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Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AMD 970 Socket AM3+/AM3 ATX Motherboard w/Audio, Firewire, GbLAN & RAID

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AMD 970 Socket AM3+/AM3 ATX Motherboard w/Audio, Firewire, GbLAN & RAID NU-555-081-0003  

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Detail Product Specification

Part #:
3 Year Direct
Ship Weight:
Retail Box
3.5 lbs
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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. 


The 970A-D3 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.

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


GIGABYTE has completely redesigned EasyTune6 from the ground up to make it easier than ever to manage and monitor your hardware resources as well as tweak your system settings in order to achieve maximum system performance. Whether you are an overclocking enthusiast, or a computer novice, EasyTune6 provides the tools you need to quickly and effortlessly fine tune your system.

Norton™ Internet Security

Fast, comprehensive, and up-to-the-minute protection against online threats. It safeguards your computer, identity, and home network without slowing you down. It sets a new standard for speed and makes online shopping, banking, and browsing safer and more convenient than ever

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.

  • Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AMD 970 Socket AM3+/AM3 ATX Motherboard

  • General Features:
  • GIGABYTE Dual UEFI BIOS technology
  • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™4 technology
  • Supports AMD AM3+ FX/ AM3 Phenom™ II, Athlon™ II series processors
  • 8+2 phase CPU VRM power design for AMD high-TDP CPU support
  • Two (2) PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces with AMD CrossFire support
  • Hi-def 108dB Signal-to-noise ratio Blu-ray DVD audio playback
  • Six (6) native SATA3 ports with up to 6Gbps link speed and RAID 0,1,5,10 support
  • Four (4) USB 3.0 ports with transfer rates of up to 5Gbps
  • GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology with 3x USB power design
  • Support for @BIOS
  • Support for Q-Flash
  • Support for Xpress Install
  • Support for EasyTune
  • Support for Smart Recovery 2
  • Support for Auto Green
  • Support for ON/OFF Charge
  • Support for 3TB+ Unlock
  • Support for Q-Share

  • CPU:
  • AM3+ Socket:
    • AMD AM3+ FX processors
    • AMD AM3 Phenom™ II processors/ AMD Athlon™ II processors

  • Hyper Transport Bus:
  • 4800 MT/s

  • Chipset:
  • North Bridge: AMD 970
  • South Bridge: AMD SB950

  • Memory:
  • Four (4) 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules 

  • Audio:
  • VIA VT2021 codec
  • High Definition Audio
  • 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  • Support for S/PDIF Out

  • LAN:
  • Realtek GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

  • Expansion Slots:
  • One (1) PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
  • One (1) PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
  • Three (3) PCI Express x1 slots
  • All PCI Express slots conform to the PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  • Two (2) PCI slots

  • Storage Interface:
  • South Bridge:
    • 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors supporting up to 6 SATA 6Gb/s devices
    • Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, 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)
  • Two (2) 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)

  • Internal I/O Connectors:
  • One (1) 24-pin ATX main power connector
  • One (1) 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • Six (6) SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • One (1) CPU fan header
  • Two (2) system fan headers
  • One (1) power fan header
  • One (1) front panel header
  • One (1) front panel audio header
  • One (1) S/PDIF Out header
  • Three (3) USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  • One (1) USB 3.0/2.0 header
  • One (1) IEEE 1394a header
  • One (1) serial port header
  • One (1) Clear CMOS jumper
  • One (1) Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header

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

  • I/O Controller:
  • iTE I/O Controller Chip

  • H/W Monitoring:
  • System voltage detection
  • CPU/System temperature detection
  • CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
  • CPU overheating warning
  • CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
  • CPU/System fan speed control 

  • BIOS:
  • Two (2) 32 Mbit flash
  • Use of licensed AMI EFI BIOS
  • Support for DualBIOS™
  • PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a

  • Bundle Software:
  • Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
  • Operating System:
  • Support for Microsoft® Windows 8/7/Vista/XP
  • Form Factor:
  • ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm
Package Includes:
  • Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AMD 970 Socket AM3+/AM3 ATX Motherboard
Additional Information:

  • Notes:
  • Model: GA-970A-UD3

  • Product Requirements:
  • ATX Case
  • ATX power supply
  • PCI Express video card
  • Supported processor and RAM
  • Rest of the system
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