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Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5
6.9 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5

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Overall 4
4.0

Developed BIOS failure

James B., Newegg
9 November 2015
  • Summary: One of the PCI Express slots appears to be dead, as a USB 3 expansion card has no live ports when plugged in. Not sure if this is related to the BIOS or if the slot has just died. After two stable years, the checksum error and one BSOD, I'm worried.
  • Pros: It had been a good board, more or less, for the last two years. Up until about a month ago, it has been stable. Had lots of room for expansion, and seemed to meet my needs for board with lots of SATA ports and expansion slots. Windows7, AMD FX-8350, 16 ram, Samsung 840 250 Gig system drive, Rosew...
  • Cons: Has always a problem with USB 3.0, cannot it to update drivers, either from internet or disk. I have a PCI board and the front USB 3 ports have never worked. Worse, in the last month it has begun to have random BIOS Checksum error. it will start fine for a few days, and then it will turn on and i...
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Overall 4
4.0

Headache after Headache

David D., Newegg
1 October 2015
  • Summary: Died on me last night. After 2 years of the motherboard suffering bipolar disorder, it decided to end it all last night. My screen went blank, my pc on light was lit, but the busy light wasn't chirping away. Tried to hold onto the on button to do a hard turnoff, but that didn't turn off the system.
  • Pros: - Exactly what I was looking for in a Mobo* - Despite the issues, the features of this mobo kept me with it *when it decided it was a good day for it to work right.
  • Cons: - Bios is finicky (I'd almost be willing to call it garbage) - Would have a variety of USB issues - Lasted me literally a day over 2 years
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Overall 4
4.0

Been a Gigabyte girl for years

Sonya L., Newegg
9 September 2015
  • Summary: Finally have this system running stable using my old FX8350. Had to jump through hoops and make a call to AMD corporate to RMA my FX9590. However, AMD tells me that this board does not support the processor - but Gigabyte says it does... (someone's not on the same page).
  • Pros: It works I guess. Does work to an extent with FX9590 and BIOS FCh.
  • Cons: Since February I have been facing random lock ups... I have replaced everything on this system in troubleshooting efforts. Reseated EVERYTHING hundreds of times on this particular board. Refuses to read 1866mhz memory. Managed to set the memory to 1866mhz in BIOS but it fails to boot with more th...
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Overall 4
4.0

Motherboard

Joshua J., Newegg
1 June 2015
  • Summary: I paid almost $900.00 for this diy kit and two bad products!!!
  • Pros: It was great when it worked
  • Cons: After 13 days no longer saw any video cards! The ram message was 12gbs 3.96 usable....
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Overall 4
4.0

Great for about 6 months

Travis B., Newegg
31 May 2015
  • Summary: If you don't mind replacing your board twice a year then this is the board for you. Gave 2 eggs because like I said it was a nice board while it lasted.
  • Pros: Cool look. Installation was super easy. Nice bios GUI.
  • Cons: Bought one of these boards installed it and everything worked fine. purchased a new case and transferred everything over to new case computer would no longer boot. After testing found that the board was dead. Thinking I may have done something to it in the transfer I bought another one. Installed...
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Overall 4
4.0

Careless

Aaron B., Newegg
17 February 2015
  • Summary: I purchased this board after viewing the specs and find it surpassed most other 990fx boards. Ive been a tried and true MSI user for the past 7 years and thought I would try something new. Well I received my first board got it installed. What do you know, no bios on the board.
  • Pros: Board has good specs Pretty
  • Cons: Poor QA Poor Manufacturing
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Overall 4
4.0

Great until it FAILS!!!!

Holley F., Newegg
12 January 2015
  • Summary: Since Gigabytes motherboards seem to fail in the same fashion I will NEVER by a gigabyte motherboard again or recommend it to my customers who want stability. I will pay more for quality. The only reason it gets 2 stars instead of one is because it did work for more than a year w/o issue.
  • Pros: Amazing capacity. Supported my Phenom II x6 perfectly and even upgraded Nvidia GTX 770.
  • Cons: FAILS LIKE EVERY OTHER GIGABYTE BOARD IVE OWNED!!! I used the board for about 2 years. ONe day it rebooted and went into a repetative loop where it would not get out of POST. Finally after about an hour of trying to activate the Dual-BIOS feature (WHICH ALSO FAILED) the board shorted itself and d...
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Overall 4
4.0

Horrible Audio Noise

Stephan R., Newegg
18 April 2014
  • Summary: The short story is that there just isn't really anything about this board that is better than some other particular choices out right now, and I've have bad results throughout this line of boards (although I haven't tried the ud3).
  • Pros: A visually appealing board.
  • Cons: I actually owned the ud7 for much longer than this ud5, but it died on me, and now I've found that my second Gigabyte board in a row is less than satisfactory, because although this one is still working, it emits horrific noise in the audio (i've tried multiple audio devices, plugged both into th...
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Overall 4
4.0

PROBLEM BOARD STAY AWAY!

Robert P., Newegg
9 March 2014
  • Summary: I WISH GIGABYTE WOULD JUST GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK. I HAVE PUT SO MUCH TIME IN MESSING WITH THIS BOARD ITS CRAZY! GIGABYTE YOU GOT ME GOOD ON THIS ONE BUT NEVER AGAIN! "LESSON LEARNED"
  • Pros: NONE.....
  • Cons: MEMORY DIMS ALL WORK JUST NOT AT THE SAME TIME....THIS WILL BE MY THIRD BOARD IN A YEAR. THIS IS A PROBLEM BOARD READ SOME FORUMS BEFORE YOU BUY THIS BOARD AND SEE FOR YOUR SELF THIS BOARD IS GARBAGE!
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Overall 4
4.0

Stop! Do Not Buy This Board!

Robert P., Newegg
9 March 2014
  • Summary: THIS IS A GARBAGE BOARD! READ SOME FORUMS ABOUT THIS BOARD AND YOU WILL SEE THAT IS A PROBLEM BOARD AND JUST A BAD DESIGN ....STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOARD OR YOU WILL BE SORRY......
  • Pros: Works good if you only want to use 2 dims for your ram.....
  • Cons: can not run 2 gfx cards with out the top one over heating. This is not a 2 card board. Memory problems out the YOU KNOW WHAT. All dims work but just not at the same time. Customer service is horable as usual and no help at all really. I guess I am "S OUT OF LUCK" RAM HEAR WE COME! THIS WILL BE MY...
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