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GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 970
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2000(OC) /1866
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The 970A-UD3 motherboard is designed to offer a stable, high-speed platform for delivering amazingly fast data transfers 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.

 

 

  • newegg Get Ready for New Generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ CPU GIGABYTE's 970A-UD3 motherboard is ready to support new generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ multi-core processors, delivering the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming. This motherboard features Split Power Plane, 8+2 phase VRM design and also supports 45nm AMD AM3 Phenom II series processors, delivering the great performance enchantment to system and ultimate scalability hardware expending.
  • newegg On/Off Charge Technology GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of GIGABYTE's highly acclaimed 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge enables devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger.
  • newegg 108dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio Playback All of GIGABYTE's 2011 motherboards feature higher capability audio solution with 108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) playback quality to deliver high-performance, multi-channel HD audio. SNR is a comparison of the amount of signal to the amount of noise such as hiss present in the signal (expressed in Decibels). A higher SNR equals a better audio experience.
  • newegg SATA III & USB 3.0 Support GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboards integrate the latest AMD SB950 chip for high-speed SATA Revision 3.0 compatibility, delivering 6 ports native superfast 6Gbps link speeds for twice the data transfer rates of SATA Revision 2.0 (3 Gbps) and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support. Plus, they also support the latest generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology made possible through an onboard USB3.0 host controller. With superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, users are able to experience an almost a 10x improvement over USB 2.0.
  • newegg DualBIOS 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology) Hybrid EFI Technology combines the benefits of GIGABYTE's mature BIOS platform including stability and compatibility with 3rd party products with 3TB+ HDD support from EFI technology, allowing GIGABYTE to offer the best of both worlds through a quick and easy BIOS update using GIGABYTE's BIOS utility that is freely available from the GIGABYTE website. GIGABYTE DualBIOS is a proprietary technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when the main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating. In addition, GIGABYTE DualBIOS now supports 3TB+ (terabyte) hard drive booting without the need for partitioning, and enables more data storage on a single hard drive.
  • newegg 3x USB Power Boost GIGABYTE motherboards feature a 3x USB power boost, delivering greater compatibility and extra power for USB devices. GIGABYTE’s unique USB power design is also able to efficiently regulate output over the full voltage range, which greatly enhances USB device compatibility. In addition, dedicated lower resistance fuses ensure lower voltage drops, and provide more stable and plentiful power delivery.

Learn more about the GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3

Model

Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
GA-970A-UD3

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
AM3+
CPU Type
FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
FSB
2400MHz Hyper Transport (4800 MT/s)

Chipsets

Chipset
AMD 970 + SB950

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 2000(O.C.) / 1866 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
2 (x16, x4)
PCI Express x1
3
PCI Slots
2

Storage Devices

SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA RAID
0/1/5/10/JBOD

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC889
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111E
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
USB 1.1/2.0
8 x USB 2.0
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
IEEE 1394
1 x IEEE 1394a
S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0
Onboard 1394
1 x 1394a
Other Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
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 Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
1 x serial port header
1 x clearing CMOS jumper

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
Get Ready for New Generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ CPU

Supports next generation of 45nm AMD AM3 CPU

AMD OverDrive Support

108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback

DualBIOS 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology)

Turbo XHD- Full Automatic RAID 0/Stripe

Ultra Durable 3 - Classic

GIGABYTE innovative technology- Easy Energy Saver

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3

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  • David G.
  • 4/18/2014 5:10:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazin

Pros: Still going strong No problems works like a champ owned over 3 years.

Cons: none

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  • Edward P.
  • 4/15/2014 1:31:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Solid Foundation

Pros: A solid, stable motherboard with a great feature set and an easy-to-use traditional BIOS. I specifically wanted an AM3+ motherboard with a built-in Firewire IEEE1394 port for importing video from my digital video camera, and this board has fit the bill nicely.

Cons: I honestly can't think of anything. I'd happily buy this board again.

Other Thoughts: I built a desktop using this board as the foundation for an FX-8350 processor, 16Gb of DDR3 1333 RAM, and a Radeon HD7770 video card. After a year of solid performance, I've replaced the video card with two R7 260X cards running in crossfire, and I've upgraded from Windows Vista 64 to Windows 8.1 64-bit. I'm still completely with this motherboard, and the Crossfire graphics running perfectly even with the secondary PCI-E 16X slot only having 4X mode available. This motherboard is a solid foundation for a system build, and a great value.

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  • donald s.
  • 3/8/2014 1:31:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPurchased as part of a windows gaming system

Pros: Stable and no issues playing modern windows 3d games (Windows 7).

Cons: None encountered

Other Thoughts: I have a fairly beefy coolermaster heat sink on this in a standard tower. No issues with mounting (unlike my B85M-D3H which required some dremmel work to make the heat sink brackets fit past the beefy covers on the voltage regulators)

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  • Cody P.
  • 2/10/2014 9:31:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDid its job

Pros: I have owned this mobo for about a year now. I have not had any issues with it since installation to now. It supported everything I put in it. Have a AMD-FX 6100 CPU , 8GB G.Skill 1600mhz ram, and a XFX 2GB Videocard.

Cons: Have not had any as of yet.

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  • Austin B.
  • 1/13/2014 11:19:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs9 Month Board

Pros: Purchased this board to replace a faulty msi board of the same price range. I've been extremely pleased with it's performance up to this point. Great 8 phase VRM power design, nice sized heat sinks, and plenty of fan headers. Great price for all of the features you get.

Cons: I've had this board for 9 months and I've never overclocked it or anything. A couple of days ago I was on my comp sparingly in the morning and turned it off until I returned home later that evening. Turned it on when I got home to realize the sound wasn't working. I ruled out all possible causes like driver issues or broken speakers. The rear audio panel output is toast. Now I have to route my speaker cable around to the front I/O panel to hear sound. This is extremely frustrating as I've only had the board for 9 months without any hiccups.

Other than the faulty rear audio, the board's not extremely aesthetically pleasing. The light blue and off-white dimm slots and pci lanes are nothing short of ugly. For a board this price it seems you get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: If I was still in warranty, I'd love a replacement board because I've been almost completely happy with it otherwise.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 104646 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Audie P.
  • 1/1/2014 3:27:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Out of 2 of these I have bought I haven't had a single problem with either of them!
I got revision 3.0 and everything went extremely well during installation.
My 1600mhz ram was read as such right away.
I love the BIOS and it's ease of use.
I love the feature that allows you to charge your devices when your computer is off.

Cons: The I/O shield is kind of ugly and doesn't line up right. Nothing is blocked but it's not perfectly straight and it messes with me. Nothing to remove an egg over though.

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  • Tracy P.
  • 12/30/2013 3:51:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for me

Pros: I've had 5 of these running constantly since December 2011 and not one problem. I use them for audio and video transfer and post production, so the load has been frequently heavy.

Cons: No cons yet... flawless after 2 years!

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  • Deborah E.
  • 12/29/2013 12:09:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks, but not always

Pros: It works most of the time for me and, although i would not know too much about this, apparently the price is fairly low. It conveniently fit into the budget that I had set for building my PC and it has some very nice features.

Cons: I would HIGHLY recommend that you look somewhere else if you are a person who uses many USB slots. I use mine slots for a keyboard, mouse, headset, capture card. Logitech camera, and a Xbox 360 controller connector from Microsoft.

I've found everything but my capture card and audio to work perfectly, and when those two things don't work, it is a pain. This problem is in the con section of a lot of other reviews as well. Being as new to technology as I am, I can not determine if I placed the USBs wrong or if it is the motherboard, but I believe that it is the motherboard.

Other Thoughts: Some of my USB problems could be related to Windows 8 and, perhaps, the variety in my build. I soon plan on upgrading my build.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 104116 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Brendan C.
  • 12/26/2013 9:25:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo problems yet!

Pros: All

Cons: Had to manually change my RAM from 1600 to 1866, I wont take a star off for that though.

Other Thoughts: BIOS seems easy to manuver.

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  • patrick t.
  • 12/9/2013 4:15:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Motherboard I have owned

Pros: Great board, Purchased over a year ago, and have never given me any issue. Booted right up with an older 3 core Processor, and still have plenty of room to upgrade to a 6-8 core.

Cons: None.

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