GIGABYTE Presents the New AM3+ Ready AMD 970-Gaming and 990FX-Gaming Motherboards

GIGABYTE Presents the New AM3+ Ready 970-Gaming and 990FX-Gaming Motherboards

Featuring the AMD® 970 and 990FX + SB950 chipset with USB 3.1 and M.2


City of Industry, California, February 12, 2016 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to unveil today to all its AMD motherboard enthusiasts the new GA-990FX-Gaming and GA-970-Gaming, based on the highly anticipated AMD® 970 and 990FX + SB950 chipset respectively, and compatible with the latest AMD socket AM3+ high performance processors. 


GIGABYTE 990FX-Gaming and 970-Gaming product highlights:

  • Fast USB 3.1 over USB Type-C™ and Standard-A port for maximum compatibility.
  • PCIe Gen2 x4 M.2 connectors with up to 20Gb/s Data Transfer (Includes PCIe NVMe & SATA SSD support).
  • AMP-UP™ Audio technology featuring upgradable OP-AMP, two USB DAC-UP and a Realtek ALC 1150 audio processor with support 115dB SNR HD audio.
  • High-End gaming network port powered by Killer™ E2201
  • 2-Way graphics support for the best gaming experience
  • GIGABTYE EXCLUSIVE: Ultra Durable™ PCIe metal shield, DualBIOS™ technology and GIGABYTE APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities

Fast USB 3.1 Solution

The latest USB 3.1 Gen.2 offers transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s. With twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation and backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 as well as 3.0, USB 3.1 is available via USB Standard-A and the reversible USB Type-C™ making GIGABYTE the best USB 3.1 solution on the market with better compatibility over a wider range of devices.

GIGABYTE Premium Graphics

Multi-graphics configuration offers better graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution. While the GIGABYTE 970-Gaming motherboards can support 2 AMD graphics card in Crossfire™ configurations, the PCIe lane configuration of the 990FX-Gaming allows you to benefit from either AMD 2-way Crossfire™ or NVIDIA 2-way SLI™ technology.    

Fast Onboard Storage with 20 Gb/s M.2

GIGABYTE M.2 solution offers considerably faster storage performance and support for both PCIe and SATA interfaces for M.2 SSD devices. Using PCIe Gen.2 x4 lanes, the onboard M.2 can deliver up to 20Gb/s of bandwidth, more than 3 times faster than SATA3. With this added bandwidth, M.2 storage devices are ideal to install your PC operating system and frequently used programs or data for fast boot-up times and the best responsiveness.

High Definition Audio Design

The Realtek ALC1150 is a high-performance multi-channel high definition audio codec that delivers an exceptional audio listening experience with up to 115dB SNR, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC. High Quality audio capacitors deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for professional gamers. In addition to the industry leading audio hardware, GIGABYTE motherboards feature LED lighting for the audio trace path, providing a cool, custom look to your rig. Not only does the Audio Noise Guard protect the board’s sensitive analog audio components, but its LEDs can also be programmed to beat at the rhythm of the music you are listening to, or pulse at a soothing pace to create a great atmosphere to enhance the experience of your game, movie or music

Ultra Durable PCIe Metal Shield

GIGABYTE presents its latest innovation within its Ultra Durable technologies with the PCIe One Piece Metal Shield. Add-in cards can be extremely heavy, especially long graphics cards, and removing them can put a lot of stress on the connector. The innovative one-piece stainless steel shielding design from GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.



Killer™ E2200 Series Gaming Network

The GIGABYTE 990FX-Gaming and 970-Gaming features Killer™ E2201, a high-performance, adaptive gigabit Ethernet controller that offers better online gaming and online media performance compared to standard solutions.

Check out more details about the GIGABYTE 990FX-Gaming motherboard and the GIGABYTE 970-Gaming motherboard.

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GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world’s motherboard and graphics card markets. On top of Motherboards and Graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include PC Components, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Desktop PCs, Network Communications, Servers and Mobile Phones to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit for more information.

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