Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 R5 Review & Specifications

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 R5 AM3+ AMD 990FX ATX

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Storage Interface:6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors, Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5,RAID 10 and JBOD, 2 x eSATA 6Gb/s Support for RAID 0 and RAID 1
Expansion Slots: 2 x PCI Express x16 slot running at x16 ,1x PCI Express x4 slots, 2 x PCI Express x1 slot, 1x PCI slots
Memory: 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory.Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules.* To support a DDR3 1866 MHz (and above) memory, you must install an AM3+ CPU first
CPU: AM3+/AM3/AMD Athlon II Chipsets: AMD 990FX/AMD SB950
Audio: Realtek ALC1150 codec

Specs Overview

Model GA-990FXA-UD3 R5
Socket AM3+
Form factor ATX
Chipset AMD 990FX
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB

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  • CPU

    AM3+ Socket:
    1. AMD AM3+ FX processors
    2. AMD AM3 Phenom™ II processor/ AMD Athlon™ II processor
    (Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
  • Hyper Transport Bus

    1. HyperTransport™ 3.0
    2. 5200 MT/s
  • Chipset

    1. North Bridge: AMD 990FX
    2. South Bridge: AMD SB950
  • Memory

    1. 4 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
    2. * Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.
    3. Dual channel memory architecture
    4. Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
    5. * To support a DDR3 1866 MHz (and above) memory, you must install an AM3+ CPU first.
    6. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
    (Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
  • Audio

    1. Realtek® ALC1150 codec
    2. High Definition Audio
    3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    4. Support for Dolby® Home Theater®
    5. Support for S/PDIF Out
  • LAN

    1. Realtek® GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
  • Expansion Slots

    1. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2)
    2. * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots.
    3. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x4 (PCIEX4_1, PCIEX4_2)
    4. 2 x PCI Express x1 slots
    5. (All PCI Express slots conform to the PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
    6. 1 x PCI slot
  • Storage Interface

    South Bridge:
    1. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0~5)
    2. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and JBOD
    Marvell® 88SE9172 chip:
    1. 2 x eSATA 6Gb/s connectors on the back panel
    2. * Actual transfer rate is dependent on the device being connected.
    3. Support for RAID 0 and RAID 1
  • Multi-Graphics Technology

    1. Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ and 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technologies
      (PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2)
    2. Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ and 2-Way AMD CrossFire™ Technologies
      (PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2)
  • USB

    Chipset:
    1. 14 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB headers)
    VIA® VL805 chip:
    1. 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
  • Internal I/O Connectors

    1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
    3. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    4. 1 x CPU fan header
    5. 2 x system fan headers
    6. 1 x power fan header
    7. 1 x front panel header
    8. 1 x front panel audio header
    9. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
    10. 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
    11. 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    12. 1 x serial port header
    13. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    14. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
  • Back Panel Connectors

    1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    2. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
    3. 2 x eSATA 6Gb/s connectors
    4. 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    5. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
    6. 1 x RJ-45 port
    7. 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Side Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
  • I/O Controller

    1. iTE® I/O Controller Chip
  • H/W Monitoring

    1. System voltage detection
    2. CPU/System temperature detection
    3. CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
    4. CPU overheating warning
    5. CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
    6. CPU/System fan speed control
    7. * Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
  • BIOS

    1. 2 x 32 Mbit flash
    2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
    3. Support for DualBIOS™
    4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
  • Unique Features

    1. Support for @BIOS
    2. Support for Q-Flash
    3. Support for Xpress Install
    4. Support for EasyTune
    5. * Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
    6. Support for Smart Recovery 2
    7. Support for ON/OFF Charge
  • Bundle Software

    1. Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
  • Operating System

    1. Support for Microsoft® Windows 8.1/8/7
  • Form Factor

    1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

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