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GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ AMD 990FX 8 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 990FX
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2000(OC)/1866

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GA-990FXA-UD5

  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ technology
  • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™4 technology
  • Supports AMD AM3+ FX/ AM3 Phenom™ II, Athlon™ II series processors
  • 8+2 phase CPU VRM power design for AMD high-TDP CPU support
  • 5 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces with 3way AMD CrossFire and SLI multi-graphics support
  • High quality Driver-MOSFETs design to provide more efficiency performance
  • Hi-def 108dB Signal-to-noise ratio Blu-ray DVD audio playback
  • 8 SATA3 and 2 eSATA3 ports with up to 6Gbps link speed and RAID support
  • 4 USB 3.0 ports with transfer rates of up to 5Gbps
  • GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology with 3x USB power design
  • Supports Dolby Home Theater audio
 
 
 
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Introduction

The 990FXA-UD5 motherboard is designed to offer a stable, high-speed platform for delivering amazingly fast data transfer via the GIGABYTE 333 onboard acceleration technologies. Featuring the USB3.0 controller, AMD 900 series motherboards allow users to take advantage of super fast USB transfer rates of up to 5Gbps, delivering 10x faster data transfer compared to USB 2.0. Utilizing the industry's first Serial ATA Revision 3.0 solution via AMD SB950 chipset, GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboards offer native 6 ports of next generation high speed data storage devices support with data transfer speeds of up to 6 Gbps with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10. The AMD 900 series motherboards introduce a unique hardware design with lower resistance fuses for ensuring lower voltage drops and providing more stable and plentiful power delivery. All USB ports also benefit from a 3x power boost for better power delivery to power hungry USB devices.

 
 
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GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 – Insist on an Ultra Durable Motherboard

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 motherboards embrace a range of exclusive technologies that guarantee DIY PC builders the absolute best protection for their PC, with built-in features that prevent common malfunction threats.

 
 
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UEFI DualBIOS™ Technology

With a superior graphical interface capable of 32-bit color imaging and fluid user-friendly mouse navigation, UEFI DualBIOS™ makes BIOS configuration a new and exciting experience for novice and experienced users alike. UEFI BIOS also brings native support for large hard drives on 64-bit operating systems.

 
 
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Driver MOSFETs - Integration of VRM Components

A traditional Voltage Regulator Module (VRM) consists of a Choke, Capacitors, MOSFETs and a Driver IC. By incorporating the MOSFETs and driver IC in accordance with the Driver-MOSFET specification, we can achieve higher power transfer and increased efficiency at higher switching frequencies to satisfy the growing power requirements of today's processors. Driver-MOSFETs also help to reduce VRM real estate requirements in the CPU zone.

 
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Multi-display Support with 3-way SLI™ and 3-way CrossFire™

Flexible graphics capabilities - Up to 3 VGA cards are supported for either 3 way CrossFire™ or 3-way SLI™ action (running at two x16 or three x8 bandwidth), delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.

 
 
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108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback

GIGABYTE motherboards feature higher capability audio solution with 108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) playback quality to deliver high-performance, multi- channel HD audio. SNR is a comparison of the amount of signal to the amount of noise such as hiss present in the signal (expressed in Decibels). A higher SNR equals a better audio experience. For example, 108dB, is a high audio specification, as this means the audio signal is 108dB higher than the level of the noise.

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

GIGABYTE's AMD motherboards are ready to support new generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ multi-core processors, delivering the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming.

 
 
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Supports next generation of 45nm AMD AM3 CPU

This motherboard designs with Split Power Plane, 8+2 phase VRM to support AMD the latest 45nm AM3 Phenom™II series processors, delivering the great performance enchantment to system and ultimate scalability hardware expending.

 
 
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GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration

GIGABYTE motherboards feature GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration , a range of the latest technologies that are designed help speed up data transfer, including SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) technology and an unprecedented 3x USB power boost on USB ports for more power hungry USB devices.

 
 
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eSATA Port

Featuring with two external SATA (eSATA) ports on rear panel, it provides smart setup and hot-plug functionality allowing easier data backup and content manipulation on external storage devices.

 
 
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Dolby Home Theater Support

Delivers vivid surround sound for music, movies, and games, using two to eight speakers or any set of headphones.

 
 
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On/Off Charge Technology

GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of GIGABYTE's highly acclaimed 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge enables devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger.

 
 
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EasyTune6

GIGABYTE has completely redesigned EasyTune6 from the ground up to make it easier than ever to manage and monitor your hardware resources as well as tweak your system settings in order to achieve maximum system performance. Whether you are an overclocking enthusiast, or a computer novice, EasyTune6 provides the tools you need to quickly and effortlessly fine tune your system.

 
 
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Norton™ Internet Security

Fast, comprehensive, and up-to-the-minute protection against online threats. It safeguards your computer, identity, and home network without slowing you down. It sets a new standard for speed and makes online shopping, banking, and browsing safer and more convenient than ever.

 
 
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ErP Lot 6 support

The ErP (also known as Energy-Related Products Directive) is part of the European Union's environmental regulations policy. It is based on concern for the environmental as the proliferation of electronic devices continues, and how to improve energy efficiency for a better and greener life. GIGABYTE supports ErP and produces motherboards that help you effectively improve system efficiency.

 

What's in the Box

GA-990FXA-UD5
  • newegg Get Ready for New Generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ CPU GIGABYTE's 990FXA-UD5 motherboard is ready to support new generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ multi-core processors, delivering the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming. This motherboard features Split Power Plane, 8+2 phase VRM design and also supports 45nm AMD AM3 Phenom II series processors, delivering the great performance enchantment to system and ultimate scalability hardware expending.
  • newegg Driver MOSFETs - Integration of VRM Components A traditional Voltage Regulator Module (VRM) consists of a Choke, Capacitors, MOSFETs and a Driver IC. By incorporating the MOSFETs and driver IC in accordance with the Driver-MOSFET specification, we can achieve higher power transfer and increased efficiency at higher switching frequencies to satisfy the growing power requirements of today's processors. Driver-MOSFETs also help to reduce VRM real estate requirements in the CPU zone.
  • newegg Multi-display Support with 3-way SLI and 3-way CrossFireX Flexible graphics capabilities - Up to 3 VGA cards are supported for either 3 way CrossFireX or 3-way SLI action (running at two x16 or three x8 bandwidth), delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.
  • newegg On/Off Charge Technology GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of GIGABYTE's highly acclaimed 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge enables devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger.
  • newegg SATA III & USB 3.0 Support GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboards integrate the latest AMD SB950 chip for high-speed SATA Revision 3.0 compatibility, delivering 6 ports native superfast 6Gbps link speeds for twice the data transfer rates of SATA Revision 2.0 (3 Gbps) and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support. Plus, they also support the latest generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology made possible through an onboard USB3.0 host controller. With superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, users are able to experience an almost a 10x improvement over USB 2.0.
  • newegg DualBIOS 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology) Hybrid EFI Technology combines the benefits of GIGABYTE's mature BIOS platform including stability and compatibility with 3rd party products with 3TB+ HDD support from EFI technology, allowing GIGABYTE to offer the best of both worlds through a quick and easy BIOS update using GIGABYTE's BIOS utility that is freely available from the GIGABYTE website. GIGABYTE DualBIOS is a proprietary technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when the main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating. In addition, GIGABYTE DualBIOS now supports 3TB+ (terabyte) hard drive booting without the need for partitioning, and enables more data storage on a single hard drive.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 8/21/2015 2:50:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsWOW! Needs HElp

Pros: Fast Nice layout, typical of Gigabyte boards, Bought as update to newer version of board. Bad Idea.

Cons: Board has trouble locating usb drivers upon initial installation of Win7, Had to hunt awhile to find appropriate drivers, this board is NOT for an inexperienced builder. Using a program and the usb at the same time is almost a guaranteed crash.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace my year old GA990FXA-UD3 because it was newer, returning this UD5, replacing it with my old UD3, much more reliable.

Manufacturer Response:

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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 126181 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.

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  • James G.
  • 8/16/2015 3:46:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI Should have Sent it Back Immediately

Pros: Looks nice
Holds 4 pci-e x16 cards
Lots of SATA ports
AM3+

Cons: BIOS is flakey (I tried an upgrade when I purchased it and it failed. Only with some major internet searching could I get the "DUAL Bios" to reflash a working version.
From time to time, it goes into a reboot loop that can only be exited by putting a 4gb simm in the place of the 8gb I normally use.
Rejects 8gb simm of good memory (one works, the pair, not so much--following Gigabyte's directions for simm placement)
Fights Linux (IOMMU problems)

Other Thoughts: I've used Gigabyte motherboards a number of times in builds and have liked them, but this one has really disappointed me. I seriously considered sending it back immediately, I thought a BIOS upgrade might help, but now that a new BIOS is released, again I can't install it, same old problem.

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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 125923 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.


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  • Joshua J.
  • 8/8/2015 4:11:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Board

Pros: None

Cons: Don't Buy!!!!!!! Don't Buy!!!!

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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 125645 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.

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  • David C.
  • 8/7/2015 2:19:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGigabyte 990FXA-UD5 Motherboard

Pros: Worked great for just under a year.

Cons: Motherboard failed. I bought 2 of them from Fry electronics then after those crashed I got this one from newegg and everything was going fine then one day it just stopped booting up and all other hardware runs fine in my other system.

Other Thoughts: Dont buy.

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 125640 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.

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  • Jacob C.
  • 8/2/2015 7:20:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWarranty expires then cuputs

Pros: Great feature every thing i wanted in a motherboard

Cons: Worked awesome till 6 months out of warranty, The net work controller has stopped working. I love how companies make products that last just long enough to get past the warranty so you have to buy their product again. I guess a cheap ASUS is going in for now. -.-

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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 125333 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.


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  • peter b.
  • 8/1/2015 10:13:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot impressed

Pros: seemed like a decent board at first.....

Cons: ...ran decent never got a chance to ramp up the power though, although it seemed to not have the proper drivers on the disk it came with for the USB 3.o device driver..(which is more than odd) I had Compatibility checker on the site i built it on before ordering the parts there was no issues with anything when i first put it together in test mode. ran 2-3 weeks. and while trying to figure out why the front sound ports weren't working i hit the reset button by mistake...it refused to ever boot up again after that. fans went on...then turned back off and nothing else happened..and couldn't get the button to work again. replaced both power source AND CPU..neither did squat. Hardened MB seems a misnomer.

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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 125334 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.

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  • Kyle F.
  • 7/16/2015 7:38:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo Issues After 24/7 Use

Pros: I'm using this board with a FX8350 and 32GB of Corsair RAM as an ESXi whitebox. Haven't had any issues with it, it runs stable and has enough PCI-e ports to run add-on cards that I need (SAS, network, and a low end video card for console management.)

Paired it with a solid 750W PSU, the only downtime I have with this build is when I break something, or tell it to go down.

Cons: This is installed in a 4U rackmount case so I had no issues with the SATA ports, however I could see where the headache would be if it were in a normal desktop case.

Other than that I honestly can't come up with any cons, which follows suit for every other Gigabyte board I've used, which as been the only brand I've used for the last ~6 years.

Other Thoughts: Price was high when I got it in December of '14, but I got what I paid for and would do it again in heartbeat.

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  • Joshua J.
  • 6/1/2015 4:27:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMotherboard

Pros: It was great when it worked

Cons: After 13 days no longer saw any video cards! The ram message was 12gbs 3.96 usable....

Other Thoughts: I paid almost $900.00 for this diy kit and two bad products!!!

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 122843 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.

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  • Travis B.
  • 5/31/2015 7:20:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat for about 6 months

Pros: Cool look. Installation was super easy. Nice bios GUI.

Cons: Bought one of these boards installed it and everything worked fine. purchased a new case and transferred everything over to new case computer would no longer boot. After testing found that the board was dead.
Thinking I may have done something to it in the transfer I bought another one. Installed fine worked perfectly for 6 months then dead again.

Other Thoughts: If you don't mind replacing your board twice a year then this is the board for you. Gave 2 eggs because like I said it was a nice board while it lasted.

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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 122725 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.

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  • Mariusz T.
  • 5/23/2015 9:34:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk!

Pros: None

Cons: Junk, junk and junk. Board failed (ver.3.1) after 1 week of use. Just from nowhere it did blip.... bye! Why dual bios didn`t kick in?

Other Thoughts: All drive speeds degraded after I have activated RAID. No more Gigabyte!

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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 122592 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.

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