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Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5
7.3 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5

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Overall 8
8.0

So I was gifted this board from a Patron

Barbara W., Newegg
15 May 2015
  • Summary: If your going to do a build with this board install your sata cables before you mount to the stand offs. Read the front panel wires do not follow the colors listed in the installation guide. NEW EGG you need to talk with UPS about passing the delivery over to USPS.
  • Pros: I make video game videos and content as well as stream. My previous board was an asus that I was give along with my current cpu. fax 8320 The Asus had a 4+1 phase vrm. THIS ONE HAS A 8+2 phase vrm and a heatsink and heat pipe. This already has made a wolrd of difference in terms of performance. A...
  • Cons: WHO EVER DESIGNED THE SATA PORT LAYOUT SHOULD BE BEATEN...Seriously do not put this in a mid atx case you will hate life. ALSO the installation guide's color code for the front panel wires is not always accurate...READ THE WIRES..for some reason some cases with a case speaker use black red which ...
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Overall 8
8.0

USB3.0 Connector Issue

Douglas G., Newegg
17 April 2015
  • Summary: Board fired right up to interesting BIOS. Looking forward to using this monster with an older AMD chip. Gotta love AMD and their CPU compatibility across the years.
  • Pros: Well made, great looking. Looks very sturdy, almost armored up.
  • Cons: Board came in box with no shrink wrap or seals. Anti-stat bag had a plain pc of scotch tape holding it closed. CPU socket had no protection on it. Hope it wasn't an "open box". At least I expected a seal on the bag. Board only has 1 (one!) USB 3.0 internal header that is good for twin ports. Spec...
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Overall 8
8.0

AMD FX 8350 unstable

Chad D., Newegg
28 January 2015
  • Pros: Well built board with plenty of sata and usb 3 ports.
  • Cons: My AMD FX 8350 would not run stable at stock settings. I had to increase the LLC to 'extreme' to run stable. This option is in M.I.T/Advanced Voltage Settings/Vcore Loadline Calibration. Ran Prime95 over night to verify stability. I tried with two different 8350s and the result was the same.
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Overall 8
8.0

Mine hates Windows

Marc B., Newegg
19 December 2014
  • Summary: AMD FX-8320 16GB RAM (1600) EVGA GTX760 Dual 1TB 6B/s SATA drives
  • Pros: Runs Fedora 21 REAL well. Not a single problem so far.
  • Cons: Hates every version of Windows I've thrown at it (maybe I need to change something in the BIOS?) Tried Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Tried Windows 8.1 Full 64-bit Tried Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit None could get past the {Press any key to boot from CD or DVD" screen
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Overall 8
8.0

update

Micheal W., Newegg
7 December 2014
  • Summary: original bios had cpu running at 4ghz not 4.7 and could not update bios with FX9590 installed. Used same cheap 30$ cpu that I used to update bios on my rev.1 board to run my FX8150. took away 1 egg for hassle not for board.
  • Pros: when you get it up and running great board.
  • Cons: Just like with the first boards that came out before the FX cpus had to use an older cpu that the bios could recognize to update the bios to use the newer cpu. The same was required for the FX9590. It was just by luck I remembered that and tried it and that would have been nice had they told us i...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but won't be keeping it.

Joseph C., Newegg
16 October 2014
  • Summary: Gonna have to get a different board that meets my expansion needs. Will either go with the UD3, or more likely the Asus M5A99FX Pro as it has 7 Sata ports. Can use the bottom PCIe slot on the Asus or the top on the UD3, due to the smaller NB, for my sata expansion card.
  • Pros: Easy to work with and configure. Using all 8 Sata ports. Love the looks of the gigabytes 990fxa series boards.
  • Cons: Unfortunately, I cannot fit both of my Asus ROG Mars 760x2 cards into the full 16 pin slots due to the size of the cards and the position of the 16 pin slots. One is currently running on the second to last slot, which is only 4 pin active. Cannot fit into the bottom 8 pin either due to the case c...
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Overall 8
8.0

BIOS, beware

Micheal W., Newegg
25 August 2014
  • Summary: When you get a board that came out before the latest processor if you must update BIOS to run that new processor you have to do the update with an older processor that the current BIOS RECOGNIZES then you can install the new processor.
  • Pros: Great board
  • Cons: New processor BIOS UPDATE procedure lack of instruction
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Overall 8
8.0

Above Average

Harold H., Newegg
10 August 2014
  • Summary: It was sad to purchase stagnated technology. (I'm referring to AMD processors and the lack of innovation due to the slump in the PC market.) Yet, it made more sense to acquire an AM3+ motherboard rather than replacing my cooked Phenom II 955 CPU.
  • Pros: ·The AMD SB950 was able to recognize the RAID0 array from my Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P -making for a very smooth migration. (I still used the Windows PE to create an image of the original partitions though as a precaution.) ·Compatible with RAM from the Socket AM3 system (I was able to re-use my old...
  • Cons: ·PS/2 device detection is problematic (e.g. a PS/2 mouse was identified as a keyboard). After a few weeks of being plugged in, the PS/2 mouse was finally recognized -automagically. ·Disabling the BIOS full-screen logo doesn't hide the American Megatrends BIOS splash. (I want to see BIOS info duri...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, quality board

Adam C., Amazon
28 July 2014
  • Summary: Good board. Has a lot of features and options and should cover all of your needs if you use an AMD CPU. I does have a strange power-on cycle. I power on my computer and this thing fires up for a second, then shuts itself off. Then about two seconds later turns itself back on and starts operating.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Motherboard

Adam B., Newegg
19 June 2014
  • Summary: Overall, for my first build it's a great motherboard.. The bios is pretty nice as well, better than the standard text displays.. Has actual graphics built in with a menu that you can use your mouse to control. Has lots of options that I haven't seen in standard store bought computers..
  • Pros: Works great, I'm a new PC builder and this was my first computer build.. Everything seems to be working except for a couple things which were more just annoyances than anything. Not worth an RMA in my opinion
  • Cons: OK so here's why I took an egg off.. Everything worked great when I first loaded Windows 8.1 OEM on my system.. I reboot, and then suddenly the speaker on the motherboard shoots out this high pitched frequency and wouldn't stop.. I flashed a new update to the bios and it still does it.. A really ...
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