Summary: This MB is running much better than any previous MB. I'm using an AMD 955 x4 CPU at 3.22 GHz, 4 GB RAM and the OS is on a 60GB solid state drive. This thing is FAST! I using just 1 video card, Radeon HD5570 and it's entirely adequate for my uses. I liked my previous Gigabyte MB (890) but my memory died. :( Between the SSD and the MB itself this board flies. Booting is faster; Programs load faster; And it seems to have no hangups. It was easier to mount the CPU fan.
Summary: I had bios issues with my FX6200 processor in this board. Windows 7 could only detect 3 cores. I found there are 11 different bios. So, I tried different ones till the F8 bios fixed the problem. Hope this helps someone with my same issues. After all, this is actually a pretty good board and arrived on time too.
Christopher Childress "I enjoy filling a long..., Amazon
29 July 2012
Summary: My previous motherboard was a budget-line piece of equipment, and so perhaps I'm more impressed with the Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 than the average enthusiast. However, there is no denying this is a quality motherboard. I won't go over the specs, but I will say that this motherboard has supported nearly everything I've asked for or thrown at it. USB3 is *really* nice for compact external hard drives!
Summary: This is the best Motherboard for the price! Very nice. It just works very well. I would HIGHLY recommend this board. I have had no issues, the manual is easy to understand. Just works flawlessly.
Summary: The is a nice motherboard for the price I got it ($139.99). Although it lacks some features that it's ASUS counterpart has, this Gigabyte motherboard is $30 cheaper than the ASUS model. It has a nice 4 slots of DDR3 RAM; 2 of which I am currently using, and I can easily upgrade to more whenever I need to. This motherboard supports the new AM3+ socket, which will be used on AMD's 8-core Bulldozer processors when they are released.
Summary: This is my first personal PC build, I wanted to dabble into PC gaming but didn't want to break the bank for an endeavor I may not heavily invest time on. At the same time, it is always smart to leave yourself with options and with an AM3+ socket to support the next generation of CPUs, a 900 series chipset to use these new processors to their fullest, and native SLI support this motherboard is perfect! I can find myself using this board comfortably for years to come.