GA-970A-UD3 (rev. 1.0/1.1)

other version:  rev. 1.2 rev. 3.0
AMD 970 Chipset
  • Supports newest AMD AM3+ FX/AM3 Phenom™ II series processors
  • AMD SB950 provides 6 native SATA3 ports with superfast 6Gbps link speed and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support
  • 2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces for ultimate graphics performance
  • GIGABYTE 3x USB Power with On/Off Charge USB ports
  • Supports USB 3.0 with superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps
  • Hi-def 108dB Signal-to-noise ratio Blu-ray DVD audio playback
  • Revolution energy saving design with Easy Energy Saver technology
  • Ultra Durable 3 Classic Technology with copper cooled quality for lower working temperature
  • Advanced 8+2 phase CPU VRM power design for AMD high-TDP CPU support
  • Turbo XHD technology accelerating hard drive performance with ease
  • Patented DualBIOS with Hybrid EFI technology for 3TB HDD support
CPU AM3+ Socket:
  1. Support for AMD AM3 Phenom™ II processor / AMD Athlon™ II processor
  2. Support for AMD AM3+ FX processors
Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.
Hyper Transport Bus
  1. 4800 MT/s
Chipset North Bridge:
  1. AMD 970
South Bridge:
  1. AMD SB950
Memory
  1. 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
    *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.
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
    *To support a DDR3 1866 MHz (and above) memory, you must install an AMD AM3+ CPU first.
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
Audio
  1. Realtek audio codec
  2. High Definition Audio
  3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  4. Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
  1. 1 x RTL8111E chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slots
  1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
  2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
  3. 3 x PCI Express x1 slots (All PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  4. 2 x PCI
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 SATA 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)
2 x Etron EJ168 chips:
  1. 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:
  1. 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
  1. 2 x system fan headers
  2. 1 x IEEE 1394
  3. 3 x USB 2.0/1.1
  4. 1 x clearing CMOS jumper
  5. 1 x CPU fan header
  6. 1 x front panel header
  7. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
  8. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  9. 1 x front panel audio header
  10. 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
  11. 1 x serial port header
  12. 1 x SPDIF out
  13. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
    TPM function is optional due to different regional policy
  14. 1 x power fan connector
  15. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x RJ-45 port
  2. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0
  3. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  4. 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  5. 6 x audio ports (Line In / Line Out / MIC In / Surround Speaker Out(Rear Speaker Out) / Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out / Side Speaker Out)
  6. 1 x IEEE 1394
  7. 1 x SPDIF out (optical)
I/O Controller
  1. iTE IT8720
H/W Monitoring
  1. CPU/System fan speed control
    *Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install.
  2. CPU/System temperature detection
  3. System voltage detection
  4. CPU overheating warning
  5. CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
  6. CPU/System/Power fan failure warning
BIOS
  1. Supports DualBIOS™
  2. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b
  3. Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
  4. 2 x 32 Mbit flash
Unique Features
  1. Supports Q-Flash utility
  2. Support for Q-Share
  3. Smart Recovery
  4. Auto Green
  5. Support for ON/OFF Charge
  6. Support for Cloud OC
  7. Support for EasyTune
    * Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
  8. Support for Xpress Recovery2
  9. Support for 3TB+ Unlock
  10. Supports @BIOS™
  11. Download Center
  12. Xpress™ Install
  13. Xpress™ BIOS Rescue
  14. Support for Easy Energy Saver
Bundle Software
  1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System
  1. Support for Microsoft® Windows 8/7/Vista/XP
Form Factor
  1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm
Remark
  1. Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.
  2. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
* The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.
* Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
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* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.