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GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P AM3+ AMD 970 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-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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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Tess G.
  • 8/20/2014 7:47:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsdoes everything it says it will do!

Pros: Had it for a year now has not given me one issue.

Cons: nope...

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/19/2014 11:39:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsHas worked without issue.

Pros: Bio's are great. Board also looks good in the case. I have not experienced any of the issues stated in the poor reviews for this board. I am running an FX 8320 with this board and i have not OC yet although it is my intention to do so in the future. So far i am very happy.

Cons: None yet

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  • Bronson W.
  • 8/14/2014 7:16:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDOA Motherboard

Pros: Decently sturdy and has all basic ports.

Cons: Was DOA. Spent the day putting together my computer only to find out something wasn't working, tried a backup graphics card and RAM to make sure that wasnt the problem, I knew it was either my CPU (which is quite rare), or my motherboard. I ended up getting a full refund from newegg thankfully as they have fantastic customer service, and purchased another Gigabyte MoBo (990 chipset) which was much more sturdy and had more room for expansion. It was $50 more but IMO it was plenty worth it, I was wrong to cheap out on my motherboard to begin with.

Other Thoughts: I am not saying this product is bad, I just didn't get the chance to use mine so I cannot give this a good review.

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 113029 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.


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  • Joshua S.
  • 8/11/2014 12:11:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy install, BIOS is easy for a noob like me to navigate, and has some fun options to play with for tweaking things ever so slightly

Cons: Not worth removing an egg but, I feel the Northbridge Chipset gets a bit to hot when installing software and copying things from a USB Drive.

Other Thoughts: So far no other major developments, I'll update if I get any of the problems I have read this Mobo can have, Hopefully I get a good bit of use from it.

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  • Matthew G.
  • 8/8/2014 4:03:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStops working after an hour or two

Pros: It boots.

Cons: After an hour or two of use, it stops accepting input from the mouse, keyboard, or any other USB device, and the audio also stops working. The only way to fix it is to perform a hard reboot.

Manufacturer Response:

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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 112739 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.


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  • Anonymous
  • 7/31/2014 9:37:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsI think this board would be great if I could use it

Pros: Nice bios.

Cons: I can get it to work and such I can install windows 8.1 and windows 7, but when I go to get all my drivers installed in windows 8 the screen goes black and the TV acts like the signal from the dvd cord or even hdmi connects and disconnects over and over while the screen stays black with random cast of gray. I purchased this mother board with a fx 8320 8 core 3.5ghz. In windows 7 I can get the drivers install but when I restart the pic and it goes to load windows it goes back to the black screen flickering. I don't know what to do here. I'm all out of thermal paste and I can't seem to find the rma button on mobile

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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 112439 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.


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5 out of 5 eggsThis works!

Pros: Great motherboard nothing to say! Ground yourself when placing a motherboard in the case

Wear gloves and treat you're motherboard with care

Cons: No cons what so ever

Other Thoughts: This motherboard is fine and works

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  • Sean R.
  • 6/12/2014 12:20:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood basic motherboard

Pros: Great BIOS. Works with many CPU's and RAM speeds.

Cons: Bad layout. Can not use all 6 SATA ports even with a mid range secondy video card. Have to use right angle SATA cables (not included) on only 3 SATA ports to fit under the card. Should have put in right angle SATA ports or moved them away from the 16x PCIe slots.

Other Thoughts: Should have gone with a full sized motherboard from Gigabyte. These boards last longer than than competitors.

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  • Luke R.
  • 6/4/2014 9:00:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI expect more from gigabyte and newegg

Pros: None since I couldnt get it to POST.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Uh well either gigabyte boards don't get bought and just sit in the warehouse or they are just bad boards. I got 2 boards. First one started and immidiately stopped amd would not power on at all. Second one powered on for about 10 Seconds then never turned on again. I installed this board with a grounded esd mat and wearing a wrist strap. Not very durable if you ask me.

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 110527 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.

Unable to power on the PC, please check the following:

1. Be sure both ATX 24-Pin and ATX12V 4 or 8-Pin are firmly connected into the board.

2. Check the chassis power switch to make sure it's connected to the "Power Switch" pins on the front panel header, please see user manual for the exact location of the power switch pins.

3. Power up the system by making contact the power switch pins with a paperclip.

4. Disconnect additional components or hardware to see if the system is able to power on with the minimum system configuration.

5. Test the motherboard on the test bench (outside of the computer case) to eliminate the ground issue.

6. Try another power outlet or bypass any battery backup system.

7. If possible, test the power supply unit in another PC to ensure it is in working condition.

8. Attempt to test different model of power supply unit to rule out PSU related possibility.

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  • Michael P.
  • 5/26/2014 3:46:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsEh..it would be good...if it worked longer than a month...

Pros: It is a lovely layout, has enough of everything for budget gaming and regular use, even some fair high end gaming...if it worked...longer than a month under load.

Cons: After a month of use started getting massive blue screens and just crazy crashes hardcore...well my cpu cooler is a budget water cooled system but still...I am not overclocking or anything like that....I have a R7260x XFX 2GB card in it, running a 1 TB HD and a 2 TB external other than that, a mouse and keyboard...I mean the first month it worked fast and flawless....then suddenly...issues...crashes almost unuseable...then I opened the case to check for heat issues...in a Cooler Master case that is very well made for high airflow and has a ton of fans in it....that is not helping...at all...the temp sensors looked fine but I wanted to make sure everything was working...so I opened it up and looked and even shut down from it's last crash, I burned myself on both the northbridge and southbridge...this..is not good obviously....the only way I can use it at present...is to open the side of the case and crank up two 8 inch insanely loud fans built into one case to keep it within a temp it will not die at. However this only happens if you play a game at first....then it begins to happen when doing anything at any random time like watching youtube videos...I upgraded all drivers and tested all other components before deciding it has to be the hot NB and SB....such a shame now since it is out of return policy time period...just over a month....onto the next board.

Other Thoughts: Thoughts for Gigabyte and others looking at all of the features of their boards...yes...they look good I mean massive heatsinks well to me anyhow I am not a hardcore gamer just a gamer but...come on...I can't even watch youtube anymore on it...so...watch what gigabyte says about their reliability and 4x the copper and the lovely heatsinks...no amount of heatsinks will counter that much heat...and no it's not the 80 plus PSU feeding too much voltage either...never been overclocked in fact first thing I did was disable turbo and anything that could cause extra heat....such a shame.

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 110168 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.

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