Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 R5 ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 R5 ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 R5 ATX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • ATX Form Factor
  • AM3+ Socket
  • AMD 990FX/SB950 Chipset
  • Supports AMD Socket AM3+ Processors
  • Supports DDR3-2000 (OC) Memory
  • 5 x PCIe 2.0 x16 Slots
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 Slot
  • Gigabit Ethernet Connection
  • 8 x SATA III Connectors, 2 x eSATA Ports
  • DualBIOS Design, Multi-GPU Support
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  • 1Description

The Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 R5 ATX Motherboard lets you build a desktop computer with an AMD FX, Phenom II, or Athlon II processor that utilizes an AM3+ socket. You can install up to 32GB of system memory in its four DDR3 DIMM slots and three dedicated graphics cards, linked via 3-way CrossFire or NVIDIA SLI. For long-term storage, it features 8 SATA III connectors for internal drives as well as two USB 3.0 and two eSATA ports for external backups.

Gigabyte has equipped this motherboard with Realtek ALC1150, which is a multi-channel HD audio codec that simultaneously supports 7.1-channel sound playback through its six audio jacks. Connecting to the network and Internet is accomplished with an integrated Realtek Gigabit LAN chip that reliably delivers high-speed data. Furthermore, Gigabyte has emphasized stability and durability by using solid-state capacitors, 2 ounces of copper on the PCB, and DualBIOS technology, which automatically recovers BIOS data when the main BIOS has crashed or failed.

Multi-GPU Support
This motherboard supports 3-Way CrossFire and 3-Way SLI technologies to deliver detailed graphics with fast frame rates.
The Driver MOSFET module, which contains MOSFETs and a driver IC, offers higher power transfers and increases efficiency at higher switching frequencies to satisfy the power requirements of processors. This module also helps reduce the VRM real estate requirements in the CPU zone.
Realtek ALC1150 with Integrated Rear Audio Amplifier
The Realtek ALC1150 is a multi-channel HD Audio Codec that delivers a playback (DAC) quality of up to 115 dB SNR. It provides ten DAC channels that simultaneously support 7.1-channel sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs. Two integrated stereo ADCs can support a microphone array with Acoustic Echo Cancellation, Beam Forming, and Noise Suppression technologies. The ALC1150 incorporates a Realtek proprietary converter technology to achieve a 104 dB SNR recording (ADC) quality.
High-End Audio Capacitors
Nippon Chemicon ARE series audio capacitors offer expanded high-resolution audio to create realistic sound effects for gamers.
Dedicated Audio Hardware Zone
  • Separation on the PCB layer protects the board's sensitive analog audio components
  • Each analog and digital component is grounded to help protect against electromagnetic interference
eSATA Ports
The two eSATA ports provide hot-plug functionality that allows easier data backup and content manipulation on external storage drives.
2x Copper PCB Design
The trace paths on the motherboard use twice the amount of copper to handle greater power loads and remove the heat from the CPU power delivery area.
Humidity Protection with Glass Fabric PCB
Glass Fabric Printed Circuit Board technology uses a material that reduces the amount of space between the fiber weave, making it much more difficult for moisture to penetrate compared to traditional motherboard PCBs. The benefit is added protection from short circuit and system malfunction caused by humid and damp conditions.
Solid Capacitors
This motherboard uses solid-state capacitors that are rated to perform for extended periods, even in extreme performance configurations.
Gigabyte UEFI DualBIOS
You can use the secondary BIOS when the primary BIOS fails due to a virus attack, hardware malfunction, incorrect OC setting, or power failure during the update process.
ESD Protection for USB and LAN
Each LAN and USB port is paired with a dedicated protection filter that can withstand high electrostatic discharges, protecting your system from electrical surges and even direct lighting strikes.
Power Failure Protection with Anti-Surge IC
The anti-surge ICs protect your motherboard and your PC from any surge in power delivery that may occur, helping to ensure that your PC is equipped to deal with any potentially irregular and inconsistent power delivery.
Heat Sink Design
The heat sink is designed to efficiently cool key areas of the motherboard including the PWM area and chipset (PCH). This helps maintain optimal thermal parameters of both areas when running aggressive and extreme configurations.
Fast Data Transfers
This motherboard is designed with Gigabyte technologies that offer a stable, high-speed platform for delivering fast data transfers. Featuring a USB 3.0 controller, this motherboard will allow you to take advantage of USB transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, delivering 10x faster data transfers compared to USB 2.0. Utilizing the AMD SB950 chipset, this motherboard offers six SATA III ports, which transfer data to storage devices at a rate of up to 6 Gbps. It also supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10. Furthermore, it has a unique hardware design with lower resistance fuses to help ensure lower voltage drops and provide a more stable, power delivery.
Dolby Home Theater Support
With Dolby Home Theater support, this motherboard delivers surround sound for music, movies, and games, using headphones or two to eight speakers.
On/Off Charge Technology
The USB ports on the motherboard allow you to charge your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. Compared to standard USB ports, On/Off Charge technology enables devices to draw more current from these USB ports, which can be just as fast as with your charger.
In the Box
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 R5 ATX Motherboard
  • Motherboard Driver Disk
  • 4 x SATA Cables
  • I/O Shield
  • 2-Way SLI Bridge Connector
  • 3-Way SLI Bridge Connector
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    CPU AM3+ Socket:
    AMD AM3+ FX processors
    AMD AM3 Phenom II processors / AMD Athlon II processors
    Bus Output Hyper Transport Bus: 5200 MT/s
    Chipset North Bridge: AMD 990FX
    South Bridge: AMD SB950
    Memory 4 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
    Dual channel memory architecture
    Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
    Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
    Audio Realtek ALC1150 codec
    High Definition Audio
    Support for Dolby Home Theater
    Support for S/PDIF Out
    LAN Realtek Gigabit LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
    Expansion Slots 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2)
    1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
    2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots running at x4 (PCIEX4_1, PCIEX4_2)
    1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
    1 x PCI slot
    Graphics Support for 2-Way/3-way AMD CrossFire and NVIDIA SLI technology
    Storage Interface South Bridge
    6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors (SATA3_0 to SATA3_5)
    Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and JBOD

    2 x Marvell 88SE9172 chips
    2 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors (GSATA3_6, GSATA3_7)
    2 x eSATA 6 Gb/s connectors on the back panel
    Support for RAID 0 and RAID 1
    USB South Bridge:
    14 USB 2.0/1.1 (8 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB headers)
    VIA VL805 chip:
    4 USB 3.0/2.0 (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
    Internal I/O Connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
    8 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors
    1 x CPU fan header
    2 x System fan headers
    1 x Power fan header
    1 x Front panel header
    1 x Front panel audio header
    1 x S/PDIF Out header
    3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
    1 x Serial port header
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
    Rear Panel Connectors 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    1 x Optical S/PDIF Out connector
    2 x eSATA 6 Gb/s connectors
    8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
    1 x RJ-45 port
    6 x Audio jacks (center/subwoofer speaker out, rear speaker out, side speaker out, line in, line out, microphone in)
    Controller Interface iTE I/O controller chip
    Monitoring System voltage detection
    CPU/System temperature detection
    CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
    CPU overheating warning
    CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
    CPU/System fan speed control
    BIOS 2 x 32 Mb flash
    Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
    Support for DualBIOS
    PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
    Supported Features @BIOS
    Xpress Install
    Easy Tune
    Smart Recovery
    ON/OFF Charge
    Operating System Support for Windows 8.1, 8, 7
    Form Factor ATX Form Factor; 12.0 x 9.6" (30.5 x 24.4 cm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.465 x 10.787 x 3.465"
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