Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - AM3+ Socket - AMD 970 Chipset - ATX reviews

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This motherboard is a good all rounder.

£77 at 1 retailer out of 416 retailers checked

9.2 out of 10 based on 146 reviews.
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Some customer reviews of Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - AM3+ Socket - AMD 970 Chipset - ATX

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Robert, Sutton Long time PC builder

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
OK for the money.
Bad points:
Very flimsy build quality and the screw holes do not comply with the ATX format.
Overall rating 7.0
Design 6.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jul 2013

Mark,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great construction, well marked, fantastic performance
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jul 2013

david, St Austell extreamly happy buyer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
none that i have found
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Aug 2013

Sam, London

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good instruction manual and board layout, got it up and running in less than half an hour.
Good bios menu for cpu and memory overclocking.
Bad points:
No USB 3.0 header on motherboard, but there are 2 on the back panel.
No UEFI boot.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Nov 2013

Warren, Amateur interest in computers

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to install, good manual and DVD of drivers. Nicely proportioned. Takes a 4 pin power supply
Bad points:
There is no connection for internal usb 3 connectors, if you have them at the front of your case, they may be redundant.
Overall rating 8.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Sep 2013

Edward,

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
It's a motherboard, does the job.
Bad points:
Disapointed at lack of connections on the back of the board. I know it's in the description but it doesn't really hit you until you see it for real. Eg lack of audio headers, 7.1 audio is ONLY via the HDMI, which if you were buying this caliber of board, you would probably have a graphics card anyway. The only reason I see for a MB to have 7.1 surround is that you have a decent set of speakers to plug directly to the board.
Overall rating 7.0
Design 7.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Jul 2013

danielle, portadown

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
m
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Aug 2013

 

Manufacturer's Description

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.

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