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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
GA-990FXA-UD5

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.

GA-990FXA-UD5

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.

GA-990FXA-UD5

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.

GA-990FXA-UD5

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.

GA-990FXA-UD5

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.

GA-990FXA-UD5

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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Warranty

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


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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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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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  • Richard C.
  • 3/27/2015 9:39:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsInstall results

Pros: (Now) works. Installed Fedora 21 via DVD. Installed to 256GB SSD (system) and 1TB HDD Data (/home).

Cons: Would not post out of the box with FX 8350 that was bought with motherboard and memory. Replaced memory with know good and no go. Removed all SATA connections, no go. Popped out battery to set to defaults... No go.

Had a working Phenom II x4 945. Popped that in and it works fine. Either 8350 processor is bad or BIOS not supported.

BIOS is one rev back.

Keyboard/Mouse not working problem with Linux solved with IOMMU enabled in BIOS (thanks to a poster that suggested this). Ethernet port works too in Linux

Other Thoughts: All seems to be working. Added a PCI ethernet card and it worked. Time will tell as I kick more of it's wheels so to speak.

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  • Dallas J.
  • 3/17/2015 4:29:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works.

Cons: There are better motherboards for this price.

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  • Aaron B.
  • 2/17/2015 10:07:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCareless

Pros: Board has good specs
Pretty

Cons: Poor QA
Poor Manufacturing

Other Thoughts: I purchased this board after viewing the specs and find it surpassed most other 990fx boards. Ive been a tried and true MSI user for the past 7 years and thought I would try something new. Well I received my first board got it installed. What do you know, no bios on the board. So I go through the Newegg RMA process and get a new board shipped. Get it installed and a second time no bios. Two boards in a row no bios. No POST, no errors just no bios at all. So now I am in the middle of another RMA and getting a different board because 1 they no longer stock this board (which is probably smart on their end) and 2 I don't want to deal with another poorly manufactured board.

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  • Sonya L.
  • 2/14/2015 3:31:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot getting any better

Pros: Had no issues booting with my FX9590, and was able to flash BIOS while using FX 9590. Unlike previous reviews.

Cons: They've yet to update the design (as with the rev.1) still unable to use my pci ex 1 sound blaster in the pci ex 1 slot. Purchased 3 rev 3 boards so far only tested one. Which seems to have a few issues - major gripe being first pci ex 16 slot is faulty. It only took me 5 days of disassembling and reassembling this setup to realize this was the cause my setup was constantly freezing.

Other Thoughts: Have been a Gigabyte girl for awhile now, having purchasing only their boards for all my builds over the past 11 years. But the quality seems to be going downhill while the price keeps climbing

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  • Chad D.
  • 1/28/2015 4:29:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAMD FX 8350 unstable

Pros: Well built board with plenty of sata and usb 3 ports.

Cons: My AMD FX 8350 would not run stable at stock settings. I had to increase the LLC to 'extreme' to run stable. This option is in M.I.T/Advanced Voltage Settings/Vcore Loadline Calibration. Ran Prime95 over night to verify stability. I tried with two different 8350s and the result was the same.

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  • Kenneth P.
  • 1/18/2015 3:48:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks but underperrfoms

Pros: Good looking board with easy to understand Bios

Cons: Will not read memory correctly. I have tried numerous 1866 memory but the board, even with the latest BIOs only reads any memory at 1333 If you go into the bios and try to change the configuration to what the memory is rated it reboots with a boot failure and only allows 3 options load bios defaults and boot, load bios defaults and reboot or enter BIOS.I am returning it.

Other Thoughts: I have worked with Gigabyte for the last 2 weeks and all they want me to do is keep swapping memory, remove memory and retry with no correction at all. I have been a gigabyte fan for many years but this board is very poor. I believe they have tried to use this board for newer FX 9000 series chips when it is not designed for it.

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  • Daniel F.
  • 1/12/2015 7:33:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat until it FAILS!!!!

Pros: Amazing capacity. Supported my Phenom II x6 perfectly and even upgraded Nvidia GTX 770.

Cons: FAILS LIKE EVERY OTHER GIGABYTE BOARD IVE OWNED!!!

I used the board for about 2 years. ONe day it rebooted and went into a repetative loop where it would not get out of POST. Finally after about an hour of trying to activate the Dual-BIOS feature (WHICH ALSO FAILED) the board shorted itself and died.

Other Thoughts: Since Gigabytes motherboards seem to fail in the same fashion I will NEVER by a gigabyte motherboard again or recommend it to my customers who want stability. I will pay more for quality. The only reason it gets 2 stars instead of one is because it did work for more than a year w/o issue.

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  • Marc B.
  • 12/19/2014 2:50:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMine hates Windows

Pros: Runs Fedora 21 REAL well. Not a single problem so far.

Cons: Hates every version of Windows I've thrown at it (maybe I need to change something in the BIOS?)

Tried Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Tried Windows 8.1 Full 64-bit
Tried Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit

None could get past the {Press any key to boot from CD or DVD" screen

Other Thoughts: AMD FX-8320
16GB RAM (1600)
EVGA GTX760
Dual 1TB 6B/s SATA drives

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