Manufacturer’s Description

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.

The Specs

Connectors
Interface Connection Audio Line In Yes|Audio Line Out Yes|Microphone Port Yes|S/PDIF Yes|Network (RJ-45) Yes|PS/2 Port Yes
Number of PCI-Express x1 Slots 3
Number of PCI-Express x16 Slots 1
Number of PCI Slots 2
Number of Serial ATA Headers / Ports 6
Number of PCI-Express x4 Slots 1
On-Board Headers Onboard Audio Header Yes|Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes|Onboard Serial Header Yes
Additional Specifications
Onboard LEDs Header Yes
S/PDIF Yes
Integrated Processor Manufacturer Not Applicable
Power Supply Support EPS12V
Audio Line In Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports 1
Number of S/PDIF Out Ports 1
Product Line Ultra Durable 2
RAID Support Yes
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 1
HyperTransport Speed 2600 MHz
Product Model GA-970A-D3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Integrated Processor Cache Not Applicable
Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes
QuickPath Interconnect Not Applicable
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 8
Number of Total Expansion Slots 7
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 5
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports 6
64-bit Processing Yes
Integrated Processor Type Not Applicable
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 6
Total Number of USB Ports 10
Processor Technology HyperTransport 3.0 Technology
Onboard Audio Header Yes
Onboard Video No
Audio Line Out Yes
Microphone Port Yes
Integrated Processor Speed Not Applicable
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Integrated Processor Core Not Applicable
Brand Name Gigabyte
Memory Form Factor DIMM
Integrated Processor Model Not Applicable
PCI Express Standard PCI Express 2.0
PS/2 Port Yes
Onboard Serial Header Yes
Quick Glance
Interface Connection Audio Line In Yes|Audio Line Out Yes|Microphone Port Yes|S/PDIF Yes|Network (RJ-45) Yes|PS/2 Port Yes
Processor Socket Socket AM3+
Number of PCI-Express x16 Slots 1
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
System Chipset AMD 970
Number of Memory Slots 4
Supported Processor Phenom II X3|Phenom II X4|Phenom II X2|Phenom II|Phenom II X6|Athlon II X3|Athlon II X4|Athlon II X2|Athlon II|Sempron
System Board Style ATX
CPU + Northbridge Support
Processor Socket Socket AM3+
System Chipset AMD 970
Supported Processor Phenom II X3|Phenom II X4|Phenom II X2|Phenom II|Phenom II X6|Athlon II X3|Athlon II X4|Athlon II X2|Athlon II|Sempron
Maximum Number of Processors 1
Warranty
Warranty Information 3 Year Limited
More Info
URL http://www.giga-byte.com
Physical Specifications
Width 12 in
Depth 8.82 in
System Board Style ATX
Memory Support
Max System Memory 32 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Number of Memory Slots 4
Additional Features
Audio Codec Realtek ALC889
Network Interfaces Included Ethernet (10 Mbps)|Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)|Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps) Yes
Controller Type Serial ATA/600|RAID Controller Yes
Supported Audio Channels 7.1 Channels

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