AMD’s AM3+ socket is approaching five years of age and in tech-years, that is practically ancient and even though AMD’s philosophy has always been delivering bang-for-buck value, five years is a long time to keep a standard alive. For their part, top motherboard manufacturer Gigabyte is not giving up on the socket and is delivering current storage comforts to the old platform. With the GA-990FX-Gaming motherboard, Gigabyte provides USB 3.1 Type-C (through an ASMedia controller) and PCI-E x4 M.2 support just like what most of the latest Intel Skylake motherboards offer.
The good news does not stop there as those who are hoping to run 220W beasts such as the FX-9590 can do so on the GA-990FX-Gaming with its 8+2 phase VRM and official CPU support right out of the gate with F1 version of the BIOS. It also features Killer E2201 Gigabit LAN, 2-way SLI/Crossfire support, dual-BIOS, Realtek ALC1150 HD Audio with Burr-Brown OPA2134 OpAmps, onboard buttons, and Gigabyte USB DAC ports with dedicated power. AMD fans will certainly appreciate the mileage they are getting with their AM3+ CPU upgrading to this motherboard.
(Please refer “CPU Support List” for more information.)
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(Please refer “Memory Support List” for more information.)
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VIA® VL805 chip:
ASMedia® USB 3.1 Controller:
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