Gigabyte GA-970-Gaming Motherboard (AM3+)

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Supports AMD AM3+/ AM3 Processor
Dual Channel DDR3, 4 DIMMs
Fast USB 3.1 with USB Type-C - The World's Next Universal Connector
PCIe Gen2 x2 M.2 Connectors with up to 10Gb/s Data Transfer (PCIe NVMe & SATA SSD support)
2-Way Graphics Support with Exclusive Ultra Durable Metal Shielding over the PCIe Slots
115dB SNR Audio with Upgradable AMP-UP Technology
Killer E2200 series Gaming Networks
High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with Ambient LED Trace Path Lighting
GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP ports
All new GIGABYTE APP Center, simple and easy use
GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS Technology

CPU
AM3+ Socket:
AMD AM3+ FX processor
AMD AM3 Phenom II processor/ AMD Athlon™ II processor
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)

Chipset
North Bridge: AMD 970
South Bridge: AMD SB950

Memory
4 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32GB of system memory
*Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
*To support a DDR3 1866 MHz (and above) memory, you must install an AM3+ CPU first.
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)

Form Factor
ATX (30.5 x 24.4 cm)

BIOS
2 x 32 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
Support for DualBIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Networking
Rivet Networks Killer E2201 LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Audio
Realtek ALC1150 codec
TI Burr Brown NE5532 operational amplifier
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out
*Please note if front Audio does not function you will need to install the RealTek drivers from the disc provided with the motherboard. Once installed, click the tool icon and disable "auto detect" function for the front jack plugs

Expansion
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
*For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
*The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the M2F_10G connector. The PCIEX4 slot will operate at up to x2 mode when a PCIe SSD is installed in the M2F_10G connector.
2 x PCI Express x1 slots
(All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
2 x PCI slots

Graphics
None - Requires Graphics Card

Storage Interface
South Bridge:
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x2/x1 SSD support)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and JBOD
*Refer to "1-8 Internal Connectors," for the supported configurations with the M.2 and SATA connectors.

Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan header
2 x System fan headers
1 x Power fan header
1 x Front panel header
1 x Front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x Serial port header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Audio gain control switch

Back Panel I/O Connectors
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 support
1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port (red)
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
1 x Optical S/PDIF Out connector
5 x Audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)

USB
South Bridge:
12 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB headers)

VIA VL805 chip:
4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)

ASMedia USB 3.1 Controller:
1 x USB Type-C port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 support
1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port (red) on the back panel

Hardware Monitor
System voltage detection
CPU/System temperature detection
CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
CPU overheating warning
CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
CPU/System fan speed control
*Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.

OS
Support for Windows 10/8.1/7

Additional Features
Hyper Transport Bus:
HyperTransport 3.0
Support up to 5200MT/s
Support for 2-Way AMD CrossFire technology
iTE I/O Controller Chip
Support for APP Center
*Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
@BIOS
Ambient LED
Cloud Station
EasyTune
Game Controller
Smart TimeLock
Smart Recovery 2
System Information Viewer
USB Blocker
Support for Q-Flash
Support for ON/OFF Charge
Support for Smart Switch
Support for Xpress Install

Certifications
• Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
• Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.

Manufacturer's Website:  www.gigabyte.com