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New Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 Motherboard

by Michael Arsenault on Monday, May 23, 2011 , under

After displays of socket AM3+ motherboards based on AMD 990FX chipset, by ASUS, and MSI were pictured by various tech sites, it's quite expected of Gigabyte's offering to somehow make it to the web. Gigabyte is going full guns with its top AM3+ motherboard, with the GA-990FXA-UD7. Based on the same Black+Graphite+Gold color scheme as the socket LGA1155 "UD7" models based onIntel P67 and Z68, the GA-990FXA-UD7 comes with zesty dimensions that almost make it an EATX form-factor board, although it's not. The AM3+ socket is powered by a 10-phase VRM that is cooled by a long heatsink that appears to be contiguous with the northbridge heatsink, which in turn shares heat with the southbridge over a heat pipe. The socket is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting DDR3 frequencies in excess of 1866 MHz.

Other connectivity features include 8+2 channel HD audio driven by Realtek ALC889 high-SNR CODEC with optical and coaxial SPDIF outputs, four USB 3.0 ports driven by EtronTech-made controllers (two ports internal, by headers), gigabit Ethernet, and FireWire. While Gigabyte retains its Award Software-made BIOS with DualBIOS technology, the BIOS is loaded with EFI extensions that let it boot from volumes greater than 3 TB in size. Gigabyte calls this HybridEFI. Expect the GA-990FXA-UD7 to be out in mid-June.

11 comments more...


  • DavidC143


    AMD PHENOM II x6 1011t
    4GB ram 1600
    AMD 6870 1 gb
    1 TB 7200

    i look forward to your tips to make my rig even better

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