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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.

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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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  • Mason F.
  • 1/11/2015 8:24:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGA-970A-D3P mobo

Pros: Setup with defaults, use memory slots as described in manual, out of the box 1600 speed on GSKILL memory. No OC, runs great with AMD FX 8130.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: My first Gigabyte board and I am impressed.

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  • Kenneth P.
  • 1/9/2015 12:46:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUSB NOT WORKING

Pros: None,

Cons: Once out of bios USB plugs all lost so could not load OS, south bridge NG out of box.

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 117984 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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  • Corey W.
  • 1/7/2015 2:09:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGets the Job Done

Pros: - Everything you need is included in the box
- Cheap
- No issues to date with my system

Cons: - I did have some trouble installing the motherboard in my case, but that could be an issue with the case, so I will not penalize the motherboard on that.
- I would have liked more RAM slots, but 4 is not terrible and is standard.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this to anyone that is looking at starting a build, and would like a cheap AMD motherboard.

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  • Cynthia R.
  • 1/6/2015 7:42:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAverage motherboard

Pros: Thin board size, good for cramped cases.
Has Pci-e x1 slot above the top x16 slot, good for expansion without suffocating the GPU.
Is exactly what it says it is.

Cons: In direct sunlight the board is clearly brown.
Below average build quality.

Other Thoughts: It is listed as having two system fan headers, it does, but one is 4-pin, and the other is 3-pin.

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  • Emily W.
  • 1/4/2015 7:26:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood for Windows

Pros: Worked well with windows. I did development and gaming with it and had no major issues.

Cons: WILL NOT RUN 64 bit linux kernel. After much irritation I just ordered a new Asus mobo that will allow me to do what I need as Gigabyte showed no desire to release an update to fix the matter.

Other Thoughts: If you want to use Linux 64 bit move along.

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  • Bron B.
  • 1/1/2015 6:41:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat board, not for OC

Pros: This is more of an updated review. I have had this board for about 6 months now and it's held up perfect. Enough SATA ports for all my drives, PCIe 2.0 is good. It's an overall good card for an introductory builder like myself. the bios was easy there's a dual bios just in case, but upon my want to overclock my FX 8320, there's a sad story...

Cons: This is the ONLY con is that this motherboard does not want to overclock whatsoever...the highest it will allow is 3.7 ghz and I know for a fact my cooler and this CPU could push well above that. Overclocking is kind of an advanced thing. but I thought it would be able to handle it with this chipset. Maybe I am wrong and it's my power supply but at 1.4625V and the multiplier being at 22x, it doesn't go past 3.7ghz.

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  • Dana W.
  • 12/31/2014 1:31:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCool looking board

Pros: Looks nice, cool advertised features, thats about it

Cons: Well, it showed up DOA, I tested it on a bench and couldn't get it to post, I tested all of the components in a machine that I have verified working and everything worked, so by process of elimination i figured out that the motherboard was dead. I made 2 attempts of calling gigabyte customer service to be thrown around a computer system and hung up on each time. I gave in and called newegg customer service which is the only reason i gave this 2 stars. they helped my way more than the manufacturer. how messed up is that. the merchandiser helped out WAY more than the manufacturer. I had previously thought of gigabyte as a good company however I will never purchase another board from them and I will never recommend using one as a board for a client. I hope gigabyte reads this review and decides to make some changes to their customer service experience, because it is TERRIBLE. Thank you newegg for helping me out when gigabyte wouldnt

Other Thoughts: DONT BUY THIS BOARD

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 117641 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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  • Jeffrey C.
  • 12/27/2014 7:25:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsInstalled easily, but no audio

Pros: Installed and configured very easily for a new scratch-built system. Completed in under 3 hours

Cons: Following installation, have spent the last 2 days trying to get any kind of audio to work. Both rear and front jacks do not produce any audio, though the drivers and Windows indicate sound is being produced. As I have been through everything, I am wondering if this is a defect with the MOBO.

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  • Jaden T.
  • 12/13/2014 12:24:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazed.

Pros: This motherboard is amazing for the price. The BIOS or as Gigabyte calls its the Dual BIOS UEFI is simple very interactive and easy to overclock. Connections are labeled clearly and fast SATA III connections. The motherboard was easy to install in my Mid-Tower case.

Cons: There was one standoff screw at the top of the Motherboard above the RAM slots that was nearly impossible to screw in, Also it only includes 2 SATA cables which isn't great considering i have 4 HDDs and 2 SSDs. Also it is not Wi-Fi enabled which isn't a big deal for me but for some it is.

Other Thoughts: If your in the market for a good reliable motherboard with all the current bells and whistle's look no further! Great buy.

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  • William F.
  • 12/9/2014 6:16:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggswin7 was an install issue at first

Pros: Stealth looking design for my case, looks great. Will be easy to change color schemes if I ever choose to in the future with wiring / mods.

Cons: Not really a con for me since I knew what I was buying, but no on board video- so if you buy this know you need a GPU

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