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Gigabyte GA-990FX-Gaming Socket AM3+ ATX Motherboard

  • Socket AM3+
  • North Bridge: AMD 990FX
  • South Bridge: AMD SB950
  • ATX Form Factor

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Mfr part code: GA-990FX-GAMING

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    Gigabyte GA-990FX-Gaming Socket AM3+ ATX Motherboard Product Description

    Gigabyte GA-990FX-Gaming Socket AM3+ ATX Motherboard

    Specifications:
    CPU
    AM3+ Socket:
    AMD AM3+ FX processor
    AMD AM3 Phenom II processor/ AMD Athlon II processor
    (Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
    Hyper Transport Bus
    5200 MT/s

    Chipset
    North Bridge: AMD 990FX
    South Bridge: AMD SB950

    Memory
    4 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
    * Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.
    Dual channel memory architecture
    Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
    * To support a DDR3 1866 MHz (and above) memory, you must install an AM3+ CPU first.
    Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
    (Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)

    Audio
    Realtek ALC1150 codec
    TI Burr Brown® OPA2134 operational amplifier
    High Definition Audio
    2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    Support for S/PDIF Out

    LAN:  Rivet Networks Killer E2201 LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

    Expansion Slots
    2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2)
    * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots.
    1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
    * The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX1_3 slot. When PCIEX1_3 is populated with a PCI Express expansion card, the PCIEX4 slot will operate at up to x2 mode.
    3 x PCI Express x1 slots
    (All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)

    Multi-Graphics Technology
    Support for NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI and 2-Way NVIDIA SLI Technologies
    Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX and 2-Way AMD CrossFire Technologies

    Storage Interface
    South Bridge:
    1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2/x1 SSD support)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and JBOD
    * Refer to "1-9 Internal Connectors," for the supported configurations with the M.2 and SATA connectors.

    USB
    South Bridge:
    12 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB headers)
    VIA VL805 chip:
    4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
    ASMedia USB 3.1 Controller:
    1 x USB Type-C port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 support
    1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port (red) on the back panel

    Internal I/O Connectors
    1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    1 x CPU fan header
    2 x system fan headers
    1 x power fan header
    1 x front panel header
    1 x front panel audio header
    1 x S/PDIF Out header
    1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
    3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
    1 x serial port header
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    1 x audio gain control switch
    1 x power button
    1 x reset button
    1 x Clear CMOS button

    Back Panel Connectors
    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 support
    1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port (red)
    2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    1 x RJ-45 port
    1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
    5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)

    I/O Controller: iTE I/O Controller Chip

    H/W Monitoring
    System voltage detection
    CPU/System temperature detection
    CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
    CPU overheating warning
    CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
    CPU/System fan speed control
    * Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.

    BIOS
    2 x 32 Mbit flash
    Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
    Support for DualBIOS
    PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
    Unique Features
    Support for APP Center
    * Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
    @BIOS
    Ambient LED
    Cloud Station
    EasyTune
    Game Controller
    Smart TimeLock
    Smart Recovery 2
    System Information Viewer
    USB Blocker
    Support for Q-Flash
    Support for ON/OFF Charge
    Support for Smart Switch
    Support for Xpress Install

    Bundle Software:  Norton Internet Security (OEM version)

    Operating System:  Support for Windows 10/8.1/7

    Form Factor:  ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

    Gigabyte GA-990FX-Gaming Socket AM3+ ATX Motherboard Product Reviews

    Technical Specifications

    Expansion / Connectivity

    Storage Interfaces AMD SB950: SATA-600 / PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 6 x 7pin Serial ATA, 1 x M.2 - 1 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 / JBOD
    Expansion Slots 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 240-pin ¦ 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 ¦ 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    Interfaces 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse ¦ 1 x TOSLINK ¦ 6 x USB 2.0 ¦ 2 x USB 3.0 ¦ 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack ¦ 1 x USB-C ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x USB 3.1
    Internal Interfaces 1 x audio - header ¦ 1 x SPDIF out - header ¦ 6 x USB 2.0 - header ¦ 2 x USB 3.0 - header ¦ 1 x serial - header
    Power Connectors 24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector

    General

    Product Type Motherboard - ATX
    Chipset Type AMD 990FX / AMD SB950
    Data Bus Transfer Rate 5.2 GT/s
    Processor Socket Socket AM3+
    Max Processors Qty 1
    Compatible Processors Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Athlon II, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, FX

    Supported RAM

    Max Size 32 GB
    Technology DDR3
    Bus Clock 1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1866 MHz, 2000 MHz (O.C.)
    Features Dual channel memory architecture

    Audio

    Type HD Audio (8-channel)
    Audio Codec Realtek ALC1150
    Compliant Standards High Definition Audio

    LAN

    Network Controller Killer Gaming E2201
    Network Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet

    Features

    BIOS Type AMI
    BIOS Features WfM 2.0 support, UEFI BIOS, SMBIOS 2.7 support, DMI 2.7 support, ACPI 5.0 support, Dual BIOS
    Hardware Monitoring CPU core temperature, chassis temperature, CPU fan tachometer, chassis fan tachometer, system voltage, CPU overheating protection
    Hardware Features Q-Flash, NVIDIA 2-way SLI Technology Support, On/Off Charge, AMD CrossFireX technology support, Audio Noise Guard with Path Lighting, 2x Copper PCB, Clear CMOS Button, GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP, upgradable OP-AMP, GIGABYTE Smart Switch, TI Burr Brown OPA2134 operational amplifier, GIGABYTE Ambient LED

    Miscellaneous

    Software Included Norton Internet Security, @BIOS, EasyTune, Cloud Station, Xpress Install, GIGABYTE USB Blocker, GIGABYTE App Center, Smart TimeLock, GIGABYTE Game Controller
    Compliant Standards Plug and Play
    Width 30.5 cm
    Depth 24.4 cm

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