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Gigabyte - GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

( 4.6 Average / 141 Ratings )




Part #



Black / Silver

Form Factor


CPU Socket




Memory Slots

4 x 240-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR3-1066 / 1333 / 1600 / 1866 / 2000

Maximum Supported Memory

32 GB

RAID Support


Onboard Video


CrossFire Support


SLI Support


SATA 6 Gb/s


eSATA 6Gb/s


Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)


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Termiux 15 points 50 months ago
from completed build Athena AMD Balance Gaming build

Pros: Looks very nice and the new revision included a heat pipe between the north bridge and the VRMs. Good heat dissipation temps in HWmonitor for the mobo around high 30's ~ low 40's under load (with good airflow 2 corsairs SP 120 on the front) Supports Overclocking and has been very stable with it The UEFI supports profiles

Cons: Needs more Fan Headers!!!!! really!! are you kidding me! I ended up using even the power fan connector, but had to use a low speed resistor adapter to minimize the noise since it runs at 100% all the time Cpu core voltages were moving all over the place even when set static I know this also has to do with AMD architecture requirements but come on. The UEFI is not that easy to use, its decent enough The EasyTune software has very limited options for this mobo (I've seen pic of the software on other mobos) and looks like its from the 90's. The documentation is bad and the illustrations worst.

Other Thoughts: Not the best overclocker but gets the job done. Cpu Load line calibration can be quite useful just be careful with the setting you select. I recommend normal (which is what I'm using with my oc) or less unless you are water cooled.

To me the biggest down side is the lack of fan headers the rest is not big deal.

Its holding my 8350 at 4.4Ghz with air CM hyper 212 evo.

bradenfontaine 35 points 49 months ago
from completed build The Steve Buscemi

Overclocks well, make sure you get REV 4.0 or above

OriginalWolf 19 points 49 months ago
from completed build FX-Speedriver

I underestimated this Motherboard. Definitely worth a 5 Star.

Silentprince001 9 points 49 months ago
from completed build Tali Nova (First Build)

Pro: Everything on the board is marked. This was VERY helpful when it can time to connect everything for the first time.

Con: I ran out of fan connections. However this is not a problem with the board.

dhomolerdog 6 points 48 months ago

Love the layout and features of the board. I do wish the CPU power connectors where placed closer to the right edge for better wire management. Other than that Its a great board and I recommend it to anyone who is wanting to do an AMD build.

flintlocke 1 point 47 months ago
from completed build New Job = New PC

It's big, needs a good sized mid tower or bigger.

aGoat 8 points 46 months ago
from completed build Green Machine

A 990FX board with BEEFY heatsinks is a literal MUST for overclocking 8300 series CPUs. This board allowed me to push my 8320 to 4.5ghz on water. I added a fan to the NB/mosfet heat sink and I got an extra 200mhz up to 4.7ghz.

Be sure that the NB/mosfet heat sink gets direct airflow for best performance.

Its got a graphical BIOS, so if you don't know what that is look it up and be sure you're all right with it. 5star rating because I've had ZERO issues with this board... Its very nice and looks great too.

ampforemedic 13 points 45 months ago
from completed build AMP'd ----My First Gamer

User friendly and easy to install.

iLikePieTM 36 points 44 months ago

A good motherboard with a very nice bios. Only downside is that it doesn't have very many fan headers.

Dam5968 87 points 43 months ago
from completed build Ben Grimm

It does what I need it too and is all black which fit the color scheme. If I didn't can about the color scheme I would have went with a higher end Asus board but this works ok.