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Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3

Gigabyte GA-990FX-Gaming

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Availability
Out of Stock
Availability
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Brand
Asus
Brand
Gigabyte
Model
M5A78L-M Plus/USB3
Model
GA-990FX-Gaming
Release Date
📅 September 2018

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Release Date
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TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
Recommended supported parts
Recommended supported parts
Series
Series
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Socket
AM3+
Socket
AM3+
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD A78
Chipset
AMD 990FX
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
No
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Chipset
-
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
-
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
LAN Chipset
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
-
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
PCI-Express x16 Slots
1
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
1
PCI-Express x1 Slots
3
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
0
M.2 Ports
1
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
3
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"The Gigabyte 990FX-Gaming could be a good option for gamers looking to invest in the AM3+ platform. The board offers support for AMD’s aging hardware, but it does so whilst also deploying modern features such as USB 3.1 Type-C, PCIe NVMe M.2, and an upgradeable audio solution."

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Compare Motherboards: Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 🆚 Gigabyte GA-990FX-Gaming. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

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Reasons to pick the Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3:

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte GA-990FX-Gaming:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports RAID.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
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