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Reviews and Problems with MSI 990FXA-GD80

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Overall 9

Expert Review

Tweak Town
20 October 2011
  • Excerpt: With our FX-8150 well and truly having done the rounds in launch coverage, it's time to see what's going on with some of the boards that we've been collecting here over the past few weeks prior to the launch of Bulldozer.
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Overall 9
Value for money 9
Performance 10
Construction 10
Functionality 8
Appearance 9

MSI 990FXA-GD80 AM3+ Motherboard

Benchmark Reviews
17 September 2011
  • Conclusion: A motherboard is the foundation of your rig, and thus merits the lion's share of your attention when deciding on components. If you're building a new AMD system, I think a 990FX platform is the way to go, especially for gamers: you can run any AM3 CPU in it and there are lots and lots of PCI-E lanes, so you don't have to worry about disabling a SATA6 or USB 3.0 port when you add that second or third graphics card. The performance of the MSI motherboard was excellent.
  • Pros: Excellent performance, surpassing more expensive ASUS motherboard, Extra features such as POST code and power phase displays, Complete accessories package, PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports. Some people really like these., Military spec components ensure long product life
  • Cons: UEFI BIOS needs usability work, Skimpy manual, Couldn't match ASUS overclock, Only a single PWM fan header, PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports. C'mon, it's 2011!
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Overall 10


24 July 2011
  • Summary: Nel complesso, le prestazioni della MSI 990FXA-GD80 si sono dimostrate di ottimo livello e le funzionalità aggiuntive presenti in questo prodotto conferiscono alla scheda MSI un valore aggiunto. L’adozione di componenti certificati secondo i rigorosi test Military Standard garantisce la qualità della scheda madre e ne aumenta la durata nel tempo, probabilmente ben oltre il suo periodo di utilizzo effettivo data la veloce obsolescenza dell’hardware in ambito informatico.
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