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Gigabyte Release GA-990FX-Gaming AM3+ motherboard with M.2 connectivity

Gigabyte Release GA-990FX-Gaming AM3+ motherboard with M.2 connectivity

Gigabyte Release GA-990FX-Gaming AM3+ motherboard with M.2 connectivity

Gigabyte Release GA-990FX-Gaming AM3+ motherboard with M.2 connectivity

 

Gigabyte Release GA-990FX-Gaming AM3+ motherboard with M.2 connectivity and USB 3.1, features which are almost non-existent on AMD motherboards right now.

  

Gigabyte Release GA-990FX-Gaming AM3+ motherboard with M.2 connectivity  Gigabyte Release GA-990FX-Gaming AM3+ motherboard with M.2 connectivity  

 

This motherboard is a big leap for the AM3+ platform, offering USB 3.1, an M.2 slot and heavily upgraded onboard audio. While the M.2 support is using PCI-e 2.0 lanes, instead of PCI-e 3.0 on Intel's Skylake Z170 platform, it will still offer a significant speed boost when compared to traditional SATA 3.0 SSDs. 

 

  • - Supports AMD AM3+/ AM3 Processor
  • - Dual Channel DDR3, 4 DIMMs
  • - Fast USB 3.1 with USB Type-C - The World’s Next Universal Connector
  • - PCIe Gen2 x4 M.2 Connectors with up to 20Gb/s Data Transfer (PCIe NVMe & SATA SSD support)
  • - 2-Way Graphics Support with Exclusive Ultra Durable Metal Shielding over the PCIe Slots
  • - 115dB SNR HD Audio with Built-in Rear Audio Amplifier
  • - Killer E2200 series Gaming Networks
  • - High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with Ambient LED Trace Path Lighting
  • - USB DAC-UP ports
  • - APP Center Including EasyTune and Cloud Station Utilities
  • - GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ Technology

 

Gigabyte Release GA-990FX-Gaming AM3+ motherboard with M.2 connectivity

 

It is great to see Gigabyte offering a new motherboard in this aging platform, offering a greatly updated feature set when compared to most existing AM3+ Motherboards. 

 

You can join the discussion on Gigabyte's new AM3+ GA-990FX-Gaming motherboard on the OC3D Forums

 

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12-12-2015, 14:27:40

Wraith
Awesome sauce! Now all we need are some tasty chips to go with this steak, wink wink AMD maybe give (slip) us some of those details I'm genuinely excited for 2016 to see what team red can bring to the table.Quote

12-12-2015, 23:02:05

Kushiro
Very nice indeed.Quote

13-12-2015, 06:31:33

Zoot
I wouldn't have expected any of the motherboard manafacturers to release another AM3+ board at this time.

I guess Gigabyte must still see value in high-end AM3+ boards.

Nice board too.Quote

13-12-2015, 06:39:40

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoot View Post
I wouldn't have expected any of the motherboard manafacturers to release another AM3+ board at this time.

I guess Gigabyte must still see value in high-end AM3+ boards.

Nice board too.
There's far more to AM3+ CPUs than meets the eye. Most namely, they have all of the instructions needed to run Virtual Machines without needing to run a locked I7 (K series usually have it all disabled).

The Core I3 6100, even unlocked, still can't catch the 8320 @ 4/6ghz in heavily threaded apps.

Whether or not that makes it worth doing now? no idea really. I guess they are still seeing sales or they wouldn't bother. Only problem is if the I3 6100 really is unlocked (and it's looking more and more likely) then many will choose it for the better gaming performance.

Mind you, if the market for AM3+ is in Vmware and so on then that won't touch sales any way.Quote

13-12-2015, 08:34:06

Zoot
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
There's far more to AM3+ CPUs than meets the eye. Most namely, they have all of the instructions needed to run Virtual Machines without needing to run a locked I7 (K series usually have it all disabled).

The Core I3 6100, even unlocked, still can't catch the 8320 @ 4/6ghz in heavily threaded apps.

Whether or not that makes it worth doing now? no idea really. I guess they are still seeing sales or they wouldn't bother. Only problem is if the I3 6100 really is unlocked (and it's looking more and more likely) then many will choose it for the better gaming performance.

Mind you, if the market for AM3+ is in Vmware and so on then that won't touch sales any way.
Yeah Intel can be stingy about enabling certain instruction sets on their lower end stuff, add that to them not being overclockable at all either.

Meanwhile, AMD typically have all the instruction sets enabled even on their lowest end stuff and most of their APUs, or standalone CPUs are totally unlocked.Quote
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