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GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P AM3+/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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GA-970A-D3P

GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P


GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic
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Humidity Protection

Humidity can wreak havoc on a motherboard's circuitry. GIGABYTE's new Glass Fabric PCB design helps protect against electrical shorts due to humidity by reducing the gaps in spacing between PCB filaments.
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Electrostatic Protection

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Classic motherboards feature High ESD Resistance ICs which help protect the motherboard against electrostatic discharge.
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Get Ready for the New Generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ CPUs

GIGABYTE's AMD motherboards are ready to support a new generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ multi-core processors, delivering the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming.

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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 charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger.

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GIGABYTE Digital Power Engine

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable motherboards take advantage of an exclusive Digital PWM controller array, to deliver maximum and stable power to latest processors. Using digital controllers means that more precise power delivery to the motherboard's most power hungry and energy sensitive components is possible. This Digital Power system, with Precise Auto Voltage Compensation to make real-time adjustments and deliver a steady flow of power to the system, no matter the loading. This all new, digital power system provides enthusiast users with exceptional control over the overclocking potential of their GIGABYTE motherboard.

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Supports the Next Generation of 45nm AMD AM3 CPUs

This motherboard is designed with Split Power Plane and 4 + 1 phase VRM to support the latest 45nm AMD AM3 Phenom™II / Athlon™II processors, delivering a great performance enhancement to your system and ultimate scalability for hardware expansion.

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Power Failure Protection

Permanent damage from power surges or failures during a BIOS update can be avoided with GIGABYTE DualBIOS, which automatically enables a secondary, back up BIOS.
GIGABYTE also uses Anti-Surge ICs to protect the motherboard against power surges.
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High Temperature Protection

GIGABYTE uses All Solid Caps (Capacitors) and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures.
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UEFI DualBIOS™ Technology

With a superior graphical interface capable of 32-bit color imaging and fluid user-friendly mouse navigation, UEFI DualBIOS™ makes BIOS configuration a new and exciting experience for novice and experienced users alike. UEFI BIOS also brings native support for large hard drives on 64-bit operating systems.


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Multi-Display Support with AMD CrossFire

Flexible graphics capabilities - up to two 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 on resolution.

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108dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio Playback

GIGABYTE motherboards feature higher capability audio solutions 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. For example, 108dB, is a high audio specification, as this means the audio signal is 108dB higher than the level of the noise.


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GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration

GIGABYTE motherboards feature GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration, a range of the latest technologies that are designed help speed up data transfer, including SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) technology, and an unprecedented 3X USB power boost on USB ports for more power hungry USB devices.

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Introduction

The 970A-D3P 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 USB 3.0 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's SB950 chipset, GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboards offer six native ports of next generation high speed data storage device support with data transfer speeds of up to 6Gbps 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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Energy-Related Products Directive Lot 6 support

The Energy-Related Products Directive (ErP) is part of the European Union's environmental regulations policy. It is based on concern for the environment as the proliferation of electronic devices continues, and how to improve energy efficiency for a better and greener life. GIGABYTE supports ErP and produces motherboards that help you effectively improve system efficiency.


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Warranty

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


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  • Mark S.
  • 5/1/2015 11:53:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat mid range mobo

Pros: - Been working for 18 months without trouble
- Board allows a modest OC, 4.4-4.5ghz
- UEFI bios (easy to use)
- USB 3.o rear & front headers
- nice layout, everything labeled
- compatible with am3/am3+ cpu's
- gigabyte @bios software for updating bios (recommend using)
- XMP recognizes1866mhz ram (oc's to 2000mhz)
- heatsinks on Mosfets
- can save 10 bios profiles for OC'ing
- Great for single GPU solutions

Cons: - Board has a small v-droop when OC'ing cpu
- Only 1 16x pcie 2.0 slot & 1 4x pcie slot
- no SLI or CF
- software on the cd if rubbish except for @bios
- Mosfets get hot when OC'ing & throttle system over 4.5ghz
- Gigabyte boards power up & down test before booting up PC, adds 6 seconds to bootup time (but it's normal)

Other Thoughts: Overall I m happy with this mobo. Was easy to OC cpu & ram. Just F12 on bootup. Go to cpu options check "enable" on unlock cpu. Then "DISABLE" turbo boost. Then change your mutilplier & voltage. Ram, check enable xmp profile 1 or 2 & your set for 1600-1866mhz.. (2000 you need to manually oc ram)

CPU: Amd FX8320 8x@4.4Ghz oc 1.44v
Cooler: CM Hyper 212+ (Artic Silver 5 Goo)
Mobo: Gigabyte 970A-D3P am3/am3+
RAM: Gskill RipjawsX 16gbs(2x8gb) 1866mhz
GPU: MSI R7870-2GD5T/oc 17.5%
core1175 mem1475
Hdd: Sandisk 128Gb ssd boot drive
2x1Tb Hitachi 7200rpm hdd
2Tb WD MyBook 7200rpm external hdd
PSU: Rosewill Hive 650W 80+Bronze full Modular
Case: Rosewill Challenger USB3.0v Mid-tower
OS: W7 64bit Hp
Keyboard: MS sidewinder 6x
Logitech K400 wireless
Mouse: Weyes 6D 2000 DPI
Controller: xbox360 wired
Monitor: 23" Dell 1080p 60Hz LED-backlit LCD
50" Sceptre 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV
Headphones: Turtlebeach X12
Speakers: Dell AX210 USB Stereo

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  • Brently S.
  • 4/20/2015 2:55:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMobo is Weird

Pros: Seems to be pretty quick, I love at how easy it is to access the Case plug-ins and how they made a box around it.

Cons: No buttons on it! Surprised there are no buttons on it for bios or anything like that. It acts super weird when it starts up, it will boot for Half a second, turn off for 2, then it will fully boot up, At first I thought it was the cases Power button but it wasn't, I shorted it to make sure and it still acts the same, I dont think thats normal at all. the overclocking software doesnt work at all. Tried to overclock it in the Bios and that didnt work as well, said my CPU needs to be unlocked which it is, In the end i had to find another software to overclock it because it just wouldnt let me make the changes at all.

Other Thoughts: Looks good with my ram, thats about it.

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  • Robert R.
  • 4/18/2015 1:46:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood Board but..

Pros: Great price
Nice board has plenty of pci-e slots if using for mining

Cons: Frustrating with Linux x64 bit distros some work some don't. There are plenty of Linux distos that do work but you need to play with iommu setting in the bios to get usb / NiC working properly and some 64bit kernels don't work at all. If you are planing on using linux with this board just dont unless you would like a headache trying to figure out how to get everything working properly. I was trying to install Ubuntu server 12.04 x64 for a hashcat install and only the usb 3.0 ports work its also not possible to install via usb you need to install by cdrom and i was unable to get the nic card working even with changing the iommu settings in bios because Ubuntu server simply wont start with it Enabled. I was forced to Install windows 7 i usually stand by Gigabyte as a company but i feel they dropped the ball on this one.

Other Thoughts: Maybe im missing something about the NIC / usb problem with certain x64 Linux distros but it seems plenty of others are having issues as well.

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  • Charles L.
  • 4/17/2015 11:19:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsmobo died in 3 hours

Pros: Great price, plenty of ports and features.

Cons: like the title says the motherboard died after 3 hours. I plugged a thumbdrive in a rear usb port and the pc shut off. I returned the power supply to best buy and got another one. Still no dice. I sent the board to RMA and they could not replicate the issue. At this point I will never buy another Gigabyte product.

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 121455 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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  • Brandon M.
  • 3/28/2015 1:06:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDefective/DOA

Pros: Looks nice.

Cons: This thing came in the mail. I waited on my processor to come so I could install everything at once. Basically when installing, processor worked just fine, everything booted up but my GPU, also when I took the RAM out and booted it up, there was no Beep Code. I tried a lot of different methods to diagnose the problem to see if it was my GPU or PSU or other things, but no it all routed back to the motherboard. GPU works fine in other system, PSU works fine, the GPU's fans spin for 2 seconds, then stop, then repeats that forever. Can't get it to work.

Other Thoughts: Hoping this RMA will fix it.

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 120782 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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  • Chad J.
  • 3/24/2015 4:39:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsWhy so Sad...

Pros: none

Cons: Can not install Windows 8.1 64-bit for the life of me.
It starts and then freezes before Windows Setup screen.
Tried from disk, made rufus usb, UEFI mode Lagacy mode.
Downloaded Windows 10 TP and no problem with install.
Would like to use a full OS and not a tester. Looked online and seems to be a problem with this board, and no solutio., should have came with a step by step bios setup and Windows install guide.

Other Thoughts: Will not buy Gigabyte product again. Unless I can/they can tell me how to simply install Windows 8.1 64-bit onto a motherboard, when it should be just that simple.

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 120630 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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  • Paul G.
  • 3/24/2015 11:22:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked the first time

Pros: Build:
win 8.1
G.Skill ddr3-1833 2x4gb ram
AMD FX-8350 vishera black
XFX r9 290a gpu
Corsair CX 750m
Samsung 850 evo 250gb SSD
Enthoo pro case
Asus basic cd/rw
Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO

This was my first actual start to finish build. To my absolute surprise, it booted up on the first try, no issues whatsoever. Have been using for ~1 month so far with no issues. All components interacting fine.

Cons: I/O shield a little flimsy, instructions were....lacking - easy fixes, though. Silk screen on the board itself was a little confusing, at least with the front panel connectors, but I'd probably attribute this more to my inexperience than their design.

Other Thoughts: Thor help me if it blows up after writing this.

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  • Joshua D.
  • 3/24/2015 10:40:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Motherboard for Price!

Pros: 4x USB 3.0 ports (2 front, 2 back)

1 pci-e 16x (Future proofing for those BIG GPU guys)

Just barely fit my ATX case. Board came down JUST ABOVE PSU unit at the bottom. Color-coded DIMM slots so you know where to insert 2 ram chips without questioning it. It says "Extra Durable" all over this product but with good intention. Even with 6 screws mounting this thing I still had to press pretty hard when I added the main power wires, ram, GPU etc. No I didn't bend or break the motherboard!! Only issue so far I've had is this board only has 2 places to add system fans (3 pin) and 1 pwr fan. That means you can only add 3 fans unless you buy molex adapters and daisy chain them together. My case came with 1 fan so I still have 4 running strong!

Cons: No cons to speak of! This thing is holding up very well.

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  • Benjamin R.
  • 3/21/2015 6:16:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMotherboard

Pros: NONE !!!! 2nd gigabyte motherboard failed after 1st one DOA

Cons: BOARD RAN 1 1/2 HOUR ANF FAILED

Other Thoughts: WILL NOT 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 120536 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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  • Brian W.
  • 3/14/2015 3:14:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWill not post

Pros: None, could not get this board to post with components known to be working.

Cons: DOA, this still happens? I thought this was a thing of the past.

Other Thoughts: Not wasting time troubleshooting a dead board. RMAing this one ASAP.

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 120332 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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