MSI 990FXA-GD80 reviews

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+ This motherboard scores high on design. - It scores very poorly on how easy to set-up.

£134 at 1 retailer out of 422 retailers checked

9.2 out of 10 based on 16 reviews.
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hayden, Hinckley

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Had no issues with it so far

Live update is very handy

Worked with my fx-8350 out of the box

Motherboard temp display is a nice touch

Clear CMOS button is easily accessible but not easily knocked
Bad points:
Non so far
Overall rating 9.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Mar 2013

Ashley, London I'm a Targeted Individual

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent board
It works with my AMD FX 8350 straight out of the box.
The bios has already been updated to v13.3
Bad points:
The onboard sound wasn't the best one but it will do for most.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Aug 2013

stephen, Norwich I'm no expert

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Overall design of heat sinks are fine,easily allows for a smooth overclock without using OC genie. Quality of componants seems sufficient,packaging is sufficient comes with 6 sata data cables, 3 SLI ribbons. All the software needed to get the latest drivers and bios
Bad points:
Price wise there are better options when using AMD compatible motherboards,MSI seems to have gotten a bad reputation due to previous motherboards having serious heat issues (catching fire?) issues with the DiM slots for the Ram interferes while using CPU air cooling,use low profile ram or go for a water cooled setup for a little bit extra money.
Overall rating 8.0
Design 7.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Apr 2014

James, Tech savvy

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great connectivity
Onboard power button/reset button very useful
Provided with SATA 6Gbps cables
Bad points:
First board was dead on arrival (DOA)
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Dec 2013

alex, minehead first time PC builder,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
AMAZING! I would recommend this to anyone and everyone!
Its great!
Best. Motherboard. Ever.
Bad points:
I didn't find anything wrong this this!
Well.. There's one problem.. Its too good! :D
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Aug 2014

This MSI 990FXA-GD80 is reviewed on TechRadar

Also known as: MSI 990FXA-GD80

 

Manufacturer's Description

Fully support AMD AM3+ mutil-core processors
In addition to upgrading all BIOS on the existing AM3 mainboards supporting AMD AM3+ multi-core processors before shipping to correspond to the upcoming AMD AM3+ processors, MSI has post the BIOS of corresponding mainboards with support for the new AMD AM3+ processors for consumers to upgrade their MSI AM3 mainboards in order to meet their demands for system upgrade and experiencing the powerful performance of the next-generation AMD processors.

CPU
64bit AMD Phenom II X8/X6/X4/X3/X2, Athlon II X4/X3/X2 and Sempron CPU in AM3 / AM3+ package
Please refer to CPU Support on MSI website for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only
HyperTransport 3.0 supporting speed up to 5200MT/s

Chipset
AMD 990FX and SB950 Chipset

Main Memory
Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600/1800*/2133* (OC) DRAM, 32GB Max

Slots
4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
2 PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
1 PCI slot, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface

On-Board SATA
6 SATA III (1~6) ports by AMD SB950
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 6Gb/s
RAID Function
- SATA III 1~6 support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 mode by AMD SB950

USB 3.0
2 USB 3.0 ports by NEC D720200

Audio
Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC892
- True Blu-ray Audio Support
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec

LAN
Realtek PCI-E GbLAN controller 8111E
- Integrated Fast Ethernet MAC and PHY in single chip
- Supports 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s and 1000Mb/s
- Compliance with PCI-Express Bus specification v1.0a

IEEE1394 / FireWire
VIA VT6315N chipset
- Supports up to two 1394 ports. (pinheader x2)
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps.


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