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8.6 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3

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Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3

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Overall 6
6.0

1 of 2 Did Not Work

Karela Gilbert, Amazon
1 week ago
  • Summary: Bought 2 for 2 computers. One works, the other one keeps having issues, so we may have to buy a new one.
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Overall 6
6.0

Came in defective

Rance Gary, Amazon
22 March 2014
  • Summary: - Random Blue Screen of death fits because mine was obviously defective and Amazon is a little slow with my request for replacement. When it worked the board is steady and is easy to set in. I had no problems getting everything mounted and hooked in The BIOS is one of the best I've used.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works great; currently have an issue with an audio port however

Nick, Amazon
20 June 2013
  • Summary: Bought this board a few weeks ago when it was $85. It had everything I needed as I'm not overclocking my system; so all I was really looking for were some USB 3.0 ports and front panel USB 3.0 capability - of which this board has both. Yesterday however, I lost my left audio for no apparent reason (which is really inconvenient for Gigabyte because Amazon just happened to send me an email yesterday asking me to rate this product).
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Basement_Lurker, NCIX.com
12 August 2011
  • Summary: This is a pretty decent board for the price point. It has plenty of modern features like sata3 and usb3, but the placing and orientation of the internal sata ports is ridiculous! My old gigabyte board had 6 sata connectors aligned vertically in two groups of three...this board has 1 grouping of 6 sata connectors aligned horizontally! This makes installation of your sata cables, after the board has been mounted, extremely difficult!
  • Pros: -decent board with plenty of usb3 and sata3 ports, -lots of modern up-to-date features
  • Cons: -location of onboard internal sata ports is rediculous, -not enough cables, -ati raid interface/utility is terrible compared to the nvidia nforce raid interface/utility my previous gigabyte board used
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Overall 6
6.0

Cheap Crossfire...

Jeff, memoryexpress.com
22 February 2012
  • Summary: $40 more you could get the 990FXA-UD3 with dual x16 PCI-E (with both running at x16) and better overclocking ability. This board would be good for those into low end video editing, your first build or someone who just wants to experience crossfire. (If you use it for crossfire, use more mid-range card like the 6770, as this board does not provide the bandwidth for a microstutter free crossfire with the higher level cards)
  • Pros: Decent AM3+ board with Crossfire at a great price.
  • Cons: Second PCI-E only runs at 4x. So unless you like microstutter in your games, I would suggest getting one that supports at least x8 on the second PCI-E. Not great for overclocking, the 990FXA (if you are staying with GB) boards are what you want for that.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

KuNgZi, arukereso.hu
15 December 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Buena placa para funciones poco extresantes con problema de disipacion a alto desempeño.

jose1024, amazon.es
10 August 2011
Overall 6
6.0

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 (AM3+, AMD 970, PCI-Ex16)

Chaser, Rozetka
5 August 2011
  • Conclusion: З купівлею даної материнки швидше змирився, ніж радів. На жаль, мінуси взнав вже вдома. Northbridge гріється до 73 градусів під навантаженням. Один раз комп повис після безперервної роботи під навантаженням на протязі доби.
  • Pros: Охолодження мосфетів, багато виходів USB, хороша елементна база. 8-піновий роз’єм для живлення CPU.
  • Cons: Великі проблеми з завантаженням з USB-флешок. Можна завантажувати лише флешки, відформатовані в FAT-32 з "нормальним" MBR. У мене були проблеми з встановленням Linux з флешки, різноманітними LiveUSB, SystemRescueCD і навіть Hiren's Boot CD. Це відома "особливість" деяких BIOS'ів від Gigabyte. Можете погуглити по темі "GA-970A-UD3 usb boot" У наш час це все одно, що забрати підтримку USB клавіатур чи мишок, а залишити лише PS/2. Мені прийшлось діставати з шкафу старий ...
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