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8.4 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5

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Overall 6
6.0

Watch out on Linux operating systems!

Phil Ciccone, Amazon
21 December 2013
  • Summary: This board is not directly compatible with Linux, specifically the built-in Ethernet. In order for it to work you must enable IOMMU in BIOS, but disable IOMMU on the linux kernel command line with “iommu=soft”. Without this all will appear working, but you will have absolutely no connectivity. This bug / compatibility issue affects all revisions past 1.1 that have the new UEFI BIOS.
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Overall 6
5.6
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 4
4.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Not suitable for Linux

r_widell, TigerDirect.com
18 February 2012
  • Summary: While it might be a fine mb for Windows, the Linux support sucks. 4 of the 10 SATA ports (including the 2 eSATA ports on the back panel) are connected to the Marvell 88SE9172 devices, and Marvell doesn't even acknowledge their existence. They may be a custom spin for Gigabyte of the standard devices, but the bottom line is that there are no Linux drivers available.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

X3R0, NCIX.com
26 October 2011
  • Summary: Not happy with the choice I made, was planning on adding a PCI-E sound card but that is impossible unless I remove/replace the North Bridge heat sink stock. Gigabyte should have used the same concept as their GA-990FXA-UD3 N-Bridge heat sink design in which it would saved/able to use the PCI-E slot. Should have provided an USB3 adapter if you have a usb3 interface on your mobo.
  • Pros: -Black PCB(color of Mobo), -Supports up to 3 way SLI/Crossfire, -Looks nice
  • Cons: -Poor design on North Bridge heat sink, unable to use a PCI-E soundcard or PCI-E/SDD., -No usb3 cable adapter, -poor locations for front audio & firewire interface, -Price at over $217 with tax, -Integrated soundcard not great, -Provides SLI bridges but not Crossfire bridges
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Overall 6
6.0

Great board, but the Vdroop is ridiculous

Adam F., Newegg
25 August 2011
  • Summary: Gigabyte says their 990 series boards strictly adhere to AMD's AM3+ design guidelines and the Vdroop is normal and caused by load-line calibration. OK, fair enough. But other 990FX boards (*cough*ASUS*cough*) don't seem to have these Vdroop issues and allow you to tweak LLC in the BIOS, don't see why that shouldn't be the case with this board as well.
  • Pros: A lot of things to love about this board. Good sized heatsinks on the VRM, northbridge, and southbridge to keep them cool. A lot of PCI-e slots (most able to fit x16 cards, although electrically only two of those are x16, the rest are either x8 or x4), nice to see manufacturers dropping legacy ports like PCI in favor of PCI-e. Plenty of USB, both 2.0 and 3.0. Lots of SATA ports, 10 total between the internal ports and eSATA. Kind of vain, but I think the black PCB and...
  • Cons: The Vdroop on this board is terrible. I'm not a big overclocker/tweaker, so it isn't a deal breaker for me (not worth returning the board for), but it's still frustrating even if you're just doing some mild OCing. The board seems to overvolt at low load and undervolt at high load, so you can end up with pretty large swings in load voltage. With an X4 955 at 4GHz, for example, voltage varies from about 1.408V to 1.472V. This is with it set to 1.45V in the BIOS. This is...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Yandex
24 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Решил попробовать gigabyte (раньше всегда брал asus), и пожалел. Непонятные проблемы которые приходится решать, вместо того чтобы работать. Взял на днях плату asus на 990X чипсете (для другого компьютера и целей), и там нет этих проблем и в помине, а на сайте висит не 3 старых биоса, а около 8 штук, причем последний датирован 22.01.14 . Не советую.
  • Pros: uefi, качественно выполнена, неплохой комплект поставки
  • Cons: Биосы обновляют весьма неохотно, есть проблема с usb устройствами и linux, которые хоть как то запустить получается только включив UOMMU в настройках (по умолчанию выключено), старая проблема чипсета, которую уже пофиксили например asus в своих матплатах. Так же лично у меня система не переходит в сон, компьютер выключается и включается снова сразу, или перестаёт на всё реагировать. На сайте 3 биоса, последний бета (датируемая серединой 13 года где то), которай слетел...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Tor Bruheim, prisguide
27 October 2012
  • Summary: Denne anmeldelsen gjelder rev 1 av kortet!! NEGATIVT: Få vifte tilkoplinger er nok ikke et stort problem for mange, men når man er godt vant så.. Hvis du ikke slår på RAID 5 i BIOS, så aktiveres heller ikke hardware RAID og du ender opp med 90 talls ytelse på diskene. Du trenger selvsagt ikke bruke RAID 5 selv om den er aktivert. Hvis du er vant til f.eks. viftestyring i software som følger med ASUS så har jeg ikke funnet noe slikt her.
  • Pros: Gode drivere til Windows 8, Fungerer utmerket med Windows 8, Hardware RAID med topp ytelse
  • Cons: Du må slå på hardware RAID for å få ytelse, Greier ikke å optimalisere minnebrilkkene, Veldig få vifte tilkoplinger
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

unreal-review, Yandex
16 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Gigabyte - это фирма, которая допускает ошибки, но старается их исправить. Вот с этой фразы я бы начал рассказывать про этот продукт. Ревизию материнской платы можно посмотреть в левом нижнем углу. Ревизия 1.0 имеет дефект, показывается неправильное напряжение процессора. Таким образом, разгон процессора становится крайне опасным делом.Появились недавно новые ревизии и возможно там всё исправили.
  • Pros: Цена. Функционал. Утилиты. Двойной, привычный, быстрый BIOS. Толстый слой материнской платы. VRM MOS защита. Хороший комплект поставки.
  • Cons: Главный дефект - vdrop. Опасна для разгона. Не графический BIOS.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mauvais numéro.

Benjamin D., Amazon
7 July 2012
  • Summary: A l'installation : Un channel mort (slots DDR3 1 et 3), par conséquent la moitié du kit de 4 barrettes acheté reste dans les cartons. Et impossibilité d'installer Windows avec une carte graphique ATI, image pleine d'artefacts... Pas de chance, sans doutes. Mais malgré ces problèmes, mon ordinateur est parfaitement stable, depuis 2 mois qu'il est monté, aucun crash et aucun écran bleu.
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Overall 6
6.0

1 ans et 1 mois, controleur réseau HS.

fs, Amazon
7 July 2012
  • Summary: Bon produit dans l'ensemble je suis satisfait. Dommage que les nouveaux firmwares ne prennent pas en compte les nouveaux processeur de chez amd. Contrôleur réseau ne fonctionne plus (problème hardware)je suis obligé de passer par une carte réseau pci. On ira voir chez la concurrence la prochaine foi ...
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Overall 6
6.0

SLI X16 / OPCIONES OVERCLOCKING / Precio rebajado / Actualizaciones y calidad bios

Pedro Martinez Ruiz, amazon.es
18 June 2012
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