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

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  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Better than advertised

Pros: Note: This is a heavily revised review after several years. Not sure how relevant this is anymore, but I have noticed this board is still in-demand.

This board has everything I was looking for plus more. I'm not going to point out the obvious pros that everyone knows about
* The core unlocker worked fine for me, and brought my Athlon II x3 to a Phenom II x4.
* The board has two USB ports that can have 3x the amperage running through them to recharge devices such as phones faster, and two of the USB ports in the back are also e-sata ports.
* The glowing buttons on the board are a nice touch, especially for testing purposes.
* Integrated audio was nice.
* The F7e BIOS update allows you to run FX series CPUs. I eventually upgraded to a FX-6300 and overclocked it to 4.8GHz.

Cons: * The core unlocker seems to disable the CPU temperature sensor.
* This board seems to have a 5v VRM issue. One of my boards died after a couple years (before getting the FX CPU), which Gigabyte thankfully replaced. The replacement still works to this day, but all of the USB ports run at 4.4v, and some PCIe devices can get a little unstable.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
reliable

Pros: i have been using this for nearly 5 years
ZERO issues

Cons: RAM combination/placement is not intuitive

Other Thoughts: Win 10 pro 64-bit
GA-890FXA-UD5 gigabyte mobo
8gb (2x4gb) G-skill RAM
3.6GHz AM3 GHz Phenom II X4 975 black edition CPU
EVGA Geforce GTX 960 <---- avoid this card
512 Gig Samsung 840 pro

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Almost 2017 still going strong. Has been on nearly 24/7/365 since I bought it 6 1/2 years ago.

Pros: Has worked well for more than 6 years under constant use with AMD Phenom 2 x4 965 BE. Not overclocked. Probably going to upgrade soon. I always buy gigabyte motherboards.

Cons: None

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Still 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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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Pretty 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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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5

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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5/ 5
Very Reliable

Comments: 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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5/ 5
Great Board

Comments: 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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