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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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  • 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!

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 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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  • Austin J.
  • 5/21/2015 5:18:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPretty ok, would go with something else rev. 3.0

Pros: the mother board looks and feels nice, has been running for more than a year.

Cons: Beta bios sucks, not stable when playing games for more than a few hours. I have had strange lock ups and random messages for false fail boots. owning the fx 9590, I am pushing this mother boards limits, but I dont think the north bridge should get hot enough for me to burn myself on it. I have a spare fan sitting on my gpu to cool the northbridge, the smaller part of the heatsink.

There are spelling errors within the bios and there are repeated settings for the same thing in different menus. Ram does not like to be set at 1600 mhz sometimes, when I flashed to the latest Bios image I had to clear the cmos to get it working again. If you customize the settings too much, the board can glitch up and the only way to fix it is a cmos reset.

Other Thoughts: the random crashes could be my graphics card, but it really doesn't make sense. motherboard hasn't died on me yet so that's good.

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  • Barbara W.
  • 5/15/2015 8:31:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsSo I was gifted this board from a Patron

Pros: I make video game videos and content as well as stream. My previous board was an asus that I was give along with my current cpu. fax 8320 The Asus had a 4+1 phase vrm. THIS ONE HAS A 8+2 phase vrm and a heatsink and heat pipe. This already has made a wolrd of difference in terms of performance. And the USB 3.0 works wonders with my external video dump drive.

Cons: WHO EVER DESIGNED THE SATA PORT LAYOUT SHOULD BE BEATEN...Seriously do not put this in a mid atx case you will hate life. ALSO the installation guide's color code for the front panel wires is not always accurate...READ THE WIRES..for some reason some cases with a case speaker use black red which the guide list as the pwr switch.

The only other con I have is more with Newegg and their shipping. The product was shipped via UPS but they dumped it off to USPS who didnt even deliver it but left me a note to come get it. The post office was across town for me and I had to take a bus to get the package as I dont drive. This ended up adding 3 more dollars to the cost of this as well as bruised kneed thanks to some jerks on the bus...

Other Thoughts: If your going to do a build with this board install your sata cables before you mount to the stand offs. Read the front panel wires do not follow the colors listed in the installation guide.

NEW EGG you need to talk with UPS about passing the delivery over to USPS. This was very unprofessional and I hope it is not going to be a recurring thing.

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  • Ranjan K.
  • 5/11/2015 10:44:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFair board.

Pros: Easy to work with, works very well, just expected from Gigabyte. But had to cut 2 eggs for the cons below.

Cons: Does not OC very well. CPU-NB does not go over 2400, Hypertransport does not OC at all over 2600, even though the possibilities are provided for both. And as noted by others, their Customer Service has a lot of room for improvement - not much phone support, very tardy email response. Also the PCI-Ex1 slot is a little too crammed with the heatpipes, had to get a shorter WAN card to fit in.

Other Thoughts: Will try a different make next time, just for OC.

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  • Michael B.
  • 5/5/2015 6:15:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsForget it.

Pros: It looks nice.

Cons: Not compatible with AMD FX-9590 like they said when I purchased it.

Other Thoughts: Gigabyte sucks. After it died in 2 weeks trying to run a FX-9590 I broke a memory tab trying different slots. Gigabyte said the board was "unrepairable" and voided the warranty. No alternative. Didn't bother to check the board out. Of course checking it would mean they would have to replace the board.
Spend a little more and get a Sabertooth.

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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 122006 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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  • Douglas G.
  • 4/17/2015 12:51:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUSB3.0 Connector Issue

Pros: Well made, great looking.
Looks very sturdy, almost armored up.

Cons: Board came in box with no shrink wrap or seals. Anti-stat bag had a plain pc of scotch tape holding it closed. CPU socket had no protection on it. Hope it wasn't an "open box". At least I expected a seal on the bag.
Board only has 1 (one!) USB 3.0 internal header that is good for twin ports. Specs are a bit misleading, at least to me. I was planning to plug the connector from the twin ports on the exterior of my case, as well as a 3.5" card reader with USB 3.0 since I though it had 2 internal connectors. Nope, just one. Several other old school USB 2.0 but don't need those anymore.
Now I have to use a PCI-E slot for an adapter card to give me the 2nd internal header I need. Fortunately this board has all the slots you might ever need. Just be forewarned.
Also, the SATA ports for the drives all point sideways off the side of the board. Being stacked 2 on top of each other, 90 degree connectors may not work. So if your case is tight on the side away from the back panel, it might be a problem. Lastly, the Dim 4 RAM slot is pretty close to the CPU. My medium-sized CPU heat sink/fan is very close to that stick of RAM. Big heat sinks on RAM might be too close.

Other Thoughts: Board fired right up to interesting BIOS. Looking forward to using this monster with an older AMD chip. Gotta love AMD and their CPU compatibility across the years.

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  • Anthony G.
  • 4/10/2015 6:46:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBios Update Failure

Pros: Lots of features, 8 sata ports + 2 esata ports the main reason I bought the mobo. Compatible with the newer AMD Vishera processors when bios are updated to version FCh.

Cons: Bios update succeeded with @Bios, but after the restart, the pc won't boot at all. Usually, the backup bios should take over since Gigabyte claims that their DualBios allows the mobo to automatically switch to the backup bios if the main fails, but it's not what's happening in my case. It tries to boot once, then tries a second times, and shuts off. I now have a dead mobo. Waiting for Gigabyte support online to reply to my problem.

Other Thoughts: 990FXA-UD5 Rev. 3.0
I have updated many MB, Asus, Asrock, MSI to name a few, and this is my fisrt Gigabyte purchase and my first bios update failure of all. It may be a coincidence, but I'm not sure I'll purchase another MB from this manufacturer.

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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 121203 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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