Gigabyte has just introduced the 990XA-UD3 R5 Socket AM3+ motherboard, this is their first AM3+ motherboard in a long while. The board is built in the ATX form factor and gets power from a combination of 24pin ATX and 8pin EPS connector. It features a 10-phase VRM, although it does not support AMD’s FX-9000 series processors.
The board is based on the AMD 990X chipset that features the AMD SB950 southbridge, two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots (x8/x8 when they are both populated), a third PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot and two PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slots. When it comes to storage you have six SATA 6GB/s ports and a USB 3.0 header.
The board’s onboard audio solution features a Realtek ALC1150 CODEC, offering 115 dBA SNR, audio-grade electrolytic capacitors on the audio circuit, a TI-made headphones amplifier with support for headphones impedance as high as 600Ω, and PCB ground-layer isolation. As far as the rear I/O goes you have a PS/2 port, four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet and HD audio. Expect this board to sell for around $130.