GA-970A-D3P (rev. 1.0)
 
AMD 970 + SB950 Chipset
 
  • Supports AMD AM3+ FX / AM3 Phenom II, Athlon II series Processors
  • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Classic Technology
  • GIGABYTE Digital Power Engine
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS
  • 2-way CrossFire Support
  • VIA 2021 with High Quality 108dB SNR HD audio
  • GIGABYTE On/Off Charge for USB devices
  • 4 USB 3.0 ports with GIGABYTE 3X USB power
  • 6 SATA3 ports with RAID support
  • GbE LAN with high ESD Protection
 
Overview

To enable AM3+ AMD FX-Series CPU support, please update your motherboard with the most current BIOS found in your motherboard’s download section.
 
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.
 
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Electrostatic Protection

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Classic motherboards feature High ESD Resistance ICs which help protect the motherboard against electrostatic discharge.
 
 
 
Power Failure Protection

Permanent damage from power surge or failure during 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.
 
 
 
High Temperature Protection

GIGABYTE uses All Solid Caps (Capacitors) and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures, providing up to 50,000* hour component lifespan.
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback
 

GIGABYTE motherboards feature higher capability audio solution 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.
 
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 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. USB ports also benefit from a 3x power boost for better power delivery to power hungry USB devices.
 
Get Ready for New Generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ CPU
 

GIGABYTE's AMD motherboards are ready to support new generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ multi-core processors, delivering the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming.
 
Supports next generation of 45nm AMD AM3 CPU

This motherboard designs with Split Power Plane, 4+1 phase VRM to support AMD the latest 45nm AM3 Phenom™II/ Athlon™II processors, delivering the great performance enchantment to system and ultimate scalability hardware expending.
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Specifications:
 
CPU AM3+ Socket:
  1. AMD AM3+ FX processors
  2. AMD AM3 Phenom II processor/ AMD Athlon II processor
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
Hyper Transport Bus
  1. 4800 MT/s
Chipset
  1. North Bridge: AMD 970
  2. South Bridge: AMD SB950
Memory
  1. 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory (Note 1)
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules (Note 2)
  4. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
Audio
  1. VIA VT2021 codec
  2. High Definition Audio
  3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  4. Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
  1. Realtek  GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slots
  1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16) (Note 3)
  2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
  3. 3 x PCI Express x1 slots(All PCI Express slots conform to the PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  4. 2 x PCI slots
Storage Interface South Bridge:
  1. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors supporting up to 6 SATA 6Gb/s devices
  2. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and JBOD
USB South Bridge:
  1. Up to 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB headers)
VIA  VL805 chip:
  1. Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
Internal I/O Connectors
  1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  4. 1 x CPU fan header
  5. 2 x system fan headers
  6. 1 x power fan header
  7. 1 x front panel header
  8. 1 x front panel audio header
  9. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  10. 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
  11. 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  12. 1 x serial port header
  13. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  14. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  2. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  3. 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  4. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  5. 1 x RJ-45 port
  6. 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
I/O Controller
  1. iTE  I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring
  1. System voltage detection
  2. CPU/System temperature detection
  3. CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
  4. CPU overheating warning
  5. CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
  6. CPU/System fan speed control (Note 4)
BIOS
  1. 2 x 32 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AMI EFI BIOS
  3. Support for DualBIOS
  4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a
Unique Features
  1. Support for @BIOS
  2. Support for Q-Flash
  3. Support for Xpress Install
  4. Support for EasyTune (Note 5)
  5. Support for ON/OFF Charge
Bundle Software
  1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System
  1. Support for Windows 8/7/XP
Form Factor
  1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 22.4cm
Note (Note 1) Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.

(Note 2) To support a DDR3 1866 MHz (and above) memory, you must install an AM3+ CPU first.

(Note 3) For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.

(Note 4) Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.

(Note 5) Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
Remark
  1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
  2. Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP SP1/SP2. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.

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