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

GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P


GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic
GA-970A-D3P

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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.

GA-970A-D3P
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.

GA-970A-D3P
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.

GA-970A-D3P
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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  • megan A.
  • 3/4/2015 9:21:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs//////////excellent

Pros: everything

Cons: only con is the upstep in the 8 core fx 8320 but that can be changed in bios

Other Thoughts: honestly out of the box this could handle what I had and the asus m599x evo was having issues recognizing my vishera 8core. so im happy this ga 970a got me up and running in no time

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  • Timothy W.
  • 3/2/2015 5:17:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood board

Pros: I bought this over a year ago along with a FX-6300 6-Core 3.5GHz. It's been running in our office daily with no problems or complaints.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Didn't seem any faster than a GB board I bought in 2009 even though all the specs are much higher.

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  • Chloe V.
  • 3/1/2015 10:04:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt works with Linux 64bit

Pros: This motherboard is really easy to install. It works very well with an old phenom iix2 socket am3. IOMMU located in BIOS is already disabled. This allows fresh installation of 64bit Linux. Once Linux installation is done, enable IOMMU to get the ethernet to work.

Cons: Nothing so far.

Other Thoughts: Ordered it on 02/13/15 but didn't arrive until 02/27/15, due to the weather.

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  • Dennis G.
  • 2/27/2015 3:25:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsshould of bought two

Pros: Easy installation and set-up. I only had to install the chipset driver from the installation CD, Win 7 had the rest. My system has three HDs and two optical drives; this mobo has plenty of Sata ports with one left over.

GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P
AMD FX-6300
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series PC3 12800

I built this for my son who is a heavy gamer -- the above set-up rocks!

Cons: I'm not a big fan of fed ex shipping - almost took one egg away.

Other Thoughts: I just have to add this -- I read a lot of reviews on Newegg about DOA motherboards; I have bought several mobos in my time and never had a DOA. In fact, my mobo is six years old (bought from newegg) and my son's was six years old as well (bought from newegg). Both boards are still in great shape. What I have found is that if the memory modules are not supported by the mobo then the board may seem to be dead. Just sayin'.

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  • Charles K.
  • 2/27/2015 2:11:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsProblems

Pros: It looks really nice and high tech, lots of cool features. Like the design. Great installation instructions.

Cons: CPU fan port didn't work to begin with. After loading windows on it and installing all the drivers I had BSOD (blue screen of death) errors. would freeze after trying to install my steam games and have to re-start the PC by the power switch on my Power supply because it wouldn't turn off otherwise. After a long two whole days with little sleep trying to figure out whats wrong with it I came to the conclusion that this must be a faulty motherboard. I installed everything correctly step by step with the instillation guide and still nothing. The motherboard gets power but wont boot up to BIOS or nothing. Very Frustrated! I am out of a PC for a week now until i get my replacement. Had nothing but problems with the motherboard since i got it and am very disappointed all this has happened to me. Hopefully Newegg makes it right on my RMA return. Time will only tell.

Other Thoughts: It could also be a faulty AMD FX 6350 processor but i highly doubt it. Iam not an expert but the CPU seemed to be perfectly fine to me.

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  • Jacob G.
  • 2/21/2015 11:11:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSatisfied

Pros: Dual Bios (even though i dont use it often) quick easy efficient. I chose the 970a for my first build and I am satisfied.

Cons: None thus far.

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  • Adrian M.
  • 2/17/2015 11:57:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs1 year and still running strong!

Pros: This was the motherboard that I chose for my first build and I didn't regret it, it booted up the first time with no problems, this board was a great investment, I currently use it as a workstation PC with the AMD 8350 Eight Core Processor.

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: If you are a first time builder or pro you cant go wrong with Gigabyte

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  • David B.
  • 2/17/2015 7:03:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead in just over a month

Pros: Worked for a while.

Cons: Died after five weeks. The support request website is mediocre at best. If the thing has problems you might not be able to answer all the questions they demand an answer for. Some of the answers require getting into the BIOS.

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 119343 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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  • Matthew M.
  • 2/13/2015 11:19:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood for the price

Pros: 1. Cheap
2. Supports my new CPU with no bios Update
3. Good for the price

Cons: The only con I have is that my microphone on my Razer Kraken Pro's doesn't work very well with the built-in audio card on this motherboard. It may be something I did though, so when I get it fixed, I'll update to 5 stars if it was something I did.

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  • Ghislaine L.
  • 2/11/2015 12:20:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGigabyte motherboard is the besy

Pros: The motherboard is great for my gaming PC I have no problem for the installation and the BIOS is simple. The price is low and is doing everything I need in my game.

Cons: No cons

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