MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 Review & Specs

MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 Socket AM3+ AMD 990FX DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 ATX

MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 Socket AM3+ AMD 990FX DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 ATX


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  • CPU: Socket AM3+; Support 64bit AMD Phenom II X8/X6/X4/X3/X2/Athlon II X4/X3/X2/Sempron Processors; Support HyperTransport 3.0; FSB up to 5200 MT/s
  • Chipset: North Bridge AMD 990FX & South Bridge SB950
  • Memory: 4x 240pin DDR3-2133(OC)/1866/1600/1333/1066/800 DIMM Slots, Dual Channel,?Unbuffered, Max Capacity up to 32GB
  • Slots: 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots (one runs at x8); 4x PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Slots; 1x 3.3V/5V PCI Slot
  • SATA: 6x SATA3 Ports, Support RAID 0/1/5/10
  • Ports: 12x USB 2.0 Ports (8 rear, 4 by headers); 2x USB 3.0 Ports; 1x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port; 1x Optical SPDIF out; 1x Coaxial SPDIF out; 1x RJ45 LAN?Port; Audio I/O Jacks
  • Power Connector: 1x 24pin ATX Power Connector, 1x 8pin ATX 12VPower Connector

Specs Overview

Model 990FXA-GD65V2
Release Date August 2012

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

Socket AM3+
Form factor ATX
Chipset AMD 990FX
PCI-Express x16 Slots 0
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB
Onboard USB 2.0 2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1 0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2 0
Supported Memory DDR3:
800Mhz 1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 2133Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Wireless LAN


  • Good overclocking, but not really easy
  • NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFire support



• 64bit AMD® FX, Phenom II X6/X4/X3/X2, Athlon II X4/X3/X2 and Sempron CPU in AM3 / AM3+ package.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

Hyper Transport Bus

• HyperTransport 3.0 supporting speed up to 5200MT/s


• AMD® 990FX and SB950 Chipset 

Main Memory

• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600/1866*/2133* (OC) DRAM, 32GB Max


• 2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
• 4 PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
• 1 PCI slot, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface.

On-Board SATA

• 6 SATA III (1~6) ports by AMD® SB950
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 6Gb/s

RAID Function

- SATA III 1~6 support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 mode by AMD® SB950 

MSI Reminds You...
• The RAID setup floppy disk is optional depending on the districts. You can download the files from the website to make the setup disk.

USB 3.0

• 2 USB 3.0 ports by NEC® D720200


• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC892
- True Blu-ray Audio Support
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec


• Realtek PCI-E GbLAN controller 8111E
- Integrated Fast Ethernet MAC and PHY in single chip
- Supports 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s and 1000Mb/s
- Compliance with PCI-Express Bus specification v1.0a

Internal I/O Connectors

- 1 x ATX 24-pin power connector
- 1 x ATX 8-pin 12V CPU power connector
- CPU x 1 / System x 4 FAN connectors
- 1 x Front panel audio connector
- 1 x Front panel connector
- 1 x Chassis intrusion switch connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 6 x Serial ATA III connectors
- 1 x Serial port connector
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper 
- 1 x SPDIF-out connector
- 1 x TPM module connector

Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse port
- 1 x Claer CMOS button
- 1 x Coaxial SPDIF-out
- 1 x Optical SPDIF-out
- 8 x USB 2.0 ports
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports (blue)
- 1 x RJ45 LAN Jacks
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack 


• 30.5cm(L) x 24.4cm(W) ATX Form Factor


• 9 mounting holes.

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