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Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5
7.7 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5

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Overall 7
6.6
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Great for An Outdated Board

JOE, TigerDirect.com
14 March 2015
  • Summary: When I purchased the board I thought that I would get the latest revision. Unfortunately, the board I got was revision 3.0 when the latest revision is 3.1 which came out last year. Point two, the bios is not very user-friendly, especially if you intend to overclock memory or CPU. The default overclock settings do not work very well, if at all.
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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 instead of having to rack your brains to figure out why the board can't see the cpu for what it is
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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. Sucks either way as i will be downgrading slightly, losing 2 usb 3.0 ports and 1 esata on the back. A shame really, as I like the boards appearance.
  • 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 connections on the bottom of the board. Also, the north bridge blocks the use of the top 4 pin slot, which I was gonna use for a Sata hot swap card, but the card is just slight...
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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. When the FX-8150 came along I had to use a cheap 30 dollar dual core to do the update for the rev.1. but I ALSO GOT A REV.3 for the FX-9590 and you still have to do the same thing.
  • 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. This is my third Gigabyte motherboard in a row (socket 939, AM3, AM3+) I'm satisfied with the quality and look forward to their future products once AMD does something.
  • 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 RAM).
  • 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 during POST -not splash screens.) ·Only one integrated NIC.
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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. I had a Gigabyte board before this that did the same thing, so I am thinking maybe its doing for a reason. either way I would recommend this if you're using an FX chip.
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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.. The manual is very handy so please do use it..
  • 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 big annoyance, but no hard really in removing the speaker.. The other issues are the boosted USB 3.0 ports go slower than the 2.0 ports.. There is a significant difference in ...
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Overall 8
8.0

hmmmm

stephane b., Newegg
1 April 2014
  • Summary: my setup keep craching, running windows 8 and the chrash are all related to memory by disabling two memory fonction in bios i was able to have something stable enouf to do what i do imo bios need an update especially to run the big amd guy memory i used is corsair 1866 vengeance 2*4 tried everything contact support also maybe i got an unstable board who knows!!!
  • Pros: nice board runs 9590
  • Cons: when choosing memory read the fine prints
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