Gigabyte 970A-DS3P AMD Socket AM3+ Motherboard

CCL Code: MBD1317
Manufacturer Code: GA-970A-DS3P
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
Gigabyte 970A-DS3P AMD Socket AM3+ Motherboard

Key Features:

  • Socket AM3+
  • AMD 970 Chipset
  • 6 x SATA & 8 x USB Ports
  • DDR3 (max 64GB, 4 slots)
  • ATX Form Factor

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Humidity can play havoc on a motherboard's circuitry.GIGABYTE's new Glass Fabric PCB design helps protect against electrical shorts due to humidity by reducing the gaps in spacing between PCB filaments. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Classic motherboards feature High Resistance ICs which help protect the motherboard against electrostatic discharge. Permanent damage from power surge or failure during BIOS update, can be avoided with GIGABYTE DaulBIOS, which automatically enables a secondary, back up BIOS. GIGABYTE also uses Anti-Surge ICs to protect the motherboard against power surges. GIGABYTE uses All Solid Caps (Capacitors) and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures, providing up to 50,000 hour component lifespan. 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. All USB ports also benefit from a 3x power boost for better power delivery to power hungry USB devices.

Main Features

  • Supports AMD AM3+ FX / AM3 Phenom II, Athlon II series Processors
  • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Technology
  • GIGABYTE Digital Power Engine
  • 8+2 phase CPU VRM power design for AMD high-TDP CPU support
  • 2-way CrossFire Support
  • VIA 2021 with High Quality 108dB SNR HD audio
  • GIGABYTE On/Off Charge for USB devices
  • 4 USB 3.0 ports with GIGABYTE 3x USB power
  • 6 SATA3 ports with RAID support
  • GbE LAN with high ESD Protection


CPU Socket Socket AM3+
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer AMD
Supported Processors AMD AM3+ FX processors • AMD AM3 Phenom II processors • AMD Athlon II processors
Socket Socket AM3+


Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Northbridge 970
Southbridge SB950
Input/Output Controller iTE IT8728
RAID Supported Yes
SATA Supported Yes

Rear Panel I/O Ports

USB Ports 6 x USB 2.0 • 2 x USB 3.0
Keyboard Port 1 x PS/2
Mouse Port 1 x PS/2
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports 1 x Line in
Audio Line Out Ports 1 x Line Out
Microphone In Port 1 x Microphone Port

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
Power Connector Port 1 x 24-pin ATX • 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V


Number of PCI Slots 2 slot(s)
PCI Slot Type PCI
Number of PCI Express Slots 5 slot(s)
PCI Express X16 Slots 1 x PCI Express x16 (running at x16) • 1 x PCI Express x16 (running at x4)
PCI Express Slot Type 3 x PCI Express x1


Memory Bus Speed 1066/1333/1600/1866/2000 (OC) MHz
Maximum RAM 64 GB
Memory Type Dual Channel DDR3
Memory Bus Speed Minimum 1066 MHz
Memory Bus Speed Maximum 2000 (OC) MHz
Memory Bus Speeds Supported 1066/1333/1600/1866/2000 (OC) MHz


Integrated Sound Realtek HD audio codec • High Definition Audio • 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel • Support for S/PDIF Out


Network Speeds Supported 10/100/1000 Mbps

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows XP/7/8


BIOS 2 x 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
Special Features 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
Jumpers Clear CMOS jumper


Form Factor ATX
Width 30.5 cm
Length 21.5 cm

Wireless Communications

Bluetooth No

Key Features

Firewire No
Integrated Graphics Supported No
Wireless Network No
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 6 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 8 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Multi GPU Support No
VGA Connection No
DVI Connection No
HDMI Connection No
DisplayPort Connection No
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Power Connectors 4-Pin
Motherboard Chipset AMD 970
Thunderbolt No
Motherboard Model Gigabyte 970A-DS3P Motherboard
USB 3.1 Support No
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support No
On-board RGB Control None
Internal USB Type-C Header No


Warranty 1 Year

Item Details

Manufacturer Gigabyte
Manufacturer Code GA-970A-DS3P
EAN 4719331814229
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 1 Year

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Gigabyte
Manufacturer Code GA-970A-DS3P

Do you have you a question about the Gigabyte 970A-DS3P Motherboard Socket AM3+ AMD 970 SB950 DDR3 SATA RAID ATX Gigabit Ethernet LAN (rev. 1.0)?

Q: hi there will this board support 4 x 8GB ram modules as per ccl code RAM1897 (1866 MHz) thank you
Answer by Website User on 17th January 2019
Yes, it will.
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Q: Hello, What is revision of the motherboard. Is the motherboard fully compatible with AMD FX 6300 3.5GHz, Windows 10 and Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030 2GB Best Regards Ryszard
Answer by Website User on 18th January 2018
The revision of this motherboard is rev 1.0, this would be compatible with the processor and GPU listed. - Matthewt
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Q: Hi, Im building a streaming only pc with the AMD fx 8350 but i need windows 10 to run my programs as needed. would i be able to run windows 10 with this board? cheers Darren
Answer by Website User on 21st September 2017
Yes, Windows 10 will run on this motherboard.
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Q: Hi just to ask will this board take amd fx8370 chip,and what power supply would I need for gameing ,would also like abit help for the right black gameing case got Kingston hyper fury ram(ram1866)also need a hardrive fast one decent size aswell ,thankyou hope not to many questions
Answer by Dan on 28th September 2016
Yes, that processor is compatible with this motherboard. For the rest of your questions, they are outside of the scope of our product questions which are intended for information on the specific product only, if you contact our sales team on they'll be happy to offer further advice. -Danlevan
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Q: does this motherboard support ahci mode for solid state drives.... many thanks
Answer by Dan on 30th November 2015
It does, yes. -Danlevan
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Q: What is the power output support on the CPU's? I was hoping for support of 125w
Answer by Dan on 14th November 2015
Gigabyte list 125W processors on the compatibility chart. -Danlevan
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Q: I know systems have come a long way since I worked in the IT trade but how does this Motherboard connect to a monitor/TV with no HDMI or standard PC connections? Also, what CPU do you recommend for this Motherboard - I have an AMD Radeon HD 9750 3GB Graphics card already - would this be compatible?
Answer by Website User on 11th November 2015
If you're adding a graphics card then you wouldn''t be using any video outputs of the motherboard, and any PCI-Express graphics card should work fine. If the TV doesn't have HDMI or VGA inputs you will likely not be able to connect a computer to it, you used to be able to do so through S-Video but no graphics cards have this anymore. Any of the AM3+ processors we sell should be compatible, with the exception of the 220W 9 series eight core processors. -Danlevan
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Q: Hi, will this motherboard accept the new Seagate archive 8 tb hdd, ST8000AS0002? My other two Gigabyte motherboards, z87x oc and GA-E350N WIN8, don't seem to recognize the drive.
Answer by Website User on 5th October 2015
I can't see any reason why it wouldn't but Gigabyte don't specifically list compatibility with drives that large. -Danlevan
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Q: Would this motherboard work with a AMD FX-6300, and an Nvidia GTX 750ti?
Answer by Dan on 18th September 2015
Yes, it will work fine with both. -Danlevan
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Q: is this a 8+2 power phase boared as stated in your overview, cause there website says 4+1? regards Jon
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Q: will AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz Octo Core (Socket AM3+) work o0n this motherboard
Answer by Website User on 15th August 2015
The FX 8350 should indeed work with this motherboard. -Jake
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Q: What memory standard does this motherboard take?
Answer by Website User on 8th May 2015
This motherboard takes DDR3 memory, modules between 1333 and 1866MHz will be the best bet. -Danlevan
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Q: Will this support the Sapphire R9 270X 4GB GPU? Also does this support windows 8.1 64bit OS? Thanks. Also can it be 4 sticks of 4GB RAM? Also AMD FX-9370 will this be okay sorry for all the questions my first real build on my own.
Answer by shaban on 13th February 2015
The CPU you have selected does not work with this motherboard, according to the compatibility list from gigabyte. However the answer to all the other questions is yes.
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Q: Is this a Rev.1.0 or Rev.2.0 board?
Answer by Website User on 8th January 2015
The stock in our warehouse are Rev 1.0 -Danlevan
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Q: Will this board support a Gtx 760 or a R9 270X?
Answer by Dan on 11th December 2014
Yes, either graphics card would be fine with this motherboard. -Danlevan
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Q: will this board support the AMD FX proccessors with 125+ W rating?
Answer by Website User on 2nd December 2014
The supported processor list doesn't have any over 125W. -Danlevan
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Q: will a amd phenon II940 run this board
Answer by Dan on 17th November 2014
The Phenom II 940 does not appear on the compatibility list for this motherboard. -Danlevan
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Q: can I run Linux OS on this board. Thanks
Answer by Matthew on 26th September 2014
This depends on the distribution of Linux you are using - please consult the documentation of the distribution you're using to find motherboard compatibility. -MR
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Q: does this motherboard (straight out of the box) support the amd fx 8350 4.0ghz 8 core cpu. thanks
Answer by Website User on 15th September 2014
The 8350 is supported from the F1 BIOS revision, which is the first BIOS for the motherboard so it will work without needing an update. -Danlevan
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Q: Does this come with a warranty?
Answer by Dan on 11th September 2014
Yes, Gigabyte motherboards have a three year warranty. -Danlevan
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4 / 5 11 reviews

Dr John Reid

last week

Old tech, but totes worth. Plenty of room for a decent pci audio card. A keen shopper would slam dunk an AMD FX-8350 Vishera in there. No on-board graphics, keep a note of that. Approx 60 in 2019


last month

Great motherboard runs like a dream


3 months ago

Its perfect for the job


5 months ago

Product was easy to install and runs really good


5 months ago

Lovely board, combined with 8core AMD this is a decent MB for most games and a very good price. Only missing on board graphics but using a good graphics card there are enough slots for most kit.


5 months ago

Nice board but let down by network adapter which doesn't work


5 months ago

very good board no complaints

Mr Jason Voorhees

6 months ago

the photo was wrong the board is the next revsion up ver 2.1 which is great as thats the best board for the fx cpu this is the board i like and does the job very well came with lastest bios ...bonus


7 months ago

Perfect item, good quality, good price!


8 months ago

solid and reliable board from a great company

Mr Nigel Foster

8 months ago

Well this is my second motherboard from CCL Computers, all went well with the first board, and same again with this one. I picked up the board from my local Argos three days after ordering it from them, great service you can buy with confidence from these people and know you item will be delivered on time.