The 970A-DS3 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. USB ports also benefit from a 3x power boost for better power delivery to power hungry USB devices.
- Supports AMD AM3+ FX/AM3 Phenom II & Athlon II series processors
- 2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces for 2-way CrossFireX multi-graphics support
- USB 3.0 with SuperSpeed transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps
- GIGABYTE 3x USB power with On/Off Charge USB ports
- Ultra Durable 4 Classic technology with high quality components designed
- Turbo XHD technology accelerating hard drive performance with ease
- Patented DualBIOS with Hybrid EFI technology for large HDD support
- Humidity protection
Humidity can play havoc on a motherboard's circuitry. GIGABYTE's glass fabric PCB design helps protect against electrical shorts due to humidity by reducing the gaps in spacing between PCB filaments.
- Electrostatic protection
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Classic motherboards feature High ESD Resistance ICs which help protect the motherboard against electrostatic discharge.
- Power failure protection
Permanent damage from power surge or failure during BIOS update can be avoided with GIGABYTE DualBIOS, which automatically enables a secondary, back up BIOS.
- 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.
- Get ready for 32 nm AMD AM3+ CPU
GIGABYTE's AMD motherboards are ready to support 32 nm AMD AM3+ multi-core processors, delivering the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming.
- Supports 45 nm AMD AM3 CPU
This motherboard designs with split power plane, 4+1 phase VRM to support AMD the latest 45nm AM3 PhenomII/ AthlonII processors, delivering the great performance enchantment to system and ultimate scalability hardware expending.
- SATA 6 Gbps Ssupport
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 6 Gbps link speeds for twice the data transfer rates of SATA Revision 2.0 and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support. When used in RAID 0 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 super fast 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 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.
- AMD OverDrive support
The AMD OverDrive utility is provided by AMD, offering high-end users the ability to maximize the capability, flexibility, and adjustability of the platforms utilizing AMD processors, sockets, and chipsets.
- Dual channel DDR3 2000+ MHz
Delivering native support for DDR3 memory up to 2000 MHz, 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.
- Turbo XHD- full automatic RAID 0/stripe
GIGABYTE Turbo XHD provides a quick and easy way to boost your hard drive performance. Just via the latest BIOS update, Turbo XHD will automatically enabled when the system detecting SATA3 HDDs and providing users effortlessly to set up a RAID 0/Strip configuration.
- Multi-display support with 2 way AMD CrossFireX
Flexible graphics capabilities - up to 2 VGA cards are supported for 2 way AMD CrossFireX, delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.
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.
- AutoGreen- greening your PC via Bluetooth cellphone
AutoGreen technology can automatically save power by simply putting your PC in a state of sleep when your Bluetooth cell phone is out of range of your computer.
- 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 standard for speed and makes online shopping, banking, and browsing safer and more convenient than ever.