GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P (rev. 2.0) AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherb

$74.99 (as of April 20, 2019, 1:39 am)




GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P (rev. 2.0) AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherb

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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 top of the range 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 whilst transferring large libraries of files. Best of all, this model supports ErP Lot 6 environmental regulations, thus you’ll experience the performance and features in a more eco-friendly way.


  • neweggGIGABYTE Ultra DurableGIGABYTE 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 give protection to the motherboard against power surges, and features High Resistance ICs which help protect against electrostatic discharge.
  • neweggHumidity ProtectionHumidity 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 because of humidity by reducing the gaps in spacing between PCB filaments.
  • neweggUltra SafeGIGABYTE 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 because of virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure right through the update process.
  • neweggHigh Quality Audio CapacitorsGIGABYTE Ultra Durable motherboards use top of the range 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.
  • neweggDedicated Audio Hardware ZoneSeparation on the PCB layer protects the board’s sensitive analog audio components. This model also features separate analog and digital ground to give protection to against Electromagnetic Interference (EMI).
  • neweggMulti-display support with AMD CrossFireFlexible 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.

Learn more about GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P (rev. 2.0)

GA-970A-DS3P (rev. 2.0)
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type
CPU Type
FX / Phenom II / Athlon II
2400 MHz Hyper Transport (4800 MT/s)
AMD 970
South Bridge
Number of Memory Slots
Memory Standard
DDR3 2000(O.C.)/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066
Maximum Memory Supported
Channel Supported
Dual Channel
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
(All PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
PCI Express x1
3 x PCI Express x1 slots
(All PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
PCI Slots
2 x PCI Slots
Storage Devices
SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset
Realtek GbE LAN chip
Max LAN Speed
Rear Panel Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x RJ45
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
USB 1.1/2.0
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
Audio Ports
3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
Internal I/O Connectors
Onboard USB
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
Other Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x CPU fan header
2 x system fan headers
1 x power fan header
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
Physical Spec
Form Factor
Dimensions (W x L)
12.0″ x 8.5″
Power Pin
24 Pin
Supports AMD AM3+ FX / AM3 series Processors
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable Technology
Audio Noise Guard with High Quality Audio Capacitors
2-way CrossFire Support
4 USB 3.0 ports with transfer rates of up to 5Gbps
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge for USB devicesI/O Controller: iTE I/O Controller ChipH/W Monitoring:
System voltage detection
CPU/System temperature detection
CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
CPU overheating warning
CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
CPU/System fan speed control (Note 4)

2 x 32 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
Support for DualBIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Unique Features:
Support for @BIOS
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install
Support for EasyTune (Note 5)
Support for Smart Recovery 2
Support for Auto Green
Support for ON/OFF Charge
Support for 3TB+ Unlock

Bundle Software: Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System: Support for Windows 8.1/8/7/XP


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