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Gigabyte Unveils 990FXA-UD3 1.2 Motherboard

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Gigabyte unveiled a new socket AM3+ motherboard targeting a price-point sweetspot, the 990FXA-UD3 1.2. The board is based on the AMD 990FX + SB950 chipset, and supports the upcoming AMD FX processors apart from socket AM3 processors in the Phenom II and Athlon II series. As a new revision, the board supports AMD FX processors out of the box. The AM3+ socket is powered by an 8+2 phase VRM. The board is constructed according to the UltraDurable 3 Classic specifications, with 2 oz copper-layer PCB, 50,000+ hours capacitor durability, and DualBIOS. The socket is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting dual-channel DDR3-2000 MHz memory with overclocking.

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Nice. I like the slot layout, color, price.
 
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Not PCIe Gen 3.0 ready ? Huh, I guess they learnt their lesson :rolleyes:
 
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Thats a nice looking board.
 
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So the only difference from v1.1 is that they've removed the two eSATA 6Gb/s on the back panel and replaced two of the USB2.0 ports with USB2.0/eSATA 3Gb/s combo ports, along with putting the second IEEE 1394 port on the back panel with the other one?

Essentially they've updated it to be less of a good deal.
 
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I have no clue which AM3+ board to buy.
 

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I have no clue which AM3+ board to buy.
Open a new thread. What's budget? I like the Asrock 970 Extreme4 (Cfire/SLI@ 8x/8x), but got a good deal on my M5A97 Evo.
 
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Budget is not a problem.

I'm torn between the crosshair v, asus sabortooth 990fx, gigabyte ud7 and asrock 990fx fatal1ty
 

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I'm currently running this board, i love it.:) (Expect is the original version and not 1.2.)
 
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This is a nice looking board. Pretty decent layout too.
 

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This is a nice looking board.
Huh ? It is ... dark ... and ugly, like a pile of ash or charcoal :( What happened to the color-keyed schemes which allowed one to locate the relevant connections and/or slots without much fuss once the board was inside the enclosure ?
 
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Color schemes are for the weak. You should be able to connect cables or anything else by memory and touch.
 
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Glad they ditched the baby blue color scheme, but this needs more SATA ports and less PCI-E slots.
 

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Glad they ditched the baby blue color scheme, but this needs more SATA ports and less PCI-E slots.
That would be the UD5 version. Twenty bucks more an extra SATA controller. That seems to be the only relevant difference between the boards.
 
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That would be the UD5 version. Twenty bucks more an extra SATA controller. That seems to be the only relevant difference between the boards.
Yeah I have 890FX-A UD5, and I am looking to upgrade it, but Gigabyte didn't go UEFI for their 990 boards.:nutkick:
 

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Not PCIe Gen 3.0 ready ? Huh, I guess they learnt their lesson :rolleyes:
No AMD motherboard was ever mentioned by Gigabyte as being Gen 3-ready to begin with.
 
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wow very clean and smooth design
 
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Hmm first card use pci-e 3.0 will be ATI, and AMD motherboards still not support it, LOL.
 
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This is the motherboard ive been wanting to get for the past few months, looks like it was good to wait?

What are the difference between the versions anyway?