- AMD 970
- FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
- DDR3 2000(OC) /1866
Excellent Board 12/26/2011
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Very high quality construction and components. Really nice aesthetics as well. Extremely full featured BIOS and software. 8+2 Phase VRM setup is really nice for overclocking. Very good manual (covers everything about the board AND the software, very impressive).
As some others have mentioned, POST is a bit slower than other boards (but not by much). This may be due to a extended post setting being on automatically, but I haven't really dug around the BIOS as of yet.
The board I received was manufactured very recently (November of this year), and came with the latest non beta bios version (F4). It's also the newest revision, 1.1x instead of 1.0. I like how Newegg keeps their stock updated. Also, the board actually comes with four SATA cables, two are right angle, and two are standard. There is also no functional difference between this board and the 990X/FX chipset models other than crossfire support.
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