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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 GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P (Rev. 2.0) offers a blend of performance and features for those looking to build a power house without breaki ng the bank. Powered by AMD 970 and AMD SB950 chipset, this motherboard supports AMD AM3+ FX/AM3 series CPUs, and features two PCIe x16 slots with 2-way CrossFire support for scalable graphics performance based on your needs. The Gigabyte exclusive Ultra Durable technology utilizes a range of design and components to ensure maximum durability, reliability and protection against humidity, power surges, electrostatic discharge, and even BIOS failure. You'll also delight in the high quality audio capacitors and dedicated audio hardware separation that brings onboard audio far beyond your expectation. The USB 3.0 and SATA III will save you time while transferring large libraries of files. Best of all, this model supports ErP Lot 6 environmental regulations, thus you can experience the performance and features in a more eco-friendly way.

  • newegg GIGABYTE Ultra Durable GIGABYTE Ultra Durable debuts on GIGABYTE motherboards, with a range of features and component choices that provide record-breaking performance, cool and efficient operation and extended motherboard lifespan. Its all Solid Caps (Capacitors) and Low RDS (on) MOSFETs are rated to work at higher temperatures to provide a longer lifespan. Gigabyte uses Anti-Surge ICs to protect the motherboard against power surges, and features High Resistance ICs which help protect against electrostatic discharge.
  • newegg Humidity Protection Humidity can play havoc on a motherboard's circuitry. A part of the GIGABYTE's GIGABYTE Ultra Durable design, the new Glass Fabric PCB design helps protect against electrical shorts due to humidity by reducing the gaps in spacing between PCB filaments.
  • newegg Ultra Safe GIGABYTE motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', making users protected from BIOS failure due to virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.
  • newegg High Quality Audio Capacitors GIGABYTE Ultra Durable motherboards use high quality Nippon Chemicon ARE series audio capacitors. These professional audio capacitors deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for user experience.
  • newegg Dedicated Audio Hardware Zone Separation on the PCB layer protects the board's sensitive analog audio components. This model also features separate analog and digital ground to protect against Electromagnetic Interference (EMI).
  • newegg Multi-display support with AMD CrossFire Flexible graphics capabilities - Up to 2 VGA cards are supported for 2-way AMD CrossFire (running at x16, x4 bandwidth), delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising resolution.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Michael P.
  • 8/1/2015 6:50:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorked...then didn't.

Pros: Great price. Nice looking board. Installed easy. I do not O/C so was not concerned with that. The specifications looked great. For the first couple months everything was fine.

Cons: Two months in and the unit froze and will not boot up. No alarms and no boot screen. Waiting to see what develops in dealing with Gigabyte. Just started the RMA process.

Other Thoughts: This my bad, not enough research, but this is not a Linux friendly MB. It works but could have more Linux utilities.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/30/2015 6:13:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Mobo

Pros: Good motherboard and has done the job so far.

Cons: Only a 4 pin cpu power adapter and is not good for overclocking.

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  • Noah J.
  • 7/23/2015 10:42:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWould not recommend for gamers.

Pros: Cheap, does work, it isn't that bad looking of a keyboard.

Cons: Where to start..
this board is 1/10 for overclocking. the motherboard is literally buzzing. i cannot put any power into it without system stability being completely gone.

i plan to request a refund, this board, when under load, will make an audible buzzing noise. i changed my graphics card, and checked the case fans. the buzzing is literally coming from the motherboard.

Other Thoughts: if you're going to just throw together a system and not touch any kind of overclocking, this board will be fine. if you want to bring your amd processor up to speed w/overclocking, it's probably fine though.

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  • will h.
  • 7/10/2015 3:52:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsacceptable for the price

Pros: stupid-low price
USB 3.0 ports
FX support
UEFI

Cons: USB 3.0 drivers are sketchy at best. The drivers crash on occasion for seemingly no reason, but recover quickly. More of an annoyance, but worth docking an egg over if only because the drivers should have been updated by now. It's a common enough issue.

Other Thoughts: Picked this up for around $50 as a temporary upgrade. It runs well enough, that I'll likely end up running it until it croaks. It has certainly surpassed my expectations for a budget board.

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  • Carlos R.
  • 7/7/2015 5:36:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: No problems so far, the device works the way it should.

Cons: No problems so far, the device works the way it should.

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  • Shaun L.
  • 7/6/2015 8:11:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWaste Of Money

Pros: Nice finish, looks slick and good price for the amount of power, if the mobo really works like it's SUPPOSE TO!

Cons: Dead after only a few months of regular use.

Other Thoughts: Do not buy this peice of cr**, spend a bit more and get a decent mobo that really works.
I will never deal with 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 123995 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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  • Michael G.
  • 7/1/2015 9:12:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs2 Boards, No Problems!

Pros: This motherboard has been reliable, with few issues, though some have been present.

I have used 2 of these boards in computers I have put together. I've had an excellent experience and recommend this board to anyone building an average to above average gaming rig. It has support for the FX 8350, and 1866 DDR3 Ram, which can be Overclocked to 2000, but I prefer Quality over Performance and see no need to overclock anything.

Cons: You must be careful when installing this board, as with any delicate electronic device. Pay close attention to your CPU power supply. My GF's computer was having a boot issue, which turned out to be a loose power plug on the motherboard. Perhaps user error, but to be safe also assume something is loose. Check all your plugs and boot up.

Other Thoughts: This is a great board for any beginner or amateur builders. It has everything you need to start out. Good luck and have fun!

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  • Randall M.
  • 6/18/2015 7:57:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works fine.
CPU is a little tight to my water cooler (Corsair H80i, double deep push-pull fan setup).

Cons: CPU is a little tight to my water cooler (Corsair H80i, double deep push-pull fan setup).

Other Thoughts: My USB 3.0 port on the front of my case hasn't been working since I reinstalled windows, not sure if I can blame the mobo for that one though, may just be a "me" error. Haven't looked any farther into it since I don't really use it.

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  • Brady Z.
  • 6/15/2015 9:36:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsunhappy

Pros: -2 pci-e slots

Cons: -Computer has been crashing daily since replacing my old mobo with this one. Won't be buying 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 123273 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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  • 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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