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GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 890GX
  • Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 1866 (OC)/1333/ 1066
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This is definitely an ideal HTPC motherboard. You can get everything you need that's related to High-definition video/audio playback, energy savings and even lightweight level 3D gaming thanks to AMD's fabulous integrated 890GX + SB850 chipset and Realtek's ALC892 HD audio chip.

Supporting the latest AMD AM3 CPUs, SATA III hard drives and dual channel DDR3 RAM, the Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H guarantees you the balance between performance and cost from what you can get from the market. The integrated ATI Radeon HD 4290 GPU provides adequate 3D and video playback capability, digital interfaces (DVI/HDMI) and analog interfaces (D-sub). If that is not enough for you, simply update your display subsystem with ATI Hybrid CrossFireX technology. Advanced Blu-ray audio playback through analog output and digital output can be easily implemented without buying any additional audio devices.

Armed with Gigabyte's exclusive technologies such as Ultra Durable 3 classic and DualBIOS, this motherboard can be the core part of from an affordable PC to High End System.

  • newegg 140W AMD AM3 Processor Support Based on the AMD 890G and SB850 chipset, the Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD motherboard supports AMD’s Phenom II processors, as well as Athlon II and Sempron 100 series processors up to 140W in AM3 socket, providing unprecedented computing power to match the performance levels you are looking for.
  • newegg ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology Support Based on ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology, ATI Hybrid Graphics allows you to combine the performance of the HD4200 integrated GPU with an applicable ATI Radeon graphics card to bring enhanced gaming performance, productivity and power efficiency.
  • newegg Gigabyte 333 Onboard Acceleration The Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H delivers all the killer next generation features that gaming enthusiasts and power users have been waiting for by incorporating Gigabyte's 333 Onboard Acceleration features with support for USB 3.0, Serial-ATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) and a 3x USB Power Boost.
  • newegg Sideport Memory The Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H features 128MB Side-Port memory on board to accelerate 3D Gaming performance easily.
  • newegg Ultra Durable 3 Classic Technology The Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H features revolutionary Ultra Durable 3 classic technology with a 2oz copper PCB design to help reduce system temperature and dramatically enhance performance.
  • newegg Gigabyte DualBIOS Gigabyte DualBIOS technology protects the BIOS from virus attacks. With its innovative backup BIOS design, this platform provides twice the security thus assuring the PC’s stability.

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


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  • Jordan L.
  • 9/29/2014 7:30:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood for 3 years

Pros: nice mobo, lots of features

Cons: none until it stopped working

Other Thoughts: Cant OC anymore for some reason (unstable) after using it for ~3.5yrs. Already swapped out ram and cpu. so good job gigabyte designing things to last just until the warranty.

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  • Thomas O.
  • 7/19/2013 4:14:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlways used Gigabyte boards

Pros: Got this board in June 2010 been running great ever since never had a problem with the board. I've always used Gigabyte boards have had 4 now over the years great performance and longevity.

Cons: None whatsoever

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  • George K.
  • 6/24/2013 1:37:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat except for RAID recovery

Pros: Easy to set up. Works with MD 1090T. Good feature set and price. Hardware RAID.

Cons: All was peachy until the machine couldn't boot up. Ran down the problem and it's the RAID-1 set. One of the drives is either defective or out of sync. Either way, I cannot find instruction anywhere on how to reliably add a new drive (to rebuilt the RAID-1) or re-sync everything (if the other drive is not defective). Right now, I am running off one of the two drives. Got this board because of the feature set - especially the built-in RAID. Again, all is good until you need to actually rebuild/restore the RAID-1 configuration. The Gigabyte web site has nothing on this. In the meantime, I will figure out the issue with the other drive, but I would like to know what to do so I can rebuild things - and would like to be certain that the RAID chipset is really worth it.

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  • Mario L.
  • 1/6/2013 10:35:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood 2 year Motherboard

Pros: Usb 3.0
sata 6 gb/s

Cons: Died after 16 months..

Other Thoughts: I have bought several other Gigabyte motherboard and all of them have died...

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  • paul l.
  • 1/2/2013 3:50:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood board.

Pros: Bought back in 2010 still running strong never had a single problem. Was an amazing mobo for my first true scratch build.

Cons: not pci 3.0 or am3+... will have to upgrade in the next year or so.. but still I got 3 good years out of this build and will get another two years before i upgraded.

Other Thoughts: I was impressed with this Gigabyte Mobo.. works great still, good color scheme, sata III was a great mobo in its prime.

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  • Davis S.
  • 12/28/2012 8:07:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsVery nice motherboard

Pros: Has awesome features, such as SATA-3, USB 3.0, 8 SATA ports, integrated video...

Cons: SATA ports all point towards front of case, make sure you get SATA cables with the 90-degree ends or it will be a pain. It is a HUGE hassle to install new hard drives inside my LEXA S Crafted case. Also, don't buy this if you want to use USB 3.0 ports on your case. It does not have any USB 3 headers, only a few USB 3 slots in the back of the motherboard.

Other Thoughts: No SLI/Crossfire supports, so if you are looking to do that, do not buy this board. All-in-all, it's a decent AM3 motherboard.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/24/2012 10:32:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGA-890GPA-UD3H owner

Pros: Has a lot of good features like USB 3, SATA 3, plenty of other connections that have become mainstream but were new when this board was released.
I was actually the first reviewer of this board. It has been reliable with a couple of notable exceptions.

Cons: I tried to install Linux dual booted with Windows 7 and it killed the onboard ethernet port. A BIOS upgrade brought it back but I have still never been able to use Linux on this board.
USB 3 ports on back are right next to onboard ethernet port. For some reason this renders the ethernet port unusable while using a USB 3 port at the same time.
I hate sideways SATA ports that point toward the front of the case.

Other Thoughts: I bought this board specifically for USB 3 functionality, but it is a really bad implementation of it. Teh onboard USB 3 ports have never worked correctly relative to their integration with the rest of the system.
The rest of the board is very well built and has held up great. If you need USB 3, you will need to seek a third party expansion card as there are no USB 3 headers.
This is a follow-up review for anyone buying one of these used. I have owned this since it was first released and it has been in constant use for almost 3 years. This AMD setup I assembled has outlasted and outperformed comparable Intel machines that cost several times more.
I took off 1 egg for USB 3 issues and 1 egg off for ethernet issues just to balance out my initial 5 egg review.
Aside from those issues I would recommend this board to anyone, it will be an especially good value used.

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  • shane h.
  • 11/11/2012 12:26:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat board working great for almost 3 years now

Pros: I have had this board since may of 2010 and it still works great. it really dissapoints me that some people give this board a bad review when 99.9% of the time its the users lack of computer skills that is the real problem but they would rather blame it on the companies instead of them selfs. see when you RMA a product and the company sends you back the product with little to nothing to tell you what was wrong with the product then they are trying to tell you as nice as they can that the product is fine and the user that as no common since that you should learn how to build a computer. I have been building pcs since 1999 and not once have I had a problem with any product I have ever bought or worked on. in other words if you really r guessing at what you r doing then don't leave bad reviews. the reviews were made for one reason and that's if its a good or bad product so be careful when writing a review because your hurting peoples minds about the products.

Cons: none as worked great for going on 3 years now I love this board no problems what so ever

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  • timothy k.
  • 5/21/2012 4:00:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This is a great board. It's been running my Phenom II x6 for over a year without a hiccup, with a crossfire setup video. There were no issue with getting anything running.

Cons: That it was discontinued on Newegg =/

Other Thoughts: I've been leery on using Gigabyte boards. I used to have terrible experiences and problems with them going in 6 months. This board has given me a new hope and I will definitely consider Gigabyte boards in the future.

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  • Adam G.
  • 5/10/2012 10:26:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent

Pros: Relatively low price for decent quality, is pretty thick/durable as well.

Cons: Default BIOS settings incorrectly time G.Skill ram, rendering the system susceptible to consistent blue screens. After 1-2 years and 4gb of fault ram modules resulting from incorrect bios "auto" timings, I think it would have been more pleasurable experience if the BIOS would have set the timing of ram correctly itsself.

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