Summary: I love this board , I was running a ga970a ds3 with fx6100 ,8 gb ram 1600 MHz, 1gb ATI radon hd 4870 , 64 gb Intel ssd sata 3 ,1tb Seagate hdd sata3, it always seemed like my computer was slow with that board , I upgraded ga990fx ud7 3.0 and now my desktop is very noticeably faster like a whole new machine , it is way more stable no more freezing and the bios settings
Summary: Used to give this a 5 star rating, now just a worthless 1 star. I've only had this motherboard a few months and now it won't wake up from sleep consistently. I have verified that the problem is the board through numerous test. I've been a computer professional for 18 years. Even worse when it doesn't wake from sleep it also often corrupts the bios and has to go through a repair stage before booting up. Such a huge let down! DO NOT BUY!
Summary: my second one of these. first was a version 1. bad power supply took it out. $200.00 down the drain as the warranty was up, just barely. this is a version 3 so the bios screen had a big change. This is a rather stable mother board and has enough heat sinks to cool the depths of hell. video processing is no problem if you have enough RAM. Gaming is even easier on the system whereas video processing does have its demands.
Summary: Amazing mobo!!!!!!!! The main reason I purchased this board over the UD3 and UD5 is the PCI spacing. I run Dual graphics cards and in order to avoid forking out the $ to put them in a loop I choose the UD7. The board allows great airflow to both the GPU's due to its spacing(gpu1 on first pci16X and gpu2 on the forth pci slot down also 16x.
Summary: I am not very good at making decisions on my electronic gear, but this decision was easy. this motherboard is fantastic in every way, and it was worth every penny. I will also reveal that I do not usually follow directions, so I'm pretty sure I must have shorted this thing out a few times while i was adjusting its position in my case, and even though most motherboards will blow their brains out around that time, this one worked fine.