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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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  • 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.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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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.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Shawn B.
  • 5/20/2014 12:12:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDied in less than 6 months.

Pros: It worked well for like 5 months.

Cons: Started crashing and shutting down a few days ago, going to a reset bios screen. Now, it will not recognize usb input during bios boot, and always goes to the bios reset screen which requires selecting an option from the Keyboard. So, essentially, it's junk for now, as don't have an older style keyboard, and don't even know if that would work. Anyway, second motherboard in my life to die , the other died after years though, so not good.

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 110017 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.

Are you using an USB wired or wireless keyboard?

Have you tried to clear the CMOS by removing the CMOS battery for 10-15Mins?

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • SAM D.
  • 5/8/2014 12:14:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDont believe everything you read

Pros: I spent many weeks researching mid-high priced board available here! And even the best high end boards will have people that are unhappy! Ok, so before i discuss the actual board, there are a few things that should be mentioned. #1 all reviews that complain that the board does not have this or that feature or enough slots/ other components are immediately and completely ignored! The board has what it has! Everything is clearly and completely presented, so do not buy something that you personally selected then complain that it does not have what you want or need! #2 If you do not understand that the nature of electrical components means that it may arrive damaged, dead, or otherwise unusable- or simply go out after a couple of weeks, you really have no business building your own system! Go to dell or HP and pay them double the money so that you can rest assured the system will work right out of the box! Even then it isnt guaranteed! Yes, it really sucks to receive a component that you are looking forward to installing just to find that it is DOA, but that really is the nature of the beast! #3 Back in the day when 600 mhz was considered fast and dual core processors werent even thought of yet, we would overclock our amd's and it would give outstanding results. When you have 8 core processors up to 4+ ghz available, overclocking is just a waste! There is a risk to benefit ratio that just no longer ends up being favorable! If you need a faster processor, then buy it! Cant afford it? Try a little patience and save the money! Try delayed gratification for a change... ok, on to the board itself...

First of all, it should be noted that i am not a gamer, nor do i require the absolute fastest and newest versions of any electronic equipment that i use. If you have to have the best fastest, or you are a hardcore gamer, this probably isnt the board for you. For anybody that is looking for a quality well made board with great features at a great price i would definitely recommend this board to anyone for business, basic gaming, multi-media, and all general purpose use. Everything loaded and ran on first run with no hitches, glitches, problems, or other things that often go wayward with computers. All components and systems run smoothly and as required/expected. Core temp remains low, and processor and ram speeds (on auto) run just a bit higher than their respective class ratings. More than adequately does all that i need it to do, without having a lot of the extras that (for me) would just go to waste... (just so i could say i have the best most expensive board available? no thanks!)

Granted; there is always a chance that problems could arise, but my experience has been that generally speaking 90+ % of those problems either present themselves immediately or it is due to user error/misuse/misinstall.
I will update this review if any such thing should occur.

Cons: so far, none! i received exactly what i paid for!

Other Thoughts: uh, thats why i build computers... so they can think for me! :-)

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  • Ryan N.
  • 5/1/2014 6:21:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDecent

Pros: This was a pretty hassle-free installation with an FX-8350 processor. No surprises.

Cons: This is a pretty basic board in terms of features. It only comes with 2 SATA cables, but this is all known going in.

Other Thoughts: This is a decent budget board, mine works fine. It works well in Linux but you have to disable the IOMMU in the BIOS. This came as no surprise to me as I have had several UEFI boards with this same exact problem, it's just what you have to do to make it work.

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  • Marie G.
  • 4/4/2014 9:53:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Neweggs returns policy is awesome

Cons: DOA twice and finally had to decide on a more expensive mobo because I got 2 duds

Other Thoughts: First time with this brand and I 'm already deciding it's the last.

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 108442 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.

For no POST/display issue, please check the following:

1. Be sure the CPU is supported by this motherboard, for CPU support list please go to the GIGABYTE website.

2. Check memory requirement and memory installation, be sure the memory is/are seated properly. You may test the board with a single stick to rule a single bad stick of memory.

3. Be sure the ATX 24-Pin and ATX 12V 4 or 8-Pin are plugged in firmly into the board.

4. Check for visible bent or broken pin(s) in the CPU socket (Intel CPU).

5. If you have an add-on video card installed, please check if the card requires additional powers 4, 6, or 8 Pin PCIE power.

6. Test the board on a non-conductive surface or test bench to rule out the grounding possibility.

7. Check monitor for video input selection, VGA, DVI, or HDMI.

8. Avoid using any video adapter or KVM switch.

9. Test with different video cable.

10. Clear the CMOS by taking out the CMOS battery from the battery socket, leave it out for 5 minutes and place it back after that (positive side faces up).

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Michael K.
  • 3/25/2014 8:05:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks

Pros: This worked right out of the box. this was my very first computer build and the installation of all my parts with this was very easy. The look of this motherboard is also very nice.

Cons: None so far

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  • John V.
  • 3/10/2014 2:03:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLook elsewhere

Pros: Looks decent, nice layout, not hard to put parts in it.

Cons: Did not work upon arrival like most others posting reviews on this motherboard. No lights to notify me that something was wrong, since the volume did not work either. RMAing it and going with a more expensive, but more reliable motherboard.

Other Thoughts: Look for another motherboard with so many bad reviews about it coming broken.

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 107323 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.

For no POST/display issue, please check the following:

1. Be sure the CPU is supported by this motherboard, for CPU support list please go to the GIGABYTE website.

2. Check memory requirement and memory installation, be sure the memory is/are seated properly. You may test the board with a single stick to rule a single bad stick of memory.

3. Be sure the ATX 24-Pin and ATX 12V 4 or 8-Pin are plugged in firmly into the board.

4. Check for visible bent or broken pin(s) in the CPU itself (AMD CPU).

5. If you have an add-on video card installed, please check if the card requires additional powers 4, 6, or 8 Pin PCIE power.

6. Test the board on a non-conductive surface or test bench to rule out the grounding possibility.

7. Check monitor for video input selection, VGA, DVI, or HDMI.

8. Avoid using any video adapter or KVM switch.

9. Test with different video cable.

10. Clear the CMOS by taking out the CMOS battery from the battery socket, leave it out for 5 minutes and place it back after that (positive side faces up).

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Agatha G.
  • 2/16/2014 11:15:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUnsatisfied

Pros: Board looks awesome and clean.

Cons: Board would never post. waiting for never parts to play and get them mid vacation to find out board bad not fun.

Other Thoughts: Love the look great colors. Second gigabyte board and both have had issues probably never buy 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 106217 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.

For no POST/display issue, please check the following:

1. Be sure the CPU is supported by this motherboard, for CPU support list please go to the GIGABYTE website.

2. Check memory requirement and memory installation, be sure the memory is/are seated properly. You may test the board with a single stick to rule a single bad stick of memory.

3. Be sure the ATX 24-Pin and ATX 12V 4 or 8-Pin are plugged in firmly into the board.

4. Check for visible bent or broken pin(s) in the CPU itself (AMD CPU).

5. If you have an add-on video card installed, please check if the card requires additional powers 4, 6, or 8 Pin PCIE power.

6. Test the board on a non-conductive surface or test bench to rule out the grounding possibility.

7. Check monitor for video input selection, VGA, DVI, or HDMI.

8. Avoid using any video adapter or KVM switch.

9. Test with different video cable.

10. Clear the CMOS by taking out the CMOS battery from the battery socket, leave it out for 5 minutes and place it back after that (positive side faces up).

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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