Gigabyte GA-990FX-Gaming Motherboard with M.2 + USB 3.1 Type A/Type C

Gigabyte GA-990FX-Gaming Motherboard, AMD 990FX, S AM3/AM3+, SATA3, M.2 (PCIe/SATA), 2-Way SLi/CrosFire, Killer LAN, ATX

Scan code: LN69255 Manufacturer code: GA-990FX-Gaming Request call
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Product Overview Fast USB 3.1 Solution
The latest USB 3.1 offers a staggering 10Gb/s transfer speed, 2x faster than USB 3.0 and backward compatibility with existing USB devices.

Connecting the Future - USB Type-C™: The World's Next Universal Connector
Reversible USB Type-C™ with USB 3.1.

Fast Onboard Storage with 20 Gb/s M.2
GIGABYTE M.2 solution offers considerably faster storage performance and support for both PCIe and SATA interface for M.2 SSD devices.

2-Way CrossFire™/2-Way SLI™ Multi-Graphics
Multi-graphics configuration offers better graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.

Industry Leading Ultra Durable™ PCIe Metal Shielding
The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.

High Definition Audio Design
The Realtek ALC1150 is a high-performance multi-channel high definition audio codec that delivers an exceptional audio listening experience with up to 115dB SNR, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC.

High Quality audio capacitors deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for professional gamers.

Ambient LED
GIGABYTE motherboards feature LED lighting for the audio guard path, providing a cool, custom look to your rig. Not only does the Audio Noise Guard protect the board's sensitive analog audio components, but its LEDs can also be programed to beat at the rhythm of the music you are listening to, or pulse at a soothing pace to create a great atmosphere to enhance the environment of your game, movie or music.

GIGABYTE Exclusive : Upgradable OP-AMP
• Users can choose audio quality based on individual listening preferences.
• Wide availability of additional OP-AMPs.

Low Cost way to dramatically improve audio quality
• Improve audio dynamics and overall sound-quality with little cost.
• No need for expensive speakers or high-end audio equipment.

Exclusive onboard 'Gain Boost' selector switches
• Select either standard 2.5x or high-amplification 6x mode.
• 6x mode is ideal for high impedance speakers and headphones

USB DAC-UP - Clean, low-noise power for your Digital-to-Analog Audio converter
GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP provides clean, noise-free power delivery to your Digital-to-Analog Converter. DACs can be sensitive to fluctuations in power from the other USB ports, which is why GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP takes advantage of an isolated power source that minimizes potential fluctuations and ensures the best audio experience possible.

Killer™ E2200 Gaming Network
GIGABYTE G1™ Gaming motherboards feature the Killer™ E2200 from Qualcomm Atheros, a high-performance, adaptive gigabit Ethernet controller that offers better online gaming and online media performance compared to standard solutions.

2x Copper PCB Design (2 oz Copper PCB)
GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.

GIGABYTE Patented DualBIOS™ (UEFI) Design
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS™, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', making users protected from BIOS failure due to virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.

GIGABYTE App Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
GIGABYTE APP Center gives you easy access to wealth of GIGABYTE apps that help you get the most from your GIGABYTE motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, GIGABYTE APP Center allows you to launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system. Features • 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
Core Specifications
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket AM3/AM3+
Chipset AMD 990FX / SB950
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR3 - 1066
  • DDR3 - 1333
  • DDR3 - 1600
  • DDR3 - 1866
  • DDR3 - 2000(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 32GB
Audio Realtek ALC1150 7.1 HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 2.0 (x16)
SLI Support 2-Way SLi
Crossfire Support 2-Way CrossFire
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 3 x PCIe
  • 2 x PCIe x16
SATA Support SATA3
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Audio gain control switch
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x Front Panel Connector
  • 1 x M.2
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Power Fan Connector
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Serial (COM) Header
  • 2 x System Fan header
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 3 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Chip/Modules 1 x Killer E2201 (Gigabit LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 1 x 5.1 Audio I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x SPDIF Out (Optical)
  • 6 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
Other Motherboard Specifications
Water Cooled No
QPI Speed N/A

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Manufacturer Contact Details
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Gigabyte GA-990FX-Gaming Motherboard, AMD 990FX, S AM3/AM3+, SATA3, M.2 (PCIe/SATA), 2-Way SLi/CrosFire, Killer LAN, ATX is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New lease of life to my ageing FX based system USB support to front panel; M.2 support and easy overclocking has given my FX a new lease of life. Well laid out board and good looking
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great Item I love red details and red LED line. Easy to install and easy to get latest drivers. don't wait just buy. A++
Date published: 2016-05-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Usually great but... I had issues with this board and ended up going for something different. I was after USB3.1, I like to be an early adopter of things if I can and this was one of those occasions. I decided to go back to a Gigabyte board and this was the only one I could find for AMD CPUs with USB3.1 First issue, and with a bit of Googling found others with the same...the Killer LAN would not run at gigabit regardless of drivers old and new that were tried. Not a massive issue possibly but when I pay for something I expect it to work as advertised. Second issue, and I'd had a similar one with a previous GB board that had been tested by GB locally...USB3.1 would work once, then the drivers would have to be re-installed or the ports would have to be removed and re-added in Device Manager for them to work a second time; I had the same issue with USB3.0 on a GB board. This was tested with 2 different branded external USB3.1 caddies. No issues when USB3.0 caddies were attached though. While I'm sure there are those that are happy with installing fan controllers, I've been happy with the software solution offered on other boards; where the GB software was concerned, it had my fans running at full tilt regardless of what the settings were, it saw my Noctua PWM 4 pin fans but couldn't control them. Also in relation to fans; nowhere near enough fan points on the board, only one for the CPU which where hot running AMDs are concerned is not enough in my opinion. Two other ports on the board for front and rear fans; also not enough in my opinion but you can see that in the spec before you buy so that's on me. I've been building PCs for 15 years now and have not had issues like this previously...mainly software based problems and almost feels like it was rushed out to get AMD people on board with USB3.1. I dare say there might be BIOS and driver updates to follow soon but I needed something that worked and for me, this board just didn't cut it.
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from mobo good good good super fast with M.2 installed! used an hype m.2 x4 mini as you get four lanes of the pciE then as the M.2 one onboard is only 2 lane. boot from cold 12sec!!! had a nightmare making the M.2 BOOTABLE but this is how you do it! using rufus make an uefi windows usb 8.1 or 10 is best as i belive 7 does not have Nvme drivers. rufus setting partition should be set to GPT partition scheme for uefi file system fat32 direct rufus to your iso windows image click start once done you have a windows usb leave bios on default. make sure M.2 is the only drive and windows uefi usb plugged in. boot from usb windows should run and find M.2 DO NOT MAKE NEW OR FORMAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST CLICK NEXT windows will do it thing and when it goes to restarts take usb stick out. then direct bios to boot from M.2 should only take 6 to 10 mins total to load windows MOBO is still on its first bios F12 also supports 220w cpu
Date published: 2016-01-18
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Questions & Answers

PCI Express x16

The description says the x16 slots are PCI-E 3.0 x16 is this correct or just a typo?
Asked by: LLOYD1985
Hello, All the Gigabyte GA-990FX-Gaming Motherboard PCIe slots are 2.0 standard. Kind Regards,
Answered by: LizN
Date published: 2016-02-24
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Gigabyte GA-990FX-Gaming Motherboard with M.2 + USB 3.1 Type A/Type C
Gigabyte GA-990FX-Gaming Motherboard with M.2 + USB 3.1 Type A/Type C