Gigabyte, one of the first names that would come to mind when looking for a high end motherboard for either the AMD or the Intel platform, were founded in 1986 and have since developed a reputation for producing some of the best motherboard and graphics cards that money can buy. Not only are they well renowned for creating a high quality product, but they’re also well known for innovation and have brought to market the world’s first motherboard dedicated to overclockers, the first ATX motherboard with mSATA slot for SSDs on their Intel range of motherboards whilst also creating and developing the Ultra-Durable standard for their motherboards which offer better power efficiency and durability on their motherboards.
Today I will be taking a look at one of their top of the range motherboards for the AMD FX platform, the GA-990FXA-UD5. The motherboard comes equipped with a range of features which is sure to please everyone from gamers to overclockers alike. The board has an 8+2 power phase delivery for the CPU, support for 3way crossfire and SLI and has more USB ports than you can shake a stick at. With the price of AMDs CPUs being so low in recent years, it can be hard to justify purchasing a motherboard that costs more than the CPU itself so manufactures have to come up with something special to attract the AMD crowd. Will this board be just what the board they’re looking for, only time will tell so on with the review.