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Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5
6.1 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5

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Overall 10
10

Still Kickin

Treavor B., Newegg
6 February 2013
  • Pros: Has pleanty of connections. You can run 2X video cards. Onboard Sound is decent.
  • Cons: non as of right now.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty sweet mobo

Michael B., Newegg
28 July 2012
  • Summary: The Blue didnt really match my Case, but heh. If i knew then what i know now.
  • Pros: Board was great at the time. Loved the options in the Bios, worked out really well with everything i had going on in my first build. intuitive interface. plenty of features.
  • Cons: Space. The PCI Ex slots are a bit close. Granted my first build i totally botched installing my Xfire'd 6870's, The fact that the top two most PCI Ex slots are the x16, which are the recommended slots for Xfire... ALLOW NO AIR MOVEMENT. Cards ran hot anyways, but it wasnt until the other day when...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Paul H., Newegg
11 June 2012
  • Summary: Here is the whole system: AZZA Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Computer Case GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX Motherboard AZZA Titan 900W ATX & EPS 12V v2.92 Power Supply AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Processor, clocked at 4.1GHz 16GB of G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600...
  • Pros: This is my 4th MB from Gigabyte. It has been in use over 15 months now and has given me absolutely no reason to regret buying it. Overclocking was a snap, and I now run my AMD 1090T Hexa-core clocked at 4.1 GHz. When I go to AM3+ I'll use Gigabyte again.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Very Reliable

Marc W., Newegg
1 April 2012
  • Summary: I have all Gigabyte boards (4 now). 3 AMD and 1 Intel chipsets. None have givien me any quality issues but the Bulldozer lineup has been fickel. This platform has been much more stable than the "new" one from AMD. You folks know what I am talking about.
  • Pros: I have had this board for over a year now and have not had one single problem. Ran Phenom II X4 and now the X6 at 3.6GHz, mem at 1600GHz. Not memory sensitive but I am using Corsair memory intended for use with intel systems using extreme memory profiles.
  • Cons: There is only one con. The PCIe X16 slots are WAY too close together and hinders cooling of the top graphics card when running Crossfire in X16 mode. I have ran 2 5770s and 6850s in crossfire on a regular basis and notice the card in the main or top slot when looking at the case is running about ...
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Overall 10
10

Great Board

William E., Newegg
16 March 2012
  • Summary: I have had a Gigabyte pop, smoke, and be buried in the past but they usually make a solid product and so far this has been doing everything I've wanted (going on 2 years now). Can't really speak to overclocking capabilities and whatnot since it seems to me the only reason to do that is if you're a...
  • Pros: -USB 3.0 -SATA III -Lots of SATA ports -Dual NICs -Nice cooling -Onboard audio is good enough, but...
  • Cons: -You can hear stuff like "feedback" from the harddrive spinning up etc when using the onboard audio if you don't have anything going on. That happens with most onboard audio, so nothing unexpected -RAM slots are too close to the CPU had to position my Ripjaw DIMMS on the outer pair and make sure ...
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Overall 10
10

gigabyte GA-890FX4-UF5

Gerald W., Newegg
5 March 2012
  • Summary: HAF 932 Ultra Blue, Cougar 1250watt PS. AMD 1100T Black, OC'ed4.2G V8 cooler Crossfire Gigabyte 8750 OC'ed 1600 16 gig RAM2200
  • Pros: Great board for OC'ed and crossfire. Gigabyte makes some of the best products on the market. RMA is easy if you know what you are doing.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 4
4.0

Decent Motherboard, bad service

Roger W., Newegg
3 February 2012
  • Summary: Customer service is a nightmare. 1) Their RMA site is a different site, almost divorced completely from their normal site. 2) Their RMA instructions are not accurate. 2a) "Contact your vendor" is a lie, I wasted a day on this.
  • Pros: Posed no major issues. Not any trickier to install than any other motherboard.
  • Cons: Putting a big graphics card on this mobo will make your life difficult. The first x16 slot is level with the SATA connectors. I needed to remove the graphics card in order to hook in a new drive because of the board layout. I have a 23.5" long case, and these connectors sit right up against the d...
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Overall 2
2.0

A good design destroyed by AMD's flawed drivers and Gigabyte's pathetic support

Pedro C., Newegg
17 January 2012
  • Summary: I went through all the trouble of installing Windows XP 32 SP3 and Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 on the Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 connected to one of the SB850 SATA 3 ports, and after an intensive battery of tests, I had no problems whatsoever, so the issue is clearly with AMD's 890FX/SB850 drivers for...
  • Pros: Looks good on paper.
  • Cons: The Hitachi DeskStar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 3 HD won't work with the SATA connections provided by the AMD SB850 south bridge in IDE or AHCI mode under Windows XP 64 (any service pack) - neither with the drivers provided by Gigabyte nor with the latest AMD Catalyst AHCI/RAID drivers. The HD i...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Philip X., Newegg
13 January 2012
  • Pros: Performance excellent but caused noise inside speaker mainboard.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent board

Timothy R., Newegg
11 January 2012
  • Summary: I've had this board for about a year and half and use it a minimum of two hours a day..everyday. Most times its 4+ hrs. I put it to sleep at night and reboot weekly. Using QVL ram this board is stable even with my 1055T overclocked to almost 4Ghz durinig some demanding gameplay such as BF3 and SC2.
  • Pros: Stable and versatile. Dual Gigabit Nics.
  • Cons: The two X16 PCIe slots are too close together to really run high end cards in Crossfire and No support for SLI naturally.
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