Gigabyte 970A-UD3 AMD 970A (Socket AM3+) DDR3 Motherboard

970A-UD3 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
  • x4 USB 3.0
  • x14 USB 2.0
  • Realtek HD 7.1 Audio
  • Xfire Support
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Stock Code: MB-351-GI

EAN: 4719331820282

MPN: GA-970A-UD3

Manufacturer: Gigabyte

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970A-UD3 AMD 970A (Socket AM3+) DDR3 Motherboard

The 970A-UD3 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.

CPU AM3+ Socket: Support for AMD AM3+ FX processors, Support for AMD AM3 Phenom™ II processors / AMD Athlon™ II processors

- Hyper Transport Bus: 5200 MT/s
- North Bridge: AMD 970
- South Bridge: AMD SB950

- 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory (Note 1)
- Dual channel memory architecture
- Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules (Note 2)

- Realtek ALC889 codec
- High Definition Audio
- 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel Support for S/PDIF Out
- LAN: 1 x Realtek RTL8111E chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Expansion slots:
- 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
- 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
- 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
- 2 x PCI slots
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors supporting up to 6 SATA 6Gb/s devices
- Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID5, RAID 10 and JBOD
- USB South Bridge: Up to 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB headers)
- 2 x Etron EJ168 chips: Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
- IEEE 1394 VIA VT6308 chip: Up to 2 IEEE 1394a ports (1 port on the back panel, 1 port available through the internal IEEE 1394a header)

Back Panel Connectors
- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
- 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
- 1 x IEEE 1394 port
- 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
- 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
- 1 x RJ-45 port
- 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)

Form Factor
- ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

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All Time (6)

Great product

Been using this for over a year and i have my AMD 8350 @ 4.8 Ghz
8 Gb RAM @ 1866 Mhz no problem.
overall very happy with a purchase, hope it will last me a long time.
Another thing my BIOS didn't need the update to boot up the system and i had the AMD 4100 at the time, but updated once i had everythyng up and running:)

Arthur 2013-04-09

Quality Board

Despite this board being a full atx and compatible with all operating systems. its let down by the fact that the start up times on this is very slow going through all the bios information, whereas the foxconn ela i had before loaded instant. overall the board is really decent and its well worth the

Alex 2012-05-24


Fantastic board, mine is running bios F4 out of the box so will support any AM3/AM3+ CPU

it let me run my phenom 1090t @ 4.1Ghz

dave0w 2012-05-12


Great, solid motherboard, but be aware that if you plan to use an FX (Bulldozer) CPU or another newer model, you will need to update the BIOS on this motherboard prior to installing this CPU for it to work, as it will not boot!

Also, to do this, you will need to install an older compatible CPU to update the BIOS.

OCUK failed to state this on the page, so I learn't the hard way, hope no-one else makes the same mistake.

Ben 2011-12-04

Feature Packed Mobo

I'd love to give this 5 stars but there seems to be a problem with the AHCI drivers and Windows 7 (Using a WD1002FAEX HDD). Consistant hangups and slow downs. Runs perfect with the Windows 7 standard AHCI drivers though.

Paul 2011-10-21

Great Board

'The 2011 Proformance Motherboard' doesnt disapoint. Great Motherboard lots of features, easy setup.

Chris 2011-10-03

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