Conclusion: Affordable, budget, low-end...these are words that invoke unavoidable thoughts of poor performance, sparse features and uninspired design. While that might have been true in the days of yore, this motherboard puts all those worries to rest. This is mainly true because the GA-MA770-UD3 is not in fact a low-end motherboard; it is simply a mainstream model with a budget price.
Pros: - Undeniable value., - Great performance., - Solid overclocking capabilities., - User-friendly BIOS., - Very good connectivity., - Decent software suite., - Lots of fan headers., - Newer version is out (rev 2.0) that fixes most of the cons listed below.
Cons: - PCI-E x16 slot clip/latch is very hard to reach when a dual-slot graphics card is installed., - Wobbly northbridge heatsink., - 2.175V memory limit in the BIOS., - No support for Advanced Clock Control (ACC) (rev 1.0 only)., - Mediocre 4-pin CPU power connector & USB header placement., - 4-pin CPU power connector instead of 8-pin (rev 1.0 only)., - Not enough voltage and temperature readouts (as always)., - Only 2 SATA cables provided.