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GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P (rev. 2.0) AM3+ AMD 970 6 x 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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  • Richard N.
  • 5/31/2015 8:06:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsYou get what you pay for

Pros: It works for regular gaming I guess...

Cons: If you are looking to overclock, this is not the motherboard for you! I can't get my Fx 8350 over 4.4Ghz stable due to very poor power delivery. I am sensing some bottle necking between my Redeon r9 290x and the HT link which is very annoying. The IO shield is just bare stainless steel and is not very eye appealing.

Other Thoughts: Buy an 990Fx Chipset for OCing..

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 122724 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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  • Jeffrey P.
  • 5/11/2015 8:05:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA very good basic motherboard.

Pros: I've had this motherboard for nearly two months and it has taken everything I've thrown at it. Sadly however, I'm having to buy another one because I shorted out the first one by putting in a new graphics card. The pros, I should say is that if you need a simple motherboard and don't plan on using more than one graphics card then this it. It can hold 32gb of memory so if you do video and photo editing this will do it.

Cons: A few cons I have for it. Now if you are a gamer and don't plan on doing any editing then this will more than likely bottleneck the system if you have two of the same graphics card. One last one and this a personal thing, the pcie x1 slots are placed on bother sides of the main pcie x16 slot, so I have to give up one slot for my graphics card.
However, the pci legacy slots make up the loss.

Other Thoughts: Overall, a good balanced board. It makes for a very expandable system, giving you everything you need for starting a new build, or if your expert and are build a second pc I would recommend this board for a simple gaming system.

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  • Semir F.
  • 5/11/2015 1:14:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNeed HELP Asap!

Pros: NONE

Cons: Every time the computer boots up it turns on for about 1 second and shuts off and repeats for about 3-4 times until it actually boots up. anyone find a fix for that?

PC specs.

amd fx 6300 6core CPU
evga gtx 980 sc GPU
8gb ram 1600
700w PSU
all temps are okay, cpu is watercooled.
is it the mother board or would i have to get a new 1000w PSU?

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 122195 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
  • 5/8/2015 9:06:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: board has been up and running for a long time playing shogun 2

Cons: reliable in my case

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  • Josh J.
  • 5/6/2015 8:51:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Everything works great

Cons: None

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  • Kenneth G.
  • 4/17/2015 11:03:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot sure about this board

Pros: When I was looking for a mobo for a new build.. I chose this one as my first choice.. Put in an order for over $1000... when my shipment arrived, it appeared the board was either used or was an open item. Box was not sealed and the anti-static film was held on with electrical tape. Contacted Newegg, got some run around but finally and RMA issued. Took about 3 weeks for my money to be returned to me. I replaced it with a GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+. Problem is when you return an item the clock is still running on what you have bought.

Cons: Not sure if it was just sent to me in error or not. I suggested that they credit me and let me just pay the increase for the new board. I know... but it was worth a shot.

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  • Joel P.
  • 4/14/2015 1:15:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Post, No nothing.

Pros: 4x RAM slots, but not much else.

Cons: DOA, RAM slots are very awkwardly close to a mounting hole (difficult screwdriver angle!)

Other Thoughts: Assembled the new build, no post beeps. Only after I installed did I get online and read the reviews. Sounds like terrible quality from a company I thought had a solid name. Will return ASAP and never order GIGABYTE again.

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 121302 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
  • 4/13/2015 5:59:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood board...

Pros: Good board with and easy to navigate bios.

Cons: Non so far.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/6/2015 8:20:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsover a year old runing 2 comps

Pros: over a year ago i brought two of these boards for my personal enjoyment since then i have upgraded everything around them (cpu ram gpu hdd sdd) i do gaming on one and video edit on the other both are runing overclocked cpu (athloon x4 645 @3,7ghz and fx 8320 @ 4,5ghz ) both are aircooled

Cons: does not take sli

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  • kimberly e.
  • 3/30/2015 9:37:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: none

Cons: Worked for 1 day. Shut it off overnight,that was it. no power no start nothing the next day. My first and last Gigabyte product. That is 5 hours of work that I will never get back.

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 120824 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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