970A-DS3 AMD 970A (Socket AM3+) DDR3 Motherboard

  • AMD 970 Chipset
  • x4 DDR3
  • x2 PCI-E x16
  • x3 PCI-E x1
  • x2 PCI
  • x6 SATA 6GB/s
  • x1 Gigabit LAN
  • x2 USB 3.0
  • x12 USB 2.0
  • Realtek HD 7.1 Audio
  • Xfire Support

Stock Code: MB-385-GI

EAN: 4719331801106

MPN: GA-970A-DS3

Manufacturer: Gigabyte


Product information: 970A-DS3 AMD 970A (Socket AM3+) DDR3 Motherboard

The 970A-DS3 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 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 offer native 6 ports of next generation high speed data storage devices support with data transfer speeds of up to 6 Gbps 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. All USB ports also benefit from a 3x power boost for better power delivery to power hungry USB devices.

• On/Off Charge Technology
• Get Ready for New Generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ CPU
• Supports next generation of 45nm AMD AM3 CPU
• SATA 6 Gbps Support
• USB 3.0 Support

Form Factor: ATX
Graphics Interface: PCIe 2.0 (x16)
CPU Socket: AM3+
QPI Speed: N/A
System Bus: 4800MT/s
Hybrid SLI: No
Chipset: AMD 970
Hybrid Crossfire: No
Memory Type: DDR3
Crossfire: No
Memory Channel: Dual
Water Cooled: No
Memory Type (ECC): Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U): Unbuffered
Memory Speed (Mhz): DDR3 - 1066, DDR3 - 1333, DDR3 - 1600, DDR3 - 1866, DDR3 - 2000(OC)
Expansion Slots: 2 x PCI (32 bit), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth), 3 x PCIe x1
Memory Capacity: 32GB
Internal I/O: 1 x 24pin (V), 1 x 4pin (V), 1 x FP Audio Header, 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s, 1 x SPDIF-Out Header, 3 x USB 2.0 Header
Graphics On Board: No
Back Panel: 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN), 1 x Line In, 1 x Line Out, 1 x Mic In, 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo, 6 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0

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Customer review "Gigabyte 970A-DS3 AMD 970A (Socket AM3+) DDR3 Motherboard"

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Great service by OCuk as usual. Great board, mine was a rev 3. I got a Bulldozer FX-4...
Ben W
brought this with my fx-8120 and its been a cracking little board. 6 sata3 ports is...
The delivery was fast, packaging was excellent and I am satisfied with my purchase....
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Ultradad 2013-04-24

Gigabyte 970A-DS3 AMD 970A

Great service by OCuk as usual. Great board, mine was a rev 3. I got a Bulldozer FX-4 Quad Core 4100 Black Edition 3.60Ghz running at 4GHZ by just upping the multi and 8gig of Patriot Intel Extreme Masters at 1866MHZ using the XMP Certification so very happy :)

Ben W 2012-10-13

worth it

brought this with my fx-8120 and its been a cracking little board. 6 sata3 ports is awesome, but 8 would of been better :/ 6 usb2 ports and 2 usb3 ports is brilliant so theres plenty of connectivity and theres a few internal usb headers for more expansion. got this board set on on dual channel. when entering the bios the MIT menu is brilliant for overclockers and it takes seconds to increase the multiplier and the bios corrects the voltage settings. 3 fan headers is good but again i could use more esp for my case. gigabyte has quite a few brilliant utilities to install on windows including a software bios and network bios update which is great. overall this is well worth every penny.

Joey 2012-09-27

Very charmed

The delivery was fast, packaging was excellent and I am satisfied with my purchase. This is a very decent motherboard it will cater for your needs if you're a gamer, it's very reliable and friendly. If you're on a budget and you want to purchase a motherboard what will do what you're really destined to do with it, then here you go, you wouldn't go wrong with this beauty.

Joey 2012-09-20


I ordered this board 2:30pm and it arrived the next day. I am very happy with the board so far. I haven't used it yet but I can assure everyone that this arrives in a carefully wrapped bubble wrap packaged and very looked after. No damages through-out delivery and quite please. I also found a packet of Haribo sweets in my package as well which was a nice surprise. Thank you overclockers, great job!

Dave P 2012-06-26

Well Happy

Good little board for the price. I bought it for a middle of the road game and personal machine. I am never going to push it to the limits and it offers everything I could need and more.

Plenty of USB ports for my uses and it has USB 3 onboard and comes ready for FX processors with no updating necessary. Great if you are on a budget and looking for a basic but capable board.

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