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.
SATA 6 Gbps Support
Yet another onboard feature of GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboards are integrated the latest AMD SB950 chip for high-speed SATA Revision 3.0 compatibility, delivering 6 ports native superfast 6Gbps link speeds for twice the data transfer rates of SATA Revision 2.0 (3 Gbps) and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support. When used in RAID 0 (Stripe) mode, GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboards offer even faster data transfer rates of up to 4x the speed of current SATA interfaces.
USB 3.0 Support
The GIGABYTE motherboards support the latest generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology made possible through an onboard USB3.0 host controller. With superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, users are able to experience an almost a 10x improvement over USB 2.0. Additionally, backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 assures users of long term use of their legacy USB 2.0 devices. The onboard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology also provides new power management features that include increased maximum bus power and device current draw to better accommodate power-hungry devices.
3x USB Power Boost
GIGABYTE motherboards feature a 3x USB power boost, delivering greater compatibility and extra power for USB devices. GIGABYTE’s unique USB power design is also able to efficiently regulate output over the full voltage range, which greatly enhances USB device compatibility. In addition, dedicated lower resistance fuses ensure lower voltage drops, and provide more stable and plentiful power delivery.
Dual Channel DDR3 2000+ MHz
Delivering native support for DDR3 memory up to 2000MHz, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 series motherboards allow users to easily reach higher memory frequencies at lower voltages; achieving higher memory performance with lower power consumption to run even the most memory intensive applications such as high-definition video and 3D games with ease.
108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback
GIGABYTE strongly believes that in 2011, HD audio playback is a standard specification, and as such, we have made Blu-ray audio playback a standard for all of our motherboards.
All of GIGABYTE's 2011 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.
|Supported memory types||DDR3-SDRAM|
|Memory slots type||DIMM|
|Memory channels support||dual|
|Memory voltage||1.5 V|
|Supported memory clock speeds||1066, 1333, 1600, 1866 MHz|
|Maximum internal memory||32 GB|
|Total RAM slots||4|
|Compatible processor series||Athlon FX, Athlon II X2, Athlon II X3, Athlon II X4, Phenom II X2, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6|
|Processor socket||Socket AM3|
|USB 2.0 connectors||3|
|S/PDIF out connector||Yes|
|CPU fan connector||Yes|
|ATX Power connector (24-pin)||Yes|
|Front panel audio connector||Yes|
|Power fan connector||Yes|
|Number of SATA 3 connectors||6|
|EPS power connector (8-pin)||Yes|
|USB 2.0 ports quantity||8|
|USB 3.0 ports quantity||2|
|Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity||1|
|PS/2 ports quantity||1|
|S/PDIF out port||Yes|
|Motherboard chipset family||AMD|
|Motherboard chipset||AMD 970|
|Motherboard form factor||ATX|
|Supported hard disk drive interfaces||Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III|
|Motherboard southbridge||AMD SB950|
|Audio output channels||7.1|
|Audio system||Realtek ALC889|
|PCI Express x1 slots||3|
|PCI Express x16 slots||2|
|RAID levels||0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD|
|Networking features||Gigabit Ethernet|
|LAN controller||Realtek RTL8111E|
|Ethernet interface type||Gigabit|
|Bundled software||Norton Internet Security OEM|
|Windows operating systems supported||Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64|
|BIOS memory size||8 MB|
|Product name||GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard|