Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 reviews

27 customer reviews

+ This motherboard has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on design.

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graham, Lyme regis Long time PC builder

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This is a serious contender for the best value in high performance motherboards available today. The design is spot on with everything positioned for easy access and upgradability. When matched with a AMD A3 CPU you have the making of a great bargain build game rig which would match that of any Intel combo costing twice the price, and still not offering a upgrade path this does.
I matched a AMD FX 6300 6core CPU on a Cooler master Hyper Evo cooler with a pair of 4gig sticks of corsair 1600 memory to a fantastic value MSI GeForce GTX 960 1 million edition graphics card the result is a great value game PC that will handle everything most users would throw at it with ease.
Although this is not my main Intel Based / GeForce GTX780 Game rig ( costing three times as much to build ), I do find myself using it more and more to play the same stuff ( Arma3 .COD . battlefield 3 .Far Cry and loads more stuff ) I usually play on my main rig but this is setup by a coffee table with a 24" I.P.S monitor right by the side of my comfy settee for a more relaxing experience. Another bonus feature is the fact that this board will happily handle either SLI ( 2 x NVidia cards ) OR X-Fire ( 2 ATI cards). I f you are looking to build a Value game PC that will thrash the pants off any Console you could buy then look no further.
Bad points:
Absolutely NOTHING bad with this motherboard.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Mar 2015

Daniel, Kent

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
loads of expansion slots and connectors (incl. 18 USB's)
great and clear BIOS, with all the options you'll ever need
proper power section
great quality
USB on/off charging
low profile radiators for longer graphics and bigger CPU heatsinks
Bad points:
no e-SATA, but I wasn't planning on using it anyway
not the best choice for SLI/Crossfire systems, as there's only one PCIe with full 16 lines, but again, not a bad point for me
RAM slots could be far away, as Scythe Infinity is covering them. it might the time to upgrade cooling
Overall rating 9.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Feb 2013

David,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good solid Motherboard
Bad points:
Nothing
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Feb 2014

Chris, nottingham

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Good looking board. Nice advanced options in bios for overclocking.
Bad points:
Doesn't support 4 x 4gb 1600 DDR3 memory modules. Channels 1 & 3 only support low grade memory. Tried and tested every way possible. If you put 4gb in channel 1 and 4gb in channel 2 Windows will see 8gb but only have 4gb useable. Do your research before you buy this board.
Overall rating 5.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 4.0
Performance 4.0
Value for money 5.0
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3 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 May 2014

Christopher, Bristol New to this.

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
- Looks great
- Compatibility issues are rare.
- Everything sits comfortably on it eg: GFX.
Bad points:
- Had a tough time lining it up with the I/O Shield but may have been me being an idiot.
- The Hard Drive ports are hard to access.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Feb 2013

jeffrey,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
price
Bad points:
can't think of any
Overall rating 9.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Sep 2014

Shane, Pulborough I recommend Gigabyte hardware.

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
AM3+ supports both Phenom II & FX CPU's so later upgrades are possible.
Easy and simple to fit.
Packed with useful features.
Bad points:
Overclocking is difficult to get right.
Temperatures at first seem to be to high! (Soon settled after adjustments.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Aug 2013

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