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Gigabyte 970A-UD3 Motherboard Socket AM3+ AMD 970 SB950 DDR3 SATA RAID ATX Gigabit Ethernet LAN (rev. 1.0)

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  • Quick Find Code: K197046
  • Manufacturers SKU: 970A-UD3
  • Product UPC/EAN: 4719331820282

Product Description

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. 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. 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. 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. Hybrid EFI Technology combines the benefits of GIGABYTE's mature BIOS platform including stability and compatibility with 3rd party products with 3TB+ HDD support from EFI technology, allowing GIGABYTE to offer the best of both worlds through a quick and easy BIOS update using GIGABYTE's @BIOS utility that is freely available from the GIGABYTE website. GIGABYTE DualBIOS is a patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when the main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating. In addition, GIGABYTE DualBIOS now supports 3TB+ (terabyte) hard drive booting without the need for partitioning, and enables more data storage on a single hard drive.

Main Features:

  • Supports newest AMD AM3+ FX/AM3 Phenom II series processors
  • Advanced 8+2 phase CPU VRM power design for AMD high-TDP CPU support
  • 2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces for ultimate graphics performance
  • AMD SB950 provides 6 native SATA3 ports with superfast 6Gbps link speed and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support
  • Supports USB 3.0 with superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps
  • GIGABYTE 3x USB Power with On/Off Charge USB ports
  • Ultra Durable 3 Classic Technology with copper cooled quality for lower working temperature
  • Turbo XHD technology accelerating hard drive performance with ease
  • Revolution energy saving design with Easy Energy Saver technology
  • Hi-def 108dB Signal-to-noise ratio Blu-ray DVD audio playback
  • Patented DualBIOS with Hybrid EFI technology for 3TB HDD support
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CPU Supported Processors AMD AM3+ FX processors • AMD AM3 Phenom II processors • AMD Athlon II processors
Socket AM3+
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer AMD
Input/Output Controller ITE IT8720
RAID Supported Yes RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, JBOD
SATA Supported Yes
REAR PANEL I/O PORTS Keyboard/Mouse Combo Port 1 x PS/2 Keyboard or Mouse Port
USB Ports 8 x USB 2.0 • 2 x USB 3.0
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line Out Ports 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
S/PDIF Port 1 x Optical S/PDIF-out
Firewire Ports 1 x IEEE 1394
INTERNAL I/O CONNECTORS Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Audio Header • 1 x Front Panel Header
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU Fan • 2 x System Fan • 1 Power Fan
SATA Connectors 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
S/PDIF Connectors 1 x S/PDIF out Header
USB Connectors 3 x USB 2.0 • 1 x USB 3.0
Firewire Connectors 1 x IEEE 1394a Header
Serial Connectors 1 x Serial Port Header
TPM Header 1 x TPM Header
EXPANSION PCI Slots 2 slot(s) - PCI
PCI Express Slots 5 slot(s) - 1 x PCI Express x16 (running at x16) • 1 x PCI Express x16 (running at x4) , 3 x PCI Express x1
MEMORY Maximum Memory 32GB 1066/1333/1600/1866/2000 (OC)MHz Dual Channel DDR3
SOUND Integrated Sound Realtek ALC889 codec • High Definition Audio • 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel • Support for S/PDIF Out
NETWORK Integrated Network Realtek RTL8111E
Network Speeds Supported 10/100/1000Mbps
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 7 • Vista • XP
SYSTEM BIOS 2 x 32 Mbit flash • Use of licensed AWARD BIOS • Support for DualBIOS • PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b
Special Features Support for @BIOS • Support for Q-Flash • Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue • Support for Download Center • Support for Xpress Install • Support for Xpress Recovery2 • Support for EasyTune (Note 4) • Support for Easy Energy Saver • Support for Smart Recovery • Support for Auto Green • Support for ON/OFF Charge • Support for Cloud OC • Support for 3TB+ Unlock • Support for Q-Share
Jumpers Clear CMOS jumper
ELECTRICAL Power Connector 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
PHYSICAL Dimensions 30.5cm (W) x 24.4cm (L)
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