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GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

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GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard
 
GA-990FXA-UD3

108dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio Playback

GIGABYTE motherboards feature higher capability audio solutions 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-UD3

Introduction

The 990FXA-UD3 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 USB 3.0 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 six ports of next generation high speed data storage devices support with data transfer speeds of up to 6Gbps 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-UD3

Get Ready for the New Generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ CPU

GIGABYTE's AMD motherboards are ready to support the new generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ multi-core processors, delivering the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming.


GA-B85M-D3H

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.


GA-990FXA-UD3

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.
 


GA-990FXA-UD3

GIGABYTE Digital Power Engine

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable motherboards take advantage of an exclusive Digital PWM controller array, to deliver maximum and stable power to latest processors. Using digital controllers means that more precise power delivery to the motherboard's most power hungry and energy sensitive components is possible. This Digital Power system, with Precise Auto Voltage Compensation to make real-time adjustments and deliver a steady flow of power to the system, no matter the loading. This all new, digital power system provides enthusiast users with exceptional control over the overclocking potential of their GIGABYTE motherboard.


GA-B85M-D3H

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-B85M-D3H

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-B85M-D3H

Multi-Display Support with Two-Way CrossFire and Two-Way SLI™

Flexible graphics capabilities - Up to two VGA cards are supported for either two-way CrossFire or two-way SLI™ action (running at two x16 bandwidth), delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.


GA-990FXA-UD3

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.


GA-990FXA-UD3

Dolby Home Theater Support

Delivers vivid surround sound for music, movies, and games, using two to eight speakers or any set of headphones.


GA-990FXA-UD3

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
*Due to certain mobile phone limitations, users may need to connect the mobile phone to their PC before the PC enters S4/S5 mode to enable a quick charge from non-On/Off Charge USB ports. Charging results may vary by model.
*Whether to support 3X USB power design, it may vary by models.


GA-990FXA-UD3

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.


*The materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.
*Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
*All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.
*Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
High quality parts & construction

Pros: This board is rock solid. No failed components in 4 years.

Cons: eSATA controller is really finicky, backing up Windows to an external HDD via eSATA constantly fails due to the drive randomly disconnecting. Happened on 2 different external enclosures, but no issues when plugged in via USB 2.0.

Other Thoughts: Faulty eSATA is minor when IEEE 1394 Firewire and USB 3.0 are also built-in. Otherwise, this board is very reliable and worth every penny.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Still strong running since December of 2012

Pros: I am using my own built desktop including this motherboard with no breakdowns at all. Still running strong and can handle all gaming needs my teens throw at it. Great quality and longegivity.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Would recommend.

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5/ 5
Great motherboard

Pros: 7 years later...

I bought this board for my first build ans it has never failed I'm very impressed

Cons: none

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
3/ 5
That's what you call like new?

Pros: works

Cons: came with many scratches and dinks

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2/ 5
Warped within 2 months of having it

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: -warped from heat of the vrm
-bio is laggy
-rev 4 is garbage

Other Thoughts: waste of money

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Won't overclock as advertised.

Pros: Purcashed oin 2012 and has been working without problems.

Cons: Will not overclock ram or cpu without boot failures. In the many years that I have owned it I have never tried to push it to it's performance limits. I've always allowed it to run at low settings. But as it's gotten older it's become necessary to try to reach it's rated capacities. Unfortunately this is not possible. The board simply can't handle anything beyond the minimum settings without crashing. Could this be due to age? Possibly, but the system never performed as I had hoped it would.

Other Thoughts: Next time I build a system I'll buy a mobo that is capable of doing what it advertises.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Keeps going 4 years

Pros: Bought this in 2014, and still running without a problem.

Cons: it was challenging at first using them, and i never realized that they need bios update Nothing bad about it.

Other Thoughts: could have use 3.0 instead of 2.0 for graphic card

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
5 years later...

Pros: Amazing, simply amazing. Bought this in 2013 and it's still going in 2018.

I bought this board for my first build and it's still going strong. I'm giving this away as a present to a friend that is just now getting into PC gaming.

The socket type has pretty much become obsolete before the hardware failed. That's the build quality that I want to see in every Gigabyte board I buy.

Also, for an older build that may have to SLI/Crossfire, this board has plenty of ports :)

Cons: After 4 years of use, the audio to the front panel gets wonky sometimes. Can't really take points off for that.

Other Thoughts: 10/10 would buy/recommend.

(5/7 if you're an imgurian)

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