Gigabyte Unveils AM3+ GA-990FX-Gaming Motherboard

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AMD’s upcoming Zen architecture requires a new socket and supports DDR4 memory. This is the first socket change in almost five years and there hasn’t been many updates to the ageing AM3+ platform. However, in a surprise announcement, Gigabyte has just revealed the GA-990FX-Gaming motherboard which supports AMD AM3+ FX processors, and the older AM3 Phenom as well as the Athlon II.

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Additionally, the motherboard can utilize a maximum capacity of 32GB 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz DDR3 memory. There’s also a Killer E2201 LAN chip, Realtek ALC 1150 codec with TI Burr Brown OPA2134 operational amplifier, USB 3.1 with USB Type-C, UEFI DualBIOS™ Technology, 6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors and an M.2 connector.

20151126153056_bigOn the rear I/O, we can see a PS/2 connector, single USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.1 Type-A, two USB 3.0 ports, six USB 2.0 ports, an RJ-45 port, optical S/PDIF connector and audio jacks. The motherboard provides a great deal of expansion slots and adopts a gamer-friendly red and black colour scheme. It will be fascinating to see how this performs compared to much older motherboards on the AM3+ platform, and we should be receiving a review sample from Gigabyte very soon.

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  • Avatar S Cramer says:

    This is a great update for all the older AMD CPU’s too. My 955 and 965 (Phenom II x4) are so happy and that makes me very happy, even my FX9590 is smile’s from ear to ear (its silicon ears of course:>). Just a ‘Wow’ from me!

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