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GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

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  • AMD 890FX
  • Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 1866(OC)*/1333/1066
  • *To reach DDR3 1866MHz or above, you must install two memory modules and install them in the DDR3_3 and DDR3_4 memory
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Punkjits
  • 2/6/2013 11:04:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill Kickin

Pros: Has pleanty of connections. You can run 2X video cards. Onboard Sound is decent.

Cons: non as of right now.

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  • Nothinisok
  • 7/28/2012 11:36:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty sweet mobo

Pros: Board was great at the time. Loved the options in the Bios, worked out really well with everything i had going on in my first build. intuitive interface. plenty of features.

Cons: Space.
The PCI Ex slots are a bit close. Granted my first build i totally botched installing my Xfire'd 6870's, The fact that the top two most PCI Ex slots are the x16, which are the recommended slots for Xfire...
ALLOW NO AIR MOVEMENT. Cards ran hot anyways, but it wasnt until the other day when i finally opened the case back up and said to myself "WHAT was i thinking"

After bumping the second card to the third PCI Ex slot. I ended up bottlenecking my Slots to x8, but more airflow increased performance out of the cards.

Other Thoughts: The Blue didnt really match my Case, but heh. If i knew then what i know now.

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  • Jarhead
  • 6/11/2012 9:55:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This is my 4th MB from Gigabyte. It has been in use over 15 months now and has given me absolutely no reason to regret buying it. Overclocking was a snap, and I now run my AMD 1090T Hexa-core clocked at 4.1 GHz. When I go to AM3+ I'll use Gigabyte again.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Here is the whole system:
AZZA Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Computer Case
GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX Motherboard
AZZA Titan 900W ATX & EPS 12V v2.92 Power Supply
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Processor, clocked at 4.1GHz
16GB of G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800 Ram)
CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler.
Kingston HyperX KHX-FAN-B Dual Fan Ram Cooler
SAPPHIRE 100290SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card
1 and 2 TB WD Caviar Black 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives
Western Digital My Book 3TB USB 3.0 Black External Hard Drive with USB 3.0 PCIe Card - Backup
LITE-ON SATA iHBS212-08 Blu-ray
AFT PRO-55U All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader

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  • Webby64
  • 4/1/2012 4:44:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery Reliable

Pros: I have had this board for over a year now and have not had one single problem. Ran Phenom II X4 and now the X6 at 3.6GHz, mem at 1600GHz. Not memory sensitive but I am using Corsair memory intended for use with intel systems using extreme memory profiles.

Cons: There is only one con. The PCIe X16 slots are WAY too close together and hinders cooling of the top graphics card when running Crossfire in X16 mode. I have ran 2 5770s and 6850s in crossfire on a regular basis and notice the card in the main or top slot when looking at the case is running about 10 degrees warmer. Not too bag a deal unless you are on the edge of the thermal envelope.

Other Thoughts: I have all Gigabyte boards (4 now). 3 AMD and 1 Intel chipsets. None have givien me any quality issues but the Bulldozer lineup has been fickel. This platform has been much more stable than the "new" one from AMD. You folks know what I am talking about. I will keep this one in service for another year or so. Or until I feel like more compulsive spending and upgrade!

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  • kaiser_bun
  • 3/16/2012 2:28:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: -USB 3.0
-SATA III
-Lots of SATA ports
-Dual NICs
-Nice cooling
-Onboard audio is good enough, but...

Cons: -You can hear stuff like "feedback" from the harddrive spinning up etc when using the onboard audio if you don't have anything going on. That happens with most onboard audio, so nothing unexpected

-RAM slots are too close to the CPU had to position my Ripjaw DIMMS on the outer pair and make sure to purchase DIMMs without tall heatsinks when I upgraded.

Other Thoughts: I have had a Gigabyte pop, smoke, and be buried in the past but they usually make a solid product and so far this has been doing everything I've wanted (going on 2 years now).

Can't really speak to overclocking capabilities and whatnot since it seems to me the only reason to do that is if you're a true enthusiast since most processors out now are reasonably priced and well above what most people need. 4 and 6 (now 8) core processors for less than 150?

I only overlock some rigs for the fun of it now, but those are on hardware I intend to push to the limit. This board was part of stock build I use day to day and it's been reliable for the past 2 years.

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  • rcflyerjr
  • 3/5/2012 3:44:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgigabyte GA-890FX4-UF5

Pros: Great board for OC'ed and crossfire. Gigabyte makes some of the best products on the market. RMA is easy if you know what you are doing.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: HAF 932 Ultra Blue, Cougar 1250watt PS.
AMD 1100T Black, OC'ed4.2G V8 cooler
Crossfire Gigabyte 8750 OC'ed 1600
16 gig RAM2200

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  • regorris
  • 2/3/2012 1:57:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDecent Motherboard, bad service

Pros: Posed no major issues. Not any trickier to install than any other motherboard.

Cons: Putting a big graphics card on this mobo will make your life difficult. The first x16 slot is level with the SATA connectors. I needed to remove the graphics card in order to hook in a new drive because of the board layout.

I have a 23.5" long case, and these connectors sit right up against the drives.

Other Thoughts: Customer service is a nightmare.
1) Their RMA site is a different site, almost divorced completely from their normal site.
2) Their RMA instructions are not accurate.
2a) "Contact your vendor" is a lie, I wasted a day on this.
2b) "Contact our customer support" is also a lie, they don't want to talk to you, they just want you to submit an RMA form.
3) They make you fill out the same information again and again between their online RMA form and their RMA doc they send you via-email
4) They promised a shipping label, which they did do, but it was not a very useful one. It doesn't even come complete with your address that they make you enter TWICE. It is not a label used by any of the major carriers, so you'll need to fill out all that information AGAIN at the shipping location.

Avoid this brand on the basis of customer service alone, it is not worth the years it'll shave off your life due to stress.

Never.
Again.

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  • Pedro-NF
  • 1/17/2012 7:34:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsA good design destroyed by AMD's flawed drivers and Gigabyte's pathetic support

Pros: Looks good on paper.

Cons: The Hitachi DeskStar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 3 HD won't work with the SATA connections provided by the AMD SB850 south bridge in IDE or AHCI mode under Windows XP 64 (any service pack) - neither with the drivers provided by Gigabyte nor with the latest AMD Catalyst AHCI/RAID drivers.

The HD is correctly identified by the BIOS in the pre-OS boot phase and SMART also reports the drive as OK, but the OS hangs during loading (AHCI mode) or format fails (IDE mode). AHCI drivers were loaded with the F6 method during the OS pre-installation from a diskette.

The HD works fine in AHCI mode if connected to one of the SATA 2 ports provided by the JMicron chip. I tried disabling SATA 3 support for the SB850 in the BIOS but it made no difference.

I've also tried other 12 HD's from various manufacturers and occasionally a CHKDSK /R would incorrectly identify a lot of bad sectors and make them unavailable - a new complete format made them all go away, so there's nothing wrong with the HD

Other Thoughts: I went through all the trouble of installing Windows XP 32 SP3 and Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 on the Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 connected to one of the SB850 SATA 3 ports, and after an intensive battery of tests, I had no problems whatsoever, so the issue is clearly with AMD's 890FX/SB850 drivers for Windows XP 64.

Now, you might ask, who uses XP 64? Well, I do, and Gigabyte makes it clear that the motherboard is fully compatible with that OS, so it should just work. And since this happens with XP 64, even if you are using another OS, are you really going to risk trusting your valuable data with this motherboard?

The worst of it all is Gigabyte's beyond pathetic "technical support", which always replies carelessly and in a broken English and ended up calling me "technically ignorant" (I'm a programmer with over 24 years of experience by the way).

I went back to my previous motherboard, a Gigabyte GA-M720-US3 with a 720D NVIDIA chipset, and had no problems with any of my HD's and XP 6

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  • N/A
  • 1/13/2012 11:58:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Performance excellent but caused noise inside speaker mainboard.

Cons: none

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  • Tim
  • 1/11/2012 1:03:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent board

Pros: Stable and versatile.
Dual Gigabit Nics.

Cons: The two X16 PCIe slots are too close together to really run high end cards in Crossfire and No support for SLI naturally.

Other Thoughts: I've had this board for about a year and half and use it a minimum of two hours a day..everyday. Most times its 4+ hrs. I put it to sleep at night and reboot weekly. Using QVL ram this board is stable even with my 1055T overclocked to almost 4Ghz durinig some demanding gameplay such as BF3 and SC2.
My system - 1055T @ 3.97 running W7pro-64
V6GT cooler & IC Diamond 5 compund.
GTX460 1gb, GTX265 512.
12Gb DDR3 2000mhz
Triple raid 0 arrays (2x64ssd,2x1tb,2x320)
dual BD drives.

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