GIGABYTE Unveils the 990FX-Gaming Socket AM3+ Motherboard

Gigabyte has just unveiled its new flagship socket AM3+ motherboard, which features an up to date feature set. The 990FX-Gaming is part of a new wave of motherboards AMD promised which will bring with them modern connectivity like USB 3.1 and M.2 slots with NVMe support.

Gigabyte 990FX-Gaming Socket AM3+ Motherboard

Out of the box the board supports AMD’s 220W FX-9000 series processors as well as the latest FX-8370. The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors. The AM3+ socket is wired to the AMD 990FX north bridge as well as four DDR3 DIMM slots, which support up to 64GB dual-channel DDR3-2400 MHz memory. This chip gives the board two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots.

Gigabyte 990FX-Gaming Socket AM3+ Motherboard

The board has a third PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, which is wired to the SB950 southbridge. As far as storage goes you have six SATA 6GB/s ports, and a M.2 (20 GB/s) slot. The board features two USB 3.1 ports and four USB 3.0 ports. For networking you get the Killer E2201 controller. Audio is taken care of by Gigabyte’s AMP-UP audio solution which includes a 110 dBA SNR CODEC, a TI Burr Brown OPA2134 user-replaceable OPAMP, Nichicon Muse capacitors, and ground-layer isolation.

Expected pricing for the board should be around $150.

Gigabyte 990FX-Gaming Socket AM3+ Motherboard

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