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

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  • 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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  • Adam B.
  • 1/2/2016 2:00:12 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood Motherboard / UPDATE: Horrible Board & Company

Pros: Works great, I'm a new PC builder and this was my first computer build.. Everything seems to be working except for a couple things which were more just annoyances than anything. Not worth an RMA in my opinion

Cons: OK so here's why I took an egg off.. Everything worked great when I first loaded Windows 8.1 OEM on my system.. I reboot, and then suddenly the speaker on the motherboard shoots out this high pitched frequency and wouldn't stop.. I flashed a new update to the bios and it still does it.. A really big annoyance, but no hard really in removing the speaker..

The other issues are the boosted USB 3.0 ports go slower than the 2.0 ports.. There is a significant difference in speed.. Not anything too big since I don't really rely on the USB ports for transferring data, all my drives are internal so the one or two times I need to use the USB for transferring data usually isn't for anything more than a gig or two..

Other Thoughts: Overall, for my first build it's a great motherboard.. The bios is pretty nice as well, better than the standard text displays.. Has actual graphics built in with a menu that you can use your mouse to control. Has lots of options that I haven't seen in standard store bought computers.. The manual is very handy so please do use it.. Helped me get out of a few pickles :)

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UPDATE (Dropped to 1 Egg): As a new builder I wasn't aware of the issues that were going on was not GPU, PSU, HDD/SSD, or RAM related. It was 100% the fault of the motherboard. Others have had the same issues I have had all this time with the same motherboard. I switched to an ASUS board and all my issues literally vanished. Also, Gigabyte customer service is the worst I have ever used when trying to explain what the board did. I do NOT recommend any product by Gigabyte. Steer clear of this company!

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 130559 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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  • Lance G.
  • 12/9/2015 1:49:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsEpic failure

Pros: Noe over any other board.

Cons: I purchased an Asus AC-68 pci x1 high end wireless adapter, which I could not install because of the location of the PCI x1 slot. the heat sink for the north bridge was in the way. Also, the board failed less that a month into operation!

Other Thoughts: I replaced it with an Asus M5A99Fx board, love it!

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 129846 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 B.
  • 11/9/2015 5:59:09 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDeveloped BIOS failure

Pros: It had been a good board, more or less, for the last two years. Up until about a month ago, it has been stable. Had lots of room for expansion, and seemed to meet my needs for board with lots of SATA ports and expansion slots. Windows7, AMD FX-8350, 16 ram, Samsung 840 250 Gig system drive, Rosewell Thor, Radeon HD 6700, Seasonic 850. Never bothered overclocking, so I can't speak to how well it does with that.

Cons: Has always a problem with USB 3.0, cannot it to update drivers, either from internet or disk. I have a PCI board and the front USB 3 ports have never worked.

Worse, in the last month it has begun to have random BIOS Checksum error. it will start fine for a few days, and then it will turn on and immediately die within seconds. The backup BIOS then loads and it works fine. Next day, it will do the same thing on startup. The next time, it will fail to start and then generate another BIOS checksum error. I have flashed the most recent F6 BIOS, but the errors continue to appear.

Other Thoughts: One of the PCI Express slots appears to be dead, as a USB 3 expansion card has no live ports when plugged in. Not sure if this is related to the BIOS or if the slot has just died.

After two stable years, the checksum error and one BSOD, I'm worried. Shouldn't be a power supply issue, as a kill-a-watt reports 185 watts at idle, and I don't game. Loosing confidence in the board.

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  • David D.
  • 10/1/2015 6:30:36 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHeadache after Headache

Pros: - Exactly what I was looking for in a Mobo*
- Despite the issues, the features of this mobo kept me with it



*when it decided it was a good day for it to work right.

Cons: - Bios is finicky (I'd almost be willing to call it garbage)
- Would have a variety of USB issues
- Lasted me literally a day over 2 years

Other Thoughts: Died on me last night. After 2 years of the motherboard suffering bipolar disorder, it decided to end it all last night. My screen went blank, my pc on light was lit, but the busy light wasn't chirping away. Tried to hold onto the on button to do a hard turnoff, but that didn't turn off the system. Resorted to flipping the PSU switch.

Flipped the PSU switch back on and hit the PC on button and then nothing happened. Fans whirred up, but no display, no post, no motherboard beep.
D E A D.
Ordered this product on 9/15/13 and now that it has given up the ghost, I can now say I'm severely disappointed in this product.

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  • jim d.
  • 9/20/2015 3:47:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsworst board ever

Pros: none

Cons: owned this board for 9 mo 6 mo back and forth to gigabyte I tried to deal with them to no avail cept sending the board back saying there was nothing wrong with it I paid all the shipping would never buy this board again

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 127118 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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  • Sonya L.
  • 9/9/2015 2:07:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBeen a Gigabyte girl for years

Pros: It works I guess. Does work to an extent with FX9590 and BIOS FCh.

Cons: Since February I have been facing random lock ups... I have replaced everything on this system in troubleshooting efforts. Reseated EVERYTHING hundreds of times on this particular board. Refuses to read 1866mhz memory. Managed to set the memory to 1866mhz in BIOS but it fails to boot with more than one stick (rather pointless if you have 32gigs); setting memory to default speeds automatically OC's processor.

Called their tech support spent an hour on the phone with a woman who attempted to assist me with the memory settings but only continued to get the same result - every time system would fail to boot. 2 failed attempts to boot before reverting to default BIOS settings. Anyway after chiding me for not having an SSD (rude) the tech finally gave up telling me that as long as it functions at 1600mhz it would be fine.

Other Thoughts: Finally have this system running stable using my old FX8350. Had to jump through hoops and make a call to AMD corporate to RMA my FX9590.

However, AMD tells me that this board does not support the processor - but Gigabyte says it does... (someone's not on the same page). Board does support the processor to an extent. AMD tells me the processor will only function with 1866mhz or higher memory (which I do have although board automatically clocks it at 1600mhz).

Have no intention of OC'ing 4.7 ghz is plenty fast for my needs. But with these flaws I'm afraid to try the replacement processor with this board.

Board under clocking memory seems to damage the memory after awhile; had to RMA my Corsair 32GB kit. Which is once again running at 1600mhz.

Noticed the BIOS is no longer beta - now FC (rather than FCh) but serious lack of documentation; so I have no idea if trying to update from FCh to FC might resolve the issues or just give me more of the same headaches.

Actually purchased 3 of this model in February; and have tried the FX9590 in all before (quite possibly unjustly) RMA'ing it. Anyway; all produced the same results.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/21/2015 2:50:14 PM
  • 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:

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 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
  • 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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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 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
  • 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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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 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
  • 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.

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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 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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