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Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
7.5 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3

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Overall 10
10

Great Motherboard

Guy L. Arnold, Amazon
1 week ago
  • Summary: Good Motherboard. Used this and an AMD 8 core for video editing.
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Overall 10
10

First thing that stood out like a sore thumb was the near silence

PC Guy "Keith", Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Bought this to upgrade my 2009 Gigabyte ga-970a-ud3p in prep for Windows 10. Mainly it was nearing time to upgrade my hardware anyway & I feared activation issues after the Windows 10 upgrade if I waited. Now I ask myself, why did I wait so long ?
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Overall 2
2.0

Meh.. Nice board, with one big issue..

Joseph C., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: I'm not sure why this board is ranked like, number 2, in AM3+ boards, while sorting by "Highest Rated", because I've had nothing but headaches out of this board. Don't get me wrong tho. This would be an awesome board, if it actually worked.
  • Pros: Plenty of USB 3.0 ports available. Support for the 220-watt, 8-core, heavy hitters. Dual x16 mode PCIe configuration, for X-fire setups.
  • Cons: Random reboots while gaming. Poor technical support (board sent in for repair, returned to me unfixed). I/O shield doesn't quite line up with one set of rear ports (minor gripe).
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Overall 10
10

Second Set of Builds with These

Mark S., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Three years ago, I built two systems for our home offices based on rev 1 of these boards. They worked flawlessly for three years, until a nearby lightning strike took out my router, switch, cable modem, DSL modem, three printers, two monitors, and the two motherboards, their CPUs, graphics cards,...
  • Pros: Simple installation Well constructed board Nice Feature Set Proven Reliable for me in the past
  • Cons: NB heat sink could be better Side-facing SATA ports sound like a better idea than they are
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Overall 8
8.0

So Far so Good

Axel R., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Pros: So far it has worked without too many issues. It reads my G-Skill Rip jaws ddr3 1866 memory as 1600. Otherwise its a nice mobo
  • Cons: Reads my ddr3 1866 as 1600.
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Overall 4
4.0

Sent back before opening - Too many terrible reviews

Anonymous, Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Pros: Price, features
  • Cons: Just get the ASUS M5A99FX - I ordered one of these Gigabytes and got very cold feet after the plethora of terrible reviews (even including the rev 4's) with NB heat, USB issues, etc... The M5A99FX is absolutely fantastic, it really really is. Been cranking an AMD 8320 in it past 4.5ghz absolutely...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good mobo for the budget, but watch the Northbridge heat

Ryan Y., Newegg
5 July 2015
  • Summary: Gigabyte is a solid brand, and this is a good budget board, but if you can afford something a little more, I would recommend it.
  • Pros: abundant I/O ports, excellent built in optical sound, One of the first boards to work with the AMD FX chips
  • Cons: Early Bios updates were iffy, and more often than not wouldn't take on the first try. Trying to save settings would cause and instant restart. as others have stated THE NORTH BRIDGE RUNS TOO HOT, and the NB heatsink is a non-standard size, so it's not possible to find a 3rd party replacement heat...
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Overall 4
4.0

Extremely slow, drops USB ports

Steven R., Newegg
5 July 2015
  • Summary: I think the chipset has issues, could just be this board, and I've tried changing/replacing nearly everything else. Currently have a repair order in to Gigabyte whom I've always had great success with thier boards in the past. I'll see how thier Support does.
  • Pros: Supports Xfire and FX processors.
  • Cons: Extremely slow to boot, drops all USB ports when it goes to sleep mode, cannot return from sleep without reboot. Formatted drive as UEFI drive (SSD) thinking it should be fastest/newest type format. Bad idea. VERY bad idea. Reloaded windows as Legacy drive. Somewhat faster, but no much.
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Overall 10
10

BEST MOTHERBOARD EVER!!

NATHAN W., Newegg
3 July 2015
  • Summary: I would highly recomend this Board ot anyoine Starting out Gaming. And Other Parts in My Build to be a goo starter rig. But of Course Improvements and Major Overclocking has taken place.
  • Pros: Since I have Been Building Pc's for 20+ Yrs. The Biggest issue has been Price and ease of Install. Moving Jumpers, not moving Jumpers ect ect. Coupled with a Thermaltake Case install is a Breeze. Crucial Ram easy to install. PCI Express and Water cool system run smoothly and with out hitch on thi...
  • Cons: Gigabyte was a New Board to Me. I used to do strictly ASUS or MCI. The Price was reasonable, but the Gigabyte wesbiste was a Bit Confusing at First.
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

James B., Newegg
3 July 2015
  • Pros: Easy to install with great instructions. No idea how it runs though
  • Cons: Came DOA
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