A few weeks ago we took a look at one of the more recent AMD motherboards to hit the market, the ASUS Sabertooth
. Today we will be testing out a similar product, the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5. Based on the latest AM3+ architecture and featuring the top-end 990FX chipset and SB950 southbridge combo, both boards offer a mid-grade enthusiast platform with an emphasis on robust build quality and rich feature sets. For example, the Gigabyte 990FXA series is also available in UD3 and UD7 models, the main difference among the three being the number of supported graphics cards.
The 990FXA-UD5 supports two or three way CrossFireX and SLI multi-GPU setups, in either dual 16x PCI-E 2.0 or single 16x plus dual 8x configurations. Other touted features include 8+2 phase CPU power, 2x copper PCB, solid Japanese capacitors and ferrite core chokes, and mosfets for cooler running components and higher efficiency.
Join us as we take a closer look at the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5.