Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Sign up today for a 30-day free trial of Newegg Premier
  • | Wish List
  • Help
Search all
Search
Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Motherboards > 
AMD Motherboards > 
GIGABYTE > 
Item#: N82E16813128514

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 990FX
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2000(OC)/1866
IronEgg
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE
This product qualifies for the Iron Egg guarantee. We'll match any qualifying competitor's price.
  • Pin It
  • Email this page
ICON Loading...

Learn more about the GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3

Model

Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
GA-990FXA-UD3

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
AM3+
CPU Type
FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
FSB
2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)

Chipsets

Chipset
AMD 990FX + SB950

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
4 (x16, x16, x4, x4)
PCI Express x1
2
PCI Slots
1

Storage Devices

SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA RAID
0/1/5/10/JBOD

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC889
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111E
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
USB 1.1/2.0
8 x USB 2.0
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
IEEE 1394
1 x IEEE 1394a
eSATA
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s
S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0
Onboard 1394
1 x 1394a
Other Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
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 IEEE 1394a header
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
1 x serial port header
1 x clearing CMOS jumper

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
Get Ready for New Generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ CPU

Supports next generation of 45nm AMD AM3 CPU

Multi-display support with 2 way SLI and 2 way CrossFireX

AMD OverDrive Support

108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback

DualBIOS 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology)

Turbo XHD- Full Automatic RAID 0/Stripe

Ultra Durable 3 - Classic

GIGABYTE innovative technology- Easy Energy Saver

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • Anonymous
  • 4/18/2014 11:52:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Does what it says on the box. Easy to build with, user-friendly BIOS. Emerged unscathed from a few alarming flexing incidents during the installation of my big cooler. Actually, I bent this thing quite a bit during this build, and it's been none the worse for wear.

Cons: Didn't come with standoffs. I/O shield is very flimsy.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • chalet H.
  • 4/18/2014 7:05:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsdo i love this

Pros: this board for the price and for what it has on it. is so worth every penny i told my best friend to get this board and he loves it and i have a 8350 on it i havent over clock yet becasue i have a bad case but i love this board

Cons: nothing that big just that when i did some cleaning on my case and unpluged the sata for my ssd and put it back it didnt pick it up untill i put it in the one it was in

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Christopher B.
  • 4/17/2014 10:00:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPleased So Far

Pros: Supports 4 Fans - Hooking Cables to it was a breeze, things clearly marked. - Supports 32GB of Ram - Supports Ram to Speeds of 2000mhz

Cons: Bios was limited on what you can and can't do. Very restrictive on RAM O.C. Claims 2000 O.C., I think It only gave me a option to push for 1866. Voltage for O.C. Ram is preset and makes it difficult to to get a high desired OC. Motherboard does not sync fan control to AMD Overdrive. Nor does it allow AMD to post Speeds or Percentage workload of the system fans. The motherboard drastically displays odd jumps in CPU temps. Motherboard has displayed super low temps with heavy workload with house 50 degrees F, and yet displayed a high temp just idling in the same temp room. My guess is with Sys fan ramped up for heavy load and the colder air forces temp to a range lower then the motherboard is programed to display. But still does not justify why the Motherboard would report such diversity in temp while idling.

Other Thoughts: I was very scared after ordering this Motherboard and doing my home work on it. A lot of people have had issues with it overheating and so on. But after getting it and having the newer revision of it, I have very little issues with it. Just wish bios was less restrictive and system fans could post to AMD Overdrive. Great Motherboard for anything other then the Enthusiast's line of work.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Christopher S.
  • 4/14/2014 7:28:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Board

Pros: Pretty nice, multiple bios is very handy- nice location of pins.

Cons: Wish there more fan ports.... although it seems to be common within this north-bridge type.

Other Thoughts: Has everything I need plus more... still have extra internal usb 2.0 ports not in use, plus I only use one 2gb video card, so I always have room to expand there.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • J. M.
  • 4/13/2014 7:49:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCareful about RAID use

Pros: For ordinary desk top use, this is a very capable MB. It is missing any video port which may trouble some people. For me, the problem was that I did not realize (nor did Gigabyte!) that the maximum size RAID drive that this unit can support is 2TB. So If you try to use RAID5 all you can use is three 1TB drives. Larger drives don't work. I have built about six of the 990FXA models and they have proved reliable and stable.

Cons: Limited RAID capability with TB drives.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Michael A.
  • 4/11/2014 9:37:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect Motherboard

Pros: Easy to work with, like any other ATX motherboard. I haven't had any issues with it yet so yay. Like others have stated, install the drivers and whatnot from the disc provided before you seek updated drivers (THIS IS A MUST).

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I like how well this motherboard accommodates my extremely large heat sink unlike my previous motherboard. I might add that the heat sink was for an AM2+ cpu to boot.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 4/11/2014 4:39:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgigabyte 990fx

Pros: very beautiful i like how the northbridge heatsink extends around the cpu socket. has very much room for graphics i wield a gigabyte 2 gv r72505 in an NZXT gamma case not a huge case but i could upgrade very easily the uefi bios was a very helpful modern upgrade that makes even bios a fun job! the instruction manual was very helpful any questions i had was answered in this packet and its FAST!

Cons: kinda pricey only being about 40 dollars short of the sabertooth but i got mine on sale so 130 did it for me other than that none i can think of

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Christopher R.
  • 4/9/2014 7:12:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3, my brother

Pros: Sturdy - I'm a bit clumsy so we went through a hassle to get this guy installed in the case with the Hyper 212 EVO cpu cooler. I few minor presses and twists lol, but the resistors and other components are clearly made to handle minor pressures.

Love the build quality.

The bios is nice and makes it easy to overclock/underclock the parts.

More features than I can hope to use.

Cons: Not sure if turning the SATA ports sideways on the motherboard was that good an idea, it made it a bit difficult for me to plug in the ports at first.

Although there are 4 PCI-Express ports, if you have a dual slot graphics card like my GTX 760, you wont have any space to use the nearby PCI-e ports.

Most importantly - When you turn on the system, it turns back off immediately for 3 seconds, then powers on again. I already spoke to GIGABYTE about this and they said it was normal (I was a bit worried).

Other Thoughts: By default (the 'Auto' setting), the motherboard sets my DDR 1866 memory to 1600Mhz, but there's an easy setting in the bios to adjust this back to 1866. The memory seems to be running at 1875Mhz tho.

Build:
AMD FX-8350
8GB DDR3 1866 (2x4GB, 1.5v)
EVGA 2GB Nvidia GTX 760
120GB Kingston HyperV SSD
COUGAR A-Series 760W Bronze PSU

and, well, this motherboad:
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Christian S.
  • 4/8/2014 5:51:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGood board, but can get hot. RMA stinks

Pros: Supports bulldozer, gbyte.

Cons: Like alot of people here, I had the NB on this mobo literally burn. Sent it to GBYTE, they said it was fine and sent back the same burnt board. Had to send again, luckily they paid this shipping this time, and they sent me a new one. No OC, in a well ventilated modular PSU Antec 900. Also no eufi bios.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • sheldon t.
  • 4/8/2014 11:46:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsvery touchy

Pros: amazing features, very fast, lots of room for expansion.

Cons: USB 3.0 drivers wont work, either from gigabyte or the driver CD, system would freeze. I had to disable USB 3.0 and not use the USB on board ports

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 108515 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

1. Are you using a fresh new Windows install or pre-existing?

2. Are you running the latest motherboard Bios?

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

ICON Loading...
Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Motherboards > 
AMD Motherboards > 
GIGABYTE > 
Item#: N82E16813128514
Related Products
AMD A88X (Bolton D4) Athlon/A Series (FM2+) DDR3 ...
Model Brand GIGABYTE Model GA F2A88X D3H Supported ...
Supporting socket AM3+ and 8 Core CPU, this ...
The 970A DS3P motherboard is designed to offer ...
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2014 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site. nassau