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Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

( 4.7 Average / 130 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Gigabyte

Part #

GA-990FXA-UD3

Form Factor

ATX

CPU Socket

AM3+

Chipset

AMD 990FX

Memory Slots

4 x 240-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR3-1066 / 1333 / 1600 / 1866 / 2000

Max Memory

32GB

RAID Support

Yes

Onboard Video

No

CrossFire Support

Yes

SLI Support

Yes

SATA 6 Gb/s

6

eSATA 6Gb/s

2

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)

Yes

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Reviews

from completed build Athena AMD Balance Gaming build

Pros: Looks very nice and the new revision included a heat pipe between the north bridge and the VRMs. Good heat dissipation temps in HWmonitor for the mobo around high 30's ~ low 40's under load (with good airflow 2 corsairs SP 120 on the front) Supports Overclocking and has been very stable with it The UEFI supports profiles

Cons: Needs more Fan Headers!!!!! really!! are you kidding me! I ended up using even the power fan connector, but had to use a low speed resistor adapter to minimize the noise since it runs at 100% all the time Cpu core voltages were moving all over the place even when set static I know this also has to do with AMD architecture requirements but come on. The UEFI is not that easy to use, its decent enough The EasyTune software has very limited options for this mobo (I've seen pic of the software on other mobos) and looks like its from the 90's. The documentation is bad and the illustrations worst.

Other Thoughts: Not the best overclocker but gets the job done. Cpu Load line calibration can be quite useful just be careful with the setting you select. I recommend normal (which is what I'm using with my oc) or less unless you are water cooled.

To me the biggest down side is the lack of fan headers the rest is not big deal.

Its holding my 8350 at 4.4Ghz with air CM hyper 212 evo.

from completed build The Steve Buscemi

Overclocks well, make sure you get REV 4.0 or above

from completed build FX-Speedriver

I underestimated this Motherboard. Definitely worth a 5 Star.

from completed build Tali Nova (First Build)

Pro: Everything on the board is marked. This was VERY helpful when it can time to connect everything for the first time.

Con: I ran out of fan connections. However this is not a problem with the board.