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MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 990FX
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2133(OC)/1800(OC)
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A great blend of performance, features and quality, the MSI 990FXA-GD80V2 AM3+ motherboard offers a solid base stone for your power house with everything you want and nothing you don't. AMD 990FX chipset natively supports the AM3+ processors allowing you to make the most of the latest computing technology. Harnessing groundbreaking DrMOS technology, precise and robust power supply to the CPU is made possible even during demanding situation. Take advantage of Military Class Components for industry leading stability and reliability. Unlock hidden CPU core and potential with a simple press of a button via the OC Genie. Enjoy a great boost of system performance with USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s. Lossless 24-bit/192KHz HD Audio and THX TruStudio PRO, an excellent complement to the solid performance, push your experience to a new level with exquisite, immersive sound reproduction.


  • newegg Military Class II The perfect trinity of quality, stability and efficiency all exist at one mainboard to meet end user expectations. The MSI Military Class II series products provide the long lifespan, unparalleled quality, extreme performance and ultimate efficiency. Insisting on the best stability, MSI utilizes Hi-c CAPs on Military Class series. Made of the rare element Tantalum, often used on space shuttles and satellites, which sustains very high temperatures and shows an amazingly high electrical conductivity. The super Ferrite Chokes use a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. Compare with traditional choke, the Super Ferrite Chokes run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature. The lower working temperature will enhance mainboard stability. For providing the highest quality products, Solid CAPs are also built in the entire Military Class series. This not only makes bursting capacitors a non-issue but also ensures a dramatically extended lifetime and ultra-low ESR.
  • newegg DrMOS In order to provide customers stable and high quality products, starting from P45 series mainboards, MSI is leading the industry to introduce the world's most advanced power supply component, DrMOS (Driver-MOSFET), which integrates Driver IC, Top MOSFET and Bottom MOSFET into one chip. Except for its outstanding performance in power saving, DrMOS possesses switch frequency which is 400% faster than traditional MOSFET and has great improvement in stabilizing power supply and voltage control. Even under heavy loading and overclocking conditions, DrMOS can still provide the most stable and efficient power supply and quality.
  • newegg OC Genie II – Overclock & Unlock CPU Core in 1 Second OC Genie II, the most powerful and easy overclocking technology is implemented on MSI's AMD 9-Series mainboards. MSI's OC Genie II completely automates advanced overclocking functions and offers up to 248% higher performance with the simple click of a button. It does not matter if you're a first time hardware owner, or a veteran overclocker, activating MSI OC Genie II will unlock your hidden CPU cores, overclock your CPU and your memory to simply give you the best and stable performance for free on MSI AMD 9-Series mainboard available.
  • newegg APS (Active Phase Switching) Active Phase Switching, APS, technology is an intelligent design that helps to save energy on MSI’s mainboards. The underlying idea is to switch off the power supply as soon as no electricity is needed, and when the system needs more resources again, APS will automatically adjust electricity supply accordingly. APS will automatically detect your processor’s loading at any given time and save energy accordingly. This is only possible by means of a very advanced power controlling technology. Other than software-based solutions, APS technology stands out from MSI's own research. The specially developed IC chip can operate automatically depending on the demands of the power supply, which is to reduce the total power usage.
  • newegg USB 3.0 & SATA III Compared to the 480Mbps provided by traditional USB 2.0, the all-new USB 3.0's 5Gb/s offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than one minute. MSI also has implemented a front panel USB 3.0 port, making the use of an external USB 3.0 device even more convenient. SATA 6Gb/s provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3Gb/s, and increases the data transfer rate between your mainboard and internal storage devices, such as 7200RPM HDDs, 10000RPM HDDs and SSDs. It’s also the current trend for upcoming high-speed internal storage devices to break the existing bottleneck of a PC’s performance.
  • newegg AMD CrossFireX & NVIDIA SLI AMD CrossFireX / NVIDIA SLI technology allow two or more discrete graphics cards to work in concert in one computer system for scalable gaming performance. With these technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, bringing your gaming to a new level of smooth and realism.

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

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  • Chad G.
  • 2/27/2015 9:46:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs2 Years Laster

Pros: Overall Great Motherboard.
I haven't messed with overclocking much as I really have never seen the need to. Every game I play on it works great.

Cons: 2 DIMM slots gave out after 2 years. Had to drop my ram from 32gb to 16gb. Glad it still works with RAM in DIMM 3 & 4.

Other Thoughts: Contacted MSI and said I have 3 year warranty on it. Gave me directions to send back and they will fix, repair, or replace. Can't complain about that. Glad I built another PC so I wont be without while I wait. Still using it at this moment until I get everything backed up.

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  • Justin B.
  • 2/27/2015 7:58:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsDecent

Pros: Inexpensive
Easy install
Easy OC
Runs cool

Cons: Will not update after about a year or so
If using a large CPU cooler, be careful with the RAM, make sure it is LP or it will not fit

Other Thoughts: Had this MOBO since it came out, had issues with first setup and had to get bios direct from MSI. Other than that, it will no longer update with MSI's programs.

Overall : 8/10

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/2/2015 6:13:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs*issues* but great board for the price

Pros: alot of easy OC features
great specs for a good price mobo
long warranty

Cons: long repair waits
short life span on mobo
when it goes out. will possibly short other things out.

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  • Vincent C.
  • 2/1/2015 1:50:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Mobo for Me.

Pros: I love all the features on it. I built 2 PC's using the same FX 8350 CPU With Bios 13.5. G-Skill Memory @ 1866 Mhz.
I have not had any problems with it. I used Cooler Master V8 Heat sinks on both builds Temp does not go above 50C.

Cons: I've read some reviews that stated the overclocking features on it are not that great.. I don't OC, so this don't effect me.

Other Thoughts: I'm running 2 WD Raptor Hard Drives in Raid 0 & Twin GPU's in SLI mode & system performance rating is 6.4.
It runs all my games great. No overclocking done.

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  • c g.
  • 2/1/2015 1:02:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board

Pros: Good quality
Does not run hot
Had newest bios running fx-8310 5.2oc
Takes every thing I throw at it

Cons: Have not really found anything major

Other Thoughts: My second Msi board never had an issue.

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  • Carlos T.
  • 1/30/2015 3:45:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mobo

Pros: Great motherboard, easy setup. I read the reviews and I knew could come with issues on the sound, but for the price I gave it a shot and for my surprise everything works great so far... Of course I only have for 2 weeks, but so far so good. Hope won't have to deal with customer support, but only time will tell.

My new build PC specs: Had it up and running in less than 2 hours.

AMD FX-9590 Vishera 8-Core 4.7GHz Socket AM3+ 220W Desktop Processor - Black Edition FD9590FHHKWOF

MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

ASUS GTX660-DC2O-2GD5 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C10D-16GXM

CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm (Dual 120mm Fan)

Western Digital Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

RAIDMAX Cobra ATX-502WBG Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Cons: Only have it for 2 weeks, so far no cons.

Other Thoughts: Just submitted the rebate, hope MSI will honor the advertised rebate. We'll see...

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/21/2015 2:37:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsownage 2.5 yrs later

Pros: Firewire for audio recording interface..

Cons: Price

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  • Robbie A.
  • 1/18/2015 12:56:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggswas expecting better performance

Pros: it worked right out of box, looks great, games do play better[I think because of better networking have slow internet but wow does run smother and able to turn up setting for better gaming], has clear cmos on back panel, mouse worked in bios, last msi board ran for 5 years and still running, on sale

Cons: had a msi K9a2platinum am2+ board before this im doing a slow up grade so im using the 1055t cpu and 2 6950s from that board to this 1 and expected much better performance than I got, almost al benchmarks I have done have much lower scores than with other board when they should be higher. second video card covers oc, power buttons, and clear cmos jumper good thing there is 1 on back panel]. reads my g skill ram at 1333 not 1600 [ram is 2100 so had to do small oc to get to just above 1800. I tried cross fir on top 2 pcie slots first because I forgot to look at witch 1s where x16 after benching it and getting low scores I realized my mistake and moved 2nd card to the right spot and still got same scores. not the biggest con but took over 10 business days to arrive not new eggs fault but I think fedex dropped the ball on this 1

Other Thoughts: if this board performs better with a am3+ cpu than a am3 then it might get another egg

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  • Toby L.
  • 1/5/2015 10:54:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Board I have ever Owned

Pros: This board will take more of a beating and more random abuse of any I have ever seen. It is easy to install, easy to maintain, easy to modify & change the settings to fit your needs, and the hardest I have ever seen to brick (did 3 times now but with the click of a button on the back it dumps all my settings and goes back to factory to post and function normally again.) I did damage the first board and MSI has an amazing warranty, after creating a problem even they have never seen they simply shipped me a refurb board during the RMA and called it a day. This board is almost 2 years old now and hasn’t failed yet. I have placed an AMD 8350 to replace my 4100 and have no problems (turn off all ECO friendly stuff for it to function correctly though.) More ports then I will ever use and side facing SATA ports keep my case looking nice with little effort on my part. Debugging screen will tell me when I need to do something and trouble shoots the board for me so all I have to do is fix what is wrong. I have also placed one in my friend’s desktop, even with little climate control around it, this board will not stop and runs cool even in 95F+ temps.

Cons: The ECO Mode is a good idea in theory but in practice all it does is cripple my 8350 to the point windows only runs long enough for me to enter my password the BSOD becomes my friend. I love the active phase control theory and if it worked I could save a lot on power consumption but it will not phase down or will drop all the way causing large amounts of hang time or BSOD. The drives were a problem but that seems to have been fixed so I place this because I try never to update drivers but was forced into it. Other then thoughs few things, I have never has a hard freeze, BIOS/board failure, ports failure, or any other failure by fault of the board (I have always caused the problem by a setting or change I have made.)

Other Thoughts: Just so everyone knows the setup I am running and how I have acquired my results/opinion. I am running 8350 at 4.2-4.4GHz with stock cooling, 3 HDDs (1TB, 160GB, 120GB), 1 SSD (Corsair GS 256GB), MSI NVidia 660, Corsair AX860W PSU, 3 140mm and 3 120mm Corsair case fans, all in a corsair 900D super tower. This is a large board and the side facing SATA cables and port for USB 3.0 ports means you need at least a full tower but this board is meant to run the FX chips and overall are meant for higher end rigs, not for the small space savers. Please don’t go cheap on the case because you will regret it.

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  • Carter K.
  • 1/1/2015 10:15:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board, it seems

Pros: -Seems to work perfectly fine
-Lots and lots of settings that can be changed. I like settings.
-High quality capacitors
-More than adequate chipset cooling (unlike almost every other board out there)

Cons: -Buggy firmware (AMI Aptio, as far as I can tell)
-Set the wrong VCore for my CPU at first (I ended up just manually setting it). This would likely be solved with a firmware update, BUT:
-There is, as far as I can tell, *NO* way to update the firmware if you're running Linux.

MSI: Your M-Flash thing is just about useless if you only provide an .exe file to flash the firmware!

Other Thoughts: I'll have to try running the updater from FreeDOS and see what happens.

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