GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P Review & Specifications

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P 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
Chipsets: AMD 970/AMD SB950
Memory: 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB memory; DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz
LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbit
Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16, 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4, 3 x PCI Express x1 slots, 2 x PCI slots
Storage Interface: 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors; Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and JBOD
USB: 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports; Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports

Specs Overview

Model GA-970A-UD3P
Release Date December 2013
Socket AM3+
Form factor ATX
Chipset AMD 970
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz
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

  • Very good overclock capabilities
  • UEFI BIOS

Cons

Score Pangoly

86

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Video review

Video published by channel Justas Stanevicius (4/29/2014).
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 (Note 1)
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules (Note 2)
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
Audio
  1. VIA® VT2021 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) (Note 3)
  2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
  3. 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
  4. (All PCI Express slots conform to the PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  5. 2 x PCI slots
Storage Interface South Bridge:
  1. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  2. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and JBOD
USB South Bridge:
  1. 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 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 8-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 serial port header
  13. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  14. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  2. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  3. 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  4. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  5. 1 x RJ-45 port
  6. 6 x audio jacks (Center, Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Side Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
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 (Note 4)
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 (Note 5)
  5. Support for ON/OFF Charge
  6. Support for Smart Recovery 2
Bundle Software
  1. Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System
  1. Support for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP
Form Factor
  1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm
Note (Note 1) 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.

(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 fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.

(Note 5) Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.

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