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Gigabyte 970A-UD3 review

Getting on board the Bulldozer-ready motherboard bandwagon before it starts

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Product Type
Desktop Motherboard
Chipset Manufacturer
AMD
Chipset Model
970
Onboard Video
No
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots
1
Memory Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Processor Socket
Socket AM3+
Brand Name
Gigabyte
Form Factor
ATX
Processor Supported
Phenom II X3, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X2, Phenom II X6, Athlon II X3, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X2, Athlon II, Sempron, Phenom II
Total Processor Supported
1
Maximum Memory
32 GB
64-bit Processing
Yes
Number of Memory Slots
4
Number of PCI Slots
2
Audio Channels
7.1
Gigabit Ethernet
Yes
Number of SATA Interfaces
6
HyperTransport Speed
2600 MHz
RAID Supported
Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots
7
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports
1
Network (RJ-45)
Yes
Total Number of USB Ports
10
Number of USB 3.0 Ports
2
Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports
1
PS/2 Port
Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports
1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports
8
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports
6
Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports
1
PCI Express Standard
PCI Express 2.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots
5
Memory Form Factor
DIMM
Processor Technology
HyperTransport 3.0 Technology
Width
305 mm
Depth
244 mm
Manufacturer
GIGABYTE Technology, Inc
Product Model
GA-970A-UD3
Product Name
Ultra Durable 3 Classic GA-970A-UD3 Desktop Motherboard
Product Line
Ultra Durable 3 Classic
Controller Type
Serial ATA/600
Manufacturer Part Number
GA-970A-UD3
Manufacturer Website Address
http://uk.giga-byte.com
Marketing Information

The 970A-UD3 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.

Package Contents
  • Ultra Durable 3 Classic GA-970A-UD3 Desktop Motherboard
  • Motherboard Diver Disk
  • User's Manual
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • 4 x SATA Cables
  • I/O Shield

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