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Gigabyte 970A-DS3 AM3+ Full ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte 970A-DS3 AM3+ Full ATX Motherboard


£57.54 tax incl.

GA-970A-DS3

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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)
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
Audio
  1. Realtek HD audio 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
  4. (All PCI Express slots conform to the PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  5. 2 x PCI slots
Multi-Graphics Technology
  1. Support for AMD CrossFireX™ technology (PCIEX16 and PCIEX4)
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 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB headers)
Etron EJ168 chip:
  1. Up to 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel
Internal I/O Connectors
  1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1 x 4-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. 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  11. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  2. 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  3. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  4. 1 x RJ-45 port
  5. 3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
I/O Controller
  1. iTE IT8728 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 AWARD BIOS
  3. Support for DualBIOS™
  4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b
Unique Features
  1. Support for @BIOS
  2. Support for Q-Flash
  3. Support for Download Center
  4. Support for Xpress Install
  5. Support for Xpress Recovery2
  6. Support for EasyTune (Note 5)
  7. Support for Turbo XHD
  8. Support for Smart Recovery
  9. Support for Auto Green
  10. Support for ON/OFF Charge
  11. Support for 3TB+ Unlock
  12. Support for Q-Share
Bundle Software
  1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System
  1. Support for Microsoft® Windows 7/Vista/XP
Form Factor
  1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 22.5cm
Note (Note 1) Due to 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 4 GB.

(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 CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system 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.