GIGABYTE launched their new motherboard based on AM3+ socket and is for the AMD processors only and is named, GIGABYTE 990XA-UD3 R5. The motherboard supports all new AMD FX processors, AM3 Athlon and Phenom II processors, including AMD Phenom II 965 BE and AMD Phenom II 970 BE. The board is built in the standard ATX form factor and draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8 pin EPS connector and is based on the AMD 990X chipset with SB950 south bridge chip. The board has two PCI-E 2.0 X16 slots that support both NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossfireX technology. The board has 4 DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of RAM. Storage connectivity on the 990XA-UD3 R5 include six SATA 6 Gb/s ports and has Realtek ALC 1150 Audio Codec that delivers exceptional audio quality.
Other connectivity features include 4 USB 3.0 ports, two on the rear panel and two on the header and one PCI slot. Other features of this beautiful motherboard is Dual BIOS, System voltage detection, Overheating detection and fan speed control. The motherboard also has long lifespan solid capacitors that provide efficiency and long life.
Here are some shots of the GIGABYTE 990XA-UD3 R5