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GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P 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-UD3P

  • Supports AMD AM3+ FX / AM3 series Processors
  • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ Technology
  • GIGABYTE Digital Power Engine
  • 8+2 phase CPU VRM power design for AMD high-TDP CPU support
  • Audio Noise Guard with High Quality Audio Capacitors
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™
  • 2-way CrossFire™ Support
  • 4 USB 3.0 ports with transfer rates of up to 5Gbps
  • GIGABYTE On/Off Charge™ for USB devices
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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.

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Dedicated Audio Hardware Zone

  • Separation on the PCB layer protects the board's sensitive analog audio components.
  • Separate analog and digital ground to protect against Electromagnetic Interference (EMI).
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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.

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IR® Digital CPU Power Design

GIGABYTE motherboards use industry-leading PWM controllers and PowIRstage™ ICs and from International Rectifier®. These components are 100% digital, offering incredible precision in delivering power to your AMD processor. Designed from the ground up to complement each other, these industry-leading PWM controllers and PowIRstage™ ICs from IR® are optimized for cool and efficient operation, allowing users to get the absolute maximum performance from their next PC build.

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Ultra Safe

GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™

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.

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Humidity Protection

Humidity can play 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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Power Failure Protection

GIGABYTE also uses Anti-Surge ICs to protect the motherboard against power surges.

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Electrostatic Protection

GIGABYTE motherboards feature High Resistance ICs which help protect the motherboard against electrostatic discharge.

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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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2x Copper PCB Design(2 oz Copper PCB)

GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.

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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 on resolution.

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GIGABYTE 900 Series Motherboards

The GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboard is designed to offer a stable, high-speed platform for delivering amazingly fast data transfer via the GIGABYTE Ultra Durble™ 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 provide native 6 ports of next generation high speed data storage devices support with data transfer speeds of up to 6 Gbps. 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.

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

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ErP Lot 6 support

The ErP (also known as Energy-Related Products Directive) is part of the European Union's environmental regulations policy. It is based on concern for the environmental 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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  • Justina Z.
  • 5/1/2015 1:16:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat price for a good board.

Pros: It does the job for being such a cheap board. Affordable, and durable.

Cons: none

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  • Joseph K.
  • 4/28/2015 7:38:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat board for the price!

Pros: Easy to install and set-up. Running with AMD FX-8320 amd Corsair Vengance DDR3 RAM. So far...all running great!

Cons: Had some problems with hardware (especially wireless mouse). Seems to hang at times. Switched to USB mouse....works better. Also had early issues with board shutting down when going to "sleep mode". I powered down and would not power back up without turning the power supply switch off and back on again. Then pressing the PC "on" switch to restart the PC. Seems to have gone away for now.

Other Thoughts: The first board I purchased thru Newegg had to be RMA'd (MSI M5A97 Rev 2). Given defective board and reviews, I decided to switch to Gigabyte...which I had no issues with in the past.
Keeping my fingers crossed with this board.

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  • Ian B.
  • 4/5/2015 4:21:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2nd board that doesn't work.

Pros: non that i know of because both mobo did not work correctly when installed.

Cons: First mobo installed and ethernet did not work. RMA and now the 2nd mobo has the same promblem. So i go to do a RMA for the 2nd one and it won't let me so i'm stuck with a mobo that doesn't work.

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 121002 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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  • guillermo r.
  • 4/5/2015 11:47:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsno problems in a year

Pros: i guest iam one of the lucky ones , this MB been rock solid for a year now , pair it with a 8350 clock at 4.6 with a CM 212 and a 2nd 2000 rpm fan some artic sliver 5, idies around 30c , tops of in the 50c,
keep in mind that its in a CM HAF 932 with added 200mm fan on the side, also something to keep in mind , i have a 750 powersupply .
the 8+2 VDM supports this 125w cpu very well
the digital power controller provide very good stable system.
even my old 955 was able to clock over 4ghz on this MB

Cons: still no bios update to fix the UEFI known problems
i like the UEFI but got to fix the mouse speed
still have double boot some times
the 970 chip limitts your memory to 2000 mhz and your TH to 2400mhz.
didnt thing i needed it but the NB runs a little warmmer than the VRM , about 1.5 to 2c

Other Thoughts: iam very happy with this budget upgrade, i also got and I5 upgrade for me son a year ago wend intel prices were a Little better,
honestly for the extra i spend on my son rig i got a top of the line SSD,
at the end ended up with a better benchmark system on a budget.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/28/2015 9:46:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsshutdown unexpected

Pros: installation is easy. it worked right away.

Cons: The board layout is different from the user manual. No sys_fan_1 exists. The intended place is occupied by a USB header. But I did see sys_fan_2 pin head. Also I don't favor the layout of the sata heads. 4 and 5 sata head are different from 1,2,3 in terms their setting in the Bios.

Other Thoughts: I had constant unexpected shutdown and could not start the computer again by pushing the power button unless shutoff the power from the back for some seconds. Since the cons mentioned above, I like to relate the shutdown to this MB. There is similar shutdown issues online, but none has shown a placebo to mine.

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  • Carl W.
  • 3/28/2015 7:09:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead board after less than a month

Pros: Looks pretty. Not too pricey.

Cons: Bought this board instead of an Asus board because I've ownes Gigabyte boards for every other home build I've performed with great results. Last build, the Gigabyte board was still running strong after 5+ years.

When I built the system, everything ran fine for about two weeks. After that, I started to suffer random freezing and reboots. After running several tests and swapping out the GPU, I realized the board was the problem.

Unfortunately, against better judgement, I tossed the box for the board after it ran smoothly for a week, so I can't return it. Not to mention that the clip on the PCIEX16 slot was such cheap quality that simply bending it back to unseat the original GPU I had installed and seating the new GPU was enough to cause the clip to snap off, so even if I did have the box, a return/RMA would be out the window do to "hardware damage".

Other Thoughts: Gigabyte used to be a good brand, seems they've gone downhill since the last build I did a little over five years ago.

Not likely to buy another Gigabyte product in the future after the experiences I've had with this one.

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 120779 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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  • Anonymous
  • 3/21/2015 11:24:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product

Pros: I've purchased this motherboard many times & it hasn't let me down yet.

Cons: none that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: I will continue to purchase this motherboard.

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  • Anthony M.
  • 3/17/2015 12:55:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHandles OC well

Pros: Trusted brand and great reviews for this board across many websites.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I was looking for a good board to overclock my FX-6300 and this seemed to be one of the most highly recommended boards. I was not disappointed!

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  • Joshua M.
  • 3/16/2015 2:14:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA/RMA Nightmare

Pros: Looked like all that I needed.

Cons: Was DOA. Fans would spin then stop and none of my devices would recognize. Sent it back to Newegg for RMA but didn't realize there is a clause that says if I've already sent the mail in rebate (cut out the serial #) then they can't do anything. Which I think is ridiculous but whatever. So I spent $14 shipping it back to Newegg only to get it sent right back. Then off to Gigabyte for another ~$15 where it takes about a week to even get any status update. Then today I get a response saying they found physical damage and thus my warranty was void. The picture they showed the damage isn't near any removable part or mounting screw hole. It is always possible that somehow I jacked it up in some unknown way but I really REALLY don't think this is the case. I don't know if somewhere in all the shipping nightmare it got smacked in just the right way or what. I don't know or care anymore I'm just really frustrated... I called Gigabytes customer support and got someone who stammered over a one sentence response. I don't even want the worthless thing back, what am I supposed to do with it if they refuse to fix it? Going to avoid Gigabyte in the near future and see if I have better luck getting my needs met.

Other Thoughts: These boards could be gold but I got a bad one and had a really infuriating time getting it fixed, which now I never will.

Oh and I STILL haven't even gotten the rebate back after 3 MONTHS!

Also Newegg censorship is kinda childish...

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 120322 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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  • Anonymous
  • 3/12/2015 3:15:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTwo faulty ones

Pros: when it worked, it was great

Cons: First one failed before a month. RMAd for little hassle. A few months later and I just had a second one fail on me. Very frustrating.

Also worried it may have damaged other parts in my PC, due to the weird behavior of turning on (quickly restarts once before turning on every time)

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 120227 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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