPU overheating warning
  5. CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
  6. CPU/System fan speed control
  7. * Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install.
BIOS
  1. 2 x 32 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AMI EFI BIOS
  3. Support for DualBIOS™
  4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a
Unique Features
  1. Support for @BIOS
  2. Support for Q-Flash
  3. Support for Xpress Install
  4. Support for EasyTune
  5. * Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
  6. Support for Smart Recovery 2
  7. Support for Auto Green
  8. Support for ON/OFF Charge
  9. Support for 3TB+ Unlock
  10. Support for Q-Share
Bundle Software
  1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System
  1. Support for Windows 8/7/XP
Form Factor
  1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 21.5cm

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